Outdoor Wedding Ideas

August 9

Colorful Outdoor Wedding with a 50s Theme

Today, this colorful 50s themed wedding is rocking our world! From the polka dot dresses to catching a ride on the zoo carousel, this entire wedding day was filled with so much character. This is also the perfect inspiration for a Kate Spade wedding theme. We love all of the vibrant colors paired with classic black and white tones.

How Did the Proposal Happen?

It was a random Monday night, when Jeff called Joy into the kitchen to see a trick he had taught the dogs. Jeff asked her to hold 3 dog treats in her hand, and shut her eyes.

Joy was secretly hoping he had somehow taught Mike to stand on Louis’ back, the way that goats can sometimes be stacked, one up on top of the other. However, that is not the trick that Jeff had up his sleeve. After a few minutes, Joy looked down to find that each dog was sitting in front of her with a small cardboard sign hung around their neck. The signs read, “Will”, “You”, “Marry”….and then there was Jeff, down on one knee, holding a sign that read, “Me?” Joy said “Yes!” followed by, “Oh my god, we’re in sweatpants!!” They laughed and kissed each other before sharing the big news with all of their loved ones.

Photography Credit: Oldani Photography

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Venue: The Culver Pavillion at the Muny

Florist: Flowerama

Food Catereing: Patty Long Catering

Cake: The Cakery Bakery

Transportation: BEST Transportation


Do you have a Real Wedding or Engagement Submission? We would LOVE to see it! Please see our submission guidelines here and we hope to hear from you!


June 15

Summer Orange and White Seaside Wedding in Florida

Today, we are elated over this Kate Spade-inspired wedding. Bright colors, black and white stripes, and metallic gold hues all helped tie-in their theme perfectly. We love a great summer wedding with some fun wedding flare. We’re smitten with this event because of the unique decor that Chad and Ruthie picked out. Those orange and white wedding colors speak to the essence of summer- fun, festive, and carefree!

Hosted alongside the warm shores of Florida, this wedding took place at two different venue locations. The orange bridesmaid dresses, decadent sushi appetizers, and wedding cake shaped like a wine bottle, all helped make this day a truly memorable affair.

Photography Credit:  Woodland Fields Photography

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Stylist: Elegant Beginnings

Equipment Rentals: HM Tents & Party Rentals

Food Caterer: Vue on 30a

Ceremony Venue: Vue on 30a

Florist: Blossoms

Reception Venue: Celebration Hall

Cake: Sugar Art by Angela

DJ/Music: Wedding Music Plus

Do you have a Real Wedding or Engagement Submission? We would LOVE to see it! Please see our submission guidelines here and we hope to hear from you!


May 31

Flowering Lavender Wedding in South Carolina

Happy Tuesday, Divas! We are feeling the floral vibes today with this intimate lavender wedding featuring the perfect southern touch. This charming old school venue provides such an enchanting setting for an intimate garden wedding. If you are fond of lavender then this wedding inspiration is perfect for your own dreamy big day.

You won’t want to miss out of this pleasing wedding bouquet that includes white roses and lavender, of course. What simple elegance. There’s just something about an intimate outdoor wedding that catches our eye and it’s safe to say that Elisha and Tony’s big day did just that.

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From the Photographer…

This gorgeous Millstone at Adam’s Pond wedding features a stunning sunset, a classic bride, and lavender and charcoal details. The bride, Elisha is quite, gentle soul. While Tony, the groom, has all of the enthusiasm one family could need. They fit like to two peas in a pod and their love LIT up this gorgeous wedding day. Lavender bouquets, grey suits, and a night full of love and laughter under a gorgeously lit tent are just a few of the treasures this wedding day holds.

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Photographer: Jessica Hunt Photography // Caterer: Southern Way Catering // Reception Venue: The Millstone at Adam’s Pond, South Carolina // Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Do you have a Real Wedding or Engagement Submission? We would LOVE to see it! Please see our submission guidelines here and we hope to hear from you!


May 27

Romantic Boho Chic Yet Classic Wedding Day Ideas

Hey, Divas! There’s not a better way we can think of sailing into the Memorial Day weekend than with this boho chic yet classic wedding day hosted at The Omni Homestead Resort in the mountains of Virginia. This wedding inspiration is as every bit vintage as it is voguish. If you like the idea of keeping your wedding day simple yet full of beauty then this inspo is just for you.

