Boho Inspired Backyard Wedding in Fall

This is the week of animals in weddings. I am not sure why it happened this way, but it seems like this week’s collection of wedding and engagement shoots all feature a four legged friend. Fine by me as I adore cute dogs and cats.

Just remember: if you want to involve your fine furry friend they may steal the show! More on that later in the week with a post titled ‘How to involve your puppy in your wedding day’.

For now, check out this laid-back boho inspired backyard wedding with a food menu that will make you drool!

From the bride: “We wanted to keep the celebration simple, relaxed, and true to our taste & personalities. We are both laid-back, enjoy nature, appreciate good whole food, and don’t need a lot of fan fair surrounding us. We knew we wanted a intimate ceremony with only our immediate family. We picked our favorite spot by the Maumee River. It overlooks Roche de Bout, a limestone island that dates back to the 1700’s as a meeting place for Indian tribal councils. It also has a magnificent view of the old abandon Interurban Bridge.

After our wedding ceremony, we wanted a small backyard celebration with our closest friends and family. We were hoping to allow our guests to enjoy our home & beautiful waterfront backyard. Unfortunately, the weather on our day was anything but beautiful. It even hailed 2 hours before the ceremony! We ended up getting a tent and heaters. Everyone bundled up, but we still had the most wonderful night.

We wanted the food to reflected our taste as well. The chose a pig roast by Deets BBQ and catering by Cynthia’s Catering. Our friends said it was the best food they ever had. Roasted root vegetables, corn & grit casserole with cheese & bacon, mashed sweet potatoes, kale salad, tartlets with brie, Apple, & caramelized onion, & mini risotto balls filled with butternut squash, sage & goat cheese. It was all delicious. Red wine, sangria, & seasonal craft beer also helped to keep us warm.”

Black Converse shoes for the groom Groom getting ready in a dark room with a window and an american flag in the foreground
Gold and black wedding invitation suite White tulip bouquet on a navy blue and white chevron pattern chair Bride wearing a boho crown and holding a chihuahua with a stripped bow tieFolded hanker chief lined up on a counter for bridal party
Bride wearing a Watters gown and holding a bouquet of white tulipsBridesmaid holding purple flowers wearing a teal skirt and black and white top
Groom wearing a grey suit with a plaid blue top and a feather boutonniere Groomsmen wearing suspenders, skinny blacktie and feather boutonniere
Groomsmen wearing black pants, suspenders and plaid skinny tie and a feather boutonniere Groomsmen wearing black pants, suspenders and polka-dot skinny tie and a feather boutonniere
A chihuahua sitting on a dog bed with bride and groom's initials in the back groundGreen shutters with pictures of the bride and groom and black bunting
A silver tray of pins for wedding favors and a vase of white tulipsA wooden crate full of white pumpkins for wedding favors Teal napkin with the bride and grooms initials and wedding date and wedding favor pinsWooden sign saying "Wedding" with and arrow painted in white
Bride and grooms names on a wooden sign wooden sign with the bride and grooms names and wedding date painted in white
Blue wedding ceremony program Round crate full of blue wedding ceremony programs and bathy's breath
Silver vase with baby's breath and a black and white ribbon as wedding ceremony aisle decorOutdoor wedding ceremony on grass with a natural wooden arbor Bride and groom getting married outside on the grass with a river in the distance Bride and groom kissing during wedding ceremony on grass Outdoor wedding ceremony beside a river bankOld fashion Edison bulbs hanging from a white tent for wedding reception Backyard wedding reception with purple table cloths under a white tent
Cabbage, baby's breath and white pumpkin wedding reception centerpieces Wedding reception under a white tent with purple and white floral center pieces Backyard wedding reception with a fire bit and colorful throw cushions in wicker seating
A high cocktail table with a purple table cloth for a backyard wedding reception A wooden sign with "all you need is love and a dog" in white writing
A chalkboard bar menu for a backyard wedding reception Drink and Eat spelled out on the shelf in big 3D letters
A fireplace mantel with a "never give up" sign and two topiary trees and the bride and grooms initials on the floor Two bottles of wine with an "X" and an "O" hanging from them

Two glass cups with chalkboard stickers and Mr and Mrs written on them

We love the use of giant letter in weddings! Love & Lavender’s own wedding included similar gold glitter BAR letters, see how to make them here.

Blue, white and gold garland for wedding reception decor
blue, white and gold themed wedding reception dessert table2 layer white cake with "oh happy day" and bride and groom on top
A miniature sandwich board asking guests to fill out anniversary cards for newlywedsEnveloped addressed to the bride and groom for anniversary cards A gold, black and white sign saying "when I said I do I didn't mean the laundry"Bride and groom head to head holding white tulips  Bride and groom holding hands in boho inspired backyard wedding
Bride and groom kissing with a lite up "love" sign and pumpkins in front Metal tin with a black and white stripped ribbon holding sparklers for a wedding send off
Bride and groom leaving through a sparkler send off Black and white photo of guest lined up with sparklers and the bride and groom send off Bride and groom leaving their wedding reception holding their chihuahua with a bow tie

Vendor Information

Photographer:  Chelsea Brown Photography
Shoes: Converse
Shoes: Frye Boots
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Tommy Hilfiger
Dress Designer: Watters
Dress Store: Belle Amour Bridal
Bakery: Cake in a Cup
Event Planner: Crowning Celebrations
Lighting: Magers Designs
Officiant: Toledo Wedding Officiants

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