Alex and Steve had an outdoor intimate wedding at Steve’s parent’s home and it was wonderful. Since the pandemic began couples have been rethinking whether they can — or even want to — have a large celebration. Alex and Steve decided that they didn’t want to wait to plan their wedding until a time when there were no restrictions. Luckily they had the perfect spot available to them with an expansive and beautiful back yard expertly landscaped by Steve’s mom.
Outdoor Intimate Wedding
Late spring means that it’s probably going to be wet at some time during the day. No worries, the rain stopped by the time the wedding began.
Alex tapped Steve on the shoulder get him to turn around for his first look.
After the first look the couple met their guests who were waiting in the kitchen.
We didn’t have to go far for portraits. There were lovely spots all around so we just walked to the front of the house. How about Alex’s dress? When I put the photos on Instagram the reaction was overwhelming. It makes me think that there are a lot of brides who’d love to wear something other than a white dress. I say if that’s what you want then go for it!
I don’t want to shortchange Steve here. He’s a pretty stylish guy, too.
Backyard weddings like this intimate outdoor wedding don’t mean that things need to be plain. In fact it’s just the opposite. Like Alex and Steve you can make things super personal. One of the touches I especially liked was the Pennsylvania and New York shaped sugar cookies. They live in New York City but Steve grew up in the North Hills while Alex grew up in New York. The brownies aren’t taking sides 😉
Alex showed her bouquet to her niece just before the ceremony began.
✔ One of my goals was to get a photo that showed everyone who was there.
The couple wrote their own vows. They were poignant, poetic and funny!
A hug and a kiss after Steve smashed the glass!
Some of the fun details were the couple’s shoes and their signature drinks.
Pizza for dinner! Driftwood Oven brought their mobile pizza oven up and it was terrific!
How about that cake? Isn’t it beautiful?
The banquet table was set up on the back porch. It was intimate and just a wonderful atmosphere as the daylight waned and the candlelight provided the light.
Father of the bride speeches are always fun. Dads save that stuff up for years 😄
Thanks for taking a look at this beautiful outdoor intimate wedding. I think that these sorts of weddings are going to continue to be popular even as we (hopefully) put the pandemic behind us. And why not? They’re a wonderful, personal low-stress way to have a wedding.