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18 Timeless Tented Weddings to Inspire Your Outdoor Celebration

Photographer: PS Photography and Films | Planner: Premini Events | Design & Décor: Elegant Affairs

by Claire O’Sullivan, Content Marketing Manager

There is something oh-so glamorous and timeless about a tented wedding. From the gorgeous florals and ceiling installations to the romantic lighting variations, celebrating inside a tent while overlooking the beauties of nature is an incredibly romantic and elegant way to commemorate the joys of a wedding.

This glamorous outdoor tent wedding will knock you off your feet! The grandeur began with the bride arriving in a horse drawn carriage. An aisle aligned with beautiful spring florals lead to a giant tree draped in purple flowers where the bride and groom exchanged “I Dos.” Guests were then led to a night of luxury produced by Bliss Weddings & Events, Partytime – HDO Productions and Kehoe Designs. In the reception area, navy and white ceiling draping was suspended above the varying tables. Spectacular chandeliers and greenery hung above guests in the wedding tent as they dined at alternating navy and white tables topped with pink and green floral arrangements. A tremendous all-white dance floor, marked with the bride and groom’s initials, allowed for a night full of dancing to celebrate the newlyweds. A gorgeous white and navy striped wedding cake adorned with pink frosted flowers completed the color scheme for the night. Smaller tents, curtained in white with navy accents, invited guests to relax and mingle outside of the main reception. Candles lined a path for guests to follow back to the entrance as they wrapped up an evening full of dancing, glamor and love.

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This lavish outdoor tent wedding embraced the beautiful Santa Fe weather to celebrate the newlyweds. Thomas Bui Lifestyle created a gorgeous open tent draped with lightweight white fabric that swayed in the warm summer breeze. The crisp white palette continued throughout the space with white crystal chandeliers, white leather couches and bright white tablescapes. Floral arrangements featured rich purple hues from magenta to lavender to add pops of color to the chic wedding design. The airy white-draped wedding tent provided a space for guests to eat, drink and enjoy the gorgeous summer evening. Once the sun set, large candles were lit throughout the space, making the tent sparkle under the clear night sky. The overall design and décor presented a romantic and intimate environment to celebrate the married couple.

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Beachview Event Rentals and Design and Aisling Florals collaborated to make this tented soiree a southern affair to remember. This magnificent and tasteful wedding ranks among the largest tended weddings ever held in Sea Island. The seaside ceremony was held underneath a magnificent tidewater tent on the sandy Georgia beach with a beautiful oceanfront backdrop. This impressive tent smoothly blended into the clouds of the southern sky. Breathtaking florals were suspended from the canvas of white in the wedding tent, creating an enchanting atmosphere for all. After enjoying the romantic ceremony underneath this grand shelter, guests ventured to a luxurious clear span, glass tent. Partygoers were able to enjoy the stunning Georgia sky and sands through this transparent structure and were given the option to enjoy the breezy outdoors on a connected, open-air porch. Similar to the ceremony, beautiful florals hung from the ceiling at this outdoor tent wedding as guests danced the night away and celebrated the newlyweds.

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Starting off the morning with a bit of rain didn’t put a damper on this unforgettable wedding day! As the weather cleared to sunny skies and a mesmerizing rainbow, guests enjoyed the romantic ceremony of this outdoor tent wedding held at this beautiful Wisconsin home. What really made this wedding day special was the reception, which began underneath a fabulous tent and finished off on a boat! Five Grain Events and Fleur gave this interior designer bride exactly what she wanted and a night she would never forget. Guests welcomed the newlyweds underneath a grand white wedding tent adorned with hanging lights and golden fixtures attached with florals of green, pink and red, creating a beautifully intimate atmosphere. White and pink flowers arranged in gold vases were sporadically set throughout the room. Rustic tables and greenery gave this wedding the perfect lakeside feel. After guests enjoyed a delicious lake-inspired meal, the party was continued on the lake. Great live music and a multi-level dance floor kept this celebration going until sunrise making for a marvelous Lake Geneva wedding!

