We know many of you are taking some control back from wedding planning during coronavirus, and getting hitched anyway (you know we’re all for it)! But getting married during this time does come with many ‘o sacrifices. Mainly, that you have to cut your wedding guest list substantially. Some regional restrictions only allow 10 guests at a wedding reception. By happy chance, today’s backyard wedding inspiration illustrates how a familiar space can be gorgeously elevated for a small, but special, group!
Lexy Marie Weddings shares her design perspective: I wanted this to be feminine and ethereal, but a little edgy at the same time – all while feeling very intimate + upscale. We wanted to combine pink + purple, which is not a color scheme used very often in weddings.
We have to admit, these photos by Inna Yasinka transport us to a fairytale haven in the countryside. Is it really a backyard wedding? Let’s dive in:
Styling Your Backyard Wedding
Just about the sweetest thing besides butterfly kisses is this wedding stationery suite designed Anelo Calligraphy.
Without a doubt, this Marie gown from Claire Pettibone is key to the overall styling + design of the editorial. Are you feeling these fairytale vibes? The bridal look is romantic with lovely boho elements. And, of course, those sleeves are to die for!
Pro Styling Tip: If you’re not sure where to start with styling your backyard wedding, try focusing on the design of your wedding dress. Is it romantic or bohemian? Classic or edgy? Take that styling and begin carrying it through the other design elements of your day. We love how this gown ties in with the feminine, delicate tablescape + stationary details.
Intimate Wedding Ceremony Setup
Pro Styling Tip: Use what you’ve got! With familiar settings, like your backyard, it’s smart to compliment the existing landscaping + backdrop. The amazing florists at Evy Rose Design Co. incorporate so much beautiful greenery into these floral designs; which create a magical ‘living’ effect to the arrangements. We love how the ceremony arbor + chair aisle arrangements seem to just be growing naturally out of the ground! It all fits so seamlessly with the existing landscape, and that’s expert-level designing.
The colors in this bridal bouquet also use lots of pink, purple + pale yellow, which so subtly tie the styling together.
Accentuating Natural Beauty with Bridal Hair and Makeup
Corrie Elle Aristry brings on the dewey glam with this soft + feminine bridal hair and makeup.
Backyard Wedding Reception
With romantic tabletop + furniture rentals from Simply Beautiful Decor, it’s clear that you don’t need much to make a stylish impact.
Pro Styling Tip: You don’t need ‘all of the things’ to successfully style a wedding reception table. It’s all about being intentional with your choices! Using a plate with character and modern flatware alone makes this tablescape feel chic + welcoming. Soft textures and personalized paper goods really warm up the setting and purposefully invites guests in. Flowers never, ever hurt, do they?! Try and strike a balance between wowing guests, while remaining comfortable.
Hand-painted flowers on this cake by Katie Harrison are so artfully perfect for an intimate garden celebration.
If you have a sweet tooth, check out these 15 small wedding cakes perfect for a backyard fête!
Golden Hour Photography
Pro Styling Tip: Hire the pros to help execute your vision! Even though your wedding may be in your backyard, you shouldn’t have to sacrifice gorgeous styling or (most importantly) über professional photography! With an expert behind the lens, you’ll have golden photos, like these, capturing the most precious parts of your special day. Again, how about that golden hour glow?!
With simple styling tips, your backyard can be elevated, without being altogether transformed, for a lovely wedding day. Yes! A dreamy, ethereal wedding is possible in an unexpected environment – especially when you consciously design around the space that you have to work with. We believe in you :)
photography: Inna Yasinska // venue name: Private Home, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada // event design: Lexy Marie Weddings // planning: Lexy Marie Weddings // florals: Evy Rose Design Co. // wedding dress: Claire Pettibone 'Marie' // bride's ring: Kate Danielle Jewellery // hair stylist: Corrie Elle Artistry // makeup artist: Corrie Elle Artistry // paper goods: Anelo Calligraphy // calligraphy: Anelo Calligraphy // cake: Katie Harrison // tabletop rentals: Simply Beautiful Decor // furniture rentals: Simply Beautiful Decor // linen rentals: Simply Beautiful Decor // models: Afua Mireku