By Maggie Manfredi

A vampire’s love is forever! According to UsMagazine.com, Twilight star Nikki Reed and Vampire Diaries stud Ian Somerhalder had a sunset celebrity wedding on April 26th in Topanga, California. Reed wore a couture Claire Pettibone gown, and their guests enjoyed pretty white flowers and a live band. An insider said, “Nikki originally wanted a small wedding. But Ian envisioned a big wedding, she was happy to let him call the shots.” Instead of gifts at this celebrity wedding, the cute Hollywood couple asked for donations to the Ian Somerhalder Foundation for rescued animals.

This celebrity wedding went down with the sun! What are some advantages of tying the knot outside?

Cupid’s Advice: 

Weddings are a wonderful celebration, and you get to call all the shots! If you are choosing an outdoor location, here are some ideas for you:

1. Use what you got: Have fun with nature’s natural wedding aids. Whether that be for seating (tree stumps or hay bails), center pieces (twigs and wild flowers), or party favors (seeds to grow your own nature!)

Related Link: Vampire Diaries’ Stars Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev Pack on the PDA

2. Under the stars: Who doesn’t like the idea of celebrating your love under the stars? With a great outdoor location, you will be able to enjoy the party and also have a beautiful night view. Set up some secluded spots for couples to star gaze away from the party for extra ambiance.

Related Link: Ex ‘American Idol’ Contestant Paul McDonald and ‘Twilight’ Star Nikki Reed Dating

3.Capture the love: An outdoor location gives you a great advantage in getting some great wedding shots. Try to time your day so that you can get some shots at sunset or dusk. Use nature as your backdrop instead of bland walls, your pictures will be timeless and gorgeous.

What are your tips and tricks for an outdoor wedding? Share with us below!