An Intimate Backyard Wedding

These two kind-hearted souls were married on a gorgeous weekend in September in the backyard of the bride's home. There were so many personal touches throughout, like the photos of the couple as children and of their life together; an old typewriter and note pad for guests to leave advice and well wishes, and tiny succulents as the favors, telling guests to "let love grow".

When I arrived to install the floral arch, the bride's family - a/k/a her team of helpers - were putting the finishing touches on the tent by adding the globe lights and lanterns. I finished the look with hurricane candles and a garland of greens down the center of each farmhouse table. 

Mariya's bouquet is one of my favorites. As much as spring flowers hold a place in my heart, so do those late summer blooms like hydrangea, brown sunflowers, dahlia, and roses. I added a bit of babies breath to match the sprigs in her hair. Mariya's dress was flowy, romantic and ethereal, and I wanted to complement that look through the design of her bouquet. Edward, the groom, had one request of me: he is a fan of Craspedia, also known as Billy Balls and asked that they be included in his boutonniere. You got it, Edward! I like your style. It made my day to craft a boutonniere for him that wouldn't go unnoticed. See for yourself and let me know what you think.

Monika Photography captured all of these details and some of their most intimate moments so well. Take a look...