A Picnic Wedding

Adam and I are discussing the possibility of having a picnic wedding. There are so many benefits to it – the gorgeous outdoor setting, the casual atmosphere, the chance to serve fancier versions of classic picnic foods…the more I think about it, the more I love this idea. A simple wedding is pretty high on my priority list.

But how to keep it from being overly simple? After all, a picnic is pretty easy to pack. Toss some yummies into a cooler and head out the door. Easy and fun, but not exactly elegant, and definitely not wedding-y. But here are three easy ideas to turn a simple picnic into something beautiful and memorable:

BEAUTIFUL BASKETS

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think “picnic”? The basket, of course! Baskets (or pails, if you prefer) can be bought in bulk for cheap, then dressed up with things like ribbons, flowers, and other decorative items can look adorable. Put a pretty linen in the basket and you’re set!

PRETTY BLANKETS

Select a color you love and see if you can find different patterns of fabric to give to your guests. Lots of different blankets will create a really cool effect at your picnic!

PINWHEELS AND BUBBLES

Put a pretty pinwheel and a bottle of bubbles in each picnic basket and let your guests have fun with them! They add instant atmosphere and decoration, and are nice little keepsakes for after the wedding.

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