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25 Ideas For an Outdoor Wedding

25 ideas for an outdoor wedding in Gruene 

Outdoor weddings are so much fun!  The great thing about being outside, is that it allows you to be very creative when planning your event.  Incorporating nature, unique party favors, and creative decoration ideas enhance the guest experience and create an event that everybody will remember.  We ran across this helpful article from, that gives 25 great ideas for your special day.  The first three are below, click on the link to see the rest of the article.

1. Give Out Sunglasses
Sunny wedding days are great but if you are having an outdoor wedding you might want to think about offering your guests some shades! 

2. Decorate With Ballons
Decorating your wedding with balloons might have seemed somewhat cheesy but now thanks to oversizes balloons it can be done in a totally chic way.   

3. Create Drink Stations
Let your guests grab a drink on their own with by creating a drink station.

See our post on wedding drink for more ideas.

Congratulations Kyla and Matt!

Congratulations to Matt and Kayla!  This wonderful couple from Poteet got married April 18th at Gruene Estate.  They tied the knot in our beautiful indoor/outdoor chapel.

Poteet is known for it's strawberries, and they personally made from scratch strawberry jam for each of their wedding guest.  The weather was amazing, and the reception was fantastic. Family members of all ages were sprawled across the property having a grand time throughout the evening.  At the center of it all was a wonderful couple, Matt and Kyla Williamson. 

How to Decorate Mason Jars For Your Wedding

Mason jars are a classic rustic decoration for weddings. Our venue easily allows for this decor to enhance the surrounding for your wedding. These mason jars also go great with our French baskets and containers for flowers and candles, as well as our and made tables and chairs made from reclaimed Iowa barn wood.

This short video will give some fantastic information on how to use different material to decorate mason jars for your wedding.

DIY Rustic Wreath Decoration

We love Rustic and vintage elements. It is an easy way to compliment the beautiful surrounding of the Gruene Estate. 

Many of our brides choose to use our rustic vintage decorations provided for free at the wedding venue, but it is always great to add a little more. 

This is a really great tutorial on how to make a DIY rustic wreath decoration for your wedding.

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