A Backyard Wedding in Early Fall

A backyard wedding can be an easy way to plan a budget friendly wedding, but it can also be a family celebration that is close to home, comfortable and welcoming for both the special couple and guests.  This lovely wedding shows how this backyard celebration expressed the personality of both the bride and groom.

1441521_10151858136684065_845043646_nBefore finding their seats guests were invited to place cards in a basket and drop a few coins or bills into a bottle marked “honeymoon fund.” Guests also were asked to sign the globe – instead of a traditional guest book.  What a wonderful keepsake that will be for them to treasure over the years.

1468543_10151858139994065_1342663120_nInstead of having a wedding program for each guest this sign served the same purpose.

1459069_10151858140289065_1183257543_nThe bride’s bouquet was comprised of succulents, boltonia and yellow craspedia. 1476512_10151858166879065_177422071_n1422460_10151858166699065_1987144477_nThe wedding arch was created from metal piping and secured into the ground. It was draped with a light burlap.


1452459_10151858136414065_40190599_nThe reception tables were decorated with vintage books and a small arrangement of flowers.  The flowers were held by a mug with the first letter of the new family’s last name. Glass jars were also on the table, some held pictures of the bride and groom from their childhood.

1484208_10151858139844065_923326246_nFruit infused water and a fruit filled Sangria were offered up for guests to help themselves.  All were offered in a slightly rustic setting such as the wooden crate for elevating the beverage servers.

1454996_10151858168454065_1338871054_nAn ample buffet dinner offered a pasta bar with a variety of pastas, toppings including chicken, a red sauce, an alfredo sauce and roasted vegetables.

Have you ever hosted a backyard wedding at your home? Are you planning one? Share with me in the comments!

The images in this post were used with permission by the bride and all photos were taken by J. Rosenbalm Photography.

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