This is the fourth part of a series on outdoor wedding venue and photography ideas. Be sure to head over and check out the first three parts to get as many ideas and inspirations as you can.
Many couples are now choosing to have their wedding outdoors or in a covered outdoor area. Barns, parks, and historic places all over the world are open for reservation and make amazing locations for those looking to get married outside. You can even choose local points near you that played a meaningful part in your relationship.
Some couples go with family owned outdoor areas, like fields, large properties, or woods. Others choose exotic locations like beaches or tropical resorts. It doesn’t matter what time of year you choose to get married, you’ll find a venue that fits just right.
Because outdoor weddings are becoming so popular, be sure to start your search sooner rather than later, and make reservations as soon as your sure you’ve found the right spot. This will give you plenty of time to plan decorations, brainstorm how to use the land as props or backdrops, and choose locations for portraits.
Check out these incredible outdoor wedding photos and let your creativity take over.
Gallery Wedding Photo Sessions – range from 151 to 200 photos out of 200
151. This relaxed beach scene takes place on soft green grasses, keeping the dress from being stained or smudged. The bride’s gown has a beautiful ruffled skirt that sits nicely and a unique bodice. Her pale pink bouquet is a soft touch, accenting the flowers in her hair.
152. For those who have horses, using one in your outdoor wedding can be a great touch. This bride sits atop her brown and white horse with tall dry grass around her and green trees behind. Her dress is simple, with a V-neck and spaghetti straps, and she has kept her hair down and natural.
153. This quaint bridge with tall reeds in the background is the perfect spot for portraits. You could choose to pose standing, or do what this couple is doing and sit down. The bride is sitting on the groom’s lap, making a fun picture with romantic interaction. Her dress has a straight neckline and textured skirt.
154. A bright meadow can make a dreamy location for wedding photos. This bride has crouched down so that the focal point is her face. Her natural falling curls are a pretty hairstyle, and you can just make our the lacy straps and bodice of her dress.
155. The sunset on this rocky beach is stunning, highlighting the bride’s silhouette. Her princess gown has a tight-fitting bodice with a bell skirt coming out at the hips. She has embraced the princess idea with a pretty crown in her hair.
156. The ruddy browns and greens in the background of this image really make the bride pop. Her white gown shines and takes up most of the picture. You can see her dress has accenting beadwork underneath the breast-line, and her long dangling earrings stand out against her straight hair.
157. Beach weddings are fun because you can pose in many different types of areas. This bride has chosen to pose in the rushing water, making a fun image. The pink sky from the setting sun is a soft touch. Her dress is untraditional, very flowing, and with black leather straps instead of fabric to hold it in place.
158. This beach scene involves a beautiful stone patio. The bride poses against the backdrop of the ocean in a casual manner. Her low V-neck dress comes all the way up to thick sleeves with lacy sheer fabric down the arm. Her hair is in simple waves, leaving it feeling very natural.
159. An amazing castle nestled in a rocky cliff face makes for quite the wedding photo backdrop. The bride stands along a wooden fence with the sun hitting her front and accentuating a form fitting dress with a low neckline. The flowing skirt goes well with the natural setting.
160. A beautiful lake with snowy mountains in the background keeps this destination wedding looking classy and unique, The bride and groom stand out on a pier against the backdrop of forested hills. The groom is in a classy tuxedo and the bride is wearing an elegant gown that is cinched at the waist with full sleeves.
161. The calm scene here is of a sloping lawn and drooping willow trees. It provides romantic cover for the couple. The bride is wearing a short lacy gown and is barefoot, making it seem very laid back and natural. Her bouquet features white flowers with pops of color.
162. This bride stands before a reflective lake. She is holding up her flowing veil to catch the wind, creating a breathtaking look. Her hair is pulled back and looks very classy. Her wedding dress is lace with a thick crème ribbon around her waist.
162. The colors of the fallen leaves really make this image stand out. The bride dress has a Sabrina illusion neckline with long lace sleeves. The skirt falls simply at the side without flaring out, and looks very regal and elegant.
163. Posing on stone steps or areas gives a great color contrast for white gowns. This stone area has moss, adding a natural green hue to the scene. The bride poses dramatically with the groom holding her bouquet in the background. Her gown is short, showing crème high heels that add a nice color to her outfit.
