New Jersey Garden Wedding by Off BEET Productions

Ever wonder what’s the best way to infuse the essence of you and your groom’s personality into your special day?  You do it by paying special attention to the sweet little details. This adorable couple created a beautiful garden affair which came to life with the venue… the Rutgers Gardens Log Cabin and Pavillion. Tucked away on the campus of Rutgers University lies a series of enchanting gardens, beautiful trees, flowers, and rolling lawns – and admittedly, the perfect place for a garden wedding. Off BEET productions were there to capture all the details from the the framed photos decorating the aisle to the monogrammed timber ring boxes, from the quirky lego cuff-links worn by the groom to the gorgeous rustic escort card display on a garland between two ladders. So many deets… so little time… best get scrolling y’all!

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Photographer:  Off BEET Productions / Event Venue: The Rutgers Garden Log Cabin & Pavillion / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Second Chance at Love

This beautiful affair is not just about perfect pops of pink, glorious sun-dappled gardens and a bevvy of adorable flower girls… more importantly, it’s about two beautiful people Kathleen and Frank, finding love for the second time around. Fancy Love Photography perfectly captured every pretty moment of this Washingtonville wedding from the intimate garden wedding vows right through to the love-filled reception and the most special of moments – when the bride danced with her son. I’m sure there wasn’t a dry eye on the day!  We adore how this celebration proves that a second wedding is just as perfect as the love it celebrates!

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Photographer:  Fancy Love Photography / Reception Venue: Feast at Round Hill / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Eclectic Boho Garden Wedding by Ria Mackenzie Photography

It’s no secret we adore backyard weddings at LWB. Not just for their beautiful intimacy, but also because they appear to effortlessly achieve a perfect balance of casual and elegance which is totally magnetic. Just take this darling eclectic wedding as an example – inspired by a Midsummers Night’s Dream, it combines bohemian vibes with rustic touches and vintage details – AND the whole mish-mash of pretty theming works a treat! Go ahead and savour every morsel of this garden affair by Ria Mackenzie Photography.

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From the bride:

Our wedding was a dream that came true. In some magical way, every piece came together to look and feel stunning, as I think happens when you have amazing vendors, loving family and dedicated friends surrounding your day.

Our vision for our wedding was an eclectic mix of all the captivating wedding themes popular right now with an over-arching theme of mid-summer’s night dream. We had some vintage, some rustic and some bohemian vibes. It was impossible for me to stick with just one theme, as I kept seeing things I loved all over the place.

A lot of my inspiration came from other weddings I saw online but also from every day life. In our home, we have mismatched plates, so I knew right away that I wanted to do that for the wedding to give it that homey feel.

The venue was this incredible bed and breakfast that had an alluring, natural space in their back yard that lent itself to feeling like you belonged there, contributing to the ‘at home’ feel. Our table numbers came from important dates in our lives and our tables were filled with the most stunning flowers I’ve ever seen that we had grown at a local farm. We had a ton of vintage vases combined with tree stumps, moss and a variety of candles to give the space that soft, romantic feel. It was awesome. Everyone got to take home a vase as their favor…something that we hope everyone will enjoy and use!

My dress was originally made in the 60’s and had this intricate and delicate lace that had faded to this breathtaking shade of antique cream. I had some alterations done to give it the flutter sleeves and the deep-V back and make it fit my perfect wedding dress vision. My sister-in-law has the prettiest handwriting and wrote out everyone’s name and table number on river rocks while my best friend made us our wood-burned advice box. We were very fortunate to have an entire bridal party of gifted and loving friends and family that made our wedding incredibly special.

The most important part of our wedding was also the most unique. Our ceremony started off with one our very talented friends and groomsmen playing the guitar while the bridal party and bride walked down the aisle. The bride’s best friend wrote and performed the most beautiful and meaningful ceremony while the groom’s aunt (a JOP) was able to step in at the end and marry us while we stood surrounded by all of our loved ones holding hands. We wrote our own personalized vows for one another that are words we now treasure and use against one another (sarcastically!) in every day life. The ceremony was full of depth, passion, love and joy and if I had the option to go back and change anything, I would leave it exactly the same.

My advice to any bride and/or groom reading this would be to make your wedding day meaningful, whatever that means to you and remember to be in the moment…the day goes quick and it’s back to being a dream.

