3 Gorgeous Outdoor Reception Styles

Outdoor weddings are fresh and intimate. Real brides show how to add unique flare to this popular wedding style.

by Sarah Sayers & Alexandra Thompson

There are lots of reasons to host your reception outdoors. Maybe you and your future hubby want an intimate gathering in your beautiful backyard? Or, perhaps you’ll be jet-setting to a far away local and dining on the beach under the stars? Here are three, very different, but very gorgeous outdoor reception styles we love from real weddings.

A Traditional Outdoor Reception

Photographer: Merge Photography

Photographer: Merge Photography
SEE MORE: Anne & Jeremy: An Elegant Garden Wedding At Home

Real bride Anne chose her family home where she grew up as her reception venue. We love how intimate and relaxed this outdoor celebration is. Anne described her traditional reception as a ‘garden party’ with long lunch tables and eclectic vases filled with fresh garden flowers and fruit.

A Glamorous Outdoor Reception

0222Photographer: Terralogical

0241Photographer: Terralogical
SEE MORE: Marina & Michael: A Destination Wedding in Nusa Dua, Bali

This swanky reception took place in Bali. Real bride Marina decided to have an outdoor destination wedding at the tropical local after falling in love with Nusa Dua when Michael proposed to her on a holiday. The above images are a testament that outdoor weddings can be just a glamorous as a grand ballroom affair.

A Rustic Outdoor Reception

frith-and-chrisPhotographer: Murphy Photography

frith-and-chris2Photographer: Murphy Photography
SEE MORE: Frith & Chris: A Country Vintage Wedding, TAS

Home spun detail and a casual feel gave this wedding reception a laid back, but still very stylish feel. The tables were decorated with wood, apple place settings, and plaid linen napkins. Guests sat on hay bales wrapped with antique embroidered linen under a weather-friendly marquee.

Which outdoor wedding style resonates with you best? 

by Sarah Sayers & Alexandra Thompson


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