It's officially wedding season, which means numerous couples all across the nation will be tying the knot over the next couple of months. And because the weather is so ideal, many of those twosomes will want to have their receptions held outside. If you're planning ahead for your own nuptials or want some decorating inspiration for your hosting duties, we've compiled just a few of our favorite outdoor wedding themes that are bound to please any just-married pair.
Is there anything more breathtaking than a garden party wedding? Whether you host in your backyard or in a local park, you can highlight the beauty of the world around us be amping up the natural offerings. Use surrounding trees and branches to your advantage and highlight the floral arrangements to the utmost. Put the emphasis on the flora by keeping table linens simple and using natural wood tables. There are all types of dinnerware sets, but they come in three main styles -- romantic, classic, and modern -- so opt for the first option for this theme. Our Peony melamine collection will fit in perfectly, but our Knoll Gardens and Cambridge Rose collections would be excellent choices, as well. Add flower petals, birdcages, and table garlands for the final touch.
Shabby chic and barn weddings have become incredibly popular over the past few years. For those who love the look of burlap, wood, glass, and other natural elements mixed with ethereal features like twinkle lights and hanging lanterns, a rustic wedding might fit the bill. These weddings often appeal to crafters and creatives, as well as couples dealing with tight budgets; they're easy to personalize without breaking the bank. You can keep your tables quite simple with white cloths and burlap runners. Just top with rustic melamine dinnerware, mason jars, and candles. Decorate the rest of the space with chalkboards or palates, antique chairs, watering cans, picture frames, typewriters, and any other pretty or industrial knick-knack you find at home or at yard sales.
Midsummer Night's Dream
An evening wedding in the summertime can be the very height of romance. Turn your outdoor space into a fairyland right out of Shakespeare for your celebration. You'll definitely want to use hanging lights, candles, chandeliers, and lanterns for this one, ideally strewn throughout branches and onto tables. Use hanging plants and decorative moss, flower petals, and branches on your tables, along with dinnerware sets in Hampton Toile or Natural Talavera. Don't forget to pile your serving platters high with seasonal fruits, vegetables, meats, and desserts -- this wedding deserves a feast!
If you plan on hosting an outdoor summer wedding, make sure that everything -- from the decor to the dinnerware sets -- fit in with the given theme. When you plan every detail, you'll create a wedding celebration that your guests (or the happy couple) won't soon forget.