*Disclaimer: I'm an image maker, not a planner. I like making things looks beautiful and telling stories with my camera so take that into consideration when reading anything I write.
Let's just start with the obvious, not all back yards are created equal, I know, I know. I am being pretty specific here but I think it is worth discussing because a backyard wedding can be something quite spectacular. As an image maker and story teller I love the idea of a backyard wedding, there is just so much history that can be translated by the imagery making for a beautiful wedding day and a gorgeous video.
Look at this moment... the bride is getting ready in an upstairs room that contains clothing from her childhood years and even her prom dresses. You don't need to know that but you can just sense there is a familiarity in the room. For the viewer it's intimate, it's personal, there is a sense of privilege to be in the room.
Or this moment, I remember filming this and thinking to myself "I wonder how many times Leslie has looked out that window and how different it is today."
Which really is one of the greatest attributes to a backyard wedding. That transformation of perspective on an area with so much familiarity. An area that has so many memories gets to add a few more to the list and the normalcy of the location gets a beautiful make over.
This is where the imagery does all the talking. I don't need to say anything, look how much story is in that brief moment.
By no means do I recommend this if you are trying to save money. Hardly, anything that may have been built into the cost of doing business with a venue is lone gone. Everything is now on you and your style but like I've implied before, that is the beauty of it. A backyard wedding can be exactly what you want it to be and is one of the few times I have seen supreme elegance mixed with beach like relaxation.
You know what? Why don't I stop yapping and showing pictures and just post the video and you can see for yourself. But don't stop there I have one more subject I'd like to discuss.
Alright so I know what you are thinking? But I don't have a backyard like that and I don't have access to a backyard like that. That's cool, I don't either but if you like the backyard feel check out this next wedding film at Candlelight Farms. It's a gorgeous location thats remote, its intimate its indoor/outdoor and just has that great backyard, feel good. vibe to it.