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, June 20, 2005

Custom Soaps Make Great Outdoor Wedding Favors

My outdoor wedding was nearly four years ago, but I just stumbled upon an oatmeal and honey-scented starfish soap bar that was a "bonus" included with the seashell soap favors I ordered from Monterey Bay Sea Foam. It still smells delicious. This Monterey, California, gourmet vegan kelp soap company now has an even larger line of wedding and shower favors in shapes and designs that just might fit your outdoor wedding theme. You'll find fall leaf soaps, daisy soaps, birdhouse soaps, celestial soaps, sandcastle soaps, and many, many more. Even more delightful, each soap is available in dozens of colors and scents, so you can truly customize your favors and give your guests something both beautiful and useful. Something else that really influenced my purchase was that the company donates a portion of profits to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

Monday, June 13, 2005

Elegant Ground Cover

You've probably thought a lot about what you'll wear for your outdoor wedding, but how will you dress up the ground? Consider these veranda mats from Soft Surroundings. They're designed to resemble Oriental rugs, but they're appropriate for outdoor use and can be washed off with a hose. Each 5'x8' outdoor rug is priced at $68 plus shipping, and you can choose from four color combinations.

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Outdoor Weddings in Key West

Key West, Florida, is an ideal location for outdoor weddings at the beach or on the water. This article from TripSmarter.com identifies some companies that specialize in helping couples plan Key West weddings. Most are happy to work with brides and grooms to customize their day. According to the article, Janice King of Island Weddings even helped a couple plan a nudist wedding on a pontoon boat!