On Trend DIY Backyard Fall Wedding

Sara K Byrne Photography

Once you see all the thoughtful and stylish decor in our next weeding, you will be shocked to learn that Zachary and Amanda actually planned their DIY backyard fall wedding in three months. Their wedding was overflowing with thoughtful touches and lovely details that they created themselves in record breaking time.

Read on to see a ton more stylish fall wedding ideas and learn a bit more from the bride. You can also see all the images in the full gallery here captured by Boise wedding photographer Sara K Byrne Photography.

Kraft Paper Wedding Invitations

Tandem Bicycle

white lace wedding dress

orange and white wedding bouquet

Our wedding was located at my grandparents house in Meridian, Idaho, where I have endless amounts of childhood memories. We were so excited when they agreed to let us have our wedding there. Planning a wedding in 3 months, this was a huge relief! The style of my wedding was vintage / modern, but i didn’t want anything to be super predictable, so i tried to be creative and mix my ideas and styles.

There is one thing that Zac & I have in common, and that is  bikes! We love biking, and love bikes. So the whole idea of the wedding was that “we are going tandem,” which is a direct reference to our love for bikes, and how Zac proposed to me. So bikes owned by us and our families lined the garden pathway as guests entered the wedding ceremony

first wedding look captured by Sara K Byrne Photography

fall wedding looks

fall wedding ideas

peach bridesmaid dresses

peach bridesmaid dresses

groomsman in bow ties and suspenders

bridal party looks

Tips From The Bride:
Longer engagement, for more time to plan the wedding. Even though we really had our hearts set on the 3 month engagement, it would have been worth it to wait longer so the planning process was smoother.

I  would definitely make sure you have dependable people to help with decorating on the day of. I had some people fall through the day before, and it was pretty stressful to have family & wedding party out there decorating. And one more thing, it would have been totally worth it to hire a videographer! I am so sad i can’t go back and watch my wedding… It is truly something i think all brides should consider for their wedding day!

garden wedding inspiration

card and wedding program table

hand painted pots with succulents

backyard wedding ceremony ideas

father daughter walking down aisle

groomsmen in red vans

backyard fall wedding

Amanda and Zach had the intent to re-purpose all of their wedding decor, and so took thoughtful care on all of their purchases.  A great example would be the backdrop that they used for their smile booth. A chevron shower curtain from Urban Outfitters, that they later used in their new home after the wedding.

wedding reception sign

mason jar wedding favors

teal and red wedding sign

From the Bride on her wedding decor:
I used mint and coral for the wedding colors, I realized having a fall wedding i should incorporate some warm / rustic accents to create a less summery feel, and a more fall feel. So, I used a modern grey and white chevron pattern throughout with accents of burlap and warm grey. I also love exposed wood, and made sure to use that as an interesting element in the whole juxtaposition of wedding decor. There were also small pops of mustard yellow and accents of lace & pom-pom detailing throughout.

Since we were on my grandparents property, we had TONS of pumpkins & squash to choose from as another fall inspired decoration – of course i carefully chose the coral / orange / cream pumpkins to match the wedding colors. We also hand-painted a few clusters of white pumpkins with a mint chevron.

fall wedding reception ideas

chevron stripe table runner edged with lace

bridal party table

have a food truck cater your wedding

The food was catered by the B29 Streatery Food Truck in Nampa, serving delicious options for all of the guests to eat. The reception ended in dancing, with a groomsmen leading everyone in a full Bull costume, and at the end of the whole shindig, we left the wedding in my uncles bright red GTO convertible, as our guest lined the driveway with sparklers.

we've decided on forever wedding sign

first wedding dance

wedding cake table

bicycle cake topper

dessert table ideas

ttandem bike cake topper

bride and groom forks


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Photographer: Sara K Byrne Photography
Caterer: B29 Streatery
Dress Designer & Veil or Hair Accessories: David’s Bridal
Groom’s Attire: J. Crew
Groom Suspenders: The Suspender Store
Jewelry: Anthropologie
Prop or Furniture Rentals: Tates Rents
“We’ve Decided on Forever: Wind Rosie
Kraft Paper Tags on favor jars: The Sunshine Status
Stationery: Bride | Cake: Aunt of Bride | Hair & Lighting: Cee Jae Lightning | Venue: Private Residence | DJ: Ipod | Flowers: Bride’s Grandma | Officiant: Bride’s Brother

Read on to find out how much this on trend DIY backyard Fall wedding actually cost. Please note that costs change as the years go by, and prices are subject to change. Please do not use this guide to barter with vendors.  This is just one couple’s breakdown to give you a rough estimate on how much a wedding like this may cost you. (more…)

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  1. -100. Vicki Hill says:

    Wow! One of the coolest wedding I’ve seen. Love the colors, the props, the flowers are fantastic and, over the top about the cake topper! Congrats!

  2. -100. Sukran Kirtis says:

    very impressive creativity on every detail, the backdrop, base of the gorgeous wedding cake, I would wish to be there, that’s all I felt.. Congratulations

  3. -100. Robe de mariée says:

    Amazing pictures. I really like the style of the wedding.

  4. -100. Sharon says:

    Where can I get the tandem bicycle topper from this awesome wedding???

  5. -100. Carrie says:

    Where did you get your cake topper???

  6. -100. Ajgor says:

    I liked the color and the way they have thoughts about their weeding really appreciable. It was simply awesome…..

  7. -100. Weddingfriends Blog says:

    Everything about this wedding is so quirky and cool!

  8. -100. @MagnetStreetWed says:

    So cute! DIY Backyard Wedding http://t.co/FV2LDJO0av from @Weddingchicks

  9. -100. Kira says:

    Love everything about this wedding! I searched around and found the cake topper here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/heatherboyd

  10. -100. @acheriephoto says:

    So thrilled our wedding was featured on one of my favorite wedding blogs! Thanks @weddingchicks! See the post here: http://t.co/UfpvGt88gg

  11. -100. @weddingchicks says:

    RT @acheriephoto: So thrilled our wedding was featured on one of my favorite wedding blogs! Thanks @weddingchicks! See the post here: http://t.co/UfpvGt88gg

  12. -100. @InATreeTweets says:

    RT @acheriephoto: So thrilled our wedding was featured on one of my favorite wedding blogs! Thanks @weddingchicks! See the post here: http://t.co/UfpvGt88gg

  13. -100. Hannah says:

    Gorgeous! I would love more details on those pallet board backdrops. Did they make them? Did they re-purpose them after the wedding? Were they free standing? I absolutely love how they look and am determined to make something similar. So pretty!

  14. -100. Priya says:

    Love the color palette! And just gorgeous photography!

  15. -100. Melissa says:

    I love the bridesmaid dresses! I’m looking to get the coral reef dresses from David’s Bridal, but I love the other color dress too! What is the color name of the other bridesmaid dress?

  16. -100. Kara says:

    This is simply gorgeous! I am in the process of planning a fall wedding in Boise. Can you tell me what month this was? I love that the trees are turning. Beautiful wedding!

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  19. -100. Laura says:

    What was the designer and color of the bridesmaid dresses? The lighter color?

  20. -100. emili says:

    Love this all! Where did they get their cake topper made?

  21. -100. Crissy says:

    Hi! Did you crochet the bowties yourself? ! Could you share the pattern?

  22. -100. Jeremy says:

    Hi! First, I just want to say that it looked like a great wedding! Congratulations! Second, I want to know if you remembered the exact suspenders that you ordered from the suspenders store? I’m having some trouble finding those in their store. I spoke with them and there is some confusion. Were they custom? My guys are wearing something similar and those suspenders would be perfect! Please email me. Thank you so much!

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