DIY Backyard Wedding


DIY Backyard Wedding

Welcome to Sarah and Marshall's beautiful backyard wedding. It's a sunny, but not too hot (with a nice breeze coming off the lake) May evening in Texas. The tables are covered in turquoise blue cloth and red roses adorn the centerpiece mason jar vases, grace the oak tree wedding arch, and of course the bouquets and boutonnières.

DIY wedding seating plan
DIY wedding welcome sign

Handmade wooden signs are abound. There's no need to fuss over assigned seating as the above sign so cutely explains. Old pallets can be sourced from an array of grocers or retailers and upcycled with a little hand painting for beautiful accent and informative decoration. (Expert tip: draw your text on with pencil first for a flawless finish.) The sign to the left was simply placed near the stage as a wonderful reminder of the love that brought everyone together that evening. One of my favorite things about the wedding set-up, aside from all of the crafty upcycling and repurposing of materials, was the consistency of the red and turquoise blue color theme. Often times color themes are underplayed or overdone, but it truly tied the setting together, transforming this backyard into a wedding wonderland.

DIY wedding guest book
DIY wedding reception entrance

The groom is quite the music buff and musician - I love the personalization of the traditional guest book translated with a sharpie and guitar. How often do you really go back and read that guest book, once every five years, maybe? Don't lie. But this would be beautiful hanging on the wall, or around the campfire, actually being used! Notice the color theme as soon as you enter? Turquoise blue table cloth, chalkboard frame, and Mr. & Mrs. sign, with the gentle bouquet of red roses.

DIY outdoor wedding altar  
Who needs buildings with aisles and arches when you've got Mother Nature. Red and white rose petals create a stunning aisle to the oak limb wedding arch. Plus, there's no need to pick up those pretty petals because they'll simply return to the earth as fertilizer where they lay.

DIY wooden wedding arch

The wedding arch was handmade from oak limbs, attached with 4" screws, onto a wooden base staked into the ground. Gracefully decorated with white lace tied with beige bows, greenery and red flowers, this homemade masterpiece set the stage for the loving couple's nuptials. Congratulations Sarah and Marshall! What a beautiful setting, on a beautiful day, with such a loving pair. It was outstanding, and you were stunning...

DIY outdoor weddingA the day turned to night the yard sparkled under the lanterns and strings of lights carefully placed about, as the glow of the candles on each table burned bright.

DIY mason jar vase

2 Responses


May 12, 2016

Love the Wedding Arch!!


May 12, 2016

That is an amazing idea for a very personalized wedding!!! The bride is beautiful and the roses just enhance her beauty. A Wedding planner for future weddings? You have certainly captured my heart with the ability to replicate antiquaties. There is no better representation of the power of love than an old fashioned ceremony.

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