Wanting to get married at home but not sure how to design the perfect backyard wedding decor? Follow the lead of Carlee + Scott and look to nature for inspiration! C works as a florist and wanted their day to reflect on her passions, the couple’s adventures, and their eclectic sense of style. With the help of planners, The Greatest Adventure Weddings, they created a color palette of earthy, Autumn hues and warm sunset colors. A first look by the lake, a wooded ceremony and a tented outdoor reception all featured dried flowers and a mix of vintage rugs, woven baskets and wooden materials. Though it wasn’t their Plan A, C says it was still perfection:
Our original guest list was 200 people, and final list included immediate family, bridal party and our friendors. Looking back, we both admit that an intimate wedding was right for us all along. As we continue to move through the pandemic, I hope our wedding can serve as a good example to GWS followers of what a small intimate wedding can look and feel like. With a smaller guest count, you can use more budget on details, have more time with all of your loved ones, and focus on the little things that truly matter.
The Foxes Photography was there to capture these gorgeous images. Ready to be inspired? Let’s go!
The First Look
C was absolutely glowing on wedding day. We love her soft makeup and curled updo by Angie Evans.
S wore the perfect shade of blue from Generation Tux. We love this nod to the color palette accent color!
Gold Nike tennis shoes… need we say more?!
Our favorite memories from the day were; our canoe ride during our first look, dancing together and our sparkler & bubble send off.
Just adore the energy between these two!
Backyard Wedding Decor Inspo
You’d expect a florist bride to have fabulous flowers for her wedding, and C and her Rusted Vase Floral Co. team did not disappoint!!
Details wise, I knew that I wanted our wedding to reflect not only us as couple, but my brand as a florist too. Our sunset color palette (with a pop of blue) combined with our personal touches and decor, made our wedding feel elegant while still representing our eclectic style. Mismatched rugs, specialty furniture rentals and hanging baskets (many collected during our travels) helped to make our wedding feel inviting but detailed at the same time.
Aren’t these binding ribbons beautiful?? You can mix it up and find more creative and meaningful ceremony ideas here!
Viet Dinh with Rain & Pines officiated the ceremony and from what we can tell there were plenty of giggles and sweet moments.
Being a vendor, the questions I was asked most were “are you doing your own flowers?” and “how did you choose your vendors?” The first question “are you doing your own flowers?” was a bit harder, my answer was always the same, “yes and no”. It was really important to me that our flowers felt like me, and I couldn’t imagine not having my hands on a few things, but I am not totally crazy, so I didn’t do any sort of set up day of. My incredible team did some design work leading up to our day and also lead styling and set up day of.
Backyard Wedding Reception
My advice to couples; choose vendors that you would want to be friends with, it will help to insure your energy and styles align!
How cute is this signature cocktail artwork?? Spicy Margaritas here we come!
Florals and Backyard Wedding Decor
We’re loving all the texture that C + S brought into their wedding decor. Everywhere you look, there’s something interesting to look at!
Sunset Floral Magic.
The Fancy Cat Studio paper goods accented the space and they are perfectly modern + adorable.
Perfect backyard wedding food in the midst of Covid-19? Individually packaged sandwich boxes like these from Table Catering Co.!
Now this is cake art! This Honey Crumb Cake Studio confection looks too beautiful to eat.
Video below by Henry Tieu Photography
The sweetest night for the sweetest pair! Congratulations Carlee + Scott! We’re sure your Covid-19 backyard wedding decor and details will inspire other couples that have to downsize their day. Thank you for showing us all that Plan A, B or even Plan Z can still be magical!
photography: The Foxes // venue name: Private Residence, Monroe, Washington, USA // event design: Rusted Vase Floral Co. // planning: The Greatest Adventure Weddings // florals: Rusted Vase Floral Co. // wedding dress: Willowby by Watters // wedding dress boutique: a&be bridal shop // bride's shoes: Nike // bridesmaid dresses: Lulus and Baltic Born // hair stylist: Angie Evans // makeup artist: Angie Evans // groom attire: Generation Tux // videography: Henry Tieu Photography // paper goods: The Fancy Cat Studio // catering: Table Catering Co. // cake: Honey Crumb Cake Studio // tabletop rentals: CORT Party Rental // furniture rentals: CORT Party Rentals // specialty rentals: Fanciful Rentals // officiant: Viet Dinh; Rain & Pines // lighting: CORT Party Rental