1920's English Garden Party Wedding

Sabrina & Layson marry in an elegant backyard affair

This wedding, sent to us by Amanda K. Photography, has completly redefined the term "speechless". It's a serious challenge to put into words the perfection that is every detail of this sunny English garden-themed affair. Everything from the flowers to the bride's veil (Hello, Juliet cap!) has us swooning. Fact: Most of this backyard wedding was DIY'ed by the incredibly gorgeous bride and her ridiculously talented family. Fact: If we had a backyard as stunning as this bride's family's we'd host our wedding there too. We're giving you our permission to go ahead and get lost in every corner of this lovely outdoor soiree (and if it makes you feel any better, we've wasted away a few hours staring at it ourselves!)


From the bride via Amanda K. Photography:

Q. What was the inspiration/vision for your wedding day?

A. The inspiration/vision was "1920's English Garden Party" or The Great Gatsby :-) I wanted an outdoor/backyard wedding but I wanted it to be elegant.

Q. How did you choose your venue?

A. My mom was married at her parents, since she was married at home, my parents have always told my two sisters and I that we could get married at home, so from a young age I knew I was getting married at my parents. My dad loves landscaping and working on his yard, making it the perfect location!

Q. Any DIY elements?

A. There were a lot of little DIY elements. All the labels and signs, from the road to the restrooms to the drinks and food, we made and painted. The monogram on our napkins were hand pressed and glued (all 500 of them!) by my wonderful family. The place cards were made by my Aunt Sarah and finished with a BHLDN vintage key. The "LOVE" sign that was hung behind Lason and I in the reception tent was made by my brother-in-law to-be. The menu mirror was a Goodwill find that I spray painted and my sister-in-law, Lisa, used a chalk pen to write the menu.

Q. What was your favorite detail of the day?

A. Do I have to pick one?! I loved everything! But if I have to pick one, or a few, they would be my veil, my bridesmaids hair and dresses, and all the family that got to be part of our ceremony and big day. We had a large wedding party so everyone could be apart of it and we had around 625-650 guests so we were surrounded by love and family all day long!

Q. What advice would you give another couple planning their wedding?

A. Relax! I am such a planner and perfectionist. I told myself throughout the planning that it'd all come together and that whatever didn't work out perfectly we'd move on and not cry about.There will always be a certain amount of stress because it is the biggest day of your life. But try to relax and remember what the day is really about: becoming husband and wife.

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Wedding Dress
Bridal Shoes
Groom & Groomsmen's Attire
Bridesmaid Dresses
Bree Cunningham
Courtney Mckay
Bride's Headband
Bride's Bracelet
Engagement Ring
Groom's Ring