For those brides that envision their big day taking place in a warm, private, welcoming setting, they may need to look no further than their own backyard. With the ability to rent a private estate or other private property for your wedding, you can bring the idea of a backyard wedding to life, even if your own backyard is not property suited to host your guest count or convey your chosen wedding style. Read on to discover some of our best tips on how to make your backyard wedding a success.
Add Charm to Organic Elements
By adding thoughtful details to trees, landscaping, and other outdoor settings, you can elevate your wedding’s aesthetic and theme. Hang chandeliers, flowers, candles, crystals, or framed photos from trees. Trim pathways with shepherd’s hooks holding flowers and candles. Hang flower buds from a patio cover. The options for adding details are truly endless, so don’t be afraid to let your creativity run wild!
Add Personal Touches
By adding personal touches, such as family photos and meaningful keepsakes, you can transform any estate or venue into a space that feels like home. Aside from placing personal items on dining or cocktail tables, you can also also replace existing items with personal ones. For example, if your venue has a collection of photos or decor that does not speak to your vision, replace them with framed engagement photos or wedding photos from your parents or grandparents.
Feature Romantic Lighting
Nothing compliments a backyard or garden setting better than soft candlelight, market lighting, or chandeliers. Market Lighting is a great way to light large areas of space for a reasonable price while adding a charm that compliments almost any event theme.
Utilize Various Locations Around Your Property
With the amazing flexibility of a home or estate, you have the ability to use different locations for the different events of your wedding, rather than being confined to one ballroom. By utilizing different locations, your guests will feel as though they have fully experienced and explored your venue.
Here are some of our favorite backyard wedding venues that will make you feel right at home:
About the Author
Jamie is the Co-Founder and President of Estate Weddings and Events. Jamie and EWE have been featured in The New York Times, The Baltimore Sun, Grace Ormonde, Style Me Pretty, WE TV, Premier Homes, and many other publications. When Jamie is not managing Luxury Events at EWE, you can find her traveling the world. Her favorite destinations visited are Laos and the Maldives.You can follow her on Google+ here.