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A Back Yard Wedding In September

What a glorious day Patrick and Amber had for their back yard wedding. Setting the stage was the mother and father of the bride's farm  in Hopewell, NJ with lovely views in all directions of fresh green grass and lush trees. The perfect setting for a late September wedding 


The bridal party all carried gerbera daisy bouquets. Yellow for the brides maid's and white for the bride. Yellow with accents of greens and creams was the over all color theme for the day. 
 After driving up a long driveway lined with hanging mason jars filled with yellow solidago asters and tiny white daisies the guests were led past the entrance to the home out into the side yard for the ceremony. This fresh flower wreath and potted mums helps set the tone for the rustic elegance of the decor to come. 

When I met with Mother of the Bride Lisa at the family home I was taken by the large, open side yard with it's majestic tree. What a wonderful backdrop for the ceremony. Our iron archway, left simple and unadorned really helped to frame the bride and groom as they said their vows. 
The family did such an amazing job on signage and fun accents to make the guests feel welcome. A brand new sign announcing the Farm entrance and a decorated mail box also added to the fun and casual feel for the event. 
 The family strung dozens and dozens of white and yellow lanterns from the elegant tree limbs. They flowed in breeze and were a constant reminder that this wonderful union was taking place outside! 
 The family thought bales of hay would not only look country but be very comfortable, especially with their little seat covers!  This makes me one some at my house!
After the ceremony, cocktails were served in the back yard. What a view! Next it was into the tent where over 15 long tables with a white and yellow stripe were set up family style. Vintage themed bottles were each filled with yellow and green flowers with single votive and floating candles being cascaded down the center of the table. 
After dinner, dancing took place in the 4 car garage that the family freshly painted and decorated for the night. More vintage bottles filled with yellow blooms sat among family photos. Cocktail tables left places for folks to gather and put down a drink while those with tired feet could switch out their shoes for a pair of flip flops. 

 As guests left for the evening, the driveway lined with flowers glowed in dark with the use of underwater lights down in the mason jars. A magical night for sure! 

I'm sincerely hoping the family shares "real" photography professionally shot but I thought seeing the flowers and decor as we saw it, would give you a sneak peek into the wedding day of Amber and Patrick! To see another late September wedding, check out this blog and to see more of our wedding designs be sure to visit our wedding website at www.perfectweddingflowers.com 




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