From the Bride…

I had a boho-chic yet classic and elegant vision for our big day, and my parents, florist, bridesmaids, and resort staff made this the most beautiful reality. I also have known since I was a child that I was going to wear my mothers dress, which her mother wore as well. We are all “Rebeccas” and it was an incredibly special feeling to carry on the tradition. As John likes to say, he did his duty by proposing, and while he had a few specific things he envisioned, he mostly stepped back and wanted July 25, 2015 to be the wedding day of my dreams, which speaks to his truly kind and generous character.

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How did the two of you meet?

John and I had a true twenty-first century courtship. It began from afar on twitter, Instagram and eventually Facebook through mutual friends – Like after Like after Favorite after reply. Eventually we got together with these mutual friends and the rest is pretty much history. I knew the second week we were together that I wanted to marry him, and although I think it took him a little longer my instincts sure were correct. When John proposed on the porch at his parents’ house, where it all began, I was shocked, elated, and immediately informed him that it was my dream to have our wedding at The Homestead.

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From the Photographer…

Let me just start by saying Rebecca + John’s wedding was spectacular. It felt like a fairy tale. I think it would be hard to find a much more beautiful setting for such a special day than The Omni Homestead Resort in the mountains of Virginia. It was the end of July, but the weather was so perfect that it felt like early fall.


Photographer: J&D Photography //  Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Brooks Brothers //  Beauty: Cath Claire //  Band: The Groove Town Band // Shoes: Manolo Blahnik // Floral Designer: Petals and Twigs // Event Venue: Omni Hotels and Resorts

Do you have a Real Wedding or Engagement Submission? We would LOVE to see it! Please see our submission guidelines here and we hope to hear from you!



May 19

Romantically Rustic Wedding With Summer Color Palette

Hey, Divas! Where is the time going? Can any of us believe that it is already mid-May? Us at Wedding Paper Divas are still surprised by how fast time is flying by. There is something refreshing about an outdoor wedding and these “I, Do’s” are a nice reminder that warmer weather is on the way (and coming fast.) We are absolutely swooning over this romantically rustic wedding with a light and creamy color palette, perfect for a spring or summer ceremony.

From the vintage mismatched guest seating to the rustic photo booth for snapping all the fun, each and every detail of this outdoor wedding perfectly complements the sweet love this couple shares. There’s nothing more important in life than family and Chelsea and Scott’s big day was not only about just the two of them, but their adorable little ones too. As they blended their family under the Californian sun, it’s beautiful to see the joy and smiles they share. Get your notepads out and ready to take some notes for your big day.

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Photographer: Elle Lily Photography and Videography // Beauty: Fallbrook Beauty Bar // Floral and Design: Seven Stems

Do you have a Real Wedding or Engagement Submission? We would LOVE to see it! Please see our submission guidelines here and we hope to hear from you!


May 15

Deep Purple Outdoor Wedding in Massachusetts

We are so excited to be sharing these breathtaking nuptials with you. Full of the grand outdoors and lovely dark purple hues this big day will not let you down. In fact, this outdoor wedding is everything we’ve been dreaming of. Carolina and Andy said their “I,do’s” during a beautiful ceremony under the trees at The Renaissance Golf Course in Haverhill, Massachusetts.

Between the pure white bouquets, the intimate reception location and deep purple accents, we just love taking in all these special details.

From the Photographer…

This lovely couple was married by the groom’s brother in a beautiful outdoor ceremony. The reception was held inside in an elegant ballroom overlooking the golf course. The couple had accents of purple throughout the reception with simply beautiful white florals. We took a short golf cart ride out on the course to get some beautiful golden hour shots during cocktail hour. Guests were given homemade Limoncello as a favor gift.

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Photographer: CWKelly Photography // Tuxedo and Men’s Attire: Russo Tuxedo // DJ: C-Zone Entertainment // Cake Designer:Cakes by Erin // Floral Designer: Evans Flowers and Greenhouse // Dress Store: Gianna’s Bridal // Event Venue: Renaissance Golf Club // Submitted via Two Bright Lights