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Getting married in the backyard of a home that’s sentimental to you (like a parent or grandparent’s house), is so special, and an incredible way to tie the knot! Lucas and Katy celebrated with their families, throwing an intimate backyard micro wedding at their grandparents’ house. A lot of their family members were meeting for the very first time, and it was such a joyful, happy occasion! Everything about their day was perfect for them – sweet, fun, and an incredible celebration where everyone felt right at home.
Their Backyard Micro Wedding
Lucas and Katy set up a Polaroid camera so that their guests could document the moment, and their grandparents’ property was decorated with string lights, flowers, and little details to make the woodsy landscape even more gorgeous!
Katy’s hair and makeup ran late, but once she arrived, it was time to get the party started! They had a beautiful ceremony amongst the towering trees and lush greenery of the backyard, and once the knot was tied, the newlyweds and I took off for some portraits.
The two of them really soaked in the moment, enjoying that “whew, we did it!” feeling before returning to their families for the reception.
Everyone celebrated with toasts and cake, their two families spending time together before their gorgeous backyard micro wedding came to an end and the couple went to the inn!
Tips for a Backyard Micro Wedding
If you’re thinking of planning your own backyard micro wedding, it can be an amazing, meaningful way to tie the knot! Here are some tips for making it all come together.
Talk to the Neighbors
After you’ve decided where you’ll host your wedding (whether it’s your backyard or a family member’s), make sure to talk to the neighbors! Just letting them know your plans can prevent any conflict – noise likely won’t be an issue with a small wedding, but make sure the neighbors are aware that there might be some more cars, and some hustle and bustle going on.
Have a Rain Plan
Especially here in Washington, it’s important to be prepared for rain! But no matter where you are, there’s a possibility that the weather won’t cooperate. Make sure you have a plan for inclement weather – whether that means moving the celebration inside, having umbrellas for your guests, or renting a tent! Renting a canvas tent is always a good idea – it can be a rain cover, can provide shade, and gives you a nice reception space.
Hire a Photographer for Your Backyard Micro Wedding
I believe that a photographer is maybe your single most important investment for your wedding day– so if you’re planning a backyard micro wedding, reach out to a professional!
My job is to be your guide throughout the planning process, and I’ll give you tips, be there for advice, and help you navigate this sometimes-stressful but always exciting part of your life. And of course, I’ll document the entire thing!
Contact me to start planning your backyard micro wedding!