Fairytale Backyard Wedding: Micheli + Josh

Backyard Fairytale Wedding

Micheli + Josh met in elementary school (cue a collective awww from all the hopeless romantics out there) and reconnected 16 years later when Josh moved back to their hometown of Roseville, California. Micheli recalls, We met up at a restaurant not having any idea what one another looked like, but once he walked in, we were instantly drawn to each other. We’ve been together ever since.

He proposed at Micheli’s parents’ house on Christmas, so they decided that her family’s incredible backyard would be the most special and sentimental place to get married. They spent an entire year getting the yard into shape and as you’ll see in just a sec, it really does look like a fairytale setting. Between the giant, ancient oak trees, the towering redwoods and that multi-landing staircase, that was just begging to be decked out with flowers and candles, there’s just an undeniably magical atmosphere to the day. Thanks so much to Paige Jones for capturing that feel in the gorgeous photos below!

Backyard Fairytale Wedding

short veil

Backyard Fairytale Wedding

Backyard Fairytale Wedding

See what we meant by this gorgeous staircase? Such beautiful work by Ambiance Floral! It can only be described as a magical woodland fairytale!

Backyard Fairytale Wedding

Backyard Fairytale Wedding

Backyard Fairytale Wedding

Micheli + her dad walked down the aisle to Can’t Help Falling In Love by Elvis Presley.

Backyard Fairytale Wedding

Backyard Fairytale Wedding

Backyard Fairytale Wedding

Backyard Fairytale Wedding

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

Our favorite part of the wedding was when our officiant said, "You may now kiss the bride." That moment was surreal, like it was just Josh and I. Planning and the days leading up to the wedding can be stressful and jam packed, but in that moment we could finally let it all go and start that very second brand new as husband and wife. Walking into the reception was amazing. Standing on top of the landing looking out on the entire backyard and seeing all of our friends and family was overwhelming. We felt very fortunate and like we were on top of the world!

Backyard Fairytale Wedding

Backyard Fairytale Wedding

Backyard Fairytale Wedding

Backyard Fairytale Wedding

Backyard Fairytale Wedding

Backyard Fairytale Wedding

Backyard Fairytale Wedding

Backyard Fairytale Wedding

bracelet

escort display

Everyone love bread, so why not gift your guests freshly-baked rolls, which can also double as their escort cards?

escort display

Backyard Fairytale Wedding

Backyard Fairytale Wedding

Backyard Fairytale Wedding

Backyard Fairytale Wedding

Backyard Fairytale Wedding

ombre rock cake

How amazing are these gorgeous cakes by Ettore’s of Sacramento? The flavors sound delicious, but we’ve got to admit it’s the crystal rock-candy design that’s winning us over big time!

ombre rock cake

What a gorgeous, magical day! Big thanks to Micheli + Josh for sharing! We wish you two a lifetime of happiness!

photography: Paige Jones // planning + design: Kim Lantz of Alpha Lee Events // venue: Bride’s parent’s backyard // florals: Ambiance Floral // videography: Xsight Media // invitations: Flywheel Press // catering: Diana Burke Simple Pleasures // cakes: Ettore’s of Sacramento

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