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LOLA Event Productions created a garden-inspired wedding day for this couple, allowing them to take a break from the fast-paced city lifestyle of Chicago. An intimate outdoor tent wedding ceremony, overlooking the arbor and dressed in white, pale pink and blue, kicked off this beautiful and romantic wedding. The couple exchanged “I Dos” underneath a magnificent altar of spotless white draping and overhanging florals. The reception was set beneath a tremendous white tent. White swag draping and sparkling chandeliers hung from the ceiling creating a starry night for guests as they enjoyed their evening. Crisp white linens made the soft pink and blue arrangements blossom. In the center of this impressive canvas lay a large, white dance floor for everyone to dance, mix and mingle all night long. Located just outside of the wedding tent, string lights and lounge seating allowed for guests to take a break and take in the beautiful evening. A heaven of white along with warm decor and sparkling chandeliers made this the most perfect celebration.

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This wedding brought luxury to the comfort of the bride and groom’s own Winnetka home. Following the ceremony, Reva Nathan & Associates and Kehoe Designs transformed the backyard into a vibrant wedding celebration. A path lined with assorted lanterns guided guests up to the glass tent. The glass walls and ceilings of the wedding tent allowed for the natural light to shine through, creating a romantic ambiance during the day and through the night. Wooden beams divided the panels of glass adding a rustic feel to the reception space. White linens were draped from the columns and natural wood and brass chandeliers hung from the ceiling. Pops of color were found in the elevated centerpieces of blue and white hydrangea, and pink, white and yellow roses were added to the earthy color palette to create a magical outdoor experience for all.

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The setting Mexico sun was a gorgeous backdrop for this romantic beach wedding. Loving all things beachy, the couple worked with Kate & Company to produce the ultimate Cancun beach wedding. Crisp white chairs and mercury lanterns kept the oceanside ceremony intimate. After exchanging vows, guests were ushered to the rooftop reception at the Hyatt Ziva Cancun. The view was breathtaking, as wedding guests had a 360 degree view of the ocean and the downtown Cancun strip. Kate & Company’s design team melded together the bride’s love of the beach and all things sparkly throughout the outdoor tent wedding reception space. The gold bubble chargers mimicked the feeling of ocean water and were topped with a blush round menu. The modern lounge furniture, with gold accent pillows, gave the guests the perfect place to hang after a long day in the sun. Vanessa Jaimes Floral Design perfectly captured the Cancun feel for the florals with the addition of the driftwood pieces, glass vases, and hanging candles. The mix of billowing drapes and linens on the various table shapes with layers of candlelight gave the entire wedding tent a dreamy feel for the evening festivities. Late night cultural touches like a cigar roller and fire dancers kept the guests engaged and entertained until the very last minute!

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This couple wanted to host their special day at their beautiful home with its exquisite gardens. With personal touches throughout the entire celebration, this outdoor tent wedding party seamlessly incorporated their home and the gardens with three food-themed tents (Sports, Pan Asian and Provence.) In the main tent, stunning chandeliers adorned in greenery were suspended from the ceiling. Velvet lounge furniture and mirrored tables provided a glamorous place for guests to mix and mingle. The couple, their families and friends were treated to a gorgeous evening in a fairytale environment complete with foods to match each of the themed tents. Executed by VKL Consulting Group and Kehoe Designs, this was truly a personalized celebration to remember.

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Nautical meets nature at this stunning seaside wedding in Rhode Island. Lush strung greenery lines the space and adds a lightness to the tented venue. Contrasted against the greenery are gold ornate light fixtures by Suzanne B. Lowell Lighting Design, offering a Moroccan-like aesthetic. As a nod to the adjacent ocean, blue hydrangeas and flatware decorated the tablescapes. We absolutely love the way the tent is centered above the wedding bar, making it easy for guests to navigate from drinks to the dance floor. Luxe nautical details glisten under romantic twinkling lights.

