Posted on February 17, 2023
Outdoor weddings are rapidly growing in popularity and for good reason! From sunset vows exchanged along the beach to a moonlit reception under the stars, there’s something so magical about being married among natural splendors. From lush gardens and babbling streams to snow-covered peaks and rolling meadows, there are countless beautiful backdrops for an outdoor wedding. If you’re ready to say ‘I do’ to an outdoor wedding, our helpful guide will cover everything you need to know about outdoor venues and considerations for your big day.
Picture this: you’re surrounded by friends and family under the twinkling night sky. The soft glow of bistro lights overhead casts a warm glow on your guests as your favorite ballad plays softly in the background. You and your significant other share a slow dance surrounded by freshly bloomed flowers as you inhale the crisp, clean evening air. At this moment, everything feels like a dream.
Doesn’t an outdoor wedding simply sound enchanting?
Outdoor weddings have a number of benefits that are increasingly attracting brides and grooms to this format. First and foremost, outdoor weddings offer more space for guests to mingle than indoor weddings do. Rather than rotate between their table, the dance floor, and the bar, guests have the luxury of roaming the grounds of your venue and enjoying the great outdoors. Many venues have beautifully landscaped grounds that are worth exploring, with features that may include fountains, waterfalls, hidden gardens, babbling brooks, and fairytale bridges.
An outdoor wedding is also a photographer’s dream - with natural light helping to create the most spectacular photos. If your photographer has shot at your outdoor wedding previously, chances are they already know some phenomenal spots to capture your newlywed and bridal party photos. Let your photographer know in advance if there are any particular venue features that stand out—such as a knotty, oversized tree trunk, or a whimsical weeping willow—that you would love to incorporate into your shot list.
Outdoor weddings are absolutely possible and glamorous no matter what city, state or national park you choose! Whether you're in sunny California or mountainous Colorado, an outdoor wedding is beautiful during all four seasons. If you choose an off-season wedding, such as Fall in Colorado, let your season drive your wedding theme. Decorate with pumpkins and other seasonal decor and encourage guests to come decked out in their favorite flannel attire! Do you love chilly weather, snow, and hot cocoa? Some of our absolute favorite winter weddings in Colorado and New England are hosted outdoors surrounded by beautiful glistening snowflakes.
As you start planning your outdoor wedding, here are a few things to consider that help make your day as enjoyable as possible:
The most important part of having an outdoor wedding is enjoying the day itself! Here are a few tips to consider to ensure your outdoor wedding is as fun as possible:
Whether you are planning on exchanging vows on the beach overlooking the Pacific Ocean or against the rolling meadows of the Texas countryside, an outdoor wedding is a perfect opportunity to showcase everything that nature has to offer. Work with your wedding coordinator and venue to turn your vision into a reality. The possibilities are endless with an outdoor wedding - all you need is a beautiful backdrop and a little bit of imagination!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us @ 509-315-8998 or submit your request below. We make every effort to respond to all requests within 24 hours. Thank you, Ronald Flood and Jake Nigrelli with All About Memories, LLC