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!

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Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

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.

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Our Musical Choices

Processional: Harvest Moon – Neil Young

Recessional: NA

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

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backyard ceremony

backyard ceremony

backyard ceremony

backyard ceremony

backyard ceremony

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bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom on bikes

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romantic candle table lighting

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Our Advice To Those Planning Now

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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