If Father of the Bride taught me anything, it’s that backyard weddings are awesome.  Well, that and thick headbands were the must-have accessory of 1991.  (Totally.)  And since the day I purchased my $4.25 ticket to what would become one of my all-time favorite movies, backyard weddings never fail to make me weak in the knees.  Needless to say, when I first laid eyes on this Lake City gem captured by Jen Shannon Photography, I got a little excited.  Excited for the colorful hues, fab stylings of Francis Event Design and, of course, the oh-so-perfect backyard location.  It’s two high school sweethearts tying the knot in Annie Banks style and you can see it all right here.

From Jen Shannon Photography… Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of photographing a beautiful love story between two high school sweethearts. They come from a small country town and were on a small budget, but they did a beautiful job with their wedding. Their ceremony and reception took place at the bride’s parents’ house on a beautiful Saturday morning. They had about 30 guests, all close family and friends. The reception was beautifully design by Amy at Francis Event Design. Laurie’s hair and makeup was done by her friend Kate Herndon at Hair Graphics.

Wedding Photography: Jen Shannon Photography / Wedding Venue: The Bride’s Parents’ Home in Lake City, Florida / Event Design + Coordination: Francis Event Design / Violinist: Natalie Metzger / Wedding Dress: Galina via David’s Bridal / Hair + Makeup: Kate Herndon of Hair Graphics