a romantic backyard wedding <> liz & joe <> philadelphia wedding

YES. A ROMANTIC, PERSONAL, INTIMATE WEDDING IN PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

THERE IS NOTHING MORE PERSONAL ABOUT A WEDDING THAN GETTING MARRIED IN THE VERY BACKYARD OF THE HOUSE YOU GREW UP IN.

that is how this all started. liz had been following me on instagram for quite some time before she inquired with me. when i had seen that joe had proposed to her with  PUPPY (which you will see in the photos) i was secretly chilling at the pool thinking "omg i hope she contacts me. ohhhh i hope i hope!" - and wa-lah, she did! we got to talking and we talked about the property she and joe were going to get married on and it was HER home growing up, in the philadelphia area. she truly wanted that romantic but modern backyard wedding. and i could literally envision exactly what she was talking about. she described this swing that she used to spend many evenings on, the bamboo forest and the creek. i was utterly excited. and not just because of the property, but because i could tell that liz & joe were the perfect fit for a romantic backyard wedding. seemed to fit their personalities and love. 

moving forward, i found out later in the year that they had bought the house! so the house they were getting married at, liz's growing up home, was now her first home with her joe! THIS had really fluffed the feathers even more and i was ecstatic!! 

so many incredible attributes to this day that really made it feel like a romantic backyard wedding. so personal. so intimate. so friends and family orientated. liz had a friend that did an aerial performance at cocktail hour. this was such a unique way to spend cocktail hour. and if you weren't getting married in your backyard, I'm not sure how this would ever happen. - they also sang happy birthday to her sister, since it was her birthday the day of the wedding! AND gave her a cake! - the bride did all of the stationary, because she's freaking magical. and yes, we got photos on that childhood swing. OF COURSE! 

guys, overall, you just need to know that i love these two so very very much. they really made me thankful for my job. its couples like them that has me counting my lucky starts above. 

INCREDIBLE VENDORS INVOLVED: 

venue : of course the backyard of the bride \\ makeup : makeup by mik \\ hair : downstreet salon, amber creamer \\ florals : flowers by jena paige \\ farmhouse tables : holmespun co \\ food : montesano brothers \\ day of coordination : it takes two wedding \\ brides dress : sarah seven - the dress theory