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Chic ideas for outdoor weddings from Rio Lounge

Outdoor weddings create the ultimate romantic ambiance for your special day. Tying the knot al fresco will give you the most amazing memories to cherish as well as a stunning collection of photographs capturing your outdoor wedding day. We’ve come up with some of our favourite chic ideas for outdoor weddings to make sure that your day is unforgettable from start to finish.

Create your perfect outdoor venue

When it comes to outdoor weddings, the sky is the limit. Check out castle or stately home grounds, formal gardens or a romantic lakeside setting. Your perfect outdoor wedding venue should be scenically beautiful for photographs and spacious enough to add a marquee or gazebos in case your guests need to shelter from heavy rain or strong midday sun. Marquees are also useful for hosting the wedding breakfast in comfort, and can be easily decorated in a chic or vintage theme. Patio heaters are an ideal option for your outdoor wedding to keep your guests warm as the sun goes down, and lanterns hung in the trees or bamboo garden torches are the perfect romantic accessory for your special day.

Choose chic outdoor furniture

If you’re going for the shabby chic or vintage look, then you need to set the scene. Vintage chairs such as the White Louis Chair are perfect for the wedding breakfast, and deckchairs create a fun and casual bar area for your guests to relax and enjoy evening drinks. For the ultimate in opulence, a chaise longue in your marquee is ideal for guest photographs or for a moment’s relaxation before the dancing begins. Chic and classy outdoor furniture is guaranteed to get your guests talking and can transform any outdoor space into a perfect wedding venue.

Capture the vintage look

The vintage and chic look continues to be one of the hottest wedding trends and a firm favourite for a wedding theme. Creating the ultimate vintage wedding is all about the detail. Go for vintage bunting to decorate your marquee or gazebos, vintage lace table numbers, vintage style hair combs to complete your bridal outfit and stunning marquee letters which can be personalised to your special day. For table centrepieces, collect antique or vintage glass vases and fill with vintage roses to complete the effect. You can get inspiration online and choose your vintage favourites, then check out your local vintage wedding fairs for the most authentic chic accessories and the best deals.

Outdoor weddings are undoubtedly one of the best ways to create a wedding day to remember. Enjoying your special day outdoors in beautiful surroundings will guarantee stunning photographs, amazing memories and a wedding day with a difference that will keep your guests talking for months after the event. Adding a touch of shabby chic and vintage gives you the chance to create a colourful and nostalgic day full of personal and handmade touches that will make your day even more extra special.