How to Elevate an Intimate, Backyard Wedding
Danielle and Jason wanted an intimate, backyard wedding with the theme, "simple, but elevated."
We focused on a bright, vibrant color palette with a sophisticated, clean look to take this wedding to the next level.
Here's how we did it.
Elevating the Chuppah - Focus on CONTRAST
If you want a memorable backdrop for your ceremony, you emphasize contrast.
Elevating the Reception - Focus on DETAILS
Would you believe me if you looked at the two photos above and I said that was in someone's backyard?
Even though everything was in the backyard, it certainly didn't feel like it once the tent, goblet style vases, lighting, candles, loose greenery and centerpieces filled the long tables. It may seem obvious, but all the little tiny details matter if you want to elevate your space and make a statement.
This is where you Event Coordinator really comes into play and Jodi Raphael Events did not disappoint! A hired planner has the expertise to know how to set up a space properly so everything could fit even if it's in a tiny space like a backyard! More than that, they know what type of silverware, linens, cups/goblets to pick for the most romantic tablescape.
For the centerpieces, we used the same contrasting principles from the chuppah in these garden style arrangements. The end result? Vibrant colors in a lush, garden style arrangement to to give the space a pop while tying everything together.
Elevating the Bouquet - Focus on SIMPLICITY
I've been noticing that smaller bouquets are becoming more of a thing and believe it or not, they're actually a lot harder to make!
Danielle did not want a giant bouquet but one that followed the theme of, "simple, but elevated."
Small does not mean cheap or plain! We focused on simplicity. This means, going back to foundational flower principles: color, shape, size.
You don't have to be a florist to be able to spot a bouquet that has all 3 foundations:
These are simple foundations but without them, you could get a very different style of bouquet that may not be what you want.
Talk to your florist so that both of you have a very clear understanding on the overall vision, size, and feel. This is so important!
Biggest perk with having a backyard wedding:
Dancing on the street with your new spouse outside your childhood home after your wedding.
That sounds lovely to me.
Photography: Kelsey Converse Photography