With intimate weddings on the rise, couples are making the most of their very own backyards to create the wedding of their dreams! Today’s gorgeous Bride and Groom tied the knot at the Bride’s waterfront childhood home in Plymouth, MA. With some magic from Flair Floral and Event Design, their backyard transformed into a fairytale – complete with floral adorned trees, a waterfront ceremony spot, and a jaw-dropping tented reception! So, if you’re looking for some major backyard wedding inspo that would put Father of The Bride to shame… head on over to the full gallery of photos – all taken by Meredith Jane Photography!
From Meredith Jane Photography… This couple has fought through thick and thin and made the most of every challenge their way. Alyse from Boston and Hunter from Mississippi first met at a group brunch with mutual friends in Washington, DC in 2015 and loved each other so much that they had a long distance relationship from DC to Boston for two of their five years together! Hunter even flew in for their surprise proposal and Alyse had no idea until she walked into her Charlestown apartment to him down on one knee. When their original plans had to change because of Covid-19, they didn’t skip a beat before putting together a floral and southern inspired soiree at Alyse’s waterfront childhood home in Plymouth, MA. All the way down to the details, they thought of everything they could to embrace the redirection they were given.
The couple’s photographer, Meredith Jane Photography, and florist, Flair Floral and Event Design, went above and beyond and worked together to design the best way to add floral touches to allow for the tree and boulder filled sloped backyard to transform seamlessly into a perfect ceremony space leading up to the water. This included a tent entrance that overlooked the ceremony space and adding the perfect floral accents to trees to help them add to the ceremony space rather than detract. Hunter’s father, a retired minister, came out of retirement to perform their ceremony and the participation of both sides weaved the two families together in such a special way.
Despite the many adjustments made to ensure everyone’s health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, the reception felt intimate and personal and allowed for them to spend time with every guest and really savor the day. Each guest was given a personalized hand sanitizer bottle at their place setting. The smaller guest list allowed for additional special details like individual painted clam shells as place cards, collected from the beach behind our house by my mother and hand-painted by me. The clam shell place cards paid homage to a lifetime of family memories living on Cape Cod Bay and gave their guests a little piece of their private beach to take home with them.
Photography: Meredith Jane Photography | Floral Design: Flair! Floral | Gown: Legends by Romona Keveza | Cake: Guilty Bakers | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Birdy Grey | Catering: The Catered Affair | Makeup: The Doll Face Duo | Hair Stylist: Rachel Jack Beauty | Tux: Domenic's Tux | Bridal Shop: Musette Bridal | Film Print Lab: PhotoVision Prints | Rentals: Fugazzi Tent Rentals