DIY Vintage Glam Backyard Wedding

Erik and Megan wanted their wedding to be fun, relaxed, and styled with classic vintage details. Megan’s parent’s backyard was the only place where it felt natural to them to incorporate these details. Always a welcoming place for gatherings and the perfect representation of family, comfort and love which is what they wanted their day to be about.

Read on to hear about this vintage glam backyard wedding photographed by Greg Hoskins. You can see more details in the full gallery here.

Megan had this to say about the wedding process:
I learned a lot throughout this process; the three things to note are 1) stick with what you and your partner really want and don’t let others influence you otherwise, 2) don’t let the schedule rule your day, and 3) let others help you throughout the process.

Erik and I decided not to include some traditions that didn’t feel personal to us and because of that we heard the opposition or just received weird looks. Everyone has an opinion and will gladly give it to you. Stick with what you both want and will make you happy. Just remember that the day is really about marrying the person you love. All the other stuff is just creating a fun party to celebrate your commitment to each other. Don’t let the stress get to you and ruin your memories of this special day

Four stunning chandeliers from old candelabra light fixtures were made by the bride’s mom. She also painted an old table grey to match the wedding colors and stencil the letter ‘B’ to the wine glasses. 

For the favors,  glasses cut from wine bottles were used as their drinking glass all night. The yellow
 bands served as name tags. Erik created a cucumber mint gimlet as the signature cocktail, which was served as guests arrived for the ceremony. Megan’s mom ordered the photo booth as a last-minute surprise and all the guests had a blast

Table linens were a combination of pewter gray and black and white stripes with maize yellow napkins. This entire process was a labor of love that involved the help of  friends and family. They planted flowers, created the lampshades, stenciled the wine-bottle glasses, and helped set up the day before.

A fun lighting feature was the pendant lamps hung from a magnolia tree. The lampshades were created by Megan’s friends.

The DJ kept the party going an hour and a half past what Megan and Erik originally planned (another advantage to having the wedding at her parent’s house!). The dance floor was packed until the very end.

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Photographer: Greg Hoskins
Makeup: Deco Hair & Makeup Design
Hair: Deco Hair & Makeup Design
Caterer: Open Table
Coordinator: Soiree
DJ: Almost Famous
Dress Designer: Elizabeth Fillmore
Flowers: Boise At Its Best
Groom’s Attire: Tom James
Jewelry: Nordstrom
Bridesmaid Dresses: Monique Lhuillier, BCBG, Shabby Apple, Adrianna Papell
Veil or Hair Accessories: Divine Designs Bridal
Party Rentals: Event Rent
Photo booth: Photo Booth Boise
Prop or Furniture Rentals: DIY | Stationery: DIY

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  5. -100. Greg Hoskins says:

    Thank you so much for the feature! I had an incredible time with Megan, Erik, and all of their family and friends. Such a fun day!

  6. Gorgeous pics… love, love, love it!

    Congrats guys oxox

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  8. -100. Rhiannon says:

    Lovely wedding! Where are the striped black and white linens from?

  9. -100. Rhiannon says:

    Lovely wedding! Where are the striped black and white linens from?

  10. -100. Frannie says:

    Gorgeous work, Greggy! LOVE the striped table linens and the flowers are gorgeous too. <3

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  12. The images from this day are absolutely stunning! I am in love!

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  14. beautiful wedding! beautiful pictures!

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  16. -100. Smash says:

    Love the location! Gorgeous wedding!

  17. Beautiful! That b&w getting ready shot of the bride is STUNNING.

  18. -100. Dana Delikat says:

    One of the most beautiful themes and wedding pics I have seen! I am a makeup artist and truly would do this for my wedding…if I werren’t married already! Hehe

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  20. -100. Anne says:

    I’ve been to many weddings, including planning my own wedding, and Erik and Megan’s wedding stands alone as the most beautiful, fun, creative, and welcoming. My two daughters were flower girls in the wedding and the dresses Megan picked for them were adorable. I think what stuck out as the most impressive was their ability to incorporate what they love and leave out what they felt wasn’t them. I feel so blessed to have a sister in law as wonderful as Megan!

  21. -100. Martha Gilgen says:

    Wow! The pictures depict an amazing wedding and fun party. The bride and groom make a gorgeous couple. Their decor looks so fun. The photography is impressive. Great job done by all!

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  23. -100. katie anello (@ktnlo) says:

    what is this editing tactic on photos? I already know my opinion on how these look, but fellow photogs, yes/no?

  24. -100. Nichole says:

    Greg- amazing photos!! You rock. Gorgeous wedding. Looks like tons of fun. :-)


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Colors: black, gray, pink, white
Styles: backyard, vintage