Outdoor Seating Arrangements for Wedding Reception
Today we shine the style spotlight on a very special topic: outdoor wedding inspiration and design. Celebrating a once-in-a-lifetime love is certainly one of life’s best moments! We are extremely flattered to see pieces from the Summer Classics collection and Gabby furniture line so lovingly included in these marvelous matrimony celebrations and hope that they might inspire your own upcoming nuptials.
Calder Clark, Charleston’s premier event design studio, designs sublime “fêtes near and far” in South Carolina and beyond. Creative director Calder Clark and event designer Caitlin Whiteside work tirelessly to execute breathtaking events, often selecting Summer Classics furniture to complete the perfect party atmosphere. Acclaimed by A-list publications like Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, they have, without a doubt, mastered “the art of fine entertaining”.
Without further ado, we present four stunning Calder Clark ceremonies…each fit for an outdoor wedding inspiration fairytale.
Modern Outdoor Seating
Draped in shades of petal pink, this feminine Ashley River wedding had no shortage of romance. Sprays of roses topped every surface, while flickering candles illuminated vintage-style seating throughout this outdoor wedding venue. The unmistakable silhouette of the Angela Barstools by Gabby surrounded a garland-topped dining table, inviting guests to dine on seasonal hors d’oeuvres. Champagne and cocktails were placed on golden Beatrice Side Table stucked throughout the dusty rose lounge.
Rustic Outdoor Wedding Seating
Following a simple outdoor ceremony, guests at this Southern wedding were invited to celebrate underneath a soaring sailcloth tent. Seemingly held up by trees, this striking scene was quite an engineering feat. The newlyweds enjoyed dinner & dancing shaded by delicate leaves, then mingled with guests on plush outdoor furniture seating from the Summer Classics Rustic Collection – perfect for an outdoor wedding. At the custom bar, a curved masterpiece of laser-cut wood and lemon leaves, Angela Barstools offered an elegant place to sip champagne.
Native Outdoor Seating
Featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, this mountaintop affair took place in Highlands, North Carolina and paid homage to the groom’s Scottish ancestry. To celebrate this love story, Calder Clark designed a swoon-worthy setting with plenty of organic appeal. After the bride walked down the aisle to traditional bagpipes, the wedding continued with a dreamy barn reception, complete with farmhouse tables and twinkling lights. Guests relaxed on Rustic Sofa’s placed beneath foliage-draped rafters – the perfect outdoor wedding inspiration.
Seating Arrangement Ideas for an Outdoor Wedding
Much like establishing a long-lasting relationship, planning a top-notch wedding takes great care and collaboration. Romantic yet relaxed, this wedding prioritized comfort with plenty of soft seating, spacious surfaces for refreshments, and eye-catching carpets underfoot.
A stunning autumn affair, the rustic fête brought guests to the Tennessee foothills, where they enjoyed a harvest-themed supper and danced in the moonlight. Underneath the grand pavilion, Summer Classics Rustic Sofas created a restful retreat for partygoers. The clementine and russet brown palette was chosen to highlight the bright fall foliage. From the cowhide cushions to the wool blankets draped over dining chairs, Calder Clark added thoughtful touches to ensure all guests felt warm and welcome.