Relaxed Backyard BBQ Wedding: Megan & Tom

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Megan and Tom had a chilled out, backyard BBQ wedding held at a friend’s house. “We wanted the whole experience to be a representation of ourselves and our relationship”, Megan wrote. “While we wanted everything to look beautiful, we didn’t want it to be perfect or overdone. I went shopping in thrift stores for all kinds of mismatched vases that would compliment each other. At the end of the night. guests were allowed to take all of the assortments home with them.”

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“I also decided to make the cake toppers myself, as well as the wedding favors because I enjoy being creative and it’s a great keepsake to remember the day by. I also think our choice of clothing added to the overall feeling. My bridesmaids picked out their entire look for the day, from dresses to hair styles because I wanted them to look and feel great, which I don’t think would have been accomplished with matching dresses and accessories. As for the guys, they had certain unique touches to their outfits. All of them practice mixed martial arts and the twine on their boutonnière matched the color of their MMA belt.”

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They had two very special guests at the wedding too, their dogs Bully and Sammi. They were both part of the wedding party! “Having them involved really helped complete our day. They are an important part of our family and all of our family and friends loved having them there  Also, on a side note, it helped demonstrate to some of our friends (who shall remain nameless), that pit bull mixes can be low key and super friendly. Nothing like turning your wedding into a teachable moment!”

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5 comments

  1. Kate

    Wow! This is beautiful. I’m thinking of having my own backyard wedding in a similar fashion, but am scared about rain. What was your rain plan?

  2. Megan

    Secretly I was hoping I could will it not to rain, but seeing as how I don’t actually possess that ability, we would have added a tent over the terrace and one connecting that tent to the main tent where the reception was. Plus the inside of the house was insanely nice so we wouldn’t have minded spending some time in there.

  3. What a great way to celebrate Halloween! Thank you so much for the feature! Megan and Tom rock our world and we were so lucky to work with the talented Katch Silva! Amazing pictures! Congratulations once again to the fun couple! ^______^ XOXO Tanti @ Papertini

  4. I love, love, love the fact they had their dogs at their wedding. The couple are gorgeous and look so down to earth. Loving the vintage style floral arrangements also.

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