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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Brides Dress and Bridesmaids- $4000
Wedding Party Outfits-$2000