So how did Emily and Ovo settle on having a backyard wedding? That’s a question that has a bit of a backstory.
First, the couple originally planned on doing a large celebration in Portland. Since Ovo’s family’s based abroad, they’d need to pick a date with lots of lead time. But, after they both got new jobs and wound up moving cities, and states, it was clear that they’d need to rethink their wedding fantasy.
Then, once the pandemic hit, it became clear that Ovo’s family would be unable to attend a wedding stateside. With all of these obstacles, the couple was just about ready to give up on their plans to have a wedding, or push the ceremony to years down the road.
But then, Emily’s parents decided to throw them a micro wedding in their backyard. Emily already knew that she was going to be a no-fuss bride. All she wanted was a great time with great food. It seemed like a mission that was easily enough accomplished, but they weren’t out of the woods yet!
It rained right up until the moment before the ceremony. Literally as Emily was getting ready to walk down the aisle, the clouds parted and the sun came out! It was the start of an absolutely perfect day!
I’ve already mentioned that Emily was a no-fuss bride, but I think it can be reiterated. Everything was about making the day as easy and as enjoyable for the couple as possible. Emily’s dress even had a detachable skirt with a jumpsuit underneath (Here’s the exact jumpsuit by the designer Floravere in case you’re curious to take a closer look!). She was able to get her fairytale photos and seamlessly change into something a little more her speed for the reception.
After they said their “I do!”s, the couple hopped on Zoom and spent some time speaking with Ovo’s family in abroad. Afterall, the focus of the day was all about the couple and their family. Taking a pause to chat with Ovo’s side was incredibly important to them.
In addition to Emily being *no fuss* add brave to her list. The cardinal rule of crab boils is to never wear white, and this bride fearlessly approached the family style table still in her chic, spotless white jumpsuit. As they all cracked crab, jokes and bottles of wine, the day quickly became one for the record books. With everyone laughing and sharing stories about the couple, it was the perfect way to celebrate their new union.
As one of the only traditions that they observed, the newlyweds had a small cake cutting to finish the incredibly sweet day off with a little sugar.
Emily and Ovo’s backyard wedding was incredibly authentic and down to earth. It showcased their love and celebrated a wonderful time for them and their whole family.
If you’re thinking about having your own intimate backyard wedding, drop in and say HEY! I’d love to be able to help you capture the day!