The Magic of Nature - Three things to think about for an outdoor ceremony

Embrace the magic of nature: Are there benefits to having an outdoor wedding ceremony?

According to Marian Dooley, a registered celebrant and solemniser of marriages, you must consider a few key things with an outdoor wedding ceremony and choosing the right celebrant can help bring your dream wedding to life.

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Your wedding day is a celebration of love, and what better way to commemorate this special occasion than by exchanging vows amidst the beauty of nature? An outdoor wedding ceremony not only adds a touch of enchantment but also creates lasting memories for you and your loved ones.

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  1.     Natural Beauty and Serene Surroundings:

One of the most compelling reasons to choose an outdoor wedding ceremony is the breath-taking backdrop that nature provides. From lush gardens to sun-kissed beaches, outdoor venues offer a captivating ambiance that is difficult to replicate indoors. It is vital to choose a celebrant that understands how to harness the beauty of these surroundings and skillfully craft a ceremony that complements and enhances the natural elements.


  1.     Flexibility and Personalisation:

Outdoor venues can offer flexibility and a blank canvas for your creative vision. Whether you envision an intimate gathering or a grand affair, the outdoors can be a space for every word spoken and every ritual performed to resonate with you as a couple and with the natural surroundings.

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  1.     Experience and Expertise:

Conducting an outdoor wedding ceremony requires a celebrant with experience and expertise in managing the logistical challenges that come with an open-air setting. Your celebrant should ensure that the ceremony is meticulously planned to work as long as the weather plays ball! The main challenges are accommodating various seating arrangements and the whims of mother nature – it’s important that a celebrant’s voice is amplified (a celebrant should provide this) so that everyone can hear the ceremony and focus on the beauty and joy of the moment. That said, the primary concern with outdoor ceremonies is the unpredictability of weather conditions. You must work with your venue and celebrant to ensure that your big day proceeds seamlessly, rain or shine, ensuring that an indoor venue is prepared just in case!


Choosing an outdoor wedding ceremony offers lots of advantages, from the enchanting natural beauty to the personalisation and flexibility it provides. It’s important to choose a celebrant to match the venue – ensure your celebrant has the expertise, experience, and ability to create and deliver magical outdoor ceremonies to transform your dream outdoor wedding into a cherished reality. 

Enquire today  and find out more on how Marian Dooley Celebrant can officiate at your big day.

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