35 Charming Outdoor Wedding Ideas for Spring

Say "I do" to these gorgeous ideas for a spring wedding in the great outdoors.

outdoor wedding ideas

Getting married in the great outdoors practically guarantees a glorious backdrop. So why not let the setting of your outdoor wedding inspire the theme, decor, cake, and more? Whether you're planning a rustic wedding in a barn in the country or a romantic garden party surrounded by blooms, an al fresco affair filled with natural elements will never go out of style. Say "I do" to our best outdoor wedding ideas for an unforgettable ceremony and reception. Not hosting a spring or summer celebration? Check out our dreamy winter wedding ideas.

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outdoor wedding arch
Morgan Brooks Photography
Outdoor Wedding Arch

Unlike most indoor weddings, you get to choose the focal point for your outdoor nuptials. Use the scenery to inform where you'll exchange vows, and mark the spot with a ceremony arch festooned in fabric and florals, such as these by .

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outdoor wedding cake
Betsi Ewing Studio
Outdoor Wedding Cake Display

A weathered wood table serves as a rustic stand for this stunning yet simple white wedding cake display designed by .

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outdoor wedding lounge
Brianna Wilbur Photography
Outdoor Wedding Lounge

We can't think of more fitting seating for an outdoor wedding lounge than comfy Adirondack chairs!

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outdoor wedding reception
Brianna Wilbur Photography
Outdoor Wedding Reception

For the reception, picnic tables are just perfect, particularly when positioned beneath twinkle lights and draped with .

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outdoor wedding photos
Hannah Bjorndal Photography
Outdoor Wedding Photos

A spring wedding outside means plenty of hours of sunlight to snap pictures. Steal away for a few precious first moments of marriage together, perhaps to the place of your first date, and bring your wedding photographer along.

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Kaysha Weiner
Rustic Welcome

Near the venue entrance, hang a rustic wreath and a romantic sign—and be sure to snap a Pinterest-worthy shot of your dress hanging there before the day begins!

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Kaysha Weiner
Chalkboard Sign

Lead the way in style with a cute chalkboard sign.

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Alicia King Photography
Hillside Ceremony

'Tis the season for a romantic ceremony with a view, like this one at .

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rustic wedding whispering rose ranch
John & Colette Photography
Parasols

Spring weather can mean rain or shine. For a thoughtful touch, provide parasols for guests to protect themselves from the sun or shelter themselves in case of showers.

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Caroline Tran
Bridal Party Portraits

Take advantage of warm spring weather and snap a few shots of the bridesmaids and groomsmen in the great outdoors. Fingers crossed your venue has a charming old bridge, like this one at

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Lisa Hibbert Photography
First Look

While you're at it, do a colorful al fresco first look.

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Kaysha Weiner
Mason Jar Chandelier

Just imagine the sunlight streaming through this whimsical Mason jar chandelier.

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Sea Light Studio
Botanical Garden Venue

We can't think of a better place to say "I do" in the spring than at a botanical garden. Pictured is in Hawaii.

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Kaysha Weiner
Bright Bouquets

Pick bright blooms befitting of the season.

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John & Colette Photography
Exit Toss

Tossing petals at the bride and groom as they walk up the aisle is even more fitting for spring soirées.

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rustic wedding whispering rose ranch
John & Colette Photography
Outdoor Escort Card Display

This pretty display held bundles of pistachios from the groom's family farm, which doubled as both escort cards and wedding favors.

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John & Colette Photography
Wooden Menu

A rustic sign propped up against a tree makes a great menu for al fresco dining.

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Dan Stewart Photography via Inspired By This
Floral Garland Centerpiece

Instead of individual centerpieces, line reception tables with fresh floral garlands, as in this Menonaqua Inn celebration planned by Smitten Events.

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Kaysha Weiner
Simple Centerpieces

Or, keep it simple with small bunches of blooms arranged in vessels of varying heights.

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Jenna Joseph Photography
Rustic Arch

A rustic outdoor wedding calls for a ceremony arch to match. We love this woodsy one at .

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Kaysha Weiner
Aisle Decor

Tree stumps serve as rustic stands for floral decorations along the aisle.

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Kaysha Weiner
Rustic Wall Display

Mason jar arrangements will look like works of art when framed on the exterior of the venue.

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Kaysha Weiner
Outdoor Wedding Ladder Decor

An antique ladder looks rustic-chic as a display for Mr. and Mrs. letters.

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Kaysha Weiner
"Choose a Seat" Sign

No place to prop up a sign? Hang it from a fence!

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Kaysha Weiner
Wood Slice Table Number

Wood slices hold table numbers in place and lend a rustic touch to tabletops.

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Kaysha Weiner
Window Frame Seating Chart

We're stealing this clever idea: Repurpose a window frame as a seating chart.

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Kaysha Weiner
Mason Jar Chair Decor

If you haven't guessed by now, we love Mason jars everywhere: on tables, as chandeliers, and (as seen here) as aisle accents.

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Kaysha Weiner
Wedding Card Mailbox

A mailbox makes a cute card holder for an outdoor wedding.

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Kaysha Weiner
Sand Ceremony

Instead of lighting unity candles (which the wind would surely snuff out), pour different shades of sand into a jar to symbolize your unity.

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