How to Throw a Backyard Wedding: Decor

One of the first things to think about is overall decor. Where will you have the ceremony and do you have a focal point for where you will be standing? I love using a large tree and hanging ribbons. If your backyard has lots of trees, you can walk out through the trees – very dramatic! If you don’t have a tree, you can create a focal place to stand with globes or balloons. You can use petals for your aisle or line it with plants….

backyard wedding ideas
{Elise Theuer, Jose Villa, Jessica Claire}

I love the hanging flowers from this wedding photographed by One Love Photo. Gives it such a romantic feel.

backyard wedding ideas

You can create your own backdrop with ribbons also if you don’t have any trees that will work as in this wedding.

backyard wedding ideas
{Marisa Holmes}

backyard wedding ideas
{photosmashing}

Maybe you will have a tent – which is great in case of rain – something to consider.

backyard wedding ideas
{Paul Johnson, real simple, Jamie Hammond}

I LOVE a backyard with hanging globes – or any kind of hanging lights.

backyard wedding ideas
{Paul Johnson, Josh Mccullock, Jessica Claire}

The best part…dancing under the stars!

backyard wedding ideas
{The Flashdance, The Flashdance}

Check back tomorrow for more about a backyard wedding!

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Comments

  1. Love love love the balloon ideas =) soooo fresh and fun!

  2. Beautiful post…makes me reconsider having an indoor reception. I just wish I had an awesome backyard to host in.

  3. I love this post except for the balloon part. They are so not green!!
    http://soyoureengayged.com/kellys-ideas/wedding-balloons-are-just-a-bad-idea-for-the-enviroment/

    Stick to the lovely lanterns and ribbons :)

  4. Kelly – there are no balloons in these pics. The pics that may look like balloons to you are paper globes! Thanks for the concern though.

  5. This was a beautiful post! I liked the paper globes and the petal-lined aisle best. Thanks for compiling all these inspiring images!

  6. these are gorgeous. i wish i could do this at my indoor venue!

  7. This is so beautiful, do you think I can create enough of a dramatic backdrop with solar powered string lights

  8. I love this idea, but am wondering if you know where to rent the dance floors?

  9. i like you wedding and reception!!! Its beautiful

  10. I want the exact same paper lanterns at my wedding- where did they come from??!!

  11. I love the outdoor lighting. Did you hire from a company or where can I buy xx

  12. Love all the advice for a back yard wedding. Country weddings held outside are so popular and these pictures offer lots of inspiration…

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