164. Hilltop scenes allow for everything in the background to drop out of focus and put you in the center. This bride stands tall in the sunlight, showing off her simple gown with a sweetheart neckline. Her glove really add a classy detail to the overall image. The bright flowers of her bouquet stand out well against the scene.
165. Nighttime scenes can be hard to shoot for lack of light, which is why posing against a city and using the lights of the town can be a good idea. This bride stands out in her bright white gown with a large ruffled skirt. Her veil is billowy and attention grabbing.
166. Going for a fairytale wedding with cute decorations and excellent light means utilizing drooping props and things that play with the wind. This bride has done just that, and is standing next to a beautiful tree with large cutout butterflies hanging down besider her. The colors of her bouquet and crown match the props, tying it all together.
167. This elegant structure is grand and a great place for portraits of ceremonies. The couple has chosen to be placed in a larger frame, allowing the building to really stand out. The groom is wearing a nice navy blue, complimenting the stone colors of the building. The bride is in a beautiful white princess gown with flowing skirt.
168. With a background of natural browns and greens and textures of bark and leaves, this bride looks wonderful in her white with a hint of pink. Her gown has a straight neckline and textured bodice, while the skirt flairs out at the hips, underneath the pink sash.
169. Here is a beautiful and sunny desert beach scene, complete with natural reds and tans. The bride is embracing the wind and letting her veil and skirt flow in the breeze. The pink of her sash compliments the warm tones of the overall image.
170. Outdoor images don’t just have to be of trees and flowers. This bride is utilizing the prop of a wagon filled with fresh flowers. It brings a new element to the image and makes it very interesting to look at. She is holding her skirt out, which gives the picture an innocent feeling.
171. This beautiful building is full of complimentary colors of red and green. With the bride sitting alongside the brick wall, it almost feels like you are looking at an elegant farm hand. She has ingeniously incorporated elements that are probably personal, like the spindle, boots, and mixing bowl.
172. A sunny glad spotted with trees gives an excellent setting that feels relaxed and personal. This bride poses, looking away from the camera, showing off her lacy gown and sweetheart neckline. Her hair is kept down in natural curls with a white flower to go along with the dress.
173. A dramatic wedding dress calls for a dramatic scene. This large brick building, and the angle the photography has used to photograph it, really makes the dress pop out. The bride is wearing an untraditional gown with an incredibly long skirt. A vibrant silky blue extends from the waist down the middle.
173. Here the bride is standing against so much red that the blue of her skirt and the white of the dress contrast very nicely. She has thrown her hands up and let the photographer get an image of her falling skirt.
174. Reflections are always a wonderful element to incorporate into pictures as they add depth and character. This bride poses on stone steps right beside water. Her reflection captures her beautiful gown and lacy train.
175. Some ocean views hold such a breathtaking blue that to not use the color as a backdrop is almost a shame. This bride stands in front of a brilliant scene, overlooking a small gathering of buildings. Her white dress really pops out against the color, and the shortness of it seems very fitting for such a warm area.
176. Having a wedding in a garden area can be a great place if you’re looking for a unique setting suitable for your personality. This bride stands amidst flowers and a well groomed lawn. Her gown has a full skirt and tight bodice, and her hair is full, curly, and filled with flowers.
177. This icy scene is unique and a great place for using bold colors to pop out. The gown this bride is wearing has an incredible ruffled skirt with three layers and a deep red bodice with a Dutch pattern. Her sleeves are off the shoulder, adding drama to the image.
178. A simple lawn can be easily used as a place for wedding pictures. The green grass and well kept pine trees in this image sit nicely behind the bride. She is wearing a gown with a straight neckling and lacy texture. She has short gloves on that add a bit of class.
179. A very regal mansion or facility makes for a wedding that has a royal appeal. This property has a humongous house and beautiful lawn. The bride and groom pose together, the groom wearing a classic black tux with white vest. The bride has on a stunning gown with a straight neckline and flowing, ruffled skirt.
180. Low stone walls are great places to sit on, stand next to, or have simply in the backdrop. Here, the bride has chosen to sit, looking happily at her new wedding band. The bodice of her gown has beautiful beadwork and an off-shoulder top. Pretty pearled jewelry pairs well with the outfit.
181. When wind can play a part in your portrait, make sure to use it. This couple stands atop a magnificent outlook over the ocean. The ocean breeze is moving the bride’s hair and gown in a lovely way. Whimsical straps float on the breeze as the groom stands with his back to the view, facing his bride.
