- Exchange vows by the seaside.
- Mountain sceneries work the best.
- Get in touch with nature in the forest.
- Wildflowers will always be amazing.
- Channel your inner Earth deity in the garden.
Are you looking for the perfect place to have your outdoor wedding? With so many stunning destinations worldwide, narrowing your options can be challenging. To help you out, here are five of the best goals for an outdoor wedding that will make your special day even more memorable.
1. An Exotic Beach
Say your “I do’s” in front of an amazing backdrop of the sea and sand. Exchange vows beneath palm trees swaying in the breeze and share a romantic kiss as you stare into a beautiful sunset. An exotic beach is perfect for couples who want to create magical memories that will last a lifetime.
Many couples dream of a destination wedding these days, so why not make it an exotic beach? Imagine walking down a sandy aisle adorned with colorful flowers while your nearest and dearest look on. After the big event, you can celebrate with a cocktail party on the beach or even a bonfire under the stars.
2. A Scenic Mountain Location
If you dream of exchanging vows amidst majestic mountains, then you’re in luck! From the Rockies in North America to the Alps in Europe and the Himalayas in Asia, plenty of mountain destinations will provide you with incredible views and a unique outdoor setting for your special day.
Need some more inspiration? Here are the things you can do in case you choose to have an outdoor wedding with a gorgeous mountain backdrop:
Have a traditional mountain wedding in a meadow
Most people think of a meadow as the perfect destination for their outdoor wedding. With an expanse of wildflowers, chirping birds, and a view of the surrounding hills, it’s romantic and picturesque. You can always choose to have your guests seated in chairs around the meadow or a more rustic option of having hay bales for them to sit on.
Hike up to a stunning peak
For an adventurous and unique way to celebrate your special day, consider hiking up to a gorgeous mountain peak with your closest friends and family. It can be exhausting for some, but the views from the top will be worth it! Plus, at the end of the day, you can all sit down and exchange your vows with a breathtaking panoramic view.
Decorate the mountainside with wildflowers
This is a must, especially if you want to get married during the fall and winter seasons when everything is blanketed in white snow. You can fill the mountain slopes with wildflowers and make a beautiful floral pathway for your ceremony. This will give your guests an even more magical experience as they witness you exchange vows amidst a breathtaking natural setting. It will also create a majestic backdrop for your photos.
Exchange vows while overlooking the mountains
Nothing says “romantic” like exchanging your wedding vows while overlooking a brilliant mountain range. Whether in a meadow, on top of a peak, or in the middle of a forest, having an outdoor ceremony with a view of the mountains is sure to make your special day even more magical. Pro tip: If you’re planning a winter wedding, bring blankets for your guests, so they can stay warm and cozy while enjoying the view.
Enjoy a sunrise or sunset ceremony
Give a new meaning to “tying the knot” by having a sunrise or sunset wedding ceremony outdoors. Most outdoor ceremonies are done during midday, but if you choose to have yours at dawn or dusk, you can enjoy a truly romantic experience as you exchange your vows with the sun setting (or rising) in the background. Plus, it will allow you to capture some stunning photos.
3. A Lush Forest Setting
If you’re looking for a more intimate outdoor wedding, then a forest setting will provide the perfect backdrop. From towering trees to lush foliage, your guests can enjoy a peaceful atmosphere as they witness you exchange vows and celebrate your special day. Plus, there are plenty of activities that you can do in a forest setting, like nature hikes or boating on a nearby lake.
4. A Field of Colorful Wildflowers
There is nothing quite like celebrating your love among the colorful blooms of wildflowers! From poppies in California to lavender fields in France, plenty of destinations offer these stunning landscapes for your outdoor ceremony. Exchange vows to an alfresco wedding, or take a stroll through the fields and have your photos taken among the blooms.
5. An Open-Air Garden Venue
Since outdoor weddings have become increasingly popular, more couples prefer to exchange vows in an open-air garden venue. These outdoor wedding venues provide the perfect setting for a romantic and unique ceremony with plenty of natural beauty. From classic English gardens to tropical rainforest oases, there is no shortage of options for finding the right outdoor venue.
No matter where you decide to have your outdoor wedding, these five best destinations are guaranteed to make it a day that you and your guests will never forget. So start planning the perfect celebration surrounded by the breathtaking beauty and natural wonders!
Bernard is a recreational lone traveler, looking for the next hiking adventure ideally in the winter/spring seasons. His favorite hiking locations are the Philippines, Hong Kong and the Kansai Area of Japan. He published his travels on his Youtube Channel “Wandelust” for the most important person in his life – his Mom.