I am just so in love with this backyard beauty captured by Jennifer Bullock Photography. Completely, utterly in love. It’s this fabulous mix of traditional elegance with a backyard vibe, and you can just tell it was this fabulous evening for all the guests. And of course I would be remiss if I didn’t say something about their dapper pup – it would be impossible to steal the spotlight from this adorable couple, but that pooch could come close! There is so much more pretty to be seen my sweets, so be sure to spend some quality time in the full gallery of images today!

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From the Bride…My husband and I like to keep things simple so for our wedding we did not want to over-think anything.  We knew we wanted to get married in my hometown and have the reception at my parents’ house. On our big day I got ready in my childhood bedroom, we posed for pictures in the front yard, and I rode the familiar route to the church in my dad’s car.  The reception, held in the backyard, was beautiful and relaxed.

Even though we had a pig roast, the reception felt more like a garden party than a barbecue because of the beautiful tent, crisp linens, and arrangements of vibrant summer flowers.  While the caterers served wine and beer, we were sure to tuck away some spirits and sweet tea vodka lemonade in the playhouse normally reserved for grandchildren. It was a big hit! Guests could be seen sipping their cocktails while playing yard games in the garden or lounging on the hammock.  Once it got dark, the garden and brick patio were deserted in order to favor the dance floor under the twinkle-lit tent. Overall, it was a great party and a very magical night for family and friends.

Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas / Wedding Dress, Sash + Shoes: J.Crew / Wedding Photography: Jennifer Bullock Photography / Maid of Honor Dress: J.Crew / Bow Tie: Saks Fifth Avenue / Groom’s Suit: Macy’s / Hair + Make-up: Ochoa For Hair / Flowers: Carey’s Flowers / Caterer: The Log Cabin / DJ: Dan Cavanaugh of And the Beat Goes On / Tent: Michael’s Party Rentals / Tailor: Sweet Peas Tailoring / Transportation: Valet Park of America / String Trio: Classic Wedding Ensembles / Hair Accessories: Pearl Bridal Boutique

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