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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

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.

I would be happy to share what I can but we had it in our backyard and had a lot of re-landscaping done that didn't even go into my budget. But I'll tell you everything I remember! These are rounded figures.
Photographer- $2600
Flowers- $2800
Food- $6000
Brides Dress and Bridesmaids- $4000
Decor-$1000
Wedding Party Outfits-$2000
Invites- $1200
Cake-$500
Entertainment- $1000

ServiceVendor
CakeJanessa Jones of The Patisserie
CatererEl Paisa Grill
CatererNielsen's Frozen Custard
Dress Designer & Bridesmaid DressesSusan Memmott Allred
FlowersLizy's Lillies
PhotographyGreen Apple Photography
StationeryPiper Claire Morgan