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Classic Backyard Wedding

Posted 05/04/2015 by in Real Weddings \ Leave a comment

Sarah and Teddy’s Michigan backyard wedding is a true family affair! Held at Sarah’s aunt and uncle’s farm in Sawyer, their vision was a garden party feel with rustic elements and a bit of DIY flair. Nearly all of their nearest and dearest helped with the day’s details. Sarah’s younger sister created the stationery, her older sister played during their ceremony, and …

New York Country Chapel Wedding 4

Simple + Chic Backyard Wedding

Posted 09/04/2014 by in Real Weddings \ 22 comments

We adore the relaxed, casual vibe of Meredith and Graham’s summer backyard wedding! With a ceremony at the intimate Smithfield Church and a reception held at Graham’s family’s New York country home just one street away, these two brought all of the comforts of home into their celebration. Meredith is radiant in a demure Lela Rose gown, and we love …

Blue and Silver Wedding Party

Arizona Backyard Wedding

Posted 06/17/2014 by in Real Weddings \ 5 comments

Stefanie and Charlie’s Arizona wedding is pure rustic chic! Held in the bride’s backyard and coordinated by Sterling Weddings and Events, their intimate soiree perfectly captured the desert feel of the Paradise Valley location with whimsical touches like animal place cards, succulents, and string lights, paired with elegant tabletops featuring rose, ranunculus, and eucalyptus florals by Petals and Lucy. We …

Garden Wedding Tabletop

Romantic Outdoor Wedding Inspiration

Posted 04/09/2014 by in Styled Shoots \ 2 comments

This romantic inspiration shoot from Ashley Seawell Photography has us swooning! Set at a beautiful, earthy-but-elegant equestrian estate in the South, the scene is bursting with soft lavender, pink, and yellow blooms in lush arrangements and single florals from Cote Designs. Woven into the tablescape is antique silver from York Cottage Antiques and scalloped gold china set atop vintage-look linens …

Bouquet with Yellow Ribbons

Chic + Casual Backyard Wedding

Posted 12/18/2013 by in Real Weddings \ 4 comments

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, …

Classic Bridal Look

Magnolia Garden Wedding Inspiration

This casual backyard shoot in Phoenix, Arizona, could be set anywhere in the Deep South, with its gorgeous magnolia details and Southern vintage charm. Working with Angela Saban Design, Diana Elizabeth photographed everything perfectly, from the Enzoani and Destinations by Mon Cheri gowns to the pale yellow, peach, green, and white florals by The Garage by Ivy. We adore the …

Couple Outdoor Austin Portrait From Shannon Cunningham Photography

Pretty + Casual Austin Wedding

Posted 02/13/2013 by in Real Weddings \ 2 comments

Bride Kristen says she and new husband Brad knew they wanted a fun, relaxed atmosphere for their wedding, so after their sweet ceremony at The Smith Family Chapel at Riverbend Church in Austin, everyone headed to her parents’ backyard for a laid-back but elegant reception. With the help of tents and light blue and white linens and lots of pretty …

Beautiful Backyard Wedding Cameron Ingalls

Colorful Backyard Fiesta Wedding

Posted 10/03/2012 by in Real Weddings \ Leave a comment

Danielle and Seth truly captured our hearts with this sweet backyard fiesta in Atascadero, California! Both elegant and inviting, this lakeside wedding was set in the backyard of Seth’s parents—the perfect backdrop for such a warm and intimate affair. Danielle and Seth incorporated a stunning mix of bright flowers by Lori Boe Floral Design and personal touches of styled candle …


Real Weddings: Kerali + Ryan

Posted 06/06/2012 by in Real Weddings \ 5 comments

Every now and then, a wedding comes along that I just can’t get enough of, and Kerali and Ryan’s Newport Beach wedding is absolutely one I can sink myself into and never come out!  Equal parts rustic and romantic, each little detail is perfection – from the beyond (beyond!) fabulous Ark & Co. bridesmaids dresses to the succulent accepts and …


Real Weddings: Jessica + Zach

Posted 11/21/2011 by in Real Weddings \ 5 comments

Jessica and Zach both have an incredible eye for design and their modern North Carolina wedding was a reflection of each of their tastes and talents. While Jessica styled all the decor including the beautiful centerpieces and bouquet, her husband-to-be, Zach, designed all the stationery for the event. The ceremony was held at Jessica’s mother’s 1930’s bungalow in historic Hillsborough, NC where …


Real Weddings: Jackie + Steve

Posted 02/22/2011 by in Real Weddings \ 13 comments

This sunny yellow wedding is making my heart go pitter-patter! Jackie and Steve’s wedding is a lovely little backyard affair, with pretty handmade details that exude simple elegance with a bit of rustic nostalgia. Jackie created the confetti pouches, the burlap button napkin rings, escort cards, and favors of coffee made by her father’s business. She also purchased most …


Real Weddings: Stephanie + Aaron

Posted 02/15/2011 by in Real Weddings \ 25 comments

Every little bit of Stephanie and Aaron’s wedding is perfection.  Their small and relaxed wedding was completely handmade, from her fabulous gold fascinator to the beautiful thrifted tea cups and vintage plates that graced the table and doubled as favors.  Stephanie collected jars used for cups and candles and hand-dyed the linens and her aunt and uncle catered the event, …