A mossy oak wedding theme is also known as a camouflage theme. These themes are normally chosen by people with a military background or outdoorsmen such as archers, fishermen and hunters. When considering mossy oak wedding ideas, remember that the camouflage should be used as an accent to solid colors that are in the camouflage print. Too much camouflage appears tacky and can be overwhelming.
Make your invitations out of brown or cream-colored cardstock and add camouflage-print ribbon. Another idea is to create a mossy oak border around the invitations and envelopes. Alternatively, you can use an outdoors theme such as trees, tall grasses with deer, or lakes with fish jumping out of the water. The wording can also match the theme, such as, "the fisherman has caught the best catch of his life."
Bridal Party Attire
Brides will find a variety of wedding style dresses to choose from. She can choose an elegant dress that is completely camouflage or choose to have mossy oak accents, such as her garter belt, ribbons in her hair or a sash tied around her waist. The bridesmaids can wear a color that is within the camouflage print, such as brown or green. The groom can wear a mossy oak vest or tie. He could have a camouflage handkerchief in his pocket. For a more casual wedding he could be decked out in complete camouflage attire or wear camouflage pants and a solid color shirt. The groomsmen can have camouflage shirts, vests or ties. Another mossy oak accent would be to use the print in a ribbon to be tied around the flower bouquets and the boutonniere.
Tables and Chairs
Tablecloths should be in solid colors that are in the camouflage print. Use various colors throughout for a more colorful atmosphere. A small runner or doilies made of mossy oak print can adorn the table, as well as napkins. Decorate the chairs by taking a piece of camouflage fabric about three-to four-feet long and eight-inches long and tied into a bow on the backs of the chairs. Create cream-colored place cards and add camouflage-print ribbon.
Place sunflowers, wild flowers and some grasses in mason jars or glass vases. Another idea is to wrap mossy oak wallpaper around large pillar candles to use as the centerpiece. A camping lantern can also be used. Use a small glass bowl and either add live goldfish or cream-colored floating candles. Regardless of the centerpiece that is chosen, consider spreading leaves, acorns, pine cones, and flower petals around the table as an accent.
Tie camouflage ribbons around the cake server and knife and the champagne glasses. It can also be used to tie favors. Decorate the guestbook with a mossy oak print and use a brown pen with ribbon tied around it. An idea for a favor could be a personalized matchbook, with a camouflage design with the wording "John and Mary, the perfect match!" along with the wedding date.
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