Outdoor wedding reception with a lot of DIY love!

This bride had a definite vision for her wedding. Vintage, cozy, garden, relaxed, but still keeping the feel of a wedding and not as casual as a backyard BBQ.  She had a lot of DIY (Do It Yourself) and eclectic , yet complimentary, elements – such as vintage linens and mason jars – that made this reception unique and spot on to the feel she wanted. 

A lot of love (and set up!) went into this, but in the end, it was incredible!

The bride’s dress was her grandmothers that was altered to fit her own style.

A handmade sign led guests to the orchard where the cocktail hour was held.

 Another sign to help guests along …

Family photos lined “Memory Lane” where guests could stroll and view the portraits and find their escort cards hanging from the trees

The bride made paper garland strands to hang from some large trees near the food and bar.

Hand made sign for the beer and wine lists

The couple led their guests through an arbor from the cocktail hour into the reception by untying a ribbon to the passage way.

Garland and paper lanterns adorned the trees and kept the light airy feel of the reception.

Fresh flowers in mason jars gave it a loose garden feel

The cake was decorated with edible sugar flowers

The getaway vehicle belonged to the parents of the bride who used the SAME truck with the SAME Get Married sign back when they got married. How cool is that?


One thought on “Outdoor wedding reception with a lot of DIY love!

  1. Fabulous reception, Amy. So many thoughtful personal touches to create that comfortable, yet exciting, atmosphere. You can tell the guests had to feel it was a very special occasion — every time they’d turn around they’d see another wonderful surprise. Backyard garden party? Perfect for creating the cozy mood. Pardon me for asking, but what did you do for music?

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