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3 Tips for a Backyard Elopement

by | May 4, 2023 | Details & Design

Header Photo by Schyne Photography

 If there’s no place like home, why have your wedding anywhere else? Elevate your backyard elopement by following our tips and tricks below.

There’s nothing like saying “I do” in the backyard where you grew up. It’s intimate, meaningful, easy to schedule, and can slash your wedding budget in half. With money saved, you can afford to splurge on a couple of items that are important to you, like flowers and music. Consider the ideas below to dress up your backyard elopement.

Set the Mood 

You’ve chosen your backyard as your venue. The next best idea? Choose a theme and set the mood! Are you looking to host an intimate and cozy wedding with string lights or maybe something more playful with lawn games? This bride chose a “Parisian Island bohemian vibe” and hung gorgeous flowers on her breadfruit tree.

Photo by Lance Arinaga
Flowers by Ocean Dreamer

Hire a Musician

What’s a party without music? Set the vibes right by hiring a musician. You can choose a guitarist to serenade you with love songs all night or a delicate harpist to transport you and your wedding guests to an entirely new world—an ethereal place.

Photo by Lance Arinaga
Music by Harpist Pumehana

Invite your Furry Friends

One of the best parts of having a backyard wedding is that it’s (likely) at your home. And what is a home without our favorite four-legged friends? Honor them with a lei and let them greet you down the aisle—but only if you’re willing to share the spotlight!

Photo by Lance Arinaga

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