A Festival Inspired Backyard Wedding: Visra + Chris

giant pink tent, wedding

Visra + Chris live on an amazingly beautiful property in Woodside, CA and wanted to share their love of their home and property with all their family and friends on their wedding day. These are two easy going people with fast paced jobs – he’s the VP of a little site called Facebook and she’s a filmmaker that travels around the world. They wanted a mellow burning man/concert type of celebration where guests camped on the property for 3 days which I completely love! “Tent city” was made up of numerous tents on the property and guests were welcomed to camp out for the weekend – Visra + Chris even had a special wedding night tent (the gorgeous pink tent above made of pink fabric + wood overlooking a mountain range where they put their bed and spent their wedding night “camping”!). Outdoor sinks with antique mirrors were set up along side the outdoor showers. Vintage rentals were also brought in to complete the homey and woodsy feel.

The most amazing part of the day had to be the triangular dining table. Visra + Chris spent 6 months with artist Drew Bennett designing + building the dining table for their 200+ guests. The idea was to have all the pieces connected so that their family and friends could sit down and share the dinner at one table. Their wedding also had fresh produce + oysters that were brought in for munching, mixologist’s mixed top notch cocktails, and 2 bands and DJ kept the party going into the wee hours of the morning. Visra + Chris truly had the wedding at home that they dreamed of…unlike any other. Big thanks to Jenny Kim Photo for the gorgeous photos + to the ladies of Sitting In A Tree for the wedding planning + design.

tent wedding

giant pink tent, wedding


green bouquets

wildflower bouquet

Super gorgeous bouquet and custom made dress – such a stunning bride!

bride one shoulder dress

outdoor ceremony

vintage wedding chairs

outdoor ceremony

outdoor ceremony

outdoor ceremony

outdoor ceremony

tent wedding

tent wedding, bride and groom

bride and groom, giant red balloons

bride and groom, giant red balloons

bride and groom, giant red balloons

bride and groom, giant red balloons

Love all the playful photos with the balloons + tent :)

bride and groom

chalkboard welcome sign

Instead of registering, Visra + Chris asked guests to bring an unwrapped book for their ever expanding collection. Guests shelved the books on a rustic bookshelf.

wedding gift books

outdoor reception

And the amazing triangular dinner table created by artist Drew Bennett – amazing, right?! I still can’t believe this is their backyard – such a perfect location for a wedding…

outdoor reception

v shaped table

outdoor reception

wildflowers in vases

wildflowers in vases

wildflowers in vases

wildflowers in vases

paper lantern wedding decor

outdoor reception

bride and groom

outdoor wedding reception

first dance

Big congrats to Visra + Chris and thanks so much for sharing your personal and truly one-of-a-kind wedding with us today!

photographer: Jenny Kim Photo // event design: Drew Bennett + Sitting In A Tree // event planner: Sitting In A Tree // venue: private residence // floral designer: La Fleuriste // wedding dress: custom made // hair stylist: Luxe Image // invitations + paper goods: Bride’s cousin // vintage furniture rentals: One True Love Vintage Rentals // catering: Hog Island Traveling Oyster BarFacebook Chef – Josef Desimone // music: Baba Ken Okulolo and Nigerian Brothers; VMC; Househeads


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  1. What an awesomely unique wedding idea/theme. I love how relaxed and “family style” it almost is but still beautiful!

  2. Beautiful wedding! Who created the big tent? It is so beautiful and just what we imagined for our camping wedding this summer!

  3. I love this absolutely gorgeous, I love the table theme and the pictures with the balloons are straight swoonsville for me!

  4. Aw~ This is so sweet. I love Jenny Kim photos too!!

  5. If I could get married all over again, THIS.WOULD.BE.IT. Seriously.

  6. This is a dream wedding! I adore the family love throughtout and the tables, oh the tables! Genious! If I were to marry again this is the wedding I would have and I love that it was a 3 day affair. So lovely!

  7. This is soooo beautiful! Love the lanterns, the big red balloons, and her dress is stunning!

  8. this whole set up is beyond amazing!

  9. that communal triangle table is crazy awesome! I also love her dress, its like nothing I’ve ever seen before. So much fun and so much love!!

  10. This is the most unique wedding, I love it!!! So beautiful and so playful!!!

  11. incredible!!

  12. Wow, just love this wedding. The table setting is so unique and clever.

  13. Wow, this is unbelievably fun and gorgeous! I love weddings that actually look like a family and friends celebration rather than just an event. Beautiful.

  14. This wedding is just absolutely gorgeous!!! What a wonderful celebration!

  15. wow. i love this.

    gorgeous in every way!

  16. These are some gorgeous photos! And tents at a wedding?? Who would’ve thought that this would be such a great idea! Love this!

  17. This wedding looks like fun and the bride is gorgeous

  18. It is lovely to have a wedding like this….

  19. What a great wedding! The bride is so sweet and you can really see the joy on her face… it´s practically contagious! And the venue and details are cool and fun, and the photos lovely… One of my favourite weddings on a blog ever!

  20. This wedding looks awesome! Everything about it from the location to the clip board menu*? I love it all. Bravo

  21. I love the idea of this wedding and all of the pretty details!

  22. what a cool place! i’m in love with the tables that go up the hill. how cool.

  23. Are you flippin’ kidding me!? I literally gasped from the awesomeness!! Wow, wow, wow… at everything!!! :)

  24. this wedding style is the one I prefer so romantic and full of happiness.

  25. One of the most unique wedding I’ve ever seen. The different types of chair is a very nice idea (wonder where they find them?) . The details are so down to earth yet elegant.

  26. That was a very unique backyard wedding. I like the creativity you had for the set up of tables and chairs. I really like the triangular dinner table. Great job!

  27. Well that are really crazy wedding picture. I like the idea to have a tent. The only thing is that the wedding dress might get a bit dirty.

  28. What an original setting. And simple stylish and stunningly original too. Wow.

  29. Thanks for your wonderful sharing.

  30. What a nice pictures!!! this wedding style is the one I prefer so romantic and full of happiness.

  31. Wow…this is amazing! Love, love, love the table settings & overall atmosphere.

  32. WOW! this is amazing!


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