Backyard weddings are a unique opportunity to to combine the comfort of place you love, with the sentimental. Allie and Jace put together a country wedding filled with emotional hallmarks. Jace’s wedding band was made of deer antler because of his love for hunting. I used chairs the bride’s grandfather made from weathered old pieces of wood as accents because it matched the barn wood boxes and antler used at part of the table decor. Each of the bridesmaids chose a dress in the couple’s color scheme that fit their personal style. I loved the siding on north side of the house and decided to hang all of the ladies dresses together. Luckily their was some nice trees to help frame the shot as well. Other accents that held emotional value were Jace’s boots. Jace is from Texas and wanted to bring out his cowboy style. Although the pale pink tie and tan vest wasn’t his ideal outfit, the couple compromised and the guys wore jeans, which I thought was very appropriate for the setting. Allie’s grandparents kindly offered their backyard to the bride and groom. Allie’s grandparents and parents were both married there years before, so a backyard wedding has become a tradition for them. Because the couple are from different parts of the country, they chose to do a sand ceremony with earth from Texas and Washington State. The red clay earth and the deep rich soil of Wenatchee mixed together to create a symbol of their love. During the ceremony itself emotions ran high, and even the flower girl was overcome! After heartfelt vows, Allie and Jace joined me in the apple orchard just down the way from her Grandparent’s home for a few photos. The sun was setting fast, so we quickly went to the hilltop just above their backyard they were just married in for a few more photos to round out a perfect day.
It’s amazing how any location can become the perfect wedding venue with a little bit of love and careful planning. Thank you to Allie and Jace for letting me photograph their perfect backyard wedding!