Intimate Outdoor Party

With the rain lashing down outside, I can’t help daydreaming about alfresco dining. There’s nothing nicer than enjoying a long english summer evening with food, friends and family.

If you are looking for some inspiration for a simple outdoor get together this summer, or you’re planning an intimate wedding reception or you just want to dream a little, take a look at these images, hopefully they will inspire.

wedding reception ideas - intimate outdoor wedding

wedding reception ideas - intimate outdoor wedding

These beautiful images are from a first anniversary dinner party organised by Amarology Wedding. The photos are shot by Jill Thomas. I love the setting in the orange groves.

wedding reception ideas - intimate outdoor wedding picnic style

This picnic style gathering, set against the backdrop of the evening haze is wonderful, and would make for an incredible intimate wedding reception.

Image Credit: Style Files

wedding reception ideas - intimate outdoor wedding

wedding reception ideas - intimate outdoor wedding

Event design by Styled Creative for Red Balloon PR. Photos by Nicole Polk Photography via Style Me Pretty.

Wedding reception ideas - intimate outdoor wedding in an olive grove

The Cantina lights with the simple hanging lanterns between the trees of the Olive Grove make for a relaxed yet romantic setting. The white tablecloths and chairs keep it elegant, and the pop of brightly coloured flowers adds a touch of fun.

Image via 100 Layer Cake photography by Jackie Wonders

wedding reception ideas - intimate outdoor wedding picnic style

I love this relaxed picnic style wedding reception. Set under a huge tree, with lights like stars, colourful tablelinen and blankets, candles and beautiful flowers, guests can all enjoy this intimate occasion.

Image Credit: Extremely talented photographer Tec Petaja

With a little imagination these ideas could be adapted for a country marquee, barn or garden wedding, or if you were hosting a bridesmaid lunch or dinner with friends. The care and attention taken over each table does make the event feel more original and personal.

Now I just need it to get a little bit warmer before I venture outside for dinner.

 

Categories: Food & Drink / Reception
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  1. Wowee. Yeah, that’s how you do it. The cantina setting is incredible :)

    • Lucy said:

      I know, isn’t it wonderful!
      Really enjoying your pictures by the way Oli!

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