Wedding Chicks

Hip Backyard Wedding

Clay Austin Photography

Who said a wedding have to feel stiff and stuffy? Amy and Nick's hip backyard wedding bends tradition in all the right ways. From his floral shoes to a cake topped with foxes, get ready for one wild ride! Plus, there is always more to be seen in the full gallery, including tons of heart-warming and hilarious moments captured by Clay Austin Photography!

black and white wedding invites

bridal look elements

doilly pocket square

Words from the Vendors

From Clay Austin Photography:
I have a wedding to share with you today that is overflowing with love and affection! This little backyard soiree took place just outside of Charleston SC at the Groom's family home, and it was as much a intimate family affair as you can get! Right down to the mother of the bride cracking eggs and creating one of the most beautiful wedding cakes I have seen!

This couple could not be more perfect for each other! He a motorcycle enthusiast and she a fashion student at Savannah College or Art and Design. To boot their little bulldog Levi completely steals the show!! This was definitely one of those times where I felt more like family, rather just the photographer

his and hers vow books

create a ceremony entrance at a wide open venue

wooden bench ceremony seating and rustic wedding arch

backyard wedding

Wedding Advice from the Bride

If I could have done anything differently, I probably would have simplified the whole day even more. Weddings bring up a lot of different emotions all at once and I feel like I would have been a lot more calm in general had I scaled down even more. Our backyard wedding was amazing, but I can definitely understand the perks of eloping now.

big tables at your backyard wedding

leaves in napkins

tulle and flower seat decor

wedding foxes cake toppers

simple wedding lighting

Read on to see how much this quirky hip backyard wedding 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.

As a person who suffers from severe spending anxiety, I tried to keep the costs as low as possible.
Dress: $2,800
Photography: $2,500
Venue: Free! Yay for backyard weddings!
Food: $1,200
Invitations: $30 for paper, I designed them myself Florals: $800
Various decor: $700

ServiceVendor
Bridesmaid dressesEtsy
Dress designerJenny Packham
FlowersFlowers by Frankie
Groom’s attireBilly Reid
HairVintage Hair Studio
PhotographyClay Austin Photography
Prop/furniture rentalsSimply Elegant
Shoe designerAldo
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