5 Reasons Why You Should Get Hitched Outside!

Amidst the cold and bleak British winter, it’s difficult to even consider beginning to plan for an outdoor wedding – but here’s 5 reasons why you should definitely start planning right this very second!

 1.       Versatile

There really is so much scope for an open-air celebration. You can take your location anywhere! From an intimate gathering in your back garden to a large reception at a country house courtyard - the possibilities are endless! Keep in mind that the beauty of a marquee wedding is that a tent is a temporary structure that can be placed (almost) anywhere!

 
Photography credit: Toast Of Leeds

Photography credit: Toast Of Leeds

 

Thinking about where to sleep your guests? Why not get them glamping?! Erecting a provisional glampsite a short distance away from the main structure not only offers your friends and family an exciting and memorable place to rest their heads but also looks incredible as part of wedding set up. Our friends at Blank Canvas Tents & Events offer this exact service and you can find out more about these guys in our next post.

 

2.       Creative

Get creative and do your day your way! With an outdoor celebration, you can handpick everything, so your day really does have a personal touch. You can think outside the box and have lots of fun in the process of planning it all. Have you considered extra structures for a bar, chill out area or even for a photobooth?

Our marquees serve as a blank canvas, so use your artistic licence! Whether you choose to DIY everything from flowers to décor or work alongside florists and stylists to make your vision become a reality, with our bright and spacious tents you can really let your personality shine!

 

 
Photography credit: Toast Of Leeds

Photography credit: Toast Of Leeds

 
 
Photography credit: Toast Of Leeds

Photography credit: Toast Of Leeds

 

3.       Fun

There is scientific evidence to prove that being outdoors is extremely good for your well being and people just love a good ol’ knees up around a roaring fire, don’t they?!

 
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Have you considered your entertainment? Outdoor settings more often than not offer bigger spaces and bigger spaces present bigger possibilities! An outside disco? Lawn games? Food vans? A cinema screen? YES, you read that right - why the hell not?! Grab a deck chair, a blanket, a glass of fizz and relax with your guests in front of the big screen. Also, an outdoor cinema is a great way to keep the kids entertained!

 
Photography credit: S6 Photography

Photography credit: S6 Photography

 

 

4.       Atmosphere

Embrace the natural surroundings with creative lighting at your celebration. From simple fairy lights to extravagant arboreal lighting, the environment can become as much a part of the reception as the tent itself!

 
Photography credit: Dominic Wright

Photography credit: Dominic Wright

 

Make use of the wide-open spaces once the sun goes down with festoon lighting to connect the areas at your outdoor event. Storm lanterns create pathways and add a real sense of occasion for the arrival of the evening guests - your day guests will be WOWed with the transformation of the space!

Tea lights hung from trees add an element of magic and romance in a woodland area and a central fire pit can be a source of warmth AND light!

 

5. Memorable

Whether you opt for a sailcloth marquee or stretch tent to host your outside celebration, a glamping village to sleep your guests, a field, a farm or your own back yard - whatever choices you make along your wedding planning journey, there really is no doubt that an outdoor wedding is a one of a kind experience for all involved!  

Make the best day of your life a memorable one and take your party out into the open-air!

 
Photography credit: Holly Rose

Photography credit: Holly Rose

 

 

DON’T FORGET – We’ll be bringing a complete outdoor wedding experience to Claremont Farm on Sunday 12th May 2019 for our open event where we will be showcasing our spectacular marquees!

Holly Ashbrook