Nature is always the perfect backdrop to any wedding celebration. On March 21st, we recognize the International Day of Forests: proclaimed by the UN in 2012, one way to honor all the amazing benefits forests have to offer is to celebrate a big life event surrounded by nature with a forest-themed wedding. Did you know that spending time in forests actually make us healthier by boosting immune activity? Therefore, celebrating a big life event amongst trees while improving our health just makes sense. If you desire a gorgeous, nature-inspired wedding surrounded by trees and loved ones, then check out this list of forest-themed inspirations to plan your special day. Family tree feature (Found on apracticalwedding.com (left) & junebugweddings.com (right) ) Celebrate loved ones and nature around you by showcasing a “family tree”. Hanging photos on the trees at your wedding is a unique touch to honor and feature family and friends, or even showcasing photos of you as a couple, and using the nature around you to do that in a special way. Ceremony amongst the trees (Found on caratsandcake.com (left) and amethystimage.com (right) ) If you’re aiming for an ethereal, nature-forward vibe, this set-up for your ceremony is totally it. Nature is always the most gorgeous backdrop for a wedding and the best part is that it’s also sustainable. Greet your guests with this wooden welcome sign and let nature do the rest. Seed paper wedding invitations (From botanicalpaperworks.com) Plantable wedding invitations are the perfect way to celebrate nature at your wedding, by offering guests a gift they can plant into wildflowers for our important pollinators as you share the news of your special day. Shown here is our Wilderness Wedding Collection. Forest floral touches (Found on thecut.com (left) & Etsy (right)) Boutonnieres and greenery table décor are a way to bring in the woodsy theme in a classic way. Moss and evergreens bring in lots of texture, intrigue and color and they don’t usually need to be flown in, making them a more sustainable option than flowers. Plantable wedding favors (Found on stylemepretty (left) & Botanical PaperWorks (right)) Tree seedlings are the perfect wedding favor to offer guests in honor of International Day of Forests. Planting trees as a memory of your special day not only lasts a lifetime as it grows, but it also makes a huge positive impact on our environment by playing a part in reducing deforestation. Finding trees that are native to your area helps boost local flora, and if you ask guests to let you know where the trees were planted, this could be a great anniversary tradition of visiting some of the trees as the years go by. Alternatively, grow kits also offer guests an option to plant flowers in your name and move them to a garden or chosen spot and the perennial wildflowers will continue to help pollinators for years to come. Wedding cake and topper (Found on Etsy (left) & lovemydress.net (right) ) This cake with botanical touches paired with these unique wooden cake toppers showcases the theme perfectly. The organic elements and soft lights feel very romantic and its unique but understated look will add an exquisite touch that guests will love.