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Backyard Arizona Wedding II

Backyard Arizona Wedding II

Colors can be so emotional, and I’m pretty sure this wedding is proof of that – the colors are joyous, fun and summer-like! Dillon and Michelle got married at her parents’ house with lots of antiques and beauty surrounding them, and the result is stunning. Does the DIY photobooth wall look familar? It was a labor of love of Michelle and Dillon. These lovely images are from the wonderful Stacie and Geoff of Lang Photographers!

From the bride: For my wedding I envisioned a backyard wedding filled with old, vintage antiques. Nothing too fancy or formal in any way. A casual setting, that will allow family and friends to have a memory never forgotten.

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The little things and details that you think are so important, end up not mattering as much as you think they will in the end. Just enjoy being engaged! It’s not worth getting all worked up, because you will laugh that you were making such a big deal about it later.

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Wedding Vendors (Gilbert, AZ):

Wedding planner: Lettie Peterson / Florist: Emily Burton / Photographer: Lang Photographers/ Wedding Dress: Merrily Gibson / Flower crown & veil: Whichgoose / Shoes: Seychelles / Jewelry: Anthropologie / Hair: Suzanne Bell / Bridesmaid Blouses: Forever 21/ Bridesmaid’s accessories: Nordstrom / Groom’s suit: H&M

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  • Just gorgeous. And finally a wedding dress that ISN’T strapless!!! Loved the bridesmaid’s gray/yellow outfits too.

  • Thanks everyone! My dress was made by a lady that lives in Tempe, Arizona. She does not have a website, I was referred to her from a friend. She really is amazing! If you live here in AZ, and would like her to make your dress, I can give you her phone number, Just let me know!

    • Love your dress so much. I dont know if you are still checking comments, but I would really like to get the designers info. My email is
      Your wedding is beautiful. I hope mine turns out so pretty!

  • Really pretty! Any idea where can I get the lovely cake topper! 🙂

  • I noticed the globe string lights in the pictures. I was wondering if they were for sale?

  • Hi! I see the beverage station has those adorable signs. Where can I get the borders?? 🙂

  • Hey Michelle, Could I get Merrily Gibson’s number please?


  • Serene, there is a tutorial found on youtube showing how to make the cake toppers. Type in tutorials love birds (birdie) wedding cake topper DIY project. Diana, the globe string lights can be found at target and my mom’s dress is from JC Penny. And Dawn, the bunting is just made with scrapbook paper. I hope this helps!

  • Marina, can I get your email address? And from there, I’ll send you Merrily’s number. Thanks!

  • Dawn Im sorry you asked for the borders. They were were just made into that shape! And from there, made the others from that shape.

  • Michelle – your wedding is just the most beautiful thing I have ever seen! I’ve been showing all my friends and am absolutely inspired for my own next year.

    I particularly love your style of dress. As I’m based in the UK it won’t be too convenient to call Merrily but I was wondering if she might be able to share pattern details – do you have an email address for her?


  • Do you have more pictures of your hair? It looks like a style I might be interested in, and I would love to see more!

    Your dress is absolutely gorgeous, so refreshing to see something that isn’t strapless! I love it!

  • Thank you for you kind words everyone! Gemma, Merrilys email address is I hope she can be of help to make you feel beautiful on your big day! And Matt, you guys nailed it. Seriously, we absolutely love our pictures. So thanks again! Kristen, whats your email address? Id be happy to send over more pictures of my hair. And Sophie, my dress was around $350. Not bad eh!? Having your dress made is the way to go. You can design it the way you want. And it sometimes can be more inexpensive than finding a dress you semi-like elsewhere, and then having to get it altered.

  • For the dress, did you try on many styles like this before having it made?

  • Hey there! i was just at the Arizona Bridal show and got Lettie Peterson’s card but some how dropped it!! I am extremely interested in using her services for our upcoming wedding. If anyone knows how to get a hold of her or a website I would GREATLY appreciate it! thank you!

  • Hey, I really love your mom’s dress, but I can’t find it on JC Penney’s website. I found one similar, but was sleeveless. Was hers altered?

  • I love this wedding! Where did you find the lace to do the table runners? I would really appriciate a link! Thanks!

  • Hi Michelle, I have a bride who wants the lace table runners from the pictures. I’m not having great luck finding them, do you have a source?

  • Hi Michelle could I please have merrily’s number as well?? <3
    My email should be linked to this comment.

  • Michelle, will you send me Merrily’s phone number? I have a friend who also used her but she only has Merrily’s email address. Thank you!!!

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