Wrapping up the Rite of Marriage Introduction, we read:
18. Among peoples where the marriage ceremonies customarily take place in the home, sometimes over a period of several days, these customs should be adapted to the Christian spirit and to the liturgy. In such cases the conference of bishops, according to the pastoral needs of the people, may allow the sacramental rite to be celebrated in the home.
Pastors used to get more frequent requests for outdoor weddings, but they are quite scarce now. I doubt there is much tradition behind such a request, except perhaps for a sense of romance.
In subsequent posts, we’ll take a look at the rubrics for the Marriage Rite as well as some of the ritual texts.