Welcome to Outdoor Weddings!

Hi everyone!


Welcome to Outdoor Weddings! I encourage you all to share tips and ideas with one another, discuss what works well (or not so well) with outdoor weddings, and post about your favourite outdoor real weddings that you've seen!


 


Please begin by introducing yourself and your vision that you have for your wedding.


 


Cheers!

Posted on August 13, 2009 at 6:06 am
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wildfirej29
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Hey!  I'm having an outdoor garden wedding (weather permitting) next month!  Yay!


Here's our garden


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Posted on August 13, 2009 at 6:29 am
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I'm Jess and the vision I have for my wedding is a gradual process, but I'd like it to be very romantic with rustic and vintage touches. I want to incorporate lots of texture and warm colors, and I plan on putting a lot of emphasis on the small details. I'm going to design my wedding myself and will likely be involved with a lot of DIY projects!

Posted on August 13, 2009 at 6:34 am
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Hi, I'm Sandra and my fiancé is Darren, I'm better known as LadyY over here. We're planning an outdoor wedding for October 1, 2010. Our location is family (private) property on Lake Pontchartrain (Laplace / Louisiana). This is a picture of the pavillion we will use as our ceremony and probably also for the reception. More information can be found in my biopage:


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My biopage: http://www.projectwedding.com/biography/list/LadyY/the-wedding-ceremony-location

Posted on August 13, 2009 at 6:57 am
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You both have gorgeous venues!!

Posted on August 13, 2009 at 7:14 am
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Thanks!  I'm all about the vintage touches too, shutterbug!!!

Posted on August 13, 2009 at 7:22 am
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Hi- I had an amazing outdoor wedding- on the cliffs of California's coast! It was a bit chilly that day-chilly in July- in southern California- I was a little upset-- but I didn't notice @ all bc I was so hot in my dress! I felt bad for the girls in tiny dresses!! But it was everything I imagined and more! When DH and I were looking for venues- this was our second trip out looking. We were so tried from viewing over 5 venues that day...and we were arguing about venues...lol... then we pulled up to Point Vicente Interpretive Center- and there was pure silence in the car now. The view took both of our breaths away (our arguing breaths!) We like slowly got out of the car and walked towards the exact spot in the picture below. It was love at first sight. We knew this would be the place we would get married at!


Facts: Its a Whale watching center! And its the old seaworld! It use to be called Marine Land!! Lots of our parents aged guests- were like "omg I haven't been here since I was a kid- and wow is it different!" So it was cool because they all got to have some flashbacks of good times!


Here is a pic of our view!


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Our first kiss! And the beautiful ocean behind us!


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Posted on August 13, 2009 at 4:54 pm
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My name is Kim and my fiance' and I will be married October 9, 2009 at the Piedmont Room which is in Atlanta, Georgia.


My vision is all about romance, beauty, and just plain fun!  I am so much in love with James that I wanted others to feel what we feel for each other.  I took very careful consideration in everything from the location, the time of day, the music, etc.  Every single detail was very important.  We will marry in the garden of the location which overlooks a beautiful park and off in the distance you see the city of Atlanta.  I thought how perfect it will be as we say our vows to one another the sun will set!  I have hired a harpist which I personally feel is the sound of heaven.  I have chosen all white flowers along with birdcages for the ceremony with the exception of the flowers that my bridesmaids will carry.  the only color that you will see will be with my bridesmaids and his groomsmen which are colors selected from the peacock feather itself.


The Reception is a totally different experince.  It will be an exotic garden full of palms trees and open fruits! We have choosen to do all old school music because we felt that everyone could relate and have a great time!  And of course, I have a couple of surprises planned!

Posted on August 17, 2009 at 10:47 pm
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My name is Tami and will be getting married outside at a private estate on Maui, HI.


My vision? Well, I just really want to play up on the natural beauty that is already there. Our estate is very small and private which will allow us to have a very intimate wedding. It's also has very tropical grounds with a huge papaya tree, old palm trees and perfect vantage point to watch the sunset over the water.


I love glass and candlelight. I think I'm going to incoorporate a bit of copper too- for a distressed/modern look. And I think playing up with these things will really compliment the sunset and scenery.


Here are a few pictures of the estate and decor that I have in mind...


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Posted on August 18, 2009 at 4:13 am
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HI!! my name is Brittney! My FI and I are planning on having an october wedding at the Kuttawa harbor house next year! At least that's what we HOPE!! we havent booked it yet. Haven't been able to take off from work to check it out, but here's the website!!


www.kuttawaharborhouse.com


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Posted on September 4, 2009 at 1:45 pm
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Hello,


My Name is melissa but please call me meli


i always knew i wanted a garden reception and beach ceremony but i was looking for a garden marquee venue after looking at everything and searching all night as i was on a wedding high i made my mind about having our wedding reception in my yard i know not as fancy but just wait and see how i transform that bad boy :)


i have some pics in my bio but here are the inspirations that change everything


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Posted on November 30, 2009 at 1:17 pm
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Hi, my name is Maggie.  I'll be getting married May 22, 2010 at Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse in Los Olivos, CA.  That's just a bit northeast of Santa Barbara in the Santa Ynez Valley.  My FI and I are very excited about our outdoor wedding!  The scenery is just so breath taking.  Check out the website if you have time.  Seeing it in person is so surreal!  Much larger than imagined!  There is also an ostrich farm next to the house... oh, and a cute pond down the dirt path.  I am beginning to get nervous about the weather situation and maybe even bugs!!!


