The outdoor wedding is returning us to the ever-tender hands of nature, sending us down aisles with grass underfoot and into tents festooned with blooming bouquets of flowers and vintage furniture. The venues promote a lively celebration with freeform barn dances and garden games on verdant green lawns. Sometimes in England the more expensive outdoor affairs take place in ancient buildings, including castles, ruins, stately homes, abbeys or towers. Forested settings befit a Kate Moss-esque festival vibe and, if you’re lucky enough to have a few free acres, also offer a charming site for scattered yurts and gazebos.
The logistics of holding a wedding outside – the weather being perhaps the most significant factor – can be off-putting to those fearful couples who don’t want their special day ruined. Sure the rain could soak the bridesmaids’ dresses and the wind could sweep the tent away, but if everything goes to plan the pay-off is a radiant day that won’t be soon forgotten.
Here are a few tips to help you avoid any complications: