Post # 1
Ok so my wedding is in October. It’s going to be a small intimate wedding in our backyard. We are getting a tent and thinking about getting an enclosed one due to the time of the year we fear it may be a bit cold in Jeffersonville, Indiana. I am clueless on what direction to go in terms of decorating the tent and table decor. My colors are Eggplant and Olive.
Any ideas or pictures of your backyard wedding would be greatly appreciated.
NB: Both ceremony & reception will be outdoors
Post # 3
I am also having a backyard wedding and reception. I plan to drape tulle in the tent ceiling and will also make tissue paper pom poms to hang from the ceiling. My centerpieces are 3 different vases with the three different flowers (daisies, orchids and spider mums) and I am using water pearls. I bought white linens to use, I am hoping that wont be too much white.
As far as outside for the ceremony, I don’t plan on doing much. I think I will have pomanders handing on hooks in the back of the aisle and both sides. We are using an arch for up by us that will probably have hanging baskets from it.
Post # 4
We didn’t have a tent, so I don’t know if it’s much help. We strung lights over the back yard and under the porch. We used battery operated candles and tea lights for lighting on top of the fence and on tables and such. We also used candles in paper bags (luminarias) for lighting around the pool. Christmas lights down a few of the porch poles. Otherwise, I did different flower arrangements. Since it was a backyard, there were lots of flowers and brick that really did the decorating for us.
Post # 5
I’m in love with Mason Jars right now, that might fit. I’m planning on wrapping them with ribbon and alternating floating candles, votives, and paper flowers.
Post # 6
Here are some pictures from my backyard wedding!
I wish I had a good photo of the tissue paper poms we made. You can see them in the last photo. We strung them from the tent poles. They were a big hit. I got all the tissue paper from nashville wraps which has some good deals.
Post # 7
You can get a lot of impact from paper lanterns
can be combined with bunting and lights
You could hang one major flower arrangement in the center of the tent
or a chandelier
here they use draping with the chandelier
For an inexpensive chandelier, you can find an old dining room light fixture at a thrift shop, remove the wiring, spray paint if necessary and place battery operated candles where the bulbs used to be
I love the rustic look that using an old barn board gives this tablescape
For a backyard wedding I love the look of simple flower arrangements
This one uses bits of architectural salvage, old tins for vases and adds thrift store finds for interest
Post # 8
Thanks for the lovely ideas!
Post # 9
Oh yeah, we did mason jars for my vases on the tables. I painted them blue so they would look vintage (sheer blue). I tied pink ribbon and that raffia stuff around the tops. We had throw away plates that looked really nice (we got them at bed bath and beyond on clearance after x-mas). My husband and I wrapped silverware in the paper napkins and tied with raffia. It looked really cute!
I also just mason jars for favors (and place cards). I used different sized mason jars for a candy bar and had people fill their jars with candy as a favor. Here is a pic… The second pic is of my cake table. I got the white vase at an antique store – just an old painted tin can really. I had another one that was a light red/pink color and bigger. I also bought the planters that the mason jars are sitting on at the antieuq store – they for something else, but they worked for this too. What I wanted to do, was get old bottles and line them in the planters – each bottle would hold one or two flowers – very vintage and cute, but we didn’t collect enough bottles (we didn’t drink enough soda or beer) to get it done!
Post # 10
@BackyardLoveBird: This is really lovely! Thanks for sharing.
Post # 11
If anyone has any Fairy Berries they are wanting to sell. I want them for my rustic outdoor reception, but they are so expensive!