Outdoor wedding inspiration for your post-lockdown ceremony

Everything you need for a beautiful al fresco wedding

Chloe Best

Thousands of weddings are currently on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, and even once the UK emerges from lockdown we believe wedding days are going to be very different for a while. This may include smaller ceremonies, bridal face masks and more and more couples looking to host a wedding in their back garden.

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From beautiful outdoor decorations to bridal accessories and must-have lighting, here are a few ideas to get you started…

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Celebrity brides including Kim Kardashian and Hailey Bieber have all rocked personalised bridal jackets on their wedding day, and there's never been a better excuse to buy one than when hosting an outdoor ceremony or reception. This custom denim jacket is an ideal lighter alternative to leather for a summer wedding.


Personalised painted calligraphy bridal denim jacket, £135, Sadie Sadie at Not on the High Street


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Ensure you can continue your wedding celebrations after dark with this LED string lighting, which will look beautiful hung over the dining table for your outdoor reception.


LED solar lantern chain, £29, Not on the High Street


Whether you're getting married in your back garden or a lavish venue, a wedding arch helps to provide a focal point for your ceremony, and will provide a beautiful backdrop to your wedding photos.


Ginger Ray copper wedding arch, £64.99, Amazon


Set the scene with this rustic hessian 'Just Married' banner, a must-have wedding accessory that looks far more expensive than £6.


Just Married hessian banner, £6.45, Etsy


The British weather can be unpredictable, so a pack of umbrellas are important to have on hand should you experience a downpour on your big day.


4 pack clear dome umbrellas, £15.69, Amazon


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Just as you may experience rain on your wedding day, you may also find that your guests get a little chilly at your reception. This cute sign, reading 'To have and to hold in case you get cold', can be propped up next to a basket of blankets ready for your guests to use.


To Have and To Hold sign, £12, Amazon


Welcome your guests to your outdoor ceremony with these beautiful custom signs, featuring your choice of message and order of the day, which will also be a special keepsake you'll treasure long after the big day is over.


Pair of personalised cotton welcome wedding signs, £250, Smith & The Magpie at Not on the High Street


Create a beautiful and romantic outdoor wedding setup with this LED lights curtain, which could be hung on a wall or draped over a pergola as pictured here.


LED curtain lights, £22.99, Amazon


Especially relevant to anyone who's had to postpone their wedding during the coronavirus lockdown, this fabric sign is a reminder of everything you've been through to reach your special day.


Lockdown wedding sign, £12.99, Etsy


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While rain is always possible during a British summer wedding, so too is beautiful sunny weather. Put these paper hand fans on your guests' chairs to allow them to keep their cool throughout your ceremony, they're sure to be very grateful!


Droptel 10 x paper hand fan, £8.99, Amazon


Perfect to put at the entrance to your wedding, this illustrated wedding order of the day sign is an easy way to let your guests know what to expect and when.


Wedding timeline order of the day board, £110, Love Paper Co at Not on the High Street


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