8 Unforgettable Outdoor Wedding Ceremonies

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If you’re fretting over finding the perfect venue to hold your wedding ceremony, look no further than the Great Outdoors. Perfect for all seasons (yes, even winter) mother nature provides a natural backdrop for your wedding vows. And that setting sun? Think amazing lighting and drop dead gorgeous wedding photos.

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Rent a ghost town out for wedding festivities? Why not? Combining rustic decor with snow, this is a cosy winter wedding classic set at Dunton Hot Springs Resort in Colorado. Photography: Brooke Pavel {Via 100 Layer Cake}

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Circular cliff top ceremony. If that phrase doesn’t enchant you and immediately evoke stunning scenery, these photos will help. We love the way the ceremony seating layout works with the natural curves of the venue and coast. Photography: Mr Haack {Via Jesi Haack Design}

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Who says rooftops can’t be glamorous? This wedding at The Thompson in Toronto incorporates all the hallmarks for a glam wedding such as crystal chandeliers and chiffon curtains with the urban backdrop of a large city. Photography: Lisa Mark Photography {Via PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com}

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Celebrations at a week-long wedding on the Croatian coastline culminated in this absolutely jaw-dropping wedding ceremony set amongst boulders. (Spoiler alert: The reception is just as amazing and is a must-see!) Photography: Marinkovic Weddings {Via PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com}

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Not only did this wedding feature a lush line of cherry blossom trees and floral chandelier, it may have had the cutest ring bearer transportation ever. How adorable is his ride, covered in roses and baby’s breath? Another extraordinary affair at Pelican Hill’s rotunda. Photography: Marianne Lozano Photography Floral Design: Nisie’s Echanted Florist {Via Nisie’s Enchanted Florist blog}

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On the beach, sand in your toes, love in your hearts. We can’t think of a more beautiful way to exchange vows. Sayulita in Mexico was the destination this couple chose for their wedding ceremony. They felt so strongly about a beach wedding, they built their wedding around the venue. Photography: Jillian Mitchell {Via Snippet & Ink}

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Don’t count out cityscapes when it comes to dramatic outdoor wedding ceremonies. This wedding in New York dances the line between intimate and public, classic and modern with live music and an amazing backdrop of the world famous Brooklyn Bridge. Photography: Danielle Robinson Photography {Via PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com}

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Green jungle, tropical flowers and an intimate ceremony set on the edge of a cliff overlooking never ending aquamarine ocean water in Bali. Talk about awe-inspiring. Photography: Terralogical Wedding Photos {Via PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com}

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Congratulations To Our Winners!

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We had so much fun pouring over the Contest entries!  Gorgeousness, style and personalization was everywhere.  Selecting the winners wasn’t easy. But we think you’ll agree these three weddings will be a lovely start to the couple’s life together. Meet the winners:

Meredith’s City Chic Affair: $1,000 Dress Winner

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Whitney’s Southern Delight | $500 Dress Winner

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Hanna’s Secret Garden | $500 Dress Winner

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The winners have been emailed with their prize details.  Thanks to everyone who entered and inspired us with their pretty wedding vision!

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Plan Like A Pro | Lauren Fox From Fox Events

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Lauren Fox, Fox EventsWe’re enamoured with Fox Events.  Their style is the perfect mix of sophistication and freshness.  We love how  they infuse a couple’s personality into the weddings they create, making each one unique and and meaningful.  Lead planner Lauren Fox has been crafting inspiring weddings for nearly 10 years.  First as part of a larger Charleston event planning company and then on her own with Fox Events since 2013.  We think you’ll agree, Lauren Fox has great style.  And if you’re planning your Big Day, you’ll want to read the thoughts she shared with us here.

What’s one of your favorite weddings that you’ve planned and why?
We did a wedding for Colleen and Nick Brice at the Ocean Course in Kiawah Island. Colleen & Nick are native New Yorkers with a love for the South. They chose the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island for its stunning backdrop and ease of accommodations for all of their guests.  Colleen wanted to mix her “New York” style with Southern tradition so we used farm tables and x-back chairs to fulfill the rustic, Southern vibe and shades of blue and green with metallic décor to add a modern touch.  Northern elements met Southern tradition and it turned out perfectly.  It was a special day because we overcame weather, transformed their wishes into reality, and gave them an incredible wedding to celebrate with friends and family.

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What new and fun trends are you seeing for 2016?

Greenery!–This is very quickly becoming what Fox Events specializes in.  We love greening ceilings, chandeliers, mantles, and tablescapes any chance we get.

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Metallic colors—we are big fans of using metallics for our linens, votives, vases, and signage.  It adds the perfect amount of sparkle and glam without being to over the top.

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Eucalyptus—this goes along with our love for greenery, but we also love to mix it in with the bride’s bouquet.

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Foil-stamped stationary suite—we use gold foil in our logo so we are thrilled when the bride and groom love it just as much as we do.

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 How can a couple really personalize their reception and make it their own?

We have a lot of couples who love to personalize cocktail napkins, menu cards, dinner napkins, decorate with photos around the room, and even create a signature cocktail featuring their drink of choice.  In terms of the actual reception space, every couple has a style or vibe and its important to choose a color palate, flowers, furniture, music, etc. to represent that.

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What’s your best advice for saving on wedding expenses….without looking like you did?

Our advice is to spend money where it counts.  Spend the extra dollar on linens when having a seated dinner, spend more on the band when you know your guests will dance the night away, pay for the open bar if your friends will use it!  Make smart decisions when planning your night and your guests will be wowed from the moment they arrive to the moment they leave.

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