Blue and White Backyard Wedding

dreamy wedding pose

After being married in a temple in Salt Lake City, Catherine and Jamison brought the party back to their parents house. This simple and sweet reception has some blue and white backyard wedding ideas you’ll love!

All captured by Utah wedding photographer Green Apple Photography. Be sure to see even more of this casual backyard wedding in the full gallery here. Plus, keep reading to find out more about their wedding budget.

white wedding bouquet

About the Bridesmaid Dresses

As you see Catherine had 14 bridesmaids. She had one set wear blue and white patterned dresses and the the other set had the same style dress, but in a solid blue. Tehy all carried simple white bridesmaids bouquets. All the dresses were custom maid by both custom made by Susan Memmott Allred.

mismatched blue bridesmaid dresses

simple bridesmaid bouquets

blue and white polka dot flower girl dress with flower halo

Advice from the Bride

I do have some things I would have done differently! I think it’s really important to let your vendors know exactly what you want. I think I was too carefree at times because I didn’t want to bother people and that lead to stress later. Be very clear with your vision! Share it with everyone, so if you can’t answer a question a lovely bridesmaid or mother can step in. That helped a lot!

Also I almost wished I could have prolonged the honeymoon a few days and spent time with all the friends and family who flew in for the wedding. We had family and friends from all over the country and world! Our farthest travelers came from China. Once we were back from the honeymoon everyone had gone home. A wedding is such a wonderful, unique occasion to gather everyone. Take advantage of people coming in town just for you!

wedding wheels with bumper garland

rose garland and hurrican jar candle centerpieces

backyard wedding reception

What They Ate

The reception was held in the bride’s backyard. Tacos, Mexican sodas, confetti canons, and lots of fireworks, not to mention the beautiful flowers, made it such a fun event! If you want to make a Taco Bar at your wedding you can visit here.

create your own taco bar for wedding reception

jarritos sodas and nacho bar

flower topped naked cake by The Patisserie

Backyard Wedding Ideas Youll Love

Photography: Green Apple Photography
Stationery: Piper Claire Morgan
Flowers: Lizy's Lillies
Cake: Janessa Jones of The Patisserie
Caterer: El Paisa Grill
Caterer: Nielsen's Frozen Custard
Dress Designer & Bridesmaid Dresses: Susan Memmott Allred

Read on to see how much these backyard wedding ideas 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, green, white
Styles: backyard, classic, diy

15 Fall Cocktails To Try

15 Fall Cocktails To Try

If you are in love with fall just as much as we are, then you will need some perfection cocktails to cheers a new season. From a margarita, to white russian, and even a few bubbly drinks, you will be able to find your usual go-to favorite cocktail with a fall inspired twist on it by browsing these 15 fall cocktails to try here.

Before you dash for the liquor store makes sure you have all the right tools to get into bartender mode for your friends and family. Here are some super cute necessities we have hand selected for you!

Categories: Food & Desserts

Colorful Indie Wedding Ideas

Two Blue Shoes Photography

Let’s Dance! It’s party time, with this colorful indie inspired shoot, and it is safe to say, we LOVE! From the classic yellow VW Bug, to a ceremony complete with gold streamers, smoke, and balloons this looks like it was one fun day. And don’t pass up a super easy escort card DIY, all designed and photographed by K Squared Dallas and Two Blue Shoes Photography. Can’t get enough? Neither can we! Check out the full gallery here to see every last detail!

sparkly bride hanger

tape deck wedding invite

boho chic bride

Having an 80′s inspired wedding

From Two Blue Shoes Photography : Bringing in an 80’s rustic feel, just like (Footloose), Emma wore her mom’s original prom dress, circa 1982, paired with neon pink earrings, gold accessories, modern heels and two different halos of flowers in her hair. Using elements of the 80’s with the groom’s attire, we focused on shape and line, including a square cut tie with a simple pattern and slim fit suit.

balloon aisle runner

80s inspired wedding

Steal Worthy Idea

Records, cassette tapes, and an old boom box were used to accent the cake table, as well as gold tapes with each guest’s name and table number for escort cards. An easy DIY project that just requires a little gold spray paint and a sharpie!

Mixing in some rustic charm, our head table scape was adorned with sunflowers, and rustic greenery on a simple picnic bench. Playing on the music theme in the film, vintage record covers were used as chargers topped with simple plates and black accent stemware. Record shaped cookies with each guests name served as a favor.

footloose feet

DIY tape deck escort cards

record inspired place settings

outdoor wedding ideas

A simple but beautiful naked cake was included to give a homemade country style cake with an upscale feel. Taking in all things 80’s and whimsical, we finished off with a vintage yellow VW bug with custom made cans to drag behind the couples getaway car.

naked wedding cake

getaway wedding car

yellow VW bug getaway ride

To get a closer look at these 80′s Footloose wedding ideas check out the wedding film Splendor Films created below!

80's Footloose Wedding Ideas

Photography: Two Blue Shoes Photography
Event designer: K Squared Dallas
Cinematography: Splendor Films
Venue: The Empire Room
Stationery: Caroline Creates
Flowers & Veil or Hair Accessories: Haute Floral
Cake: Annie's Culinary Creations
Hair & Makeup: Something You Makeup Artistry
Prop/furniture rentals: Shag Carpet Prop Rentals
Dress: The dress was the bride's mothers original prom dress from 1982!

Categories: Inspirational Shoots
Colors: blue, pink, yellow
Styles: modern, themed, vintage