diy: Backyard Weddings

Taylor + john: lancaster, pa

 

From The Bride: My husband, John and I had our wedding on May 30th in his parent’s backyard in Lancaster. We met at college in August 2012 and have been dating since February 2013.  We got engaged in November 2018, and had planned a 150 person wedding for May 30th of this year. Obviously we had to cancel, but we knew we wanted to still be married. We didn’t want to let the day pass without getting married! Our moms basically planned the whole thing so we wouldn’t have to have the stress of it all, getting extra chairs, decorating the back yard and getting the food!  Our mutual friend from college and one of John’s groomsmen was our officiant, which made it even more special.  We invited all the family who lived in Lancaster as well as my immediate family, we ended up having a total of 28 people come. We had a Zoom to include our friends and extended family.  We had a Facebook group where we updated our guests and even did signature cocktails. We made a video of us making our drinks and asked guests to make them the day of our wedding so we could keep them engaged with us from home! We got our cake from Achenbach’s (which is where John’s parents got their wedding cake 38 years ago). Lancaster was still in red phase, so we didn’t have a photographer come, instead my mom borrowed a friend’s camera and I handed out disposable cameras for our guests to take pictures!

What happens when COVID-19 cancels your big wedding plans? Host a DIY one in the backyard just like this Lancaster couple did!IMG_3793.jpg

 

What happens when COVID-19 cancels your big wedding plans? Host a DIY one in the backyard just like this Lancaster couple did!

Taylor + john: lancaster, pa

 

From The Bride: My husband, John and I had our wedding on May 30th in his parent’s backyard in Lancaster. We met at college in August 2012 and have been dating since February 2013.  We got engaged in November 2018, and had planned a 150 person wedding for May 30th of this year. Obviously we had to cancel, but we knew we wanted to still be married. We didn’t want to let the day pass without getting married! Our moms basically planned the whole thing so we wouldn’t have to have the stress of it all, getting extra chairs, decorating the back yard and getting the food!  Our mutual friend from college and one of John’s groomsmen was our officiant, which made it even more special.  We invited all the family who lived in Lancaster as well as my immediate family, we ended up having a total of 28 people come. We had a Zoom to include our friends and extended family.  We had a Facebook group where we updated our guests and even did signature cocktails. We made a video of us making our drinks and asked guests to make them the day of our wedding so we could keep them engaged with us from home! We got our cake from Achenbach’s (which is where John’s parents got their wedding cake 38 years ago). Lancaster was still in red phase, so we didn’t have a photographer come, instead my mom borrowed a friend’s camera and I handed out disposable cameras for our guests to take pictures!


What happens when COVID-19 cancels your big wedding plans? Host a DIY one in the backyard just like this Lancaster couple did!

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