 

 

Photographer: Ria Mackenzie Photography / Venue: The Connecticut River Valley Inn, Glastonbury, CT / Caterer: Zerio’s Old World Restaurant and Catering, Cromwell, CT / Table Flowers: Silverbrook Farm, Dartmouth, MA / Bouquets: Surroundings Floral, Broad Brook, CT

Elegant Backyard Wedding Inspiration by Dani Fine Photography

Picturing an elegant backyard wedding to tie the knot? Then this lovely styled inspiration shoot by Dani Fine Photography has your name written all over it! Shot in a quaint New England home in in the heart of the Pioneer Valley Massachussetts – surrounded by rural farms and rolling hills –  it is the ideal setting for a countrified garden wedding. Just imagine your reception as lovely as this…. nestled amongst ancient trees with beautifully understated decorations, sweet rustic details and pretty garden picked florals – it’s Backyard bliss indeed!

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From the photographer: Periwinkle hydrangeas and pink peonies, classic chocolate cake and cowboy boots, this Backyard Garden Wedding was a dream to style and photograph. The inspiration behind this shoot was more of a feeling; something wholesome and honest, fresh and entirely original. With the help of many talented and creative individuals, we were able to bring this nuanced vision into reality. With the exceptional skills of stylist and event planner, Laura Wear and sumptuous floral arrangements by Durocher Florist, an enchanted scene emerged. Everything came together just beautifully. We just love the natural, unfettered look and feel of this whole shoot–it was understated yet elegant with a homespun twist. We’re happy to report that since this styled wedding, Kelly & Adam (our beautiful bride & dapper groom) have since gotten engaged! 

 

Photographer: Dani Fine Photography / Hair Stylist:  Salon Herdis / Event Planner:  Laura Wear Events / Floral Designer:  Durocher Florist / Dress Store:  Bancroft Bridals / Cake Designer:  Gregory’s Pastry Shop / Shoes:  Ariat / Jewelry:  Don Muller Gallery / Tuxedo and Mens Attire:  Jackson & Connor / Submitted via Two Bright Lights 

 

Here are some more Backyard lovelies for you to enjoy:

 

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It doesn’t get any more tranquil or pretty than this garden wedding by Jen Yuson Photography. The entire celebration takes place in the backyard of groom Ben’s childhood home, and as you’ll see, the whole setting resembles a garden oasis with lush foliage and shady tree canopies framing the celebrations. Stunning bride Becca (who looks amazing in her stylish understated gown) is escorted down the aisle by her two beautiful children, and then her father reads the sermon to seal the special deal. Oh, and did I mention Becca used to be a wedding planner? So, naturally every lovely detail is perfectly polished and ever-oh-so-pretty. There’s also plenty of delightful rustic DIY touches to be found including the wooden ceremony canopy decorated with peach blooms, the red radio flyer wagons stacked with refreshments, and the candy bar display with it’s cute monogrammed gift bags and chalkboard notes. Yes, outdoor lovers it’s a gorgeous garden affair overflowing with charm, sentimentality and plenty of personalized touches – just what we love!

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Photography: Jen Yuson Photography / Second Shooter: Shawn Bauguess / Event Planner: Susan Longstaff / Caterer: Catering by Johnny Bakastias / / Cake Designer: Jenny Harris Custom Cake Design / Officiant: Steven Kraftchick / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Intimate Seattle Garden Wedding by Rennard Photography

A pretty garden, walking hand in hand, pops of colour and a long distance love affair . . . are some of the sweetest things in life that make us melt at the knees. And this Seattle wedding by Rennard Photography is something sweet indeed! Relaxed and intimate with an informal garden ceremony, followed by a cozy gathering at Poco Wine Room, this beautiful couple’s celebration was as natural as true love should be. Be sure to treat yourself to all the romance below…

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From the photographer: Boris the groom is Frenchie. He was born and raised in Normandy, France and came to America on a working Visa when he was 24 with an aerospace company where he works as a buying/purchasing engineer for airliner breaking systems. It was his first time in the US and to integrate himself into American culture he used the good ‘ol Craigslist to find a roommate in Capitol Hill. Brittany, the bride was raised a Midwest girl from southwest Michigan. She came to Seattle to go to UDUB. They met in her first year at The Art Institute for a BS in fashion marketing during a party in school in 2009. Since then they have had quite a few trials living apart due to Visa issues. Boris was transferred back to France (Paris) to work there in the summer of 2010. She was still in school and did not follow him until the following January of 2011. Boris then found out he was being transferred to Toronto, so in July of 2011 I left for the States once again. She found a job back in Seattle and ended up staying. Boris moved to Toronto last October. They made it work even being long distance and the silly governments keeping them apart (She said it’s sooo difficult to be an unmarried couple with different nationalities!!). So, Boris finally got down on one knee and asked her to marry him. The wedding was small with only a few of their close friends.

