Good morning wedding warriors (I stole that line from Erin…cute, right)! We’re kicking off the day with an adorably laid back backyard garden reception photographed by the lovely and talented Erin Samuell of A Simple Photograph. Sometimes, it’s those sweet, unfussy wedding receptions that really get me excited…where the bride and groom are MADLY in love and they build a day that celebrates that simple notion. And weddings like that really don’t get any better than this one, where you can literally feel that somethin-somethin behind every photograph. Click here to see the full gallery.

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From Erin at A Simple Photograph

Kevin and Katie were married on July 31st 2010.  They had one of the most beautiful weddings I’ve ever been to.  They took a traditional backyard garden wedding reception and flipped it on it’s head!  Well the order of it anyway!!

The day began with a secret private wedding ceremony, well not so secret anymore since I’m spilling the beans (with Katie’s permission of course!)!  They wanted to keep the ceremony private and special so they held a very intimate ceremony with only their parents present several hours before any of the festivities began.   It was the most wonderful “first look” I’ve ever seen and with the stress of actually getting married over, they were able to relax and completely enjoy their day!  We casually carried on from there into photos and then back to Katie’s parent’s backyard, where they personally greeted each guest at a lemonade reception.   We sat down to dine and hear a few speeches and after desert the entire party got up and proceeded in a processional to a lake front property where Katie and Kevin held their beautiful and not so secret ceremony over looking Lake Huron!   We celebrated with sparklers and champagne.  Then back to the tent for a very late night of festivities and dancing to the band, The Full Nelsons.  It was such a wonderful event, and so much fun and Katie and Kevin surprised us all with a late night jump in the pool!!