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Colourful Brooklyn Backyard Wedding: Lauren & Erik

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I’ve featured a lot of colourful brides in various coloured dresses in my time, but I think Lauren might be the brightest! I mean any bride with the kahoonas to rock a multi-coloured Betsey Johnson聽dress with a homemade bright blue veil is a-OK in my book!

This day was the epitome of a low-key backyard wedding. It took place in their own garden, in their Brooklyn home and the bride’s mother officiated the ceremony. Once the formal part of the day was done the atmosphere quickly switched into party mode! Sparkling rose and beer were served, a band consisting of friends of the couple played, and 6-foot sandwiches from聽Defonte’s Sandwich Shop were devoured!

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“We wanted our wedding to be聽comfortable and true to our personalities”, Lauren began, “a real celebration of Erik and Lauren.聽I think the way it all came together was kind of patchwork. It took a village to build something so strong. Erik and I are so different from each other in so many ways that a traditional white classical wedding just isn’t our kind of union. It needed to be odd and surprising, happy, romantic and a little ridiculous to reflect our relationship.”

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Los Angeles Backyard Wedding: Misti & Asaf

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Having been to a lot of their friend’s weddings, Misti and Asaf always enjoyed the more casual celebrations the most. So for their own in October, they wanted it to be similarly laid back and full of personal touches. They held the wedding in their own house, which they remodelled especially for the event. This added to the no pressure party atmosphere and kept the day small and intimate.

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“We own a Craftsman house built in 1905″, wrote the bride, ” and we only moved in a week before our wedding! My husband is a designer and builder. We planned a 10 week remodelling before the wedding. There was a ton of work done on the house. Some of the work included: completely remodelling the kitchen, putting in new hardwood floors, new landscaping, and painting the house inside and out.”

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Backyard Chilean Dance Party Wedding: Eleonora & Crist贸bal

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If your main goal for your wedding is to have a wild party and dance until the sun comes up then I have the most amazing inspiration for you today!聽Eleonora and Crist贸bal had their wedding at the bride’s parent’s home in Chile. They planned and made everything themselves including all the d茅cor, the stationery and the flowers (which were picked from the roadside!) Both the bride and groom wore outfits from Zara.

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“We didn’t care at all about the traditional stuff”, began the bride. “Yes, I tossed my bouquet, and my wedding dress was white but that was pretty much it. I ended up wearing a pleather jacket and sneakers, we had sandwiches for lunch and people could sit wherever they wanted, even on picnic blankets. 聽The most Rock n Roll thing about it was the party: everybody danced like there was no tomorrow, and practically everyone there has said to us that it was the most fun they’d had in a long time!”

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Homespun Backyard Wedding with Autumnal Touches: Ashley & Mark

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It may have rained for their outdoor ceremony but聽Ashley & Mark didn’t care. They grabbed some umbrellas and ran with it! The September wedding was held at Ashley’s mother’s house and had a subtle Autumn theme full of personal touches.

“My favorite part of our wedding was聽how easy and genuine it all felt!, began the bride. “I loved that it began to sprinkle during our vows (I love rain) and the lanterns we all sent off at the end of the evening was a beautiful memory.”

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“Our vision for our wedding was聽all about authenticity and the details; I wanted to do it myself and bring to life all the things I love most. For Mark, his interests were keeping within budget and being true to our desires for our special day, whether they agree with tradition or not. Art is in my bones so I knew I could find ways to be budget savvy and with my limitless creativity I could bring to life anything I had imagined for our ‘best day ever!'”

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Eccentric Outdoor/ Indoor Garden Party: Lara & Gav

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Lara and Gav were married in Lara’s parent’s back garden. They set up a marquee and decorated it with collected and borrowed items from friends and junk shops. “The garden聽was beyond perfect despite the rain”, explained the bride. “It has been lovingly created and maintained by my parents since they moved in 15 years ago. It has always played host to whimsical parties, and lent itself brilliantly to the occasion.”

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“We wanted the day to be as communal as possible and accordingly roped in as many guests as we possibly could”, she continued. “Everyone was most happy to oblige, and this communal feeling was ultimately the theme and what really made the day for both of us, and everyone involved.”

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Yellow, Teal and Silver Themed Backyard Wedding: Jess & Rob

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Yellow, teal and silver were the colours of Jess and Rob’s June wedding. The event was held in their own home, mostly in their back garden, in聽Connecticut. The wedding was kept casual, with no bridal party or speeches and with the main aim being that everyone had a really great time.

“The first thing I bought for the wedding were my shoes. I just fell in love with the teal and that became the main color for the wedding”, Jess explained. “The yellow and silver were added once I started designing the save the dates and invitations.”

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“It overlapped into everything, especially my dress. I knew I wanted a short dress from the start. I looked online and saw lots of pretty dresses but none that I thought were quite right. In the end I went to my local bridal shop which happens to be owned by a childhood friend of mine. It worked out incredibly well and I couldn’t have been happier with my choice. On my 5th or 6th dress I found the one but I immediately wanted to cut it up and make it my own. Bliss Bridal’s tailor was so fantastic, she listened to my crazy ideas and worked with me to turn the gown I found into something with a bit of a pin up vibe but with an elegance to it.”

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