Venue Location

Sugar Pine Barns

This location is an event venue inspired by nature, nestled in a vineyard, and designed with second-to-none experiences in mind.  Imagine enchanting grounds and countryside vibes in Washington wine county. Perfectly complete with a magical chandelier-lit barn and the sweet smell of sugar pine. Bringing upscale, down-home. Conveniently located in the Tri-Cities, Washington. Minutes from West Richland, Richland, Kennewick, and Pasco and only an hour from Yakima, WA.


Scenic outdoor weddings have a unique charm, blending natural beauty with a personal touch. Over the years, outdoor weddings have evolved from simple ceremonies to elaborate events. They offer numerous benefits, from picturesque settings to customizable décor. In this article, I’ll guide you through various aspects of planning an outdoor wedding, highlighting the key points we've outlined. This specific wedding itself was a wonder to work because of the soft top that they offer. If you have the option to get a giant soft white sheet to be placed over your altar, then it is a must. This not only allows both the photographer and videographer to get beautiful soft light but helps keep all your guest nice and cool in the hot summer days.

Choosing the Perfect Outdoor Venue

Choosing the perfect venue is crucial. Popular options include beaches, gardens, forests, and mountains. It's essential to consider factors like location, accessibility, and capacity. Personally visiting potential venues can make a huge difference. Don’t forget to think about seasonal aspects and weather contingencies. This section will help you find a venue that aligns with your vision for a scenic outdoor wedding. With all the points made, it is important to understand that each location can provide a different type of lighting and final look to the photos and video that we as photographer and videographer deliver. Based off my opinion, I believe that the best location are greenery shaded venues that provide both shade and soft lighting. They offer the best of both worlds for guest and videographer/photographers.

Planning and Logistics

Planning an outdoor wedding involves several logistical considerations. Securing the necessary permits and handling legalities is the first step. Ensuring guest comfort with adequate seating, shade, and restrooms is essential. Coordination with vendors and service providers like caterers and photographers is crucial. Having backup plans for unexpected weather changes is also important. At Minic Media, we emphasize meticulous planning to ensure a smooth and beautiful outdoor wedding. Because of all this, we highly encourage all wedding couples to do extensive research about all their vendor and ask questions. We plan ahead by having redundant power and multiple extra equipment available in the scenario something happens. This not only ensures that we have a better final product but makes sure that throughout your wedding we don't miss any key moments. This is a once in a lifetime event.

Décor and Ambience

Décor plays a significant role in enhancing the natural beauty of your wedding venue. Incorporating natural elements can create a seamless blend with the surroundings. Creative use of lighting, such as lanterns and string lights, adds to the ambiance. We explore thematic décor ideas for different outdoor settings and discuss how to use floral arrangements to enhance the venue. By far the best decor item that I have seen at all the weddings we have been a part of is wedding altars.

Photography and Videography

Capturing the essence of an outdoor wedding requires skillful photography and videography. Utilizing natural light and scenic views can make a huge difference. Working with professional photographers familiar with outdoor settings ensures the best results. Essential shots, including ceremony moments and candid interactions, are a must. Using technology like drones can provide unique perspectives. We specialize in capturing the beauty of outdoor weddings, ensuring every moment is beautifully documented. Having both knowledge and experience on how to handle multiple situations is key for outdoor weddings. Quick thinking is what allows for the best videos/photos.

Ceremony and Reception Ideas

Creative ceremony setups can make your wedding memorable. Options like arches, altars, and unique seating arrangements add a personal touch. For the reception, interactive activities such as games, live music, and photo booths can engage guests. Dining options, whether a buffet, BBQ, or picnic, should complement the outdoor setting. Special touches like fireworks or lantern releases can make the event unforgettable. We can help you bring these ideas to life, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable celebration.

Attire and Styling

Choosing the right attire for an outdoor wedding is essential. Considering the weather and terrain helps in selecting suitable outfits. Footwear should be comfortable and practical. Hair and makeup should withstand outdoor conditions. Accessorizing to complement the natural setting adds to the overall look.


Scenic outdoor weddings offer a timeless appeal by capturing nature’s beauty. From choosing the perfect venue to planning logistics, décor, photography/videography, and styling, every detail contributes to creating a perfect wedding day. Embracing nature’s beauty in your wedding planning can lead to a stunning and unique celebration. At the end of the day, we want to deliver the most memorable and best experience out there. We wish you the best in planning your scenic outdoor wedding, and we are here to help capture every beautiful moment.