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Back Yard Wedding During a Pandemic

By June 15, 2020 No Comments

But First….have you seen Part 1 of Skyler + Beck’s wedding? Check out their backyard wedding ceremony here. And be sure to follow along on Instagram where I tend to share everything first!

5 Fun things about their wedding:

  1. They were married on the Groom’s parents property. Next door there’s a field that they may build a home one day. If you look at the images below you’ll see the very spot. I love that they have a photo there! AND…we caught the most amazing sunset.
  2. Everyone brought a different pie. They had entire table full of different types of Pies. Fun fact…Sweet Potato Pie is Skyler’s favorite!
  3. They had Luigis Restaurant cater their reception. The lasagna was AMAZING!! I’m sure all the neighbors could smell it with envy! If you’re a local and are familiar with their food, you’ll know how good it is!
  4. Her Grandfather has been the “ice cream scooper” at every single party she has had growing up and he got to be the “scooper” at her wedding!
  5. They included Conan (their furbaby) in their wedding…and he wore a bow tie.

COVID/ Pandemic Backyard Wedding

This was the sign that hung at the bottom of the road welcoming guests.

I had watched the weather all week and it was calling for rain but a few days before hand the forecast changed to 80 degrees and sunny with a little breeze. It was the perfect outdoor wedding weather!

I love the lighting in this shot. The sun was peeking just over the tops of the trees in the background, I love that I caught the lens flare.

Isn’t he such a well behaved boy! This is Conan and that is his bow tie! <3

The field <3 There’s another shot of that same field with a sunset below.

Wee….a little dress twirl before dinner is served.

A perfect location for a wedding reception!

The cake…..before it was invaded with kid fingers! hahaha!

The toasts and prayer.

The first dance!

I love how the breeze caught her veil during the cake cutting!

The ice cream scooper!!!! <3

Did I mention that we caught the best sunset!

Cue the sparklers….

This was the very last shot I took of the evening. I’m picturing this as the last spread in their album! HUGE across 2 pages!

I mentioned in the first blog that it wasn’t the wedding she ORGINALLY planned but  I believe the most beautiful stories came from a re-written one.  Congratulations to the two of you!! Thank you for trusting me enough to document your big day in the middle of a world wide pandemic. This will be a wedding I talk about for many years to come and will go into my “confessions of a wedding photographer” book someday I’ll write after I retire! hahaha!

Much Love!!