Intimate Backyard Harvest Wedding: Alissa + Jeb

bride and groom on bikes

I love intimate weddings and Alissa + Jeb’s autumn wedding is a perfect example of a lovely small wedding. Their wedding took place this past October and was inspired by the beauty of autumn and the colors, spirit, and abundance of the harvest. I love that they wrote their own vows and had their dogs as part of their wedding day also! After their backyard wedding with their immediate family members, they joined friends + family at their favorite local restaurant in Pittsburgh, Bar Marco, for a reception filled with live music, local fare, homemade desserts, libations, and a made-to-order coffee bar. Their entire wedding and reception was shaped by the complete and generous involvement of friends and family at every stage. Thanks so much to Joey Kennedy for the photos and congrats to Alissa + Jeb!

black heels


Actually, our most memorable moment began several months before when we screen printed our handmade, poster-sized invitations with our friend Thommy. The wedding really came to life when the colorful invites were completed. During the reception, the photo booth was a great way to engage friends and maintain an animated guest book.

wedding flyer




Processional: Harvest Moon – Neil Young

Recessional: NA

First Dance: I Saw the Light in Your Eyes – Todd Rundgren

bride walking down aisle

backyard ceremony

backyard ceremony

backyard ceremony

backyard ceremony

backyard ceremony

bride and groom

orange bouquet

bride and groom


bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom on bikes




fall flower centerpieces

reception band

romantic candle table lighting

tree backdrop


Smaller is better, stay true to your values, and, if you’re blessed with talented friends or family, involve them as much as possible.

photography: Joey Kennedy // venue: Our home + Bar Marco Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania // event design + planning: Thommy Conroy // floral design: Wedding party flowers and bridal bouquet, Jessica Martin (sister of the bride), Event florals, decor + hairpiece flowers by Thommy Conroy // wedding dress: 70’s Vintage // shoes: Faryl Robin // groom suit: J. Crew – Ludlow Suit // invitations + paper goods: Thommy Conroy // catering: Bar Marco (reception) and Desserts By Annalee (catered dinner at our home and desserts at reception) // music: Live Music: Lungs Face Feet (a Balkan/Cumbia infused brass band) // dj: DJ Dad Time

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  1. What a thrilled to be featured on the best site for creative weddings! Alissa and Jeb are really special people and these photos are proof of their love for each! Thanks Jen!

  2. Love their style! I’m from PA originally and it’s fantastic to see a PA wedding on GWS!!! Joey is a true artist. Love that they included their pets in their weddings!

  3. Love, love, loovvvvee this.
    Every detail is so clearly special to the couple’s style. My absolute favorite part besides the one of a kind details and artwork is the couples portraits with their bikes. The lighting is amazing…. So dreamy and beautiful. Xo

  4. As usual Joey is doing Pittsburgh proud with his keen eye for color and composition. Just a gorgeous day all around!

  5. love everything about this. way to go joey!

  6. I like the images of the couple standing next to a bicycle, but they all look amazing to me eye. Joey’s use of light and focus techniques help his images stand out.

    Gordon Ovenshine

  7. Such an organic and intimate wedding, a great composition of photography by Joey Kennedy and obviously a super cool couple. I only wish I were hip enough to pull off a brass band…

  8. Oh. my. gosh. I absolutely adore the organic beauty of this day. So well done.

  9. What a beautiful wedding and the photos by Joey Kennedy were absolutely gorgeous!

  10. This wedding is so simple and beautiful and Joey captured it PERFECTLY as usual! The color is absolutely incredible.

  11. what a gorgeous ceremony area! just beautiful! xxx

  12. Love the colors…this wedding is just so full of life! The florals are absolutely stunning!

  13. Your photos always bring me joy. Joey, you are the best!! Thanks for sharing.

  14. These photographs are amazing Joey, absolutely beautiful! What an inspiring wedding, it all looks like everything came together in such a peaceful, gentle manner. The vibrant colors- blues and oranges, accenting here and there are quite lovely. What a down-to-earth celebration!

  15. This is so very poetic, elegant from start to finish. Joey’s photos make the memories sing.

  16. Gorgeous photography Joey!!! Super cool wedding, looks like you captured it perfectly!!

  17. stunning on every level !

  18. Mehret and Sola Talabi on:

    Joey, what beautiful work as always. Your talent is mind-blowing!

  19. excellent images Joey! The color is so rich…

  20. I LOVE the bikes!! Always make a great moment!!

  21. So much beauty, so much intimacy, so much emotion. There are many things I love about how they chose to decorate, and I love every one of the photos of them.

  22. Joey Kennedy has done an amazing job with this wedding, the light and feel of all the pictures is superb. The pictures really draw you in and make you wish that you were a guest at this wedding.

  23. This wedding was gorgeous, i love the harvest theme to it. Very well done!!

  24. Excellent pictures.. You dont need a big fancy venue with a huge crowd to have a great time.. Everything looks so elegant and sweet.. Super creativity!!!!!


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