Today I’m sharing a sweet backyard wedding from Kortni Marie Photography. I know there’s the old taboo that only the bride wear white, but I really love that the bridesmaids all wore different white and cream dresses. I think the result is beautiful and so fresh for a spring or summer wedding!

True story, I wanted a very, very small and intimate wedding… I would have even been pleased to do a courthouse ceremony and have a lovely dinner reception following the ceremony. My husband, on the other hand, wanted the big wedding! With good reason, Seth and I both love Jesus as our Lord and Savior and believing that marriage is a picture of Him loving the church, Seth thought it to be the priority of our wedding that we ensure that is displayed… And I couldn’t agree more… But it still was wrestle for me, the whole “big wedding” part -ha! I think I was just nervous about walking down the aisle in front of all of those people and planning an event for all of those people… So, to sum that up, it was important that the Gospel was displayed at our wedding…

backyard DIY wedding | Kortni Marie Photography

backyard DIY wedding | Kortni Marie Photography

backyard DIY wedding | Kortni Marie Photography

backyard DIY wedding | Kortni Marie Photography

cream and white bridesmaids | Kortni Marie Photography

backyard DIY wedding | Kortni Marie Photography

backyard DIY wedding | Kortni Marie Photography

backyard DIY wedding | Kortni Marie Photography

backyard DIY wedding | Kortni Marie Photography

backyard DIY wedding | Kortni Marie Photography

Oh girl, walking down the aisle! I was a MESS! A nervous wreck -I truly did not believe I’d make it down the aisle! I had such sweet bridesmaids, however, that were encouraging and pushing me forward… and my mom, who walked me half way down the aisle (my dad walked me down the other half to Seth), was so sweet and precious in her attempt to calm me down and get me walking -and it worked! I was so excited and nervous and fearful and anxious in every amazingly sweet and tender way… once I saw Seth waiting for me, bawling, might I add, I was at complete peace.

backyard DIY wedding | Kortni Marie Photography

backyard DIY wedding | Kortni Marie Photography

backyard DIY wedding | Kortni Marie Photography

backyard DIY wedding | Kortni Marie Photography

backyard DIY wedding | Kortni Marie Photography

backyard DIY wedding | Kortni Marie Photography

It was also important that the day be elegantly simple and sweet, with few details for people to get caught up in. Seth and I are both relatively simple people who prioritize relationships over productions. So as we were planning the wedding, we “x’ed” out several details that lent themselves towards being part of a production, but rather made sure to encourage community in the simplicity of our wedding day.

backyard DIY wedding | Kortni Marie Photography

backyard DIY wedding | Kortni Marie Photography

backyard DIY wedding | Kortni Marie Photography

backyard DIY wedding | Kortni Marie Photography

backyard DIY wedding | Kortni Marie Photography

backyard DIY wedding | Kortni Marie Photography

backyard DIY wedding | Kortni Marie Photography

Photography | Kortni Marie Photography | Venue | Private Residence | Paper Goods | Ashlee Proffitt Design | Hair & Make-up | Jess Waldrop – Makeup Artists | Wood Signage | Creatively Mended

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  1. Krisstin | On the Go Bride
    July 25, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Love the white and cream bridesmaid dresses!
  2. Deborah {Wedding Thingz}
    July 25, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    I love the bridesmaids in the white and cream dresses. Beautiful wedding!
  3. Denisse (Lotus Eyes Photography)
    July 26, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    That's such a great ring shot, which i pinned!
  4. Hawaii Wedding Planner
    July 27, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    I love everything about this wedding! Everything was so beautiful!
  5. Plum Pretty Sugar
    July 29, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Oh my! Love, love all this beauty!
    xo
    www.plumprettysugar.blogspot.com
  6. Jacqueline
    July 29, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    What great motivation to have a big wedding!
  7. Stephanie
    July 30, 2013 at 9:21 am

    I'm curious as to what all you eliminated. I'm attempting for the exact same theme. Wedding is in 10 days and it's just getting too complicated.