Wedding Vendors, Venues, and more serving Utah, Arizona, Nevada, California wedding vendors

Planning your wedding in Zion, Sedona, Grand Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands?

Get Featured

Honeymoon or Anniversary, Do This For Ultimate Romance…

Honeymoon or Anniversary, Do This For Ultimate Romance…
make a scene events planner zion brides tying the knot wedding elopement celebration (2)

Congratulations! You've finally tied the knot and are now looking forward to your honeymoon (or at this point, maybe your first anniversary). What better way to celebrate your love than by indulging in a romantic picnic with the love of your life?  Picnics are a classic way to spend quality time with your loved one while enjoying the beautiful outdoors. But they've come a long way from bringing a small basket and checkered blanket to a tree on a hill (also romantic, but wait till you see the gallery below...).

Why Choose a Picnic?

Picnics are a great way to escape the wild daily life and spend some quality time with your partner. Enjoy nature, relax, and indulge in some delicious food.  And the best part is that picnics are easier to plan than ever with so many resources, and you can plan them anywhere, from your backyard to a romantic beach or park.

Choosing the Perfect Location

The first and foremost step to planning a perfect picnic is selecting the perfect location. Consider your partner's preferences while choosing the location. If they love the beach and walks on the sand, plan a picnic on the beach. If they prefer mountains with maybe a light hike, find a scenic spot near the mountains.  In all cases, a peaceful and serene environment is your best friend to kick off that romantic vibe! 

Picnic Menu Ideas

Along with the perfect location is a thoughtful menu. The menu should be simple, yet delicious, and should include a mix of sweet and savory items. Here are some picnic menu ideas that would be perfect for your honeymoon:

Finger Foods

Finger foods are perfect for picnics as they are easy to eat and don't require any utensils. Pack some sandwiches, wraps, and salads, and you're good to go. You can also include some cheese and fine breads or crackers, fresh fruit, and nuts for a healthy and refreshing snack.

Charcuterie Board

Charcuterie boards are a great way to indulge in some delicious meats and cheeses. Pack some prosciutto, salami, and smoked salmon, along with some cheese and crackers.  Or get some help with the menu from a pro-- click here!


No picnic is complete without some dessert. Pack some cupcakes, brownies, or cookies, or go for some fresh fruit and chocolate. You can also pack some champagne or wine to toast to your love.

Quick Tips

Pack plenty of water and other hydrating drinks to keep you and your partner hydrated throughout the picnic.  And bring a picnic blanket-- that item is a must-have for any picnic. It provides a comfortable seating area and protects you from the ground. Choose a blanket that is soft, durable, and easy to clean.

From Inspiration to Having It Come to Life

A honeymoon or anniversary picnic is a perfect way to celebrate your love and spend some quality time with your partner. With these picnic ideas, you're sure to have a memorable and romantic evening. The nice thing is it's a fun and simple way to celebrate your honeymoon or anniversary, and thanks to services like "Make a Scene", you can even have an expert plan and bring it to life for you. Want some inspiration?  We got you covered below!

Romantic Picnic



Picnic Set Up and Food: Make A Scene @makeascene_eventz #ZBVendor

Photographer: @Brittneyreneephotography.ut

Dress: @desert.boutiquerentals

Venue: Zion Zen Ranch @zionzenranch

Couple: Prince and Lou @travel_inourbag

zion brides logo top wedding vendors utah moab sedona grand canyon the knot wedding wire
The Top Resource for Adventure Couples & Destination Brides
Zion Brides feature wedding wire knot
ZB Team Since 2018
The Top Resource for Adventure Couples & Destination Brides
Zion Brides Publication Badge 2024
ZB Team Since 2018

Follow Us

Zion Brides Spring 2024 Adventure Wedding and Elopement Magazine cover



We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

Search Zion Brides

zions brides mag fall 2023 top bride faqs wedding dress cover1

Get The Latest from Zion Brides

The perfect digital guide for adventure couples bringing their wedding/elopement
to epic places in the Southwest


Welcome to ZION BRIDES

Our online inspo publication, started in 2018, has helped countless couples find everything from how to build their dream wedding to the vendors that can make it all possible. 

We've achieved our mission of becoming the top site for destination weddings in the Southwest and want you to see why!  Our staff has years of experience in the industry and shares top tips, inspo, vendors, and more!  Let Zion Brides be your guide...

Zion Brides is honored to serve couples looking to have their destination wedding or elopement in and around places like Zion National Park, Moab, Grand Canyon, Sedona, Big Sur, and more. 


Need some ideas?  Looking for planners or venues?  Start here...