182. In this scene, rows of large, old trees shadow a stunning lane. The bride here is simple standing with her back to the camera, showing off her high-backed and long-sleeved billowy gown. The dress seems antique, just like the coloring of the image and feel of the scene.
183. This overhanging rock juts out at a neat angle. The bride is wearing a princess gown with large flaring tulle skirt and straight neckline. Her bouquet is bright pinks and subtle oranges, and her hair is kept down and naturally wavy.
184. The texture of this rocky cliff face is excellent against the smooth appearance of the bride and groom. The groom is wearing a traditional tuxedo, and the bride is in an eye-catching white gown. Both are looking over the water.
185. This is an excellent shot that utilizes an amazing view and soft breeze. The wind catches the bride’s hair and her splayed out train is a great soft touch. The groom has taken off his suitcoat to make a more relaxed and familiar feel.
186. In this soft image, the bride has come behind the groom and gives a romantic embrace. Having both the bride and groom look in different directions, yet be interacting through touch, gives a very romantic feel to the image. The backdrop, too, is stunning and great for more contemplative pictures.
187. Here, you can see the bride has utilized the fresh colorful flowers by adding a crown. This brings in a lovely natural element to her outfit. The bride and groom are sharing the bouquet and interacting that way. Behind them, the deep blue of the lake and the beginning of Fall colors adds great contrast.
188. The whole bridal party has fit into this scene, and the colors of the bridesmaids’ dress and the groomsmen’s bowties pair perfectly with the bride’s bouquet. The leaves on the trees behind them are changing colors, adding a very real and natural touch to the image.
189. This classy brick wall provides the red contrast to the green shrubbery and trees. The bride and groom look toward the camera. The bride dress has a straight neckline and textured bodice. The skirt changes it up with fun ruffles.
190. A wall of ivy is always a fun thing to use as a backdrop or prop. The bride and groom here are nestled together under a cute umbrella. The bride is giving a nice side-shot, highlighting the natural waistline and pretty ribbon on the dress.
191. This beautiful fall walkway is littered with leaves and full of texture and vibrancy. The bride is stunning in her lace gown and perfectly formed train. The back of the dress buttons up into a high back and neckline with sheer fabric at the top. Her hair is pulled back into a regal bun and she has incorporated red roses into her bouquet.
192. Outdoor greenhouses or covered areas full of potted plants are fun ways to be in a controlled environment with plenty of life. This picture is full of things to look at, yet the bride and groom remain center. The red in the bouquet and tie compliment the potted plants, and her white gown shines in the natural colors.
193. This beachside wedding is in a pretty park with a pier and water scene behind them. The dress trails out behind her as she leans into her groom, and he has on a black vest and sunglasses to keep it casual and relaxed.
194. The old logs used as a fence line here provide a quaint feel and natural setting. The bride and groom are holding each other, looking away from the camera. The bride is wearing an asymmetric gown with flowers over the shoulder. The colors of her bouquet and gown are pretty pastels that work well with the soft light in the image.
195. When taking portraits in a flat environment, like this one, it can be fun to add an extra element or prop. This couple stands beside a water way and poses with an old vehicle. His straight tie makes it feel like it’s right out of an old movie.
196. This beautifully forested scene is full of deep reds, browns, and greens. The bride and groom compliment it nicely by incorporating navy blue into the suit and bouquet. The bride’s dress has a stunning square illusion neckline and silky skirt, pairing very well with the textured background.
197. Large trees are a great place to put in a playful element by making it seem like the bride is bashfully hiding from the groom. The bride here, in her mermaid style gown, stands smiling at the groom, who is out of focus in the forefront. The bright greens and moss covered bark give a wonderful natural vibe.
198. Winter weddings usually mean you need some layers to stay warm. This bride has used a beautiful fur overcoat to cover her arms. It allows her to still showcase the gown and give a fun 20’s feel with a small veil covering the top of her head. The sheer whiteness goes well with any snow covering.
199. Posing against a backdrop of the ocean can be a very dramatic and romantic image. This bride stands slightly facing the camera. Her gown is a beautiful ivory color with off shoulder sleeves and a straight neckline.
200. Rocky bluffs come out of the water in this neat background. The bride and groom seem like they don’t even know they are being photographed. Her form fitting lace gown is very elegant against the rocky texture, and her tulle veil flows well in the breeze.