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Chic + Casual Backyard Wedding

Molly and Mike’s lovely Wayzata, Minnesota, wedding was a family affair, starting with the location of their ceremony and reception—Mike’s parents’ backyard! With help from Jennae Elizabeth of Blush & Whim, Molly and Mike planned the summer wedding of their dreams, which included vows beneath a pergola constructed by Mike’s stepdad. Along with Sarah of Four Finches, Molly’s mom, Mary, helped style the colorful flowers for the affair, some of which she grew in her own garden. Molly paired her ivory gown by Blush by Hayley Paige from The White Gown with a lace mantilla veil, also made by her mother. Bridesmaids in navy dresses from J.Crew and groomsmen in gray suits were casual but perfectly in step with the rest of the laid-back elegance of the day. Other fun touches included a heart-shaped pinata handmade by Molly’s sister and a delicious looking unfrosted chocolate wedding cake by Catherine Miller of Camelbear Bakery. Enjoy all of these gorgeous images from Clary Photo!

Bride in Mantilla Veil1Bouquet with Yellow Ribbons

Champagne Letterpressed Invitations

Yellow Rosebud BoutonnieresLace Mantilla Veil

Rustic Wedding ArborOutdoor Wedding Ceremony1

Flower Girls in Navy

Wedding Portrait Clary PhotoNavy Bridesmaids Dress1

Navy Bridesmaids Dresses

Groomsmen in Light Blue SuitBirchwood Table Numbers

Rose Garland WreathBirchwood Place Card Ideas

Backyard Tent Reception IdeasMinnesota Backyard Wedding

Framed Wedding MenuUnfrosted Chocolate Wedding Cake

Photography – Clary Photo | Venue – Groom’s Family Home | Floral – Sarah of Four Finches and Mary Thomas, Mother of the Bride | Wedding Planning and Day-of Coordination - Jennae Elizabeth of Blush & Whim | Stationery – Angelique Ink | Calligraphy - Judy Hodder | Catering – Common Roots Catering | Bakery – Catherine Miller of Camelbear Bakery | Rentals and Linens - Apres Party and Tent Rental | DJ – Bellagala | Lighting - Kent Hodder | Ceremony Musicians - Jenny French and Dale Newton | Favors – The Original Traveling Photo Booth | Hair Stylist - Rebecca Hallin of Juut Salonspa | Makeup Artist - Brie Bobick of Juut Salonspa | Bridesmaids Dresses and Suits – J.Crew | Gown – Blush by Hayley Paige | Bridal Salon – The White Gown | Jewelry – Graham Jewelers | Bride’s Shoes – Loeffler Randall | Ties – The Tie Bar | Groom’s Shoes – Calvin Klein

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    4 comments on “Chic + Casual Backyard Wedding

    1. There’s something very homey, yet very chic about this wedding. I love all the little touches, particularly the cake. I love the organic and naturalistic feel! Simply stunning!

    2. Molly and Mike are such a beautiful, fun couple!! Thank you Elizabeth Anne Designs for this gorgeous feature of a favorite wedding!

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