Intimate Backyard Wedding with Lavender and Baby's Breath

Bride and groom portrait in backyard summer wedding.

And just like that, summer is upon us. I feel like we spend our winters trying to relax, traveling, etc, while also preparing for the year, getting new gear and coordinating timelines. Spring rolls around and we get teasers of warm weather and sunshine, but still rainy and cold days. Sundresses and pool days seem far away. Then BOOM, June is here with its 85 degree days, beautiful blue skies and backyard weddings.

 I don’t think I even realized it was summer until last Saturday morning. Yep, this is it. This is wedding season.

Woo hoo!

So here we are. Not only thrilled with the fact that it is summer and we are smack dab in the middle of wedding season, but we finally get to see the weddings our couples have spent months planning! We’ve watched and lent our advice as they have chosen color schemes, floral arrangements, THE dress, and all of the little details that make their day unique.

I could start singing, “It’s the most...wonderful time...of the year”, but that would get me excited for Christmas.

So we start this summer wedding weekend with Courtney & Rick and Liam and Harper. This adorable family invited their closest family and friends into their backyard as they said I do. Yay for backyard weddings! And double yay for the sweetest of moments as Courtney’s kids welcomed Rick into their family with open arms. The notes Rick wrote to each of them were tear-jerkers and extremely heartwarming. His love for them (and their mother) is undeniable.

The morning started with the ladies in floral robes getting ready at home. Bouquets of lavender and baby’s breath were tied together and lined the aisle, leading to the beautiful and simple wooden archway nestled in the trees.

After the ceremony, the celebration continued with a delicious dinner from Fernando’s, fun yard games and beautiful string lights. Rick & Courtney shared a sweet first dance and the fire was started for s’mores all around. This was the definition of a perfect summer backyard wedding - relaxed and enjoyable just as it should be.

Bride getting ready for summer wedding in Whitehouse, Ohio backyard.
Bride's daughter getting ready for wedding day.
Summer backyard wedding in Whitehouse, Ohio.
Beautiful bride on wedding day in Whitehouse, Ohio.
Wedding dress with lavender and baby's breath details.
Groom-to-be getting son ready on wedding day.
Groom reading note from bride on wedding day.
Bride and groom hug children on wedding day in Whitehouse, Ohio.
First look with brides children on wedding day.
Family portrait in Grand Rapids, Ohio on wedding day.
Bride and groom portrait in backyard wedding in Whitehouse, Ohio.
Bride and groom photography at backyard wedding in Whitehouse, Ohio.
Portrait of bride and groom on wedding day.
Portraits of bride and groom with baby's breath.
Bride during backyard wedding ceremony in Whitehouse, Ohio.
Sweet backyard ceremony in Whitehouse, Ohio.
Lavender wedding boquet in backyard wedding ceremony.
Detail photo of wedding bands.
Backyard wedding cake with lavender and olive branch.
Backyard wedding with lavender bouquet. 
Wedding detail photography of marriage license.
Bride and groom's first dance at backyard wedding reception.
S'more bar at backyard wedding reception.

We have another beautiful wedding to share from this weekend coming soon. Keep an eye out on Facebook & Instagram to see more sneak peeks! First, we owe a HUGE shoutout to the wonderful team that brought this day together! 

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Rick & Courtney's Backyard

Bride's Dress: Morilee

Florist: Anthony Wayne Floral

Hair & Makeup: Tiffany Davis from Trilogy - Studio 123

Catering: Fernando's

Diamond wedding ring with baby's breath bouquet.