 

Photographer: Rennard Photography / Ceremony: Washington Park Arboretum / Wedding Dress Store: Nordstroms / Wedding Cake Designer: The SweetSide / Reception: Poco Wine Room / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

California Garden Wedding by Joleen Willis Photography

We’ve got a perfectly pretty, perfectly happy wedding to ease us into Tuesday here at LWB. Captured wonderfully by Joleen Willis Photography, this California garden wedding is filled with pastel pink and white blooms, a bevy of beautiful bridesmaids in a eye-catching ombre display of reds and pinks, and four of the sweetest flowergirls on the planet. With so many lovely details, it’s hard to pick a favourite. But I have no doubt all you wedding lovers will enjoy taking your time to choose!

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Photographer:  Joleen Willis Photography / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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Vintage DIY Wedding by Studio Vérité Photography

It’s pretty much impossible not to fall for this adorable vintage DIY wedding. Not only does it feature a beautiful bride with a stunning dress, a beautiful garden setting and wonderful vintage details, but the couple’s cute-as-pie little daughter as the sweet flower girl! (Who I must admit, almost upstages Mummy and Daddy’s special day!)  But, really the icing on the cake has to be the amazing snaps by Studio Verite Photography. They re-created the perfect vintage atmosphere with nostalgic images which instantly transport you back to the early 1900’s. All-in-all this is one delightful affair which will tug at your heart strings.

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Bride Ana shares: 

Our wedding took place at the Twin Oaks Garden Estate in San Marcos, CA. The venue has a charming little old school house and fit perfectly with our vintage/diy theme. Our colors were blush, khaki, and grey. I love the look of burlap and it was used to wrap the bouquets, boutonnieres, and in our cake topper. Since Brian is from the desert we encorporated succulents in the flower arrangements. 

We tried to save money as well as give our wedding a personal touch with DIY projects. We made and printed out our invitations and wrapped them with twine and flowers. I printed out pictures of our couple guests, hung them on twine in a frame, and used them for our “Sweet Love” dessert bar sign. My husband found an old window pane and we used a chalk pen to turn it into our seating chart. Our finger print tree was painted by one our good friends who was also one of the groomsmen. I also bought a lot of stuff from Etsy. To save money on flowers I ordered and assembled paper tissue balls in our colors for the ceremony gazebo. The little ring bearers newsboy caps and bow ties were ordered from Etsy as well as our cake topper. 

One of my favorite memories was my sister’s maid of honor speech. She is super shy and rarely talks in front of people. (One of our cousins joked that it was the first time he’s heard her voice) I was so proud of her. Another great memory was watching our 1 year and a half daughter dancing the night away on the dance floor. She was having so much fun and made the cutest flower girl ever.. but I am biased haha. We are so happy to have these amazing pictures to remember our special day. It was perfectly us.

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Photography: Studio Verite Photogaphy / Floral Designer:  Jerri Disney / Reception:  Twin Oaks Garden Estate / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Guthrie Oklahoma Garden Wedding by HolliB Photography

We’ve got a sweet, southern Summer wedding for you today filled with the most romantic Oklahoma details. You can almost feel the southern hospitality jump right off the page. Every image from HolliB Photography radiates with southern charm and the glorious shades of eggplant, blue and pink from the outdoor garden ceremony to the elegant ballroom reception are pretty as a picture. (And I haven’t even got to the beautiful bride’s dress yet). Stick around for awhile and linger over all the lovely images. You’ll be glad you did.

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Photography: HolliB Photography / Ceremony & Reception Venue:  The Dominion House / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Homemade Garden Wedding in Newark New York

I have a sweet straight-from-the-heart homemade wedding for you to enjoy today. Held in a beautiful vintage garden in Newark New York, it’s full of pretty DIY details that will make your heart melt. I just adore the fabric flower centerpieces the bride lovingly made herself, the rustic cake display and the colorful pinwheel ceremony arbor giving the whole event a whimsical feel. Jennifer B. Photography who captured all the sweetness and darling DIY, shares with us all the loving details of their day.

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