Backyard Garden Wedding – Greg and Mary
A backyard wedding is perfect for the bride who loves sentimentality. Mary and Greg chose to have their backyard garden wedding at Mary’s childhood home. Saying their “I do’s” where she spent her formative years. That added a greater value to their wedding day pictures. Surrounded by family portraits and heirlooms gave Mary a level of relaxation and comfort that would not have happened at a traditional venue. There was no running around looking for forgotten details left at the hotel or in the car. With her parent’s backyard as the ceremony setting, Mary had planned a beautiful backyard garden wedding.
Wedding Day Preparations
The day started out sunny and hot, with a few clouds in the sky. Mary began her day early with Kristi from Wink Hair and Makeup. She was kept away from any stress of the day by her personal coordinator, Andrew, her sister, and her soloists, Marie Mbra.
Greg Relaxed. When it came time for formal portraits, he, his best man, and his brothers, they had a great time. The backdrop of greenery and garden proved to be most fortunate. Once the rain came down, it allowed all the wedding colors to pop for the ceremony and portraits.
Anna and Brett
Some brides have teams of wedding planners and vendors working around the clock to prepare for the day. Greg and Mary had Brett and Anna Yarborough. The played the roles of host, landscapers, catering, chauffeurs, and parents of the bride. They went above and beyond and could have easily been confused for hired event staff.
No garden wedding would be complete without a harpist. Anita Burroughs-Price provided a calming atmosphere for the ceremony and reception. Even with all the rain, she was able to move indoors and serenader the guest during cocktail hour.
Backyard Garden Wedding Ceremony
Mary’s backyard garden wedding ceremony was free of rain, until the kiss. A thunderclap came down and shook the ground. It provided a great end to the ceremony. Within a few seconds after Mary and Greg were in the house we had another torrential downpour. Thankfully the house was perfect for portraits.
Dance in the Rain
As the night ended, Greg and Mary danced in the rain.
Hair and Makeup – Kristi with Wink
Harpist – Anita Burroughs-Price
Cake – Once in a Blue Moon
Flowers – Every Blooming Thing
Soloist – Marie Mbra Officiant: Kelli Walker-Jones
Photographer – Nieto Photography
2nd Photographer – Nikki W