There’s something about an outdoor late spring/early summer wedding where the lighting is just SO good, the flowers seem extra fresh, and the smiles seem never-ending. Today’s wedding from Lauren Fair Photography has all the hallmarks of a good backyard summer wedding, with some extra stylish details and decoration thrown in for good measure.

intimate summer backyard wedding in Pennsylvania - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-summer-backyard-wedding-in-pennsylvania

From the bride, Heather: We wanted our wedding day to not only reflect who were as a couple but also set the tone to the marriage we were so excited to be journeying through together. We are a huge fan of both our families and are extremely family oriented so it only seemed fitting to have my Grandfather marry us! It was so special to have someone who has been such a huge part of my life be a part of one of the biggest days of our lives!

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bride getting ready - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-summer-backyard-wedding-in-pennsylvania

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spring wedding bouquet - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-summer-backyard-wedding-in-pennsylvania

intimate summer backyard wedding in Pennsylvania - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-summer-backyard-wedding-in-pennsylvania

pink bridesmaid dresses - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-summer-backyard-wedding-in-pennsylvania

jeweled hair accessory - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-summer-backyard-wedding-in-pennsylvania

With that, we also really wanted to create the feel of a more intimate summer backyard garden wedding and Tyler Arboretum provided the perfect backdrop and ambiance to create this and their exclusive caterer Jeffery A. Miller turned our Burger Bar idea into a much more elegant idea that helped set the celebratory wedding tone we really hoped to achieve! We chose brighter, more sunshine type colors – corals, pinks, peaches – to help create a warm and welcome environment to help round out the idea and as a lover of gold and sequins we added a bit of glimmer where we could! We were lucky to have a family friend do our flowers and we really tried to have the flowers create the feel and theme of the day – which they definitely did!

peach bridesmaid dresses - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-summer-backyard-wedding-in-pennsylvania

wedding ceremony - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-summer-backyard-wedding-in-pennsylvania

ceremony recessional - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-summer-backyard-wedding-in-pennsylvania

bridal party - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-summer-backyard-wedding-in-pennsylvania

tulle wedding dress - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-summer-backyard-wedding-in-pennsylvania

pink bow tie - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-summer-backyard-wedding-in-pennsylvania

watercolor escort cards - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-summer-backyard-wedding-in-pennsylvania

my darling wife chair sign - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-summer-backyard-wedding-in-pennsylvania

garden backyard reception - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-summer-backyard-wedding-in-pennsylvania

intimate summer backyard wedding in Pennsylvania - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-summer-backyard-wedding-in-pennsylvania

We as a couple love to do things ourselves and really just have fun with anything and everything we do, so we really tried to put this into our day. Connell made the flower boxes and chalkboards that his mom so beautifully did the art for (she made our cake too!) and we chose our music based on our personalities! Our biggest take away from our day was to enjoy every moment because it really does fly by, but also make sure you both remember this is about the marriage to follow after this one day! Put yourselves into the day and it will definitely not disappoint!

lasercut table numbers - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-summer-backyard-wedding-in-pennsylvania

intimate summer backyard wedding in Pennsylvania - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-summer-backyard-wedding-in-pennsylvania

reception signs - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-summer-backyard-wedding-in-pennsylvania

cake with flowers - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-summer-backyard-wedding-in-pennsylvania

intimate summer backyard wedding in Pennsylvania - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-summer-backyard-wedding-in-pennsylvania

intimate summer backyard wedding in Pennsylvania - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-summer-backyard-wedding-in-pennsylvania

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bridal Party and Bride Processional: “Thousand Years,” Boyce Avenue Version
Recessional: “Marry You,” Bruno Mars
Reception Entrance for Bride and Groom: “Otis,” Kanye West and Jay Z
First Dance: “The Way I Am,” Ingrid Michaelson
Father/Daughter Dance: “Welcome to the Jungle,” Guns and Roses
Mother/Son Dance: “How Sweet It Is,” James Taylor; “September,” Earth, Wind, and Fire

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Lauren Fair Photography

Day-Of Coordination

Bowties and Brides

Florist

Haley Driscoll (family friend)

Venue

Tyler Arboretum

Wedding Dress

Stefan Jolie via Bijou Bridal

Wedding Shoes

LK Bennett

Bridal Headpiece

Lo Boheme

Earrings

Tiffany & Co

Groom's Suit

J.Crew

Groom's Shoes

Cole Haan

Groomsmen Pants

J.Crew

Groomsmen Suspenders

Express

Groomsmen Bow Ties

American Apparel

Catering

Jeffery A. Miller

Personalized Cake Plates

Jeanette Zeis

Chair Backs

Yungling Designs

Table Numbers

BHLDN

Wedding Invitations

Minted

2 comments
  • connie brown

    Just gorgeous. Beautiful Bride & Groom!!!!

  • Kathy Weitzel

    I have so many fantastic photos of my adorable precious angel and my handsome terrific son-in-law. Lauren and Tim – you truly captured their elegant and enchanting wedding day. Thank you so much.