Gorgeous Colorful Florals Made This Intimate Backyard Wedding Truly Spectacular

Colorful backyard garden wedding

When two creatives decide to get married – you know it’s going to be a wedding to remember! Alise (an actor) and Jeff (an audio engineer) knew exactly how to get creative when COVID complications put an end to their original wedding plans. This day was one the couple had been dreaming of for a long time, so it was important to them that they made the most of it. Instead of scaling down their budget along with the guest list, they decided to put that money into making the dreamiest garden wedding…ever!

As to be expected, a wedding in a global pandemic means a minimized guest list. Alise and Jeff invited 10 of the most important people in their lives to witness their wedding in person. However, not all was lost for loved ones not able to attend. The bride and groom created a valuable Zoom experience for their guests. Even delivering them fresh, local foods to their door all over the country! This gesture, along with Zoom MC services by Second Song, made this experience unforgettable for everyone. With design & planning by Harmony Creative Studio, stellar florals by Rawfinery, and jaw-dropping photos by Lyublue, this beautiful couple was able to turn their backyard wedding into the soiree of their dreams.

It Starts at Home

Laughing couple facetiming family before getting ready for their wedding

Alise and Jeff were able to share the experience of getting ready together at home. Look how excited they are to get married!

Los Angeles Backyard Micro Wedding

Pivoting to a smaller ceremony gave us a lot of room to get creative, both in the space and with the events of the evening. Our original venue was a warehouse in DTLA and our concept was minimalist/industrial. So, we went with an upscale garden theme.

The floral design was important to us from day one, and we were in the best hands with our florist, Liz. We wanted it to feel very organic to the space – like the flowers had been there all along and overgrown over time. We asked her to just express herself, and we couldn’t have gotten a dreamier result. The installation on our front gate was pivotal for our ceremony and stroll-by guests. Not only was it “the portal” to the secret garden for our ceremony guests. Our “stroll by” guests absolutely loved it. They didn’t just get to stop by, it gave them something tangible to interact with besides us, and it was a great photo piece.

Bride in a high-low wedding gown with off the shoulder sleeves and a floral headpiece

Alise’s dress by Alexia Maria was a perfect choice. Not only that – but her earrings and headpiece were made of real flowers! WOW!

Los Angeles Backyard Micro Wedding

Down the Aisle

Bride being walked down the aisle for her backyard wedding

Husband smiling as he sees his bride for the first time

Bride and groom holding hands while saying their vows

 The stylish couple lovingly held hands during their ceremony.

A family video plays during a wedding ceremony

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

Definitely had to be the speeches. Mike, our DJ/Zoom host from Second Song made it possible for our family on Zoom to participate, so we really felt complete.

Bride holds a white, pink, and lavender bouquet

Bride reads her handwritten vows to her husband

First kiss as husband and wife

The cutest first kiss as husband and wife!

Simple and elegant wedding bands

Driving By To Say Hello

Green street cones marking the street for a drive-by wedding parade

Friends and neighbors alike rejoiced for Alise and Jeff’s wedding! A special area was set up for close friends to drive by the home and give their socially distanced congratulations.

Bride and groom in front of floral backdrop

Black and white photo of bride

Masked wedding guests give a socially distant greeting

Newlyweds and their guests take a shot together

Shots for the couple and their friends!

A Special Gift From Afar

Pasta themed wedding favors

Guests invited over Zoom were greeted with a curated basket of local goods. The absolute sweetest touch to help them feel as if they were there!

Pink draped wedding reception tables

Velvet pink linens were draped over intimate tables for two.

Ethereal view of a garden micro wedding

Colorful floral arch and pink wedding table cloth

A Delicious Journey Begins

White wedding menu tucked into a place setting

The Walrus + The Hedgehog treated guests to a stunning 10-course meal, complete with complementary cocktail pairings.

Wedding table setting with orange and purple flowers

Purple and orange flower wedding reception

Donut hole wedding cake decorated with baby's breath

A delicate dessert table was the perfect finale for the evening’s menu.

Intimate backyard wedding reception

Elegant steak wedding dinner

Groom stares lovingly at his bride at their wedding dinner

The glow of the evening light is the perfect representation of the love this couple has for each other. Congratulations, Alise and Jeff! Your wedding was one for the books…storybooks, that is!

photography: Lyublue // venue name: Private Residence, Culver City, California, USA // event design: Harmony Creative Studio // planning: Harmony Creative Studio // florals: Rawfinery // wedding dress: Alexia Maria 'Olivia' // hairpiece: Rawfinery (headpiece) // hair stylist: Brandy Allen // makeup artist: Brandy Allen // paper goods: Paper Culture // catering: The Walrus + The Hedgehog // cake: The Walrus + The Hedgehog // desserts: The Walrus + The Hedgehog // tabletop rentals: Premiere Party Rentals // furniture rentals: Premiere Party Rentals // linen rentals: La Tavola // music: Second Song