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This florist bride was inspired by the sunset for her backyard wedding decor

Do you want to get married at home but are not sure how to design the perfect wedding decor for the garden? Follow the example of Carlee + Scott and be inspired by nature! C works as a florist and wanted her day to reflect on her passions, the couple’s adventures, and eclectic sense of style. With the help of the planner, The Greatest Adventure Weddings, they created a color palette of earthy fall colors and warm sunset colors. A first glimpse of the lake, a wooded ceremony, and an outdoor tent reception revealed dried flowers and a mix of vintage carpets, woven baskets, and wooden materials. Although it wasn’t her Plan A, C says it was still perfection:

Our original guest list consisted of 200 people, and the final list included immediate family, the bridal party, and our friends. In retrospect, we both admit that an intimate wedding was right for us all along. As we continue to move through the pandemic, I hope our wedding GWS followers can be a great example of what a small intimate wedding can look and feel like. With fewer guests, you can spend more budget on details, spend more time with all of your loved ones, and focus on the little things that really matter.

Foxes Photography was there to take these beautiful pictures. Ready to be inspired? Let’s go!

The first look

Willowby By Watters

C was absolutely radiant on the wedding day. We love her soft makeup and the ruffled updo by Angie Evans.

Willowby By Watters

And this DRESS! C absolutely rocked this dress by Willowby by Watters from A and Be Bridal Shop. The color, fabric, and those glitters are all perfect!

first sight

dark blue suit

S wore the perfect blue shade of Generation Tux. We love this nod to the accent color palette!

Intimate backyard wedding in Washington

golden sneakers

Gold Nike tennis shoes… do we need to say more ?!

Intimate backyard wedding in Washington

Our favorite memories of that day were; Our canoe trip during our first sight, dancing together and our sparkler & bubble send off.

Vow books

Intimate backyard wedding in Washington

Intimate backyard wedding in Washington

Just worship the energy between these two!

Intimate backyard wedding in Washington

Backyard wedding decor inspo

rustic flower arches

You would expect a florist bride to have fabulous flowers for her wedding, and C and her team at Rusted Vase Floral Co. did not disappoint !!

In terms of details, I knew I wanted our wedding to reflect not only us as a couple but also my brand as a florist. Our sunset color palette (with a touch of blue) combined with our personal touch and decor made our wedding feel elegant while reflecting our eclectic style. Mismatched carpets, specialty furniture rentals, and hanging baskets (many collected on our trips) all helped make our wedding feel welcoming and detailed at the same time.

Intimate backyard wedding in Washington

Intimate backyard wedding in Washington

Intimate backyard wedding in Washington

Aren’t these ribbons beautiful? This is where you can mix it up and find more creative and meaningful ideas for ceremonies!

Intimate backyard wedding in Washington

Viet Dinh with Rain & Pines led the ceremony and as far as we can tell there were lots of giggles and sweet moments.

Intimate backyard wedding in Washington

Intimate backyard wedding in Washington

As a seller, the most common questions I have been asked are “Do you make your own flowers?” and “How did you choose your suppliers?” The first question: “Do you make your own flowers?” was a bit more difficult, my answer was always the same, “yes and no”. It was very important to me that our flowers felt like me, and I couldn’t imagine not holding a few things in my hands, but I’m not totally crazy so I didn’t do a day building it. My incredible team did some design work ahead of our day and also ran the styling and setup day of.

Backyard wedding reception

Sunset color bridesmaids

These sunset colors are everything! Cs girls got their bridesmaid dresses from Lulus and Baltic Born and you can shop for some similar styles below!

Wedding puppy

Puppy love.

Intimate backyard wedding in Washington

My advice to couples; Choose providers that you want to be friends with. This is how you can make sure your energies and styles are in sync!

Intimate backyard wedding in Washington

How cute is this signature cocktail work of art? Spicy margaritas here we come!

Intimate backyard wedding in Washington

Flowers and backyard wedding decor

Intimate backyard wedding in Washington

A little boho and a little eclectic, the furniture and accents from CORT Party Rentals + Fanciful Rentals were perfect for the tent reception!

Intimate backyard wedding in Washington

Rattan basket chandelier

We love the texture that C + S brought into their wedding decorations. Everywhere you look there is something interesting to see!

Intimate backyard wedding in Washington

Intimate backyard wedding in Washington

Sunset flower magic.

Intimate backyard wedding in Washington

The paper goods from Fancy Cat Studio accented the room and are perfectly modern + adorable.

Boxed dinner

Perfect wedding dinner in the backyard in the middle of Covid-19? Individually packed sandwich boxes like these from Table Catering Co.!

Sunflower wedding cake

This is cake art! These sweets from Honey Crumb Cake Studio look too good to eat.

Sparkler exit

The cutest night for the cutest couple! Congratulations Carlee + Scott! We are sure that your Covid-19 wedding decor and details will inspire other couples who need to downsize their day. Thank you for showing us that Plan A, B, or even Plan Z can still be magical!

Photography: The Foxes // Name of the venue: Private Residence, Monroe, Washington, USA // Event design: Rusted Vase Floral Co. // Planning: The Greatest Adventure Weddings // Flowers: Rusted Vase Floral Co. // Wedding dress: Willowby von Watters // Wedding dress boutique: a & be Bridal Shop // Bridal shoes: Nike // Bridesmaid dresses: Lulus and Baltic Born // Hairdresser: Angie Evans // Make-up artist: Angie Evans // Groom clothing: Generation Tux // Videography: Henry Tieu Photography // Paper goods: The Fancy Cat Studio // Catering: Table Catering Co. // Cake: Honey Crumb Cake Studio // Table rental: CORT Party Rental // Furniture rental: CORT Party Rentals // Special rental: Imaginative rentals // officiant: Viet Dinh ; Rain & Pines // Lighting: CORT Party Rental

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