5 of Our Favorite Picnic Weddings to Inspire Your Summer Soirée

June 28, 2016 | Junebug Weddings

picnic wedding inspiration

With the Fourth of July just around the corner, relaxed summer shindigs are on our mind. There’s really no celebrating summertime like a picnic wedding in the lawn of your favorite venue (or even in your own backyard!). Luckily for you, we’ve featured some fabulous picnic weddings here on Junebug. Today we’re rounding up five of our favorites to inspire your own summer soirée! Look no further for what to pack in your picnic basket and how to style the ground seating at your picnic-style ceremony or reception.

1. A Parisian-inspired picnic wedding in Victoria, British Columbia

Guests lounged on vintage quilts as Marissa and Lauren said “I do” beneath a tree outside St. Ann’s Academy. Each blanket shared a picnic basket filled with baguettes, jam, and assorted treats to enjoy. The pastel bunting is the icing on the cake in this DIY celebration!

Paris Inspired Picnic Wedding images: Nordica Photography with Brian Van Wyk, venue: St. Ann’s Academy, rentals: House of Savoy; see the rest of Marissa and Lauren’s vintage-inspired wedding here!

2. An intimate Portuguese picnic elopement on the lawn

After exchanging vows inside the insanely beautiful Monserrate Palace, Diane and Jason popped a bottle of champagne on the lawn atop a couple of blankets. The newlyweds fed each other bites of chocolate cupcakes and shared their first dance right there next to the romantic picnic display. We love how the setup was accented with vintage luggage and a few pillows!

Sinta Portugal Picnic Wedding images: Jesus Caballero Photography, event planning: Something Borrowed, venue: Monserrate Palace; see the rest of Diane and Jason’s Portuguese elopement here!

3. A mid-century inspired picnic wedding at the Madonna Inn

If a retro aesthetic is your cup of tea, Valerie and Erik’s mid-century inspired wedding at the Madonna Inn is perfect for you! With an abundance of vintage prints and vibrant colors, the newlyweds and their guests celebrated in the California sunshine with a delightful picnic reception.

Retro California Picnic Wedding images: Michelle Roller, venue: Madonna Inn, rentals: Ruby Rose; see the rest of Valerie and Erik’s retro California wedding here!

4. A cozy and natural picnic elopement in Anchorage, Alaska

Do you and your love consider yourselves to be the rugged type? You might consider eloping in Anchorage, Alaska after seeing this gorgeous inspiration shoot! A wicker picnic basket, a cozy throw blanket, and a couple of slices of pie are all you need to celebrate deciding to spend forever together.

Anchorage Alaska Picnic Wedding images and flowers: Grace Adams Photography, event design: Lauren Parker Photography; see the rest of this Alaskan elopement inspiration here!

5. A whimsically colorful picnic wedding in Slovenia

“Take a blanket & pick a spot,” reads a small chalkboard sign at this whimsical Slovenia picnic wedding! Polka dots, bunting, and fresh ranunculus set the scene for a colorful soirée in the sand. A wooden palate makes the perfect picnic table when surrounded with pillows for comfortable floor seating!

Slovenia Colorful Picnic Wedding images: Nastja Kovacec Photography, cake: Petelinskov, rentals: Trgovina Porocna Dekoracija; see the rest of this whimsical Slovenian wedding inspiration here!

Does a picnic wedding interest you more if it takes place by the beach? Then you’ve got to check out these 27 wedding decor ideas for your beach wedding!


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