Bohemian backyard wedding in Pennsylvania: Nikki + Mike
We love seeing how couples translate their initial wedding visions to the actual event around here. It’s so inspiring! If you peruse our bride Nikki’s Pinterest wedding board for even a second you can tell she was big on crafting for her + Mike’s backyard wedding at her parents’ property. See how their ideas came to life with all their thrifted decor and DIY projects We Laugh We Love captured:
Fun theme alert, woodland boho. And what better than ‘maids adorned in Show Me Your Mumu to channel that vibe? As far as Nikki’s epic bouquet recipe, it included tons of dahlias, cosmos, hydrangeas, lilies, celosia, tuberose and foliage (dusty miller, Soloman’s seal, pokeweed, and eucalyptus).
Like we said, Nikki was a super creative bride. She actually makes macramé hangings for her shop, honeydoo. Their DIY list included all the dream catchers and yarn hangings, dip dyed napkins, wood benches made from stumps, sweetheart table, arbor, and cornhole built by friends and fam, and pallet signage. They also thrifted the chairs and all 210 glasses.
Nikki tells it, Our ceremony and reception were both located at the my parent’s home. We committed to a backyard wedding because it left the creative planning wide open. My parents live in a wooded area so we knew this would be the perfect spot for the ceremony. While walking around to find the place where we would say I do, I saw this tree and named it the ‘vision tree’. It was kind of a joke we had but everything from that point forward revolved around this tree. My family spent the entire summer clearing trees and leveling the ground to create our one of a kind dream space for 210 guests.
These peacock chairs. Best find ever, right? They were actually Nikki’s grandmother’s that her mom sat in while pregnant with her at her baby shower!
Bridal Party Processional: Ray LaMontagne’s Hold You In My Arms
Bride Proccessional: Jagged Edge’s Let’s Get Married Remarqable Remix (that Nikki and her Dad surprised everyone with by dancing down the aisle to!)
Recessional: How Sweet It Is by James Taylor
First Dance: Vance Joy’s Fire & The Flood
Film by Flora + Fauna.
Love your style, N + M!
Photographer: We Laugh We Love / Videographer: Flora + Fauna / Venue: Private Residence / Wedding Planner: Confetti & Co. / Florist: Chicory Florals / Calligraphy: Let Her Letter / Invitations: Minted / Food Trucks: Local 215 + Pitruco / Cocktail Hour Catering: WeHost Catering / Tent: Sperry Tents / Rentals: Barnes Handcrafted + t&t tables / Ceremony Chairs: The Trading Post Depot + Thrift Stores / DJ: Schaffer Sounds / Cocktail Hour Music: Sherwin Thwaites / Photobooth: Snapped Studios / Bride’s Dress: Hayley Paige ‘Dori’ in Ivory from La Belle Mariee Boutique in Langhorne, PA / Shoes: Imagine by Vince Camuto / Rings: Tacori / Bridesmaid Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu / Flower Girl’s Dress: Tea Princess / Groom’s & Groomsmen Suits: Sagets Formal Wear / Shoes: Vans, The Era Classic / Ring Bearers: Old Navy & Gap