Outdoor Wedding Blog

Outdoor Wedding Blog: Ideas, news, tips and resources for brides and grooms planning outdoor weddings, from Kim Knox Beckius, author of "The Everything Outdoor Wedding Book." Visit Kim's Outdoor Wedding Web Site: outdoorweddingguide.com

Monday, January 31, 2005

Marry Me & Ski For Free

Loveland Ski WeddingAn outdoor wedding on a snowy mountaintop isn't for everyone, but if you and the one you adore are avid skiers, then you should know about the 14th Annual Marry Me & Ski For Free Mountaintop Wedding Ceremony scheduled for Valentine's Day, February 14, at noon at Colorado's Loveland Ski Area. You can pre-register online or register the morning of the event to wed or to renew your vows in the 30-minute mass wedding. The 12-minute chairlift ride to the summit will give you ample time to be sure you've made the right decision. There is no transportation down the mountain, so you'll have to ski off into your happily ever after together. Questions? Call (303) 571-5580, ext. 141. (Media photo provided by Loveland Ski Area.)

Saturday, January 29, 2005

Win a Dream Wedding in Washington

Dreaming of an outdoor wedding in Washington State? Then get thee to the Port Gamble Pavilion in Port Gamble, Washington, on February 12. Port Gamble is a 120-acre National Historic Landmark with wonderful facilities for outdoor weddings, and on February 12, you'll not only have an opportunity to explore the property, you'll have a chance to win a $30,000 dream wedding in Port Gamble.

Friday, January 28, 2005

Tales of The Good, The Bad and The Funny

"The Hook," a magazine published in Charlottesville, Virginia, is featuring weddings in its current issue. Of particular interest is this article, "What a day... Newlyweds reflect on the good, the bad, and the funny," in which brides and grooms recall some wedding mishaps. What does an outdoor bride do when a hurricane is headed her way? If you're planning an outdoor wedding during hurricane season, be sure to read Emily Umberger's tips in the article's first wedding story.

Thursday, January 27, 2005

Weddings Under Glass

For couples who dream of a beach wedding but feel apprehensive about the possibility of inclement weather, the Seaside Wedding Chapel at Shangri-La's Fijian Resort may just be the solution. With glass walls and ceiling, the chapel offers all of the views without all of the worries. Shangri-La's Fijian Resort will be an even more appealing wedding destination later this year after completion of a major renovation that will add a spa and a ballroom with seating for 500.

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Say "I Do" Outdoors... Again!

On Valentine's Day (Monday, February 14, 2005), 18 Outrigger hotels and resorts in Hawaii, Tahiti, Fiji, Australia, New Zealand and Guam will offer free vow renewal ceremonies for guests. Most of these celebrations will take place in scenic outdoor locations, so if you want to "relive" your outdoor nuptials, or if you didn't have the outdoor wedding you dreamed of the first time around, make your reservations at any of the participating Outrigger properties and sign up to participate in the ceremony by February 12.

If you're researching potential outdoor wedding destinations, you might also want to browse the list of Outrigger resorts, as many offer spectacular outdoor settings for brides and grooms tying the knot for the first time, too.

Tuesday, January 25, 2005


If you are contemplating or already planning your outdoor wedding, then first and foremost--congratulations!

I've spent the last year researching and writing about outdoor weddings, and now I've created this blog to share ideas, tips and inspiration with you as you prepare for your special day in the great outdoors. Whether you are planning a destination wedding in an exotic locale or heading no further than your own backyard, I hope you will find this an ongoing source of information and support. Wishing you love, happiness and a spectacular wedding day!