Do you and your betrothed love the life of adventure? Would you rather spend your day in the snowy mountains or running waters than in town? If so, consider having a wedding that is an adventure and a wedding combined! Adventure Weddings are starting to grow in popularity, and for good reason! They are truly breathtaking! If this is something you’re wanting to do, you must ask Julie at Magnolia + Ember to photograph it! She is no stranger to unique wedding locations, like this amazing ceremony high in the Rocky Mountains, and you can be sure your photographs will capture your day in all of its glory! For some inspo on planning your very own adventurous ceremony, read our tips below!
1. Pick a Unique Venue
This is probably the most important step to planning your adventurous wedding ceremony! Consider a location that has some significance to you and your partner, one that the two of you have always wanted to visit, or one that you just knowwill look great in pictures! Weddings are like real estate; location is everything! However, if the location isn’t designated for weddings, you might need to call around beforehand to obtain permission.
2. Dress Accordingly
Since you’re having a unique wedding, you might as well wear a unique dress! Something like this gold sequined dress is definitely unexpected for a wedding, but that’s what makes it so great! The unexpectedness totally fits in with the unusual locale. But most importantly, consider the conditions on the way to and at your chosen location! If there’s a foot of snow, you might not want a strapless gown, and if you have to hike 5 miles, you might want to leave the stilettos at home.
3. Invite Your Loved Ones… Or Don’t
Of course you want your friends and family to share in your special day, but you have to consider how adventurous this ceremony is going to be; can grandma handle standing on that rope bridge suspended over a canyon? For those who physically can’t make it to your ceremony, it’s a good idea to have an easily accessible reception so that all of your loved ones can congratulate you and celebrate your marriage. Furthermore, some couples prefer a more personal ceremony as well, so if you were hoping to have that feeling of intimacy, it’s totally okay to not invite anyone (except your officiant and photographer!) to your ceremony and just ask them to all join you at a reception. Do what makes you happy!
4. Enjoy an Unforgettable Wedding!
Enjoy your day with the knowledge that your wedding is truly one of a kind! Having a wedding in an unusual locale may take some work, but it is definitely worth it in the end. You’ll have memories, and pictures, that will last a lifetime, and wedding unlike one your friends and family have ever seen! Not to mention, getting married while surrounded by the beauty and greatness of nature is just about the most romantic thing ever.
If you are a couple who loves the outdoors, having an adventure wedding may be more up your alley than the traditional wedding ceremony. Besides the fact that your wedding is totally unique and gorgeous, one of the most exciting things about an adventure wedding is the breathtaking photographs you get. If you want pictures that will make jaws drop, be sure to ask Julie from Magnolia + Ember to be in attendance at your adventure wedding!
Featured in the Fall 2017 Nashville Pink Bride Magazine
Photographer: Magnolia + Ember