Posts Tagged ‘Backyard Wedding’

Marissa & Frank [DIY Wedding: Mount Shasta]

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Marissa and Frank’s wedding was amazing and inspirational. I read so much these days about “Do It Yourself” weddings/crafts/everything and this was truly a DIY event. Although I suppose more accurate wording would be “Do It ALL Together” beacause really, it was an event with an outpour of help, hard work, and love from friends and family as well.

From what I gathered, here were the details:

Wedding Signs: Bride made, Groom put up – Chalk signage written up by little brother’s girlfriend
Venue: Parents of the Bride’s Backyard
Decor:  Mother of the Bride planted Tulips, Irises, and even flowers in the shape of a heart!
Florist: Bride’s Sister-in-law
Makeup: Bride’s little brother’s girlfriend
Food: Mother the Bride and family friends
5 Layer Wedding Cake: Bride Baked, Groom piped the icing
Wedding Favors: Home-made Jam (of course, they made it themselves!)
Ring Bearer Pillow: Bride hand-sewed at like age 6? Much to her mother’s dismay she had gotten into her mother’s sewing stuff and used an elaborate lace that her great-grandmother had hand stitched!
Officiant: Bride’s Brother
Beverages: Beer brewed by the father of the bride and family friend!


Candace & Daniel: [Beautiful Backyard Wedding]

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Candace & Daniel,

Your wedding moved me to tears. I suppose that’s the risk you run when photographing someone’s wedding who you’ve grown up with. I cannot fully express how much joy it brought me to be a part of your day. It was such an intimate and beautiful wedding, it makes me feel special that I was asked to be a part of it. I’ve never seen so much laughter and loving tears in a ceremony and it just goes to show how much fun you have together and the love that you have for each other and your family and friends have for you.

I’ve been meaning to write this post for some time now but it took me so long to find the right words and pick the right photos that would allow me to illustrate the fraction of the emotion that your wedding created. Even though the sky was overcast and it even rained a little, the love and joy was palpable and made the rain seem like just tears of happiness. I love that you did so much of this wedding yourselves, that you had pie instead of cake, that you two found each other. What a beautiful day.

Thank you.

Ayumi