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1960s Backyard Wedding

Straight out of the 60s, we have a backyard wedding with a few modern updates that is overflowing with personal statements and style.

Jenny and Aaron had their super stylish 60s wedding in their own home that they have been restoring and renovating for the past two years.  What an awesome way to show off their handy work and love all in one shabang. You can see more of this 1960s Backyard Wedding Photographed by Lilia Photography in the full gallery by clicking here. Read on to hear more juicy details from the bride, Jenny.

The theme of our wedding was Jenny and Aaron. It was very personal and very us!
Our wedding ceremony and reception was held at our home that we have been restoring and renovating together for the past 2 years. I paint pop art paintings for a living and I hand-painted a portrait of the two of us. Our portrait greeted everyone as they walked into our backyard. Aaron is a musician and audio engineer, so I found antique sheet music that I cut into paper pennants that were strung around the backyard and inside the house. This paper was also used to decorate the cupcake tower. To top it off, we love all things vintage, family history, and 60s lounge music. We gave our wedding a healthy dose of all three!

I did a ton of DIY projects! I made a wedding zine that included the regular program information, but also included fun facts about our 1912 Craftsman home, a scavenger hunt, and a welcome poem that Aaron wrote. We made 1 inch buttons for guests to take using vintage dictionary paper with cute wedding words like “love bird” and “bliss”. Besides that, we did the usual fun wedding must-have DIY projects like the tissue paper flowers, paper pennants made out of music sheets, and pinwheels.

An interesting tidbit about our wedding was that my mom was able to wear her wedding dress to my wedding. She married in 1968 and wore a yellow mini dress with a sheer cape and pill box hat. The dress is still in great condition and she fit in it perfectly! I think she most liked the attention from it and really “hammed” it up all day!

My favorite memory of our wedding was having all our friends and family at our home. Many of the people that came had never seen our place and all the work we’ve done to it. Before the wedding, I was nervous if everyone would all fit comfortably in the backyard and in the house, but it all worked out beautifully. It was cozy, but not squished. It was cute seeing how proud my dad was of the house (he helped us out a lot with his handyman skills) and giving family friends tours. It was nice seeing how everyone really appreciated all our hard work and enjoyed the space. It really warmed our home and gave us a giant boost of happy memories.

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Photographer: Lilia Photography

Venue: bride and groom’s home
Cake: James & the Giant Cupcake
Caterer: Ann’s Catering
Coordinator: Erica Ota Events
Dress Designer: Recapture Designs
Flowers: Grand Flowers
Officiant: Sara

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  5. 0. Naomi says:

    Oh this is too cool for school! Loving the details. Felt like I was taken back to that era! So cute!

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  9. 0. Nicole Zenner says:

    Beautiful wedding that really captured the couple’s style. Wonderful!

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  17. 0. Lilia Ahner says:

    Thanks so much for featuring Jenny and Aaron’s uber awesome wedding! We had so much fun documenting their special day. Jenny and Aaron not only have amazing style, they are wonderful people. :)

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  28. 0. Colleen says:

    Love all of the personal touches! The bride is completely adorable!

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  37. 0. Maggie says:

    Beautifully done. I think you chose all the best elements of what was the 60′s. Sweet, personable and authentic. The 60′s theme only added to your lovely wedding without distracting from lovely wedding couple. Great photos and I especially love your guest book idea.

  38. 0. Gina says:

    Perfect!

  39. One of my favourite ever 1960s inspired weddings, absolutely love this, love that her Mum was able to wear her dress but that Jenny stayed trued to 60s bridal style in her full length dress too – a gloriously elegant and fun dedication to a wonderful era!

  40. great photos, love the look

  41. 0. Barbara says:

    Great wedding. Beautiful couple. Love it!

  42. 0. Harriet says:

    Wow-wee, this wedding just oozes coolness. The 1960s was such a cool era, the outfits, the makeup and the music. Really nice to see the fab attention to detail and the DIY bits and pieces at this simply gorgeous wedding! Huge congrats to a lovely couple

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