Updated: Aug 3, 2018
Samantha and Garett's beautiful backyard wedding took place in the small town of Mill City, Oregon. This weekend wedding is one I will remember for a very long time. Samantha completely amazed me since majority of the decorations she did herself. One thing that made me swoon, besides the signs, the centerpiece, her bouquet...was the wedding arch! OHHH MY LANTA~ This was gorgeous. She made it with the vine twigs that grows abundant in her backyard.
HOW DID THEY MEET AND HOW DID HE PROPOSE?
Read about their beautiful story on how they met and how he proposed on their engagement photo session at Detroit Lake, Oregon by clicking here.
THE WEDDING DAY
The bride and her bridal party got ready at the house while the groom and his buddies, along with Samantha's and Garett's two sons, got ready at Garett's parents house just down the street. The day was flowing smoothly with lots of laughter, happiness, and love. Samantha's maid of honor, Ashlie, provided the hair and makeup and boy did she do a beautiful job.
I can't believe the transformation that took place in her backyard! Samantha designed and coordinated her whole event! She made all her signs and did all her decorations. She had a floral vintage theme with flowers in tea cups on top of vintage books as the centerpiece. GORGEOUSNESS!!! The dessert table was to die for! She used vintage shutters as the backdrop and table was adorned with DIY cake stands. She had such yummy donuts and the cake was beautiful. It was almost exactly like my wedding cake!
The day was pretty warm but the backyard was completely shaded and once it got dark, she had twinkle lights and cafe lights strung above the tables. She couldn't have asked for a beautiful day.
WEDDING PLANNING EXPERIENCE
My wedding experience was more fun than stressful. We planned our wedding in our backyard of our home, to have a home/family feel. I did most of my decor myself as a DIY. I wanted to have in doing things on my own instead of just buying them. Somethings were more time consuming than others, like our Welcome Sign, but it turned out amazing.
ADVICE TO BRIDES WHO ARE CURRENTLY PLANNING THEIR WEDDING
Deep breath! It will all fall together. I also would like you to know that any little thing that could go wrong is nothing compared to the feeling of being married to your best friend. So deep breath, keep planning, make lists and charts.
A NOTE TO THE BRIDE AND GROOM
Samantha and Garett,
Absolutely no one deserves this perfect day more than the two of you! Your little family is so very special to me and I'm forever grateful that I was able to witness the love you all shared for one another. Congratulations to you both and may you have decades upon decades of happiness and love.
RECEPTION/CEREMONY VENUE: Their backyard
CAKE ARTIST: Sugar and Spice Bakery
DONUT ARTIST: The Doughnut Shop
MAKE-UP/HAIR ARTIST: Ashlie Maxey
CATERER: Trexler Farms
BRIDAL GOWN: Asa Bridal
BRIDAL SHOES: Dream Pairs