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Simple Outdoor Texas Wedding Ideas

Simple Outdoor Texas Wedding Ideas

Some couples prefer a simple outdoor wedding over a big extravaganza in a fancy ballroom. And it’s easy to see why. A quaint and intimate celebration definitely has its own unique charm. Plus, the outdoors can offer more space, flexibility, and the effortless beauty of nature ─ just the ingredients you need for a simple open-air celebration.

To help you plan, we’re sharing a our favorite tips and ideas to get you inspired.

 

Top Things to Consider When Planning Simple Outdoor Weddings in Texas

Everything is bigger in Texas, and choosing an outdoor celebration in The Lone Star State is no exception! When planning your simple outdoor wedding, it’s important to look into many different factors, including the weather, the scenery, the décor options, the menu choice, where the ceremony will take place, and so much more.

Scenic Springs by Wedgewood Weddings

Let the natural Texas scenery set the scene for your simple outdoor wedding

 

Here’s an easy Texas wedding checklist to get you started:

1. Weather

Bright blue skies, cool breeze, and the natural beauty of your surroundings are just some of the things that make outdoor celebrations an ideal choice. If you have your heart set on exchanging vows alfresco style, you can embrace every season and go e.x.t.r.a with fun fripperies that your guest will love and which they'll probably treasure forever. Offer your guests cute accessories like mini umbrellas or handheld fans to keep them cool during the ceremony. For a winter event, monogramed handwarmers and cozy blankets with a favorite phase will be extra cute whether the weather warrants extra warmth or not. 

 

2. Ceremony  

Your ceremony sets the tone for the rest of the celebration. Texas has a wide array of beautiful natural surroundings, so take advantage of the scenery and create a space that would also serve as a beautiful outdoor backdrop for your wedding pictures. Wedgewood Weddings’ outdoor venues in Texas feature breathtaking vistas, vibrant greens, and lush, wildflower gardens. This means a few florals here and there could well be enough to add color and personality to your simple outdoor wedding. You can also consider placing a homemade arch where you will be exchanging vows to give your space added structure.

 

3. Drinks

Offer a thirst-quenching drink of iced water or fresh juices before and after your simple outdoor ceremony. Better yet, place drinking stations around the venue so your guests can help themselves whenever they please. Guests will appreciate being hydrated throughout the day and you'll love that everyone has energy throughout your event. In the summer, think about serving refreshing margaritas. Or, if your wedding is scheduled in the winter, keep your guests cozy with hot apple cider cocktails. Texas is home to some of the best bourbons, rums, vodkas, and gins, so take advantage of homegrown flavors. You can also create your own signature cocktail for the reception to make it fun and memorable.

 

4. Outdoor decor

The best thing about having a simple outdoor wedding is that you can get away with the “less is more” concept if that's your vibe. All you need to do is add a few thoughtful details and the venue architecture and scenery will do the rest. Give your guests a chance to relax in the breeze with outdoor seating. Create a beautiful backdrop so guests can take pictures to remember the day or set up a photo booth. You can also consider placing LED lanterns everywhere for an extra touch of romance! Weddings are memorable because of the unique personal touches couples incorporate into them.

 

6. Vendors

Your vendors are the experts who will bring your wedding vision to life. Once you’ve chosen your wedding venue, you can start figuring out everything else you’ll need. We highly recommend these three Texas wedding vendors:

  • Flowers are a good place to start. Find a vendor in the area who gets your vision. Uptown Flowers, for example, is a florist in Texas, that offers endless floral combinations in custom designs. Decide on a theme and they can create floral masterpieces to match.
  • Now on to the photos. With the beautiful setting of your outdoor wedding, you’ll want to capture every moment. These memories will last a lifetime, so when choosing a photographer, make sure their photography style is a good match for what you have in mind. Limelight San Antonio, for instance, has a team of experienced and fun-loving photographers and videographers who will lovingly immortalize your best wedding moments.
  • Sweet wedding memories should be accompanied by sweet wedding treats! Cynthia Gallagher at Cakes and More Bake shop has more than 20 years of experience in creating specialty cakes.
  • Cutting Edge Entertainment are excellent at building the atmosphere throughout your event and making sure you'll guests are set u to witness each precious activity. You're DJ and MC are critical for cueing you and your guests throughout the day and you need a professional you can trust. 

 

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Keep it simple and celebrate your love in Texas

 

 

Key ideas: Texas wedding venues for outdoor celebrations

Texas is home to the most beautiful landscapes, so it's obvious that it's a top choice for outdoor wedding celebrations. Here are two of our firm favorites:

 

Hofmann Ranch

A ranch-style wedding that is classic, rustic, and elegant? Hofmann Ranch could just be the one. The venue has incredible natural scenery but also has a friendly herd of longhorn cattle grazing nearby. As you arrive, you'll spot the Grande Hall immediately, with its exquisite craftsman architecture. Nearby stands the Meadow Pavilion, which provides shelter from sun and rain while also favoring your guests with refreshing breezes and tremendous views. The venue has the capacity for large-scale events to accommodate all your loved ones. The patio area is also spacious and has the most romantic bistro lighting, which is sure to have your guests enjoying every moment of your special day.

 

Hofmann Ranch by Wedgewood Weddings

 

Scenic Springs

Step into this venue’s bountiful gardens, which instantly create a sense of calming serenity. This beautiful parkland is landscaped with gorgeous flowers and majestic trees. The charming architecture was recently renovated to draw even more attention to the picture window views and combine sophistication with rustic decadence throughout your reception. Boasting an assortment of lovingly curated outdoor areas for your special day, Scenic Springs has everything you need for a simple but beautiful outdoor wedding.

 

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Design florals that accentuate your simple outdoor wedding surroundings

 

Planning a simple outdoor wedding takes both skill and creativity. At Wedgewood Weddings, you’ll enjoy one-on-one wedding planning with our highly experienced wedding experts who make every detail of your event their top priority. The goal for your simple outdoor wedding is to make everything natural and fuss-free, while ensuring your guests still get to enjoy everything that an indoor space offers.

Get in touch with us today to schedule your free tour. We’ll help you pick the right venue and plan a simple outdoor wedding that checks all the boxes. 

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A simple outdoor wedding can be as sophisticated and elegant as you wish.
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