It is a fabulous time of year to have an outdoor wedding reception. If you know someone with property or you know of a local area for hire where you are able to erect a marquee or tee-pee (love these), then it is definitely an option worth considering. The best bit about an outdoor wedding happens when sun goes down. This is where your lighting choices become really important. The images below from a great blog : http://whimsicalwonderlandweddings.com/2012/02/clair-estelle-photography.html should give you some inspiration. Think of open fires, lanterns floating through the sky – or on a pond if there is one nearby, beautiful star-lit skies with your dance floor underneath and a sprinkling of fairy lights or lanterns to guide people throughout the event – ahh it’s heavenly.