Well, it's January again and that means we are less than six months away from summer wedding season! Outdoor weddings can be tricky, especially in the rainy spring and hot summer months. But with a backup location in place, taking that chance can make for a perfect setting and a gorgeous wedding! So my lovely brides-to-be, today I have a serious source of inspiration for you as we take a look at a real outdoor wedding.
Samantha & Corey were married August 4, 2012 at her father's home outside of St. Louis. At their late afternoon ceremony, the couple combined simplicity, romance and family as they said their vows. With a trendy color scheme of grays and yellows, the wedding had a relaxed feel that tied in to the heartwarming location perfectly! Family and friends spent hours the evening prior decorating the reception space with antique book pages draped along the ceiling of the outdoor tent, placing vintage books and wildflowers as centerpieces on the tables, and hanging lanterns and floral arrangements from the established trees in front of the house. As you will see below, Samantha & Corey did a fantastic job of customizing the elements of their wedding. Enjoy, ladies!
|The bride's sister helping her get into her dress|
|Adorable ring shot with the bright, summery bouquet|
|Love the pictures from their "first look"|
|She even personalized the scarf by adding their initials!|
|Samantha with her adorable son, Aiden|
|Love this casual groomsmen shot!|
|How cute is this?!|
|Family sand ceremony. Beautiful.|
|Magazine-worthy first kiss|
What are your favorite things about outdoor/ summer weddings? Are you getting married this summer? Tell me in the comments below! And don't forget to become a member of this blog by clicking on the "join this site" icon on the right side of the home page and make sure to "like" us on Facebook as well!
**All images credits to Brooke G Images, an incredibly talented photographer located in Sullivan, Missouri**