When Elizabeth first emailed me about her wedding, I was so excited. We’d gone to elementary school together and I hadn’t seen her since! Back then, she had the most amazing Samantha American Girl doll dress that her grandma had made for her. Which I’ve brought up an annoying number of times to Elizabeth because it was so impressive.
Like lots of 2020 couples, Elizabeth and Dan had to change plans when Covid-19 hit. They were already planning to have a backyard wedding, so that made logistics with the venue a little easier. They didn’t want to postpone, so they turned their 100-person wedding into an intimate backyard affair instead. It was a great choice.
So much of the typical wedding-day stress was gone. The pace was slower, and they had plenty of time for portraits and hanging out with their families. They danced in a field, had a picnic with their favorite foods, and watched a slideshow that Elizabeth’s sister had put together for them with messages from all their friends and family who couldn’t be there with them in person. They also had an amazing funfetti cake from a local bakery (link to their site at bottom of post).
I’ve always loved backyard weddings because of how personal and chill they are. Elizabeth and Dan’s was even more relaxed.
If you need some intimate wedding ideas or elopement ideas, I suggest you look through Elizabeth and Dan’s photos!
Elizabeth’s Dress: BHLDN // Hair: Madison Liistro // Suits: Brooks Brothers Red Fleece // Cake and cupcakes: Pure Love Gluten Free Bakery // Catering: Avon Prime Meats (plus homemade food) // Shoes: Sara Flint // Veil: Made by Elizabeth’s Grandmother // Rings: Blazer Arts // Bridesmaid Dress: Draper James
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