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

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Christina Aguilera's Outdoor Wedding in Napa

Pop singer Christina Aguilera married music executive Jordan Bratman over the weekend. If you're wondering where their lavish outdoor wedding celebration was held, it was the Staglin Family Vineyard in California's Napa Valley. The Star reported, "The wedding was outside in the back yard. After the ceremony, guests were led down a lit trail to the large tents for the reception."

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Outdoor Wedding? Register for Outdoor Gear

If you're planning an outdoor wedding because you adore the great outdoors, you may want to register for outdoor gear gifts. REI's Gift Registry makes it easy to register online for all of the equipment you'll need for a lifetime of outdoor adventure. Here's a feature I really like: you can take a peek at what other couples are choosing for their registries to give you some ideas.

Monday, November 14, 2005

A Presidential Setting for an Outdoor Wedding

Want to hold your outdoor wedding in an historic Virginia garden? The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library in Staunton, Virginia, located at the 28th president's birthplace, offers its 19th-century Manse Gardens and gazebo for outdoor celebrations for up to 100 guests. The Emily Pancake Smith Terrace can accommodate a 20'x30' tent for those who would also like to host their wedding reception on the grounds. To receive a copy of the facility's outdoor wedding brochure, or to schedule a visit to view the property, contact Maggie Ragon: (540) 885-0897 or mragon@woodrowwilson.org.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

The Well-Dressed Port-a-Potty

It's one of those dilemmas faced by many couples planning outdoor weddings. How do we provide our guests with adequate restroom facilities without detracting from the elegance of our event? ElizaJ is a company in Massachusetts that specializes in fine deliverable restrooms for catered outdoor events such as weddings. I was impressed by the photos on their Web site of the Solar Deluxe model. If you'll need to rent port-a-potties for your wedding, take a look. You'll see some great ideas for dressing up portable toilets with flowers and ribbons and for shielding them from view behind a pretty screen.