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This Montecito wedding planned by Percy Sales Events felt larger than life. The oceanside ceremony was tucked away in the rolling hills of California, allowing guests to explore the vineyard as they entered. Following the grand ceremony was a colorful coral reception from inside a sheer white tent. Rustic and vintage details filled the space including a dark, hardwood bar, wooden furniture and glowing candlesticks. But what really caught our eye about this California celebration was the bold and bright color palette. Coral linens by Luxe Linen covered each table, complemented by the lush floral centerpieces. Suspended above each table was a wreath of matching florals, creating a colorful ceiling display across the white tent backdrop.

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This tented Chicago wedding planned by North Shore Weddings & Events was all around romantic. We’re swooning over the ceremony held in the Rose Terrace of the Chicago Botanic Garden, which was then followed by a tented reception in the pavilion. The décor team at Ashland Addison Floral and Event Decor were inspired by the surrounding gardens, so there was no shortage of roses both red and pink. Blue and white china added the perfect tea party touch to the tablescapes. The rest of the design was kept simple with neutral linens and furniture, allowing for full attention on the natural landscape and florals.

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This wedding encouraged guests to enjoy the striking view overlooking the rolling Sonoma vineyards. This tent design offered the perfect amount of coverage and intimacy, without obstructing the gorgeous view. The beige and gold color palette was brought into elegant yet rustic elements including glittering linens by La Tavola Fine Linen, lush floral centerpieces, unique light fixtures by The Lux Productions, and rosy votives. The Italian-inspired menu matched the overall design by Marilyn Ambra Party Consultants, reminiscent of an Italian castle near the Mediterranean Sea.

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Leading into this rosy tented reception at the Hotel Bel-Air was a large scale spiral design created from hundreds of mini votive candles. The illuminated trail made way into the tent space, where the ceiling alternated between draping and clear materials looking out into the sky. Serving as the focal point of the space and head table backdrop is a graphic design of pink roses, the overall theme of this romantic wedding. Bouquets of matching roses lined the long tables filling the tent. Iron chandeliers were covered in simple greenery and added a moody glow to the space as captured by Roey Yohai Studios.

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We are loving the pastel palette at this Colorado wedding. Blue and white sheer linens come together in the tent design. Adding a touch of color to the draping transforms the space into a dreamy wonderland. Another ethereal element is the suspended garden by Pink Monkey Solutions which floats above the dance floor and gives a feeling of lightness. The floral installation is complemented by crystal chandeliers and white, towering treelike centerpieces on each table.

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This vibrant, hoop-shaped mandap composed of stunning red and pink florals truly takes our breath away. Lush greenery surrounds the florals, as well as lines the wedding aisle with complementing florals of red, pink and coral. The natural décor by Elegant Affairs looks so effortless against a raw tent with ropelike seams and exposed wooden beams. Glowing candles lined the aisle offering a romantic glow as the newlyweds enter and exit the ceremony. Following the colorful ceremony, wedding guests filled another tent for the reception, this time with a clear ceiling allowing for a starlit night.

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A pond and forest of trees fit into this tented wedding, transporting guests to a secret garden getaway. This tented space truly created a transformative environment, strategically separating the dining space, dance floor, and mingling areas with rows of trees. Lush greenery donned every element, from the suspended lantern light installations to the pond sculptures. White and blush florals added just the right amount of color to the enchanting emerald environment which Andrew Weeks Photography captured beautifully.

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A custom-made chandelier centered the tented space at this wedding planned by Birch Design Studio. Created from hundreds of branches and crystal clusters, this installation immediately grabs your attention as it twinkles in the illuminated setting. The event’s lighting changed throughout the evening, emitting bold greens and blues then later transforming into a soft candlelit glow. The frost-like design of the chandelier was beautifully contrasted with colorful florals by The Flower Firm centered on each table. Lush bushel-like greenery framed the tent, also illuminated with colorful lights.

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