Wedding Planning

10 Amazing Backyard Wedding Details

10 Amazing Backyard Wedding Details

Celebrating the newest chapter in your life with your significant other, friends and family doesn’t have to come with a high price tag or glamorous hotel ballroom— it’s just as special to have a backyard wedding! If you’re thinking about marrying your love in a backyard, you have to check out our 10 favorite details below for major inspiration.

Family Album Table

Family Album Table

Having an intimate wedding in your backyard gives you free rein to be as sentimental and personal as you want to be! We love the idea of including a photo album table at the reception. Include as many generations’ wedding photos as you can to celebrate both of your family histories.

Rustic Backyard Wedding Details

Rustic Backyard Wedding Details

Hand painted signs, heart shaped rocks and place cards tied to a tree are easy rustic details that add charm and character to a backyard wedding. Not only does each detail fit the vibe, they’re also simple to make and affordable!

Backyard Bouquet

Backyard Bouquet

Complement your backyard bash with a bouquet to match! This effortlessly elegant arrangement looks like each flower was just plucked from the garden out back but with a totally refined twist.

Backyard Wedding Ceremony

Backyard Wedding Ceremony

Be sure to work with what your backyard is giving you, rather than against it. If you have a huge tree in the middle of the yard, make it the focal point for your ceremony, as the bride and groom did here. The tree’s natural beauty is 100% free and the shade provided is an added bonus for you and your bridal party!

Lantern Filled Reception

Lantern Filled Reception

We love the intimate, casual feel of this wedding. The lanterns lend a festive air and help elevate the lawn party to something special. Lanterns like these are also a cost effective way to light up the dance floor once the sun goes down.

Favor Pantry

Favor Pantry

To really play up a rustic theme, why not add some vintage furniture to your reception decor? We love the idea of a favor pantry, packed full of homemade jams and potted herbs for your guests to take home. Where else can you so easily bring the indoors out than in your own backyard?

Backyard Canoe Cooler

Backyard Canoe Cooler

Put that canoe you’ve only used once (and has since been sitting in your garage ever since) to good use for your wedding and fill it with ice and beer! It’s cute and practical.

Backyard Photo booth

Backyard Photo Booth

We’re not saying that a silly photo booth is a necessity at a backyard wedding, but we are saying that one is highly encouraged! With a backyard wedding comes a relaxed atmosphere that lends itself to lots of fun. Stock up on funny sunglasses, big hats, wands and swords at a party store, set up your camera, and let your guests have at it!

Backyard Bonfire

Backyard Bonfire

A lit fire pit is an especially lovely addition to a backyard wedding during those transitional months when it’s warm during the day and cooler at night. Stock a s’mores table nearby and arrange some chairs from the dining room around the fire so your guests can indulge in a little fireside fun.

Sunflowers in Gold Mason Jars

Sunflowers in Gold Mason Jars

Mason jars are a definite staple at any backyard wedding but we love how this couple elevated the classic rustic look to something more glam just by spray painting them gold. The sunflower arrangements are perfectly simple— just what you want for such an intimate affair!