Outdoor Wedding Styling

From sandy beaches to scented botanical gardens, outdoor venues are the ideal choice for spring and summer weddings. You can enjoy idyllic scenery, colourful sunsets and natural decorations, which are also the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos.

Organise a Beach Wedding

Organise a Beach Wedding
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Your guests will be delighted with the idea of sipping cocktails on the beach and enjoying the ocean breeze. The dress code can be very relaxed with guests wearing light clothes and thongs instead of formal attire and you don’t need to stress out about the wedding theme either. Just use starfish, seashells and colourful bunting as decorations or work with flowers to brighten your wedding day. White and blue is the perfect colour palette for nautical inspired wedding, and you can also use bottled messages to make a fabulous centrepiece.

The best way to organise a beach wedding is through a hotel which will let you use their private beach. Make sure to check if large gatherings are allowed and if you need to obtain a permit. You also need to find out whether you will be able to serve alcohol and how loud the music can be. And don’t forget to check the tidal schedule and provide your guests with blankets, as it may get chilly in the evening.

Throw a Party in Your Garden

Throw a Party in Your Garden

Throwing a wedding party in your own garden is a great idea if you are planning an intimate dinner for up to 50 people. You can make the decorations very personal and be creative with DIY details you can easily make yourself. You can even put up a beautifully designed marquee with tables and chairs inside to make the garden look even more decadent and ensure that the weather doesn’t ruin your party. Just check with your local council if it is allowed for your guests to park their cars in your street and make sure to alert your neighbours about the party.

Find a Beautiful National Park

Find a Beautiful National Park

Pick one of the beautiful national parks in Australia with stunning landscapes and have a nature inspired wedding reception. With such gorgeous surroundings you don’t need too many decorations, so simply enhance the backdrop with colourful flower petals, leaves and pine cones. You will need to obtain a “Use of Park Facilities” permit, and since not too many parks allow public gatherings, you should book the venue well ahead. Prepare everything you need to defend yourself and your guests from flying bugs and find a spot with trees that are going to provide a nice, big shady area during the day.

Choose a Nice Vineyard

Choose a Nice Vineyard
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If you are planning to organise a wedding in one of Australia’s fabulous vineyards you will not only enjoy beautiful views and a cool breeze, but also quality wines and delicious food. Find a renowned vinery, which has great cuisine and the tradition of organising wedding receptions. A rustic theme works perfectly with this type of venue, so be creative with decorations and add a personal touch with DIY details such as hand painted glass jars and burlap. A white and green colour combination would fit the theme nicely.

Your Reception in a Botanical Garden

Your Reception in a Botanical Garden

Instead of spending money on floral arrangements, why not celebrate your wedding in a botanical garden surrounded by exotic plants and a huge variety of scented flowers. There are many fabulous botanical gardens in Australia and some of them rent space for wedding receptions. Simply choose a nice spot and you don’t need to worry about décor. To add a hint of elegance to this lovely natural space, white paper lanterns are the perfect choice and you can match them with tableware in the same colour.

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