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Tips for Throwing the Nature Wedding of Your Dreams

Once upon a time, Amer­i­can wed­dings were a lot less diverse. Back when our grandparents—or even parents—tied the knot, cer­e­monies were gen­er­al­ly held in a place of wor­ship and fol­lowed by a night of danc­ing at a near­by hotel. There’s an expla­na­tion for why these wed­dings were so preva­lent: they’re enter­tain­ing! How­ev­er, times have changed, and for good rea­son.

Our gen­er­a­tion likes to do things a lit­tle dif­fer­ent­ly. Mil­len­ni­al wed­dings tend to be unique, and include a lot of per­son­al touch­es. Tech­nol­o­gy cer­tain­ly helps here: things like wed­ding playlists, guest man­age­ment, and even for­mal­wear rentals can be done online. When it comes to venues, the mod­ern engaged cou­ple knows that their options

The Art of the Outdoor Nature Wedding

The truth is, there aren’t many nat­ur­al set­tings that don’t make for a gor­geous wed­ding venue. Even out­door sites with bru­tal­ist or indus­tri­al archi­tec­ture can look incred­i­ble as a wed­ding back­drop when every­thing is in bloom and it’s set with the right plants, light­ing, and decor. 

That being said, some organ­ic set­tings are more impres­sive than oth­ers. You know the ones we’re talk­ing about; Insta­gram and Pin­ter­est are full of jaw-drop­ping nat­ur­al wed­ding pho­tos that fea­ture tow­er­ing trees, lush green­ery, dra­mat­ic skies, and an impos­si­bly attrac­tive cou­ple dressed to impress.

If spec­tac­u­lar nat­ur­al wed­ding pic­tures are one of your Big-Day goals, you might want to con­sid­er the fol­low­ing venues:

1.) An Iconic Landscape

Yes, you can get mar­ried at breath­tak­ing land­mark sites and nation­al parks— often, all it requires is a spe­cial per­mit. We’ve seen stun­ning nat­ur­al wed­ding pho­tos tak­en every­where from the Grand Canyon and Joshua Tree Nation­al Park to Nia­gara Falls, à la Jim and Pam’s wed­ding.

To make the most of your dra­mat­ic set­ting, we rec­om­mend you take the time to match your attire to your sur­round­ings. So, if you were plan­ning to tie the knot at the Grand Canyon, you might choose from indi­go, teal, gold, pur­ple, and tan, as your palette to com­ple­ment the breath­tak­ing col­ors that are on per­ma­nent dis­play. That gives you, your part­ner, and your par­ties lots of options for dress attire. 

One idea? An indi­go suit paired with a long gold-toned tie and pock­et square, and a crisp, white shirt. It’ll com­ple­ment those moun­tains per­fect­ly.

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2.) Oceanside

Soar­ing views, unmarred nat­ur­al light, crash­ing waves, clean colors…it’s no won­der that beach­es lend them­selves to show­stop­ping nat­ur­al wed­ding pic­tures. It’s worth not­ing that beach­es are extreme­ly diverse—depending on your loca­tion and pref­er­ence, your venue choice will vary great­ly. From tran­quil white-sand beach­es to seclud­ed coves and dra­mat­ic coasts, each type of beach will pro­vide a different—yet always impres­sive set of nat­ur­al wed­ding pho­tos. 

Let’s say you’ve cho­sen the rugged Ore­gon coast as your wed­ding venue. An ide­al col­or scheme might be tan, hunter, aqua, slate, or gin­ger. We love the idea of a slate notch lapel suit here. It can be paired with a white shirt and pock­et square, as well as a match­ing slate vest and a steel-blue tie for that ocean­ic touch.

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3.) The Forest Floor

This is the def­i­n­i­tion of a fairy-tale wed­ding. How­ev­er, instead of car­toon birds and lurk­ing “evil step-par­ents,” you’ll be sur­round­ed by your beloved friends and fam­i­ly. Also, trees. Lots of trees.

Your woodsy wed­ding is sure to make for some mem­o­rable nat­ur­al wed­ding pic­tures. Your palette will, of course, depend on the time of year and what type of flo­ra and fau­na sur­rounds you. If you’re in the “rain­forests” of Flori­da, it’s going to look very dif­fer­ent from the woods of Min­neso­ta. 

Let’s say your venue is amongst the spec­tac­u­lar red­wood forests of Cal­i­for­nia, and you want to rock a tux. For starters, how do we score an invite? Sec­ond of all, you have plen­ty of options for a col­or palette. A pop­u­lar selec­tion here is hunter, gray, canary, tan­ger­ine, and mahogany. Try pair­ing a cement gray notch lapel suit with a hunter tie, brown leather dress shoes, and an earth-toned pock­et square like clover green. You will match the atmos­phere of the for­est and look more than pol­ished.

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If you don’t see your venue idea here, no wor­ries. We’ve only list­ed our top three! Have a browse at our gallery to see more of the nature-themed wed­ding out­fits we’ve helped our grooms to cre­ate. Once you’ve been inspired, you can cus­tomize your own look by choos­ing one of our meri­no wool tuxe­dos or suits and mix­ing and match­ing with our hun­dreds of acces­sories. As an added bonus, we will send you free col­or swatch­es so your spe­cif­ic col­or palette will turn out just right. 

At Gen­er­a­tion Tux, we’ll help you find your fit, as well as your grooms­men and par­ty mem­bers, right here on our web­site. No store vis­its to wor­ry about—we’ll deliv­er your ensem­ble right to your door, and pro­vide a pre­paid ship­ping label for you to return at your con­ve­nience after the spe­cial day. Grooms are also enti­tled to a free advance Home Try-On ses­sion, so they can ensure that the ensem­ble cre­at­ed online looks just as great as they envi­sioned. Spoil­er alert: it usu­al­ly does—but we’re here to help if you want to try again. 

The first step is easy: Get start­ed. Once you’ve cre­at­ed and final­ized your look, you can breathe eas­i­ly. It will show up at your doorstep 14 days before your beau­ti­ful out­door nature wed­ding. When your big day is all fin­ished, you can share your pics with us, and we’ll add them to our gallery, so more cou­ples can find nature wed­ding inspi­ra­tion from your event!

We can’t wait to see what you’ve been dream­ing up—and to help bring it to life. 

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