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Sep 03

Wedding PINspiration – Fun ideas to add outdoor aspects to your wedding

Posted on September 3, 2015 at 2:51 PM by Danielle Nelson

Tennis at the weddingThe rain is gone, the weather is finally warming up and summer has decided to make its long awaited appearance in Southlake! Feeling inspired by all this beautiful weather, I took to Pinterest to find and share some fun outdoor wedding ideas.

  • Food Truck Catering  - Why settle for one cuisine when you can have four at your wedding reception? Food trucks are all the rage now, with choices ranging from Texas BBQ to vegan & everything in between - the sky is truly the limit. You can even have a food truck arrive at your  reception just in time with late-night snacks. Gourmet donuts or popsicles at the end of a warm night filled with cocktails and dancing will surely satisfy all your guests. And great news for you, The Marq Southlake has food truck parking already built into the promenade outside our Ballroom!
  • Lawn Games  - I absolutely love the thought of setting up games on a lawn or patio for your guests to keep them engaged during cocktail hour while you’re busy taking pictures. Lawn games are also great for keeping the kiddos occupied and not causing a ruckus during the reception. My favorite ideas are life-size versions of Chess, Dominos, Jenga, Tic-Tac-Toe and Bowling.  And of course the traditional backyard games like Ring Toss, Corn hole, Badminton, Horseshoes, Bocce and Croquet are always fun options too! Another great idea, is to create fun signs detailing all of the games and rules for your guests.
  • Favors – Gift your guests with outdoor appropriate favors that they will actually use. How about setting out pairs of sunglasses with a clever sign that says "Don’t be blinded by our love" or mini bottles of mosquito repellant adorned with "Be smitten, not bitten" tags? Sunscreen for daytime weddings, s’mores kits for the evening by our fire pit, fans to keep cool or bubbles for the younger guests would all make great additions to your outdoor infused wedding. 

For more outdoor wedding PINspriation please visit The Marq Southlake’s Pinterest, and be inspired!