28th October, 2010. By Raylene Boots
Location, location, location. There are a lot of details for a wedding to be considered, but the location is one of the first things one should consider, after choosing the date. For Tabitha and Matt, location played a huge role in the success of their outdoor wedding. They were married near Lake Erie, and the view during the ceremony was only matched by the gorgeous sunset hours later.
Weather can be unpredictable, so couples must consider a back-up plan. For our outdoor wedding in late fall 1990, we booked a church “just in case” – but the weather cooperated. We had a 75 degree day, more than warm enough for the stringed quartet. Did you know there is a minimum temperature or musicians cannot tune their instruments? Consider this when planning an outdoor event with live music. But when possible, outdoor weddings can be breathtaking, as this one was.
For Tabitha and Matt, part of preparing for the weather included providing each lady guest with a beautiful scarf, as you can see in the photos below. The purple Pashmina 100% silk scarf kept me warm when the evening cooled. Some other scarf colors were ivory and pale blue. At another family wedding a few weeks later, I wore the scarf again. Thank you Tabitha!