An adventure wedding is all about the experience. Imagine hiking up a mountain with your significant other, reaching the top, and then exchanging vows with a rush of adrenaline and nothing but love for your partner.

No matter what type of outdoor experience you prefer, adventure weddings of all kinds are meant to celebrate a couple’s love by doing something they love to do. While a bit nontraditional, an adventure wedding is preferred for the free-spirited couples who are wild at heart and looking for an experience that’s unlike most.

And they make for a memorable story to share down the road! If you’re considering planning an adventure wedding, here are a few things to consider.

It’s all about location

While the name may sound daunting for those who are curious, an adventure wedding doesn’t necessarily have to be at the top of mountain or require a wild trek through the woods. These types of weddings just have to be an adventure for the two of you.

This could mean a secluded location in the forest, the rooftop of an insanely high building, or even flying through the sky in a hot air balloon. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box — most things can be turned into a venue for two if you want them to be!

Figure out what interests or adventurous hobbies you two have and see if you can find a way to incorporate that into your ceremony location. You might even head over to our other blog post Wedding Ideas for Daring and Adventurous Couples for more inspiration!

Consider the guests

The big question here is, guests or no guests?

Depending on the location and how challenging the trek to get there is, you may or may not want to have guests join you. While some locations are favorable to a small group of 5-10 people, other spots may be better with just the two of you, the officiant and, of course, a photographer to document it all.

If your loved ones want to join you after the ceremony, set up a small dinner or host an intimate gathering at a later date to celebrate amongst close friends and family. Once you’ve experienced your small but mighty ceremony, you’ll want to gather your loved ones to share the thrilling details from your nuptials and view the photos from your big day.

The details

When planning an adventure wedding, it can feel like the hard part is over once you’ve figured out the when and the where. And while these smaller, intimate weddings do require less planning and less money than a traditional wedding, there are still details to consider before you can officially check off all the boxes.

For example, if your ceremony spot requires an uphill hike to get there you may want to stash your heels in a bag and switch them out once you get to the top. Or forego the heels altogether and go for sneakers!

Because most adventure weddings take place outside, it’s key to think about all of the elements that might affect your big day and how you prepare for it.

Planning an Adventure Wedding? Reach Out to Katogenic Photography!

I believe every wedding deserves to be photographed in a beautiful, artistic and memorable way. No matter where you choose to go, from the waterside to the mountaintops, your ceremony is something that ought to be captured in a way that brings you back to that moment in time for years to come.

Contact Katogenic Photography to ask about our wedding photography packages! We love to capture every detail that makes your big day so special in a way that you’ll cherish forever.