How to Throw a Backyard Wedding: The Extras

I hope you all enjoyed the posts this week about throwing a backyard wedding. Here are a few more reasons why a backyard wedding might just work for you!

You want to include your puppy!
(a lot of places won’t allow dogs, something to look into if having your dog there is important to you)
You are having an afternoon wedding and want to play a game of croquet or lawn bowling.
croquet
{Cooper Carras, Jose Villa, Cooper Carras}Maybe you picture cooking some s’mores late at night.
backyard wedding ideas
{Both photos from Our labor of love}You want a send off with sparklers! (Some venues don’t allow sparklers – ask if that is important to you!)backyard wedding ideas
{Holland Photo Arts, Michelle King, Jasmine Star, Jessica Claire}Hope you enjoyed a week of backyard wedding tips and inspiration! Have a wonderful weekend!
click to add this post
to your wedding faves
I Heart This

Interested in advertising with us?



contact advertise@greenweddingshoes.com
for our current rates!

How to Throw a Backyard Wedding: The Food + Table Decor

The food! Such an important part of the day – at least to me it is :) With a backyard wedding you have the advantage of using whatever caterer you want! I love the idea of different food stations.

I love simple long wooden tables with one long piece of fabric down the middle and a few flower vases – so chic and rustic!

A dessert station, a drink station, so fun!
backyard wedding ideas

For this wedding, the couple created a Parisian cafe in their backyard (based on the bride’s time spent in Paris and her love for the movie Amelie) Love this. They had a crepe station, sweet station, cheeses, and more.
backyard wedding ideas
{photos by Jamie Hammond, event design by Amorology}
For a late night snack after some dancing, why not have the In-n-Out truck stop by! I would love to attend a wedding where this happened! You could also hire a taco truck – or Father’s Office (coming soon). They will have a truck with burgers and craft beers on tap – oh, and it will be powered by their own recycled vegetable based oil they use to make the fries!! That would be great for a casual meal.
backyard wedding ideas
click to add this post
to your wedding faves
I Heart This

Interested in advertising with us?



contact advertise@greenweddingshoes.com
for our current rates!

How to Throw a Backyard Wedding: Make Your Own Photo Booth!

The photo booth is one thing I wish I had done at my wedding – I really love this idea. It’s such a fun way to get some great photos of all your guests – you are much more likely to get photos of all the guests at your wedding, and I can guarantee they’ll be enjoying themselves! I think using fabric as a background is a great idea for an outdoor photo booth in your backyard. I love these photos from Chelsea and Tec’s and wedding photographed by Jose Villa.

photobooth

A bold, bright pattern can really make a fun statement. Photo on the left from Lena Corwin’s wedding and the right from this wedding photographed by Steven Mastroianni.

photobooth

Urban Outfitters has some great patterned sheets that would work great (all swatches above from Urban). You could even get a few to mix things up. Other great places include IKEA, your local fabric store, or the LA Fashion District.

I love the photos from this next wedding. The bride’s father and sister painted the wedding logo on the side of the house! It allowed for some great photos using it as the backdrop. Probably not doable for most of us – but still love it!! Photography from Cheri Pearl via Snippet and Ink.

photobooth

Maybe fabric isn’t your thing. Check out this amazing wood structure this couple made for their wedding! They had a bunch of them spread out around their wedding location.

photobooth
{More photos from this amazing wedding photographed by Kyle Hale here via Design Sponge}

Props also help your guests have more fun. These could be: fun hats, glasses, mustaches, a sofa, umbrellas, something that fits with your wedding theme … the ideas are endless! You can have your photographer’s assistant work the camera – or set up a tripod with your own digital camera and a self timer.

Anyone planning to make your own photo booth for your wedding?

click to add this post
to your wedding faves
I Heart This

Interested in advertising with us?



contact advertise@greenweddingshoes.com
for our current rates!