I love a beautiful and intimate backyard wedding. When done right, I think they are the way to go for a wedding reception. I stumbled upon the lovely wedding below and knew right away that I had to feature it!
The Bride and Groom’s story in the words of the Groom:
“We knew each other for years before we ever dated. Both being musicians, I moved around a bit chasing stardom while Ahmad developed a hugely successful local band in Maryland. In the years before we dated, we had a mutual admiration for each others talent. When I made trips home to visit family, Ryan always made sure to stop by the bar where I held my karaoke show to sing a song or two. There was always chemistry between us. In fact, an ex-boyfriend of Ryan’s almost broke up with her after she brought him along to a my karaoke show. Accusing her of flirting, he cut the night short. Oops! Eventually, Ryan decided she was ready for a more stable lifestyle and moved back to Maryland to develop a business as a make-up artist.
“Over the course of the next couple of years, we often ran into each other. I brought my DJ talent and passion to the wedding industry, where Ryan was also frequently working as a make-up artist. The two unknowingly worked on several couple’s weddings together before realizing that maybe these coincidences were no accident.
“But it wasn’t until a post break-up girls’ night brought her back to my karaoke show, that I took the big leap. With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching and Ryan’s newly single status, Although, thinking she was out of my league, bravely asked if she would be his Valentine. Both secretly ecstatic but trying to play it cool, we made a lunch date and have been inseparable ever since. Music was our foundation and with similar careers paths, we fell in love instantly. It was only 17 months later that I took another big leap.
“After work one night, I serenaded Ryan with a song I had written. I barely had time to get down on one knee to pop the question before Ryan had tackled me to the ground clumsily taking out the guitar, a piece of furniture and almost crushing their 4 lb. Chihuahua. Between kisses she enthusiastically said ‘Are you serious?! YES!’
“To quote the ever eloquent Frank Sinatra, ‘The best is yet to come.'”