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at home

Everything you need to know about getting married in or around the comfort of your own home… even getting married in your own driveway! We also have an archive of backyard weddings, which includes couples who got married in the backyard of friends or family members.

Surprise wedding ideas, venues, and ceremony script wording!

Are surprise weddings a thing? OH YES INDEED THEY ARE! We’ve featured a whole bunch of surprise weddings and today we’re going to round up some of our favorite inspiration for you… from the excuse for the surprise wedding, to a few venue ideas, to even some wording for your surprise wedding ceremony script…

This celestial Art Nouveau wedding will leave you starry-eyed

We had a celestial Art Nouveau wedding theme with lots of vintage elements. We wanted to evoke the essence of standing in a garden during the Harvest Moon under a million stars. I wanted to capture the romantic feeling of the Art Nouveau period, like an Alphonse Mucha painting.

A Georgia wedding with a spoken word performance

Candice and Steven had a gospel choir, live band, spoken word performance, and even a Soul Train Line at their tent wedding. Candice even got on stage in her sparkly jumpsuit and rocked out to Prince! Don’t miss this epic love party (plus Candice’s sparkly jumpsuit!).

This stunning tiny forest wedding takes backyard weddings up a level (with the cutest kitty!)

This stunning tiny forest wedding takes backyard weddings up a level (with the cutest kitty!)

This tiny backyard wedding in East Sooke, BC was a labor of love planned in a short period of time. Lauren and Cohen love ink, cats, plants, and great vegan food, so their wedding reflected them perfectly. Don’t miss the epic forest-filled backyard (who has a backyard like this?!), seriously gorgeous vegan food spread, reception space filled with lush textures, and the real star of this show, their cat Yoshi.

Grab a plate of BBQ and check out this music festival backwoods wedding with a "tent city"

Grab a plate of BBQ and check out this music festival backwoods wedding with a “tent city”

We used our love of music festivals as inspiration for our music festival backwoods wedding. We had food stalls instead of traditional catering, a couple of local bands, lots of tents, and an overall casual feel to the whole day. We hung hundreds of feet of string lights and accented the space with hand-painted signs and quirky little details like gnomes and mini VW buses. Guests were encouraged to camp out so there was a little tent city on the property.

An intimate Derby Day wedding (with handmade rings!)

An intimate Derby Day wedding (with handmade rings!)

Jennifer and Robert wanted a small ceremony at a favorite spot followed by a small fete with family. It was personal, intimate, and perfectly charming. Plus, we’ve got the story on how they chose their venue and how they MADE their rings! Here’s what Jennifer told us…