When my son and future daughter-in-law expressed their wish to elope to Yosemite and return home to Wisconsin for a backyard soirée, I couldn't have been more thrilled. My hubbie and I got married in my parents' backyard nearly thirty years ago. What an honor that my son felt our home would be the perfect place to celebrate their nuptials.
It was a boatload of work but the work was fun! It all went by too quickly. I'm ready to do it again. All I need is another bride and groom. Anyone? Anyone?
Allow me to again express my thanks to Minted, who sponsored the invitations. I wrote about their services in an earlier post but it is worth repeating that their custom designs are prettier in actuality than the website photos. Their heavy card stock is so weighty, you can use it as a stand alone piece of art. I had fun building a little vignette around the invite, along with a photo of the bride and groom, and some vintage treasures.
Also, I'd like to gush about the flowers for this party. A week before the big day, I was without a florist due to a snafu. I put out the word, and three different women, all of whom I would characterize as being in-the-know, recommended Vicki at La Tulipe Design in Port Washington. Apparently she has a very loyal following, and you can see why! She designs one-of-a-kind arrangements using fat blooms in their peak. Lots of her stems come from Holland and they are sturdy -- our arrangements lasted more than a week. And she eagerly accepted the challenge of designing for my vintage containers. I think she is super talented and if you are a local and reading this, here's her link.
Most photos by Renn Kuhnen.
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