This Florida backyard wedding was a dream come true for the bride and groom. High School sweethearts, Sierra and Gabe, celebrated their love surrounded by their family and closest friends. They prepared their list of non-negotiables and sentimental touches. Picked the perfect backyard wedding venue. Then, along with their wedding planner, created the perfect outdoor wedding.
Wedding Day Non-Negotiables
From the beginning of the wedding planning process, Sierra had a short list of non-negotiables. That is to say, the things that absolutely must be a part of the wedding. First, get married under a tree. Second, market lights. Third, farm tables. Last, lots of greenery and white flowers. As a result, the wedding was exactly as the couple dreamed it would be. For this reason, her advice to you, as a fellow bride, stick to your non-negotiables. In other words, if it is that important to you, don’t negotiate it out of your wedding. Do your wedding, your way.
Before The wedding
Sierra and Gabe decided not do to a first look. Instead, they wanted their first look to be at the altar. Ultimately where they would join their hearts and their families together as one. Therefore, before the ceremony, they took time for some pre-wedding photos to show off their personal style.
For example, the groom chose a pale blue suit with a tropical lining. His paprika tie coordinated with the girls’ dresses perfectly. And his suspenders matched his groomsmen.
Sierra’s dress is from David’s Bridal and she always knew she would wear tennis shoes under her wedding dress. Adding to her look is the soft, natural hair and make up by Karmel Design Team. To touch on the grooms Irish heritage, the bride’s ring has Celtic knots.
Family is everything
Celebrating their love with family was paramount for this couple. In fact, they included family members in all aspects of this big day. Starting with including their siblings in the wedding party. Along with their dog Koda.
The grooms Irish heritage is very important to him. So during the wedding, the grooms father performed a traditional Irish hand tying ceremony. Further the brides grandfather officiated the wedding.
To demonstrate honor to family members who have passed, the couple added some sweet details. For instance, the yellow flowers were for the grooms grandmother. Likewise the bride’s bouquet was wrapped in a special fabric. It came from the bride’s grandmother’s wedding dress. Added to it was lace from the bride’s great grandmother. Finishing with hand painting by the bride’s grandmother.
Finally, to top it off, this backyard wedding took place on family property.
Without a doubt, Sierra wanted her sisters to be by her side on this special day. These sisters have been best friends since birth. From silly antics to serious poses, this sister squad is inseparable. Bridesmaids dresses are in paprika from Azazie.
Brothers and the grooms best friends
When choosing his groomsmen, Gabe knew exactly who to ask. Starting with his younger brother Drew. Then including his two best friends. One from childhood and one from college. Surely we can’t forget the best wedding pet attendant, Koda.
Sentimental elements added to the family focus of this Florida backyard wedding. Yellow roses honoring the grooms grandmother. Likewise the bridal bouquet wrap created from family heirlooms. Subsequently, each piece kept loved ones close.
This wedding was full of sentiment. But also tons of fun and laughter. For instance, the father of the bride snapped a selfie walking to the ceremony with his little girl.
Every girls dream is to have her man love her this much. Certainly there was not a dry eye in the place when the groom saw his bride for the first time. True love is a beautiful thing.
Celebrating the Irish heritage, the grooms father performed a hand tying ceremony. Further the rope was made by the grooms father. A cord of three strands is not easily broken.
Let The Party Begin
After some puppy love, the new Mr. and Mrs. celebrated their marriage with a fun first dance. Likewise, the bride and father of the bride surprised everyone with a choreographed dance of their own. After some food and socializing. It was cake time. Sugar Sugar Cake Boutique provided a beautiful 3 tier wedding cake and gold cake stand.
Before the evening was over, the littlest wedding guest stole the dance floor with his moves. And his killer style.
the perfect ending to a backyard wedding
Absolutely no wedding should end without a sparkler exit by FyerFly Productions. Ending the evening with a true celebration of love and life. Congratulations Sierra and Gabe, may your life be filled with happiness and joy. Let the adventure being.
Orlando Wedding Vendors who contributed to this wedding:
Venue: Family property
Planner: Seas Your Day Events
Cake: Sugar Sugar Cake Boutique
DJ and Sparkler Exit: FyerFly Productions
Hair and Make-up: Karmel Design Team
Marketing lighting: Get Lit Productions
Gold chargers / cocktail tables / linens: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals
Photography: Steven Miller Photography
Videography (see video below): Laiacona Photography and Design
Catering: Two Chicks and a Pot
Restroom Trailer: Luxe Flush A Restroom Trailer Company
Floral: Bride’s Aunt