Sam + Alec: Intimate Home Wedding

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Y’all are in for a treat tonight! I’ve had some of my clients wonder how they can downsize and do their wedding at home with COVID-19 still going around… This blog post is your answer, your intimate home wedding inspiration!

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Sam and Alec pulled it off so gorgeously – you’re going to fall in with their backyard wedding! I’m here for it!! <3

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Sam found me through Google (love ya Google!!) and messaged me on IG after looking me up and falling in love with my work. Meeting in the midst of a pandemic, we decided to do our first meeting via Zoom with some wine in our pj’s! It’s always a pleasure to get to know my couples better, chat with them about life, goals, accomplishments, and just share some wholesome vibes. A few weeks later we got to meet in person for their engagement session and getting to spend some good time with them was amazing.

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When we got to Alec’s mom’s house, nobody was even ready and there were a handful of family members. Being a wedding photographer for over a decade, I’m so used to having crowded weddings but this whole “intimate backyard wedding” trend is growing on me FAST.

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While I did Samantha’s details, the ladies drank some champagne and toasted for Sam and Alec’s happiness.

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Just so they didn’t have to play hide and seek in the house, Sam and Alec decided to do a first look and Alec’s reaction was everything!!

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I have to give props to Nancy and beautiful her backyard is. Adding a floral arc made everything look complete and it was the perfect scenery for some portraits.

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Before the rest of the family arrived, Sam gave her gift to Alec for their wedding day.

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And then Alec gave Silas his gift.

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The beautiful arch was done by Dr. Delphinium, one of the best florist of Dallas.

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The gorgeous cake was done by one of my favorites, Elizabeth Rowe aka The London Baker.

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Setting the ceremony for around sunset was a great call as the light faded away, leaving a romantic feel in the air.

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Of course we had to do some twilight portraits once the sun went down! <3

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Then we came back home for their first dance and cake cutting.

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That was one yummy cake hahaha!

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While some people believe a small backyard wedding won’t be fun – Sam and Alec proved it all the way wrong! We not only had so much fun but were able create some gorgeous portraits for them to cherish for a lifetime!

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Sam and Alec! I’m so happy we got to be part of your wedding day and I’m so happy I got myself a new pair of friends. I can’t wait for this whole pandemic to be over so we can have many double dates and game nights!


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