Outdoor wedding ceremonies are the ultimate dream when the weather allows. There’s nothing quite like sharing your vows amid the beauty of nature. What could be more perfect?
When faced with a blank canvas, flowers and foliage are ideal for bringing themes, ambience, colour and a point of focus to your ceremony space. And the possibilities are endless! Today we’re sharing a collection of our favourite outdoor wedding ceremony set-ups to inspire you.
1. Pink Rose Floral Arch
A naturally styled floral arch full of cut roses and lush trailing foliage can be styled in so many ways to suit wherever in the world you’re getting married. We love how Gilberto of Dogwood & Fir has created a little oasis of colour and scent in the heart of the Californian desert. The key to achieving this look is focusing on a loose, organic shape so it appears to be naturally growing around an arbour and using a single rose variety or tonal colour palette, as seen here with Constance, Keira and Miranda.
2. Square Floral Frame With Rose Aisle Runner
If you prefer a more formal stylised look but of showstopper quality, consider an aisle runner of roses leading to an oversized squared floral arch that frames the vast landscape behind. This ceremony at Sunstone Winery, California looks spectacular with a mixed colour palette of David Austin Roses. Equally it will look just as stunning with a monochrome choice. Above all, go big, bold and beautiful to wow your guests as they arrive.
3. Green and White Wedding Ceremony Space
The Italianesque-style building and courtyard at Sunstone Winery has been cleverly dressed in an abundance of flowers and foliage. The creative use of green garlands to frame the doorway, alongside pretty posies for the chairs and urns cascading with rose blooms creates an incredible wedding ceremony scene. Take this as inspiration when choosing where to host your wedding – you can share your vows anywhere, using your venue’s features for inspiration and as a theatrical backdrop, to adorn with beautiful flowers.
Timeless and elegant green and white is always a stylish choice for a classic outdoor wedding ceremony. Here the floral design duo Bows + Arrows used a mix of white and ivory roses including Leonora, Purity and Patience.
4. Outdoor Ceremony Under Cover
If you’re tying the knot somewhere particularly sunny, it’s crucial to consider how to protect your guests from the heat. The pergola at this Palm Springs’ wedding is the ideal structure to hang floral chandeliers, floral garlands and swathes of sheer fabric to provide protection from the midday sun. The flower-filled troughs and stone urns add a feeling of celebratory abundance to this stunning ceremony space.
5. Glasshouse Wedding Venue
Love the idea of an outdoor wedding ceremony but concerned about wind or rain derailing your plans? A glasshouse is the perfect compromise, bringing light and nature to your wedding ceremony, without the risk of getting wet. Visit your venue in the season you are getting married so you can choose flower colours that complement the tones of the surrounding landscape and your ceremony will feel perfectly at one with nature.