As we get deeper into the belly of April and approach the temperate winds of May, nearlyweds everywhere are counting their blessings. Not only are outdoor weddings making a comeback in 2011, but those with spring or summer ceremonies are more likely to take full advantage of this happy trend.
"The raw, minimal backdrop of an outdoor setting leaves room for personalization and customization," OneWed.com explains. "Lakeside venues, vineyard locations and spaces situated alongside sprawling mountains will dominate, and they'll be spruced up with personalized touches that represent the bride and groom."
Criss cross ribbed lanterns would never detract from an indoor reception space, but they're made to shine on leafy boughs outside. And no matter how much you trust the weatherman, setting up a tent can work entirely in your favor, especially when you spruce it up with pre-made wedding bows and garlands of pretty flowers.
If you need any further inspiration, read up on Reese Witherspoon's recent outdoor extravaganza. Her tasteful use of country home-inspired decor has just about branded her as the current queen of the rustic-chic wedding, which goes to show that you can be perfectly lavish with Mason jar centerpieces.