Posts Tagged ‘backyard’

Apr
23
Lindsay + Luke: A Romantic Backyard Barbecue Wedding by Stacey Hedman
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

This dreamy East coast couple, married in Massachusetts last August in an inspiring al fresco affair.  The sun-filled event was held poolside at Lindsay’s family home, and emphasized vibrant summer florals, amazing food, the connection of friends and family, and lots of dancing!  With a romantic backyard wedding on their minds, the couple added a barbecue reception element, and when it was all said and done, a casually stylish and charming day ensued.  We’re swooning over Lindsay’s laid-back bridal style (gown by J. Crew), the gorgeous organic blooms (by Petal Flower Design), the touch-of-prep East Coast vibe, and Stacey Hedman’s incredible visual depiction of their love story!

Lindsay and Luke met in Boston; she was a ‘wingwoman’ for a friend of hers, and he was a ‘wingman’ for a friend of his. As fate would have it, they were the two to find love!   The couple said their vows at the First Parish Church in Concord, then headed into the soft summer sunlight for portraits.  The bride’s family home was an idyllic locale for a classy backyard celebration; florals and candles floated in the pool and guests gathered on the porch for a spread of coastal cuisine.  

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Mar
25
Brittany + Jason: A Darling Southern Wedding by Annabella Charles Photography
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

Another day, another springy Tennessee wedding to fall for (we couldn’t stop talking about Heather + Tyler’s Gallatin celebration last week). This Monday though, all eyes are on blushing Southern belle Brittany and the classic Southern ceremony she held with now-husband Jason at her family home in Cordova. Their navy, peach, and ivory nuptials are the perfect expression of preppy romance, especially when set in a lush backyard on a crisp June night. Big thanks to Annabella Charles Photography for sharing the day with us! You can see even more details in the full gallery.

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Mar
21
Heather + Tyler: A Springy Backyard Tennessee Wedding by Ulmer Studios
Posted by Sarah Zlotnick. Filed under Real Weddings

Spring is (almost) in the air here in DC, and Heather and Tyler’s lovely Southern wedding has us thinking the warmer weather can’t come soon enough! Shot by the talented Josh and Amber of Ulmer Studios, the crisp, clear images depict a classic backyard celebration filled with springy pastels and plenty of Etsy-inspired finishing touches. Prepare to fall in love from start to finish!

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Aug
28
A Backyard Beauty in Geneva by Harrison Studio
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

Reading Rebecca and Jordan’s how we met story has been the absolute highlight of my day.   You know, the couple really tells it best, so you can read their full recount below (it’s soooo romantic)  but the brief version is that they met in their early college days and spent years as friends.  After college, Rebecca took a job in Germany, while Jordan was working in Milwaukee.  They casually corresponded from afar, and would meet up over the Christmas holiday each year when Rebecca returned from Europe.  One Christmas season, Jordan asked Rebecca on a real date… and later in the week told her that he had inquired about a position near to where she was living in Germany.  Yup, he risked it all to be with her (swoon)!  But that’s all I’ll say… head on down to the bottom for more sweet romance… and in the meantime revel in their beautiful backyard wedding in Geneva, Illinois, photographed by the Michigan-based duo, Ben and Laura of Harrison Studio.  

Rebecca is an artist, so she dreamed up the circular invitations and a summery palette of tangerine, coral, mango, and a few other shades of orange.  The detail and décor elements were a creative collaboration between the bride, her mom who is a florist, and a few of Rebecca’s artist friends.  I can’t get enough of all the incredible color!

The week leading up to the wedding set record temperatures in Illinois.  But magically, just before the early evening ceremony began, there was a perfect twenty-degree drop in temperature.   Rebecca and Jordan married poolside at the historic Oscar Swan, which provided the backyard wedding feel that they envisioned.  

A tented reception with lots of special touches followed…  The escort cards were tied to a collection of vintage keys,  Rebecca commissioned a colleague to design wire sculptures for the centerpieces, and instead of cake, they served delicious Gelato, which brought a bit of Europe to their midwest wedding.   Be sure to read their epic story just below… it’ll make you giddy.

Many congratulations to the newlyweds and a special thanks to  Harrison Studio for sharing the album with us!

Photos by Harrison Studio

Bridal Gown by Allure

Groom’s Attire by J. Crew; Shoes by Cole Haan

Venue & Catering by Oscar Swan

Bride’s Makeup by Bridget Lescher at Odalisque Beauty Apothecary

Florals & Planning by the Bride’s Mother

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