I am so excited to share these images because these are some of my favourite weddings as well. Outdoor wedding ceremonies are certainly a gamble in England (or anywhere else really) but when you brave the fear of unpredictable weather, magic happens. The trees, the wind, the birds singing around you, all make for a wedding one can only dream of.
In the past few years we’ve shot weddings in so many different locations but probably my favourite memories are the outdoor wedding ceremonies.
From being surrounded by blueberry bushes to tall pine trees or the most stunning flower arches, here’s my list of our favourite outdoor wedding ceremonies to date. In no particular order:
Plas Dinam Country House Outdoor Wedding Ceremony
This Spring we had the privilege to shoot a wedding in Wales, at Plas Dinam Country House. Whilst there was heavy rain in the rest of England , we had the perfect weather for an outdoor wedding ceremony in Wales! It was unreal and some incredible vendors were all in one place! The bride wore a bohemian Grace Loves Lace wedding dress and Sasha from Sassflower did this gorgeous flower arch I still swoon about! You can check the entire gallery from their Plas Dinam Countryside wedding on our blog!
Northumberland Elopement Outdoor Wedding Ceremony
We shot this wedding few years back. I still remember this Northumberland elopement like it was yesterday, though! One of the most amazing backdrops for their outdoor wedding ceremony, the Northumberland region, borderline with Scotland, was an absolute dream. It was windy, but boy, it was beautiful! No decorations were needed because the famous Drake stone was standing as their witness. The most beautiful and happy bride wore such a simple yet stunning wedding dress by Charlie Brear from London. A Viking poem opened this magical ceremony… You should really take a minute to see the entire Northumberland elopement on our blog! It’s one of my absolute favourite moments ever! Not because of the blueberries, I promise!
New Forest Outdoor Wedding Ceremony
I will tell you a secret – I had no idea who would be present at this wedding in New Forest or who the bride and groom were. But when you get into a room and pretty much everyone looks so familiar, you know you’re in for a surprise. Actors, musicians everywhere and the awesome Dire Straits band who kept everyone dancing all night long! A very eccentric and creative bunch of people have planned for this unique outdoor wedding ceremony. The bride wore a custom wedding dress that surely wowed everyone present. If you are curious who else was at this wedding and who the bridesmaids were, you might want to check this New Forest wedding on our blog.
Outdoor Wedding Ceremony in Surrey Forest
Sweet and romantic, this is how I would best describe their outdoor wedding ceremony in a forest in Surrey. Exactly like the couple. For her petite figure, the bride wore a Erin Fetherston wedding dress. She looked incredible surrounded by the forest they actually call home. The wedding reception was held at the Wanborough Great Barn but if you’d like to see more of this bohemian style wedding, you should check the full story on our blog.
Private Property Outdoor Wedding Ceremony in Oxfordshire
One of the rare occasions when we shot a friend’s wedding, this outdoor wedding ceremony is very very dear to us! It was all planed on a private property. Seeing so many people worshiping together and witnessing their love was such a joy. I could not have been more excited to be shooting alongside Deborah Grace Photography! I will forever remember beautiful Sophie, wearing a stunning wedding dress, playing the ukulele for her groom. Please, do scroll through the entire Oxfordshire wedding on our blog, it’s a beauty! There’s some of my absolute favourite wedding portraits I ever did!
Chateau du Croisillat France Outdoor Wedding Ceremony
Only a few months after Abel was born, we had a France wedding booked. We packed everyone and headed for Toulouse, to this Chateau du Croisillat wedding in the South of France. A Jewish – French union on French soil was the perfect occasion for celebration. The bride, wearing a gorgeous lace Catherine Dean wedding dress, made hundreds of paper cranes to use throughout the property. Their outdoor wedding ceremony was intimate and so beautiful, with tall trees forming a corridor behind them. You really want to see more of this crazy destination wedding in France , believe me. Michael Jackson may have made an appearance.
Scotland Forest Outdoor Wedding Ceremony
Ah, we had been waiting for this Scotland wedding to happen for the entire year! An Australian party to last for three days on the coast of Scotland, with a pine forest outdoor wedding ceremony, this was maybe my favourite to date. The weather was so perfect and I was over the moon they could actually have the option for an outdoor wedding ceremony at Harvest Moon Holidays! Amy wore a gorgeous Wear Your Love ethical wedding dress and their entire celebration was one for the books! I can not wait to share the entire wedding on the blog!
Outdoor Wedding Ceremony for a Santorini Wedding in Greece
Few years back I would have never believed that we’d get to shoot a destination wedding in Santorini! But when this outdoor wedding ceremony happened, I was lost for words! And that rarely happens.. With the most epic backdrop of the sea and the cliffs, Venetsanos Winery is an incredible wedding venue in Santorini! This couple came all the way from England to get married! The gorgeous bride, wearing a Grace Loves Lace boho wedding dress planned everything so perfectly for their outdoor wedding ceremony in Santorini! She also booked some of the best wedding vendors possible! Weddings Whimsy Santorini did the wooden triangle that looked so perfect! Obviously, together with stunning wedding flowers by Betty Flowers Santorini. If you’re considering a destination wedding or elopement, you might want to see this entire wedding from Venetsanos Winery!
Coombe Lodge Blagdon Outdoor Wedding Ceremony
This gorgeous day at Coombe Lodge Blagdon oozes style. When there’s good weather in Spring and you have the option for an outdoor wedding ceremony, you got the perfect combo. You don’t need long to understand why everyone loved this wedding. If you’re looking for a place just a bit outside Bristol and want to have a wedding day to remember, you need to check out this place. You’re welcome.
Pergola Gardens London Outdoor Wedding Ceremony
Last but by no means least, we also shot an outdoor wedding ceremony in London, believe it or not! Pergola Gardens has always been one of our favourite locations to shoot and visit in London and it’s on our list of London’s hidden gems! When we were told the outdoor wedding ceremony was feld at Pergola Gardens I could hardly wait! The weather was absolutely perfect and sunny, so I’m thrilled to share the Pergola Gardens wedding in London on our list of top 10 favourite outdoor wedding ceremonies to date!
All photos taken by Cotswolds based wedding photographers, Green Antlers Photography. We’re so delighted with all the collaborations we had with such fantastic vendors along the years and for everything that’s to come!
If you’re looking for some wedding planning ideas now that we’ve convinced you to have an outdoor wedding ceremony, we’ve got a wonderful article on our blog just for you! Hope you found this article useful!
Hey, we’re Diana & Sam!
We are a photographer husband and wife team based in the beautiful Cotswolds area. We love the outdoors and shoot primarily non – traditional barn weddings and elopements for the adventurous wild at heart couple. We help remove the stress and pressure from your wedding day and do our best to make you feel at ease and extremely relaxed in front of the camera, so you will dearly remember your experience. We are also founders of Mad Hat Photo Booth, a wedding and events photo booth hire!