Hip Backyard Wedding

Clay Austin Photography

Who said a wedding have to feel stiff and stuffy? Amy and Nick’s hip backyard wedding bends tradition in all the right ways. From his floral shoes to a cake topped with foxes, get ready for one wild ride! Plus, there is always more to be seen in the full gallery, including tons of heart-warming and hilarious moments captured by Clay Austin Photography!

black and white wedding invites

bridal look elements

doilly pocket square

Words from the Vendors

From Clay Austin Photography:
I have a wedding to share with you today that is overflowing with love and affection! This little backyard soiree took place just outside of Charleston SC at the Groom’s family home, and it was as much a intimate family affair as you can get! Right down to the mother of the bride cracking eggs and creating one of the most beautiful wedding cakes I have seen!

This couple could not be more perfect for each other! He a motorcycle enthusiast and she a fashion student at Savannah College or Art and Design. To boot their little bulldog Levi completely steals the show!! This was definitely one of those times where I felt more like family, rather just the photographer

his and hers vow books

create a ceremony entrance at a wide open venue

wooden bench ceremony seating and rustic wedding arch

backyard wedding

Wedding Advice from the Bride

If I could have done anything differently, I probably would have simplified the whole day even more. Weddings bring up a lot of different emotions all at once and I feel like I would have been a lot more calm in general had I scaled down even more. Our backyard wedding was amazing, but I can definitely understand the perks of eloping now.

big tables at your backyard wedding

leaves in napkins

tulle and flower seat decor

wedding foxes cake toppers

simple wedding lighting

quirky hip backyard wedding

Photography: Clay Austin Photography
Flowers: Flowers by Frankie
Hair: Vintage Hair Studio
Dress designer: Jenny Packham
Bridesmaid dresses: Etsy
Shoe designer: Aldo
Groom’s attire: Billy Reid
Prop/furniture rentals: Simply Elegant

Read on to see how much this quirky hip backyard wedding cost. Please note that costs change as the years go by, and prices are subject to change. This is just one couple’s breakdown to give you a rough estimate on how much a wedding like this may cost you.


Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: blue, brown, pink
Styles: backyard, diy, vintage

Tessa Kim 2015 Collection + Win $350 Gift To Her Store

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Tessa Kim has an eye for detail, particularly the gorgeous little details of your bridal look! From sheer to shimmering her veils and accessories will run away with your heart. Get a good look at the new Tessa Kim 2015 Collection here.

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Veils, Accessories & Dress Sash: Tessa Kim
Rentals: Something Borrowed PDX

Photography: Deyla Huss
Location: Villa Catalana Cellars
Makeup & Hair: Jennifer Walker from Face Body Beauty
Styling: Petalos Design
Dresses: Elizabeth Dye

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How To Have An Intimate Breakfast Wedding

breakfast wedding ideas

You are going to absoutley adore our next feature from Kelsea Holder Photography and Mint Design. An inspiring, fun alternative to a large, busy wedding day. A rather quaint, intimate celebration of love that lasts from morning until the soft Sierra sunset.

We know you want to keep scrolling but before you go, you simply must see all the images in the full gallery by clicking here.

breakfast wedding

breakfast wedding menu

Start off by inviting a few of your nearest and dearest to a bed and breakfast – like the Chalfant House. This magnificently restored, old time home is located in Bishop California, a small western town in the shadow of the Majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains Range.

wedding breakfast ideas

fruit pancakes

Wedding Breakfast Menu Ideas

For the perfect meal have a pancake bar with breakfast sides like scrambled eggs, smoked bacon, Greek yogurt, and fresh seasonal fruit. For Beverages serve orange, cranberry and grapefruit juices along with fresh brewed coffee. After a lovely breakfast it is time to get ready for the wedding.

Vintage dishes were mix matched and stacked four plates high. The chalices were filled with berries and champagne. We made a crepe cake alternating crepe and whipped cream topped with berries and sugar. It was the perfect way to start the first morning of being newlyweds!

Claire la Faye wedding dress

vintage wedding ring

wedding makeup ideas

purple and burgandy bridesmaids

boho chic bridesmaids

groomsmen looks

From Mint Design:
We got our inspiration from the lush color of berries. Deep reds, merlots, plums, ruby’s, navy blue, and sapphires set the tone for our styled bridal shoot. Tucked away in the mountainous town of Bishop California, was a bed and breakfast perfect for our berry affair.

The ceremony site was in a secluded field with large snow capped mountains as a backdrop. A quant wine box table made for a nice focal point for the intimate ceremony. The bouquets were stuffed with wildflowers, violet buddleia, red and crimson garden roses, olive, and plum branches.

rustic wedding floral ideas

outdoor wedding ceremony

Berry Bellini Signature Cocktail Recipe

This simple, elegant drink is festive and delicious with non-alcoholic champagne, sparkling wine, or cider via HGTV.

1/3 cup pomegranate juice
1/2 cup all-natural blueberry jam
1 bottle non-alcoholic champagne or sparkling cider, chilled
Fresh blueberries for garnish, optional

Heat the pomegranate juice in a small saucepan until hot but not boiling. Add the jam and whisk until smooth. Remove from heat and transfer to a fine mesh strainer set over a pitcher. Using a rubber spatula or spoon, press the mixture to extract the liquid, leaving any solids or seeds behind; let syrup stand until completely cooled. Refrigerate until ready to use.

To serve, pour two to three teaspoons of the syrup into champagne flutes and top with champagne or sparkling cider. Float a few blueberries in each drink for garnish, if desired. Serve immediately.

signature wedding cocktail

signature wedding cocktail

Kelsea Holder Photography

intimate wedding dinner

vintage wedding ideas

backyard wedding ideas

Our dessert bar, (one of my favorites) was designed with the wall serving as a cheeky backdrop. The vanilla buttercream cake was toped with blueberries, flowers, and a to die for cake topper. Fresh berries, cream, whipped tarts, macarons, sugar cookies, and mint filled the antique table.

dessert bar

personalized wedding cookies

berry and floral topped cake with name cake topper

bohemiean breakfast wedding

Photography: Kelsea Holder Photography
Coordinator: Mint Design
Venue: Chalfant House
Stationery: Matinae Design Studio
Flowers: Lilies of the Field
Hair: Hair by Carrie G
Makeup: Amanda Olson
Dress designer: Claire la Faye
Bridesmaid dresses: Free People
Shoe designer: Steve Madden
Jewelry: Dax Design
Cake, Sweets, & Macarons: De Coeur Bake Shop
Cookies: Imperial Sweets
Breakfast Jam: Sweet Lady Cook
Bridesmaid Jewelry: Birds of a Feather Designs

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: blue, purple, red
Styles: backyard, indie, vintage