Is anyone going to have a Santa Barbara wedding or Santa Ynez Wedding?  Anyone already been through it?  I love to hear your thoughts!


http://www.figueroamountainfarmhouse.com


Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse

Posted on December 21, 2009 at 9:30 am
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My name is Toni and FI is Jake.  We are having a DW in Mexico Oct 2010.  Our vision is for a very relaxed vacation and simple style.  I'm picturing a beach ceremony with flower petals down the aisle and a erception on the beach deck with dancing under the stars.

Posted on January 7, 2010 at 3:16 am
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Hey everyone!!! My name is Kristie.. We are getting married at the Marquardt Ranch in Boerne, Texas.. I don't really have a vision other than its a western wedding so whats better than to get married on a ranch.. right??!!!


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Posted on January 17, 2010 at 2:21 am
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Hi everybody! My name is Melissa - our wedding will be outside in Sept in New Mexico. I don't have any pictures because I wasn't thinking that day.   ha.  My inspiration comes from the movie Sabrina - the newer version with Harrison Ford - and how they have an outside nighttime party with lots of lights.  i looooove the idea of paper lanterns like in glamourcakes pictures.  and we're doing teal and hot pink as the colors.

Posted on January 18, 2010 at 2:27 pm
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Hello everyone!  My name is Erin and my husband Christian and I got married on November 14th, 2009 in Islamorada, FL, which is in the Florida Keys between Key Largo and Marathon.  We ended up renting two beach houses on the Atlantic Ocean and they were absolutely ideal!  The houses were especially wonderful because not only were they our wedding "venue," but they also provided lodging for most of our immediate family and bridal party for 4 days; the houses also were our backup plan in case of rain. 


We ended up having absolutely PERFECT weather the entire 10 days we spent in the Keys, however, everyone was extremely stressed the week before we arrived because Hurricane Ida was passing through the Gulf of Mexico.  I was so happy that we purchased wedding insurance!  Luckily, the weather cleared the day we arrived in Florida.  We had a wonderful wedding, a very special 4 days with our friends and family in Islamorada, and then went off to Key West for our mini-honeymoon.


Here are a few pics of the location pre-wedding and I've added a bunch of wedding pics to my profile (still working on adding the professional reception pics).


Congratulations on your engagements and I hope you all have a blast planning your outdoor weddings!


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Posted on March 17, 2010 at 3:18 am
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Last January we had an intimate outdoor wedding planned for approximately 55 guests. The bride had her heart set on an outdoor wedding in the mountains in the winter! She loved the lakeview and wanted to bring heaters outside so all could enjoy the atmosphere. That morning it began snowing - and did not stop until late that night! This was a destination wedding so most of the guests were already in accommodations nearby.


The bride and groom did not let this spoil their day! They had many gorgeous photos taken outside in the snow, the guests loved it, and everyone enjoyed a lovely ceremony and reception inside with a snowy lake as a backdrop. Both fireplaces were roaring and the beverages flowed. The Lake Arrowhead Weddings staff had a job to do! We had to figure out what to do with all the guests while we moved all the ceremony seats (that were supposed to be outside) after the ceremony to make room for the reception dinner seating and tables!


We asked everyone to adjourn to the great room for appetizers (not part of the original plan) while we speedily setup for the reception - the guests didn't even know this wasn't the original plan! Given that the bride had purchased one of our outdoor wedding packages, she didn't even have to worry about plan B. We simply asked her if she liked our plan (which we discussed with her well before the wedding day) and that, in the event of inclement weather, we would just implement it without further distracting her on her wedding day. She was able to sit back and enjoy her day without worrying about what to do about the weather and where to put her guests.


 

Posted on March 28, 2010 at 8:34 pm
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Hi! My name is Monica, FI & I are having our ceremony and reception outdoors (weather permitting & fingers & toes crossed) our venue is a golf course clubhouse our ceremony will be on top a small hill in front of a vintage looking gazebo and cocktail hour/reception will be on clubhouse patio around a pool. I am in love with our venue!

Posted on April 11, 2010 at 1:14 pm
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Hi my name is Ashleigh and I am getting married May 29, 2011 in Eagle, ID (just outside of Boise) at Woodriver Cellars winery. I don't really have a theme, but as I have an Irish heritage the wedding will have an Irish flare to it.


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Posted on May 31, 2010 at 2:02 pm
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Hi my name is Ashleigh and I am getting married May 29, 2011 in Eagle, ID (just outside of Boise) at Woodriver Cellars winery. I don't really have a theme, but as I have an Irish heritage the wedding will have an Irish flare to it.

Posted on May 31, 2010 at 2:02 pm
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Hello everyone :o) my name is Kim and I'm having my wedding at Coeur d' Alene and in malibu!!! One at the lake and the other at the beach! Congrats to you all
Posted on September 27, 2010 at 10:02 am
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