If your idea of a picture-perfect wedding includes panoramic views of gorgeous greenery or saying your vows with your toes in the sand, it sounds like you'll be tying the knot alfresco. "Choosing to say 'I do' surrounded by a beautiful landscape means that each piece of décor you bring in should enhance the natural space," says Angela Hamilton of wedding inspiration site 100 Layer Cake. "Flowers should complement the local foliage and décor should feel like a welcome contrast. Still, that doesn't mean you should make nature do all the work—with fun pops of color and thoughtful accents, the details you adorn your outdoor venue with will bring the whole design together." Here are the outdoor wedding ideas to consider for your big day.
An unconventional altar brings a refreshing, new look to your ceremony.
Or do away with the altar entirely and let the landscape speak for itself.
Rug runners are a delightful way to create a makeshift aisle outdoors. Choose a variety of fabrications for a bohemian look.
Prepare your guests for the elements with parasols and sunglasses to shield from the sun or blankets and throws if it's chilly.
Create intimate lounge areas for guests to gather. Indoor furniture brought outdoors ups the cozy factor.
Turn your treats into an Instagrammable display that doubles as décor.
Create other photo-ready moments with oversize sculptural accents that highlight your beautiful surroundings.
Lawn games are an entertaining way to make the most of your outdoor space.
During your reception, ornate chandeliers create a gorgeous juxtaposition with your natural surroundings.
If the weather allows, forgo a tent and hold your reception under the stars.