How to have an awesome Outdoor wedding! | Houston Texas Wedding Tips!

Today is This couple’s TWO year anniversary and I said hey! Why not make an incredible anniversary blog! So were going to say a big Happy Anniversary to one of the weddings that took my business farther than I ever expected!

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Let’s talk outdoor weddings… Something we are either like yes! or HELL no. Personally…… as a nature OBSESSERRRRR, I say Hell YES!

Some awesome tips I can give as a photographer might be helpful in your decision of if you make the jump to have an outdoor wedding.

  • What time of year is your wedding? If you live in a hot climate state and you want to get married during the hottest months of the year…. maybe reconsider. OR you can provide some cute gifts on every chair like a fan, or awesome Disney misting machines (obviously a cheaper version) have them monogrammed and they get to keep them!

  • Do you have a lot of older family members coming? Sometimes wanting to get married is this field 1 mile away from your cousin’s mountain house might be a little difficult for grandma to join and enjoy.

  • Does your outdoor venue have a plan B. in case of rain, snow, whatever type of weather that could come?

    This is so important! to your decision of if you want to truck all these guests out to have a wedding in the rain. Maybe if you see bad weather in the forecast you can get some awesome umbrellas, clips for women’s dresses and say lets do this! rain or shine! And have a sheltered area for anyone who wants to watch from afar or not get dirty and can enjoy the party with you later!

Make sure your ceremony location is facing the right direction for pictures. As this can make or break your outdoor wedding. The sunsets in the west so if you have your back to the east, you won’t get that incredible sunset light during your ceremony, OR even worse you will be directly in the sunlight and your faces and wedding party will be completely blown out and uncomfortable. This wedding is an amazing example of incredible light during their sunset wedding.

Ask your photographer for advice on your timeline! Every photographer is different but something we have in common is shoooting a bunchhhh of weddings. We are here to help guide you with how much time you need what time you should have your ceremony to give you that awesome light and prioritize what is important to you!

And last but not least…. Do YOU WANT IT!

Is an outdoor wedding something you have always dreamed about? Then do it! That’s all it comes down to. :]


Venue: Swank Farms

Hair and makeup: DG Pro Muah

Event and Floral Designer: Justglam Events

Photographer: Rkm Photography

Caterer: Mississippi BBQ

Rentals: ECP Event rentals and Design



  1. Jessie Holloway
    Jessie Holloway
    February 7, 2023 at 8:05 pm

    I love the idea of getting your guests practical gifts for an outdoor wedding like fans and misters. I have a friend who wants to get married in the summer and he and his fiance have been wanting to have it outside because they love nature so it’ll be warm. We’ve been looking into finding a venue they like that’s outdoors and works with their style.

  2. Rebecca McCallum
    Rebecca McCallum
    February 20, 2023 at 8:26 pm

    I love that!!!! Honestly it’s always so pretty to have your wedding outside but man it’s hot 😆 these little ideas are super helpful tho! Cant wait to hear where they decide!

  3. Jessie Holloway
    Jessie Holloway
    March 14, 2023 at 9:21 pm

    I love how you point out to consider what kind of guests will be coming, I agree that you should plan for the older or younger guests. I have a friend getting married and he and his finance want it to be outdoors. They want to make sure the guests stay comfortable so they can stay throughout the day and since it’s outdoors bathrooms are not a given. We’ll have to look into finding a place we can rent portable toilets so we can ensure that doesn’t become a problem.

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