This is a popular way to make sure your fur child gets immortalized on your big day. Wedding photographer Leigh Hayward of Charleston, S.C., says about 20 percent of the wedding photos she shoots include dogs. “I seldom shot wedding photos with dogs five or six years ago,” she says. “But now it’s pretty common.”
Take a boatload of stress off of yourself by hiring professionals along the way, like a party rental company for tables, chairs, tents, arbors, etc. If you’re looking to cut costs, though, consider a BYOC (bring your own chair) affair — a newly-popular wedding trend in which guests bring their own seat (preferably of the non-lawn chair variety) to the wedding. Photo: T&K Photography
Husbands Scott and Tony had a small wedding ceremony in Hawaii to celebrate their history together and make their union legal. They kept it casual with coordinated Hawaiian fabrics, leis and flip flops for the whole family.
Most people automatically think rustic when they think backyard wedding. But the truth is, you can pull off any style, trend or color scheme you want. Here, soothing cool tones, like misty gray linens paired with an abundance of greenery create a serene, sophisticated, garden-esque reception space. Photo: Sergey Lapkovsky Photography
We’re here to say that having a high-style wedding at home is possible! Short on space? Using long tables with family-style seating will free up room without sacrificing style. Top the tables with glam linens and bold glassware for eye-catching design right in your own backyard. Photo: The Ganeys
Planner Kate Franzen, of Glint Events, says professional lighting can transform a wedding or any other space or event. Roses, hydrangeas and greenery designed by The Proper Petal. Lighting by Choice Entertainment.