Why Backyard Weddings Might Be Perfect for Your 2024 Celebration

Backyard wedding of Molly and Erick
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I have been a photographer since 2010 and the owner of Mycah Bain Photography. When I'm not taking photos, I love traveling the world, designing and decorating my home, living the auntie life, running, yoga, reading, kombucha, trying new delicious foods, and happy hour with my besties.

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The Beauty of Backyard Weddings

As a destination wedding photographer for more than a decade, I’ve had the privilege of capturing countless love stories in various settings, from parks, to ballrooms, and then beaches. While each wedding is unique and beautiful in its own way, there’s something truly magical about backyard weddings. Traditional venues certainly have their allure, but if you’re looking for an intimate, personalized, and budget-friendly option, backyard weddings are a fantastic choice for your 2024 celebration.

Personal and Intimate Settings

One of the most compelling reasons to choose a backyard wedding is the personal touch it brings. If you have a spacious backyard, you’re already halfway there! The real magic happens when you start preparing the space to host your dream wedding. The intimate setting allows for a day that feels uniquely yours, filled with DIY elements and personal touches that reflect your love story.

Budget Friendly Celebrations

A significant advantage of backyard weddings is the potential for cost savings. Traditional venues often come with high costs, but a backyard wedding allows you to allocate your budget more flexibly. This financial freedom means you can invest in what truly matters to you, whether it’s personalized decor, gourmet catering, or hiring a top-notch photographer. It’s all about tailoring your expenses to your priorities for a memorable celebration.

Stress-Free and Offers Flexibility

Backyard weddings offer a level of freedom and flexibility that is hard to match. There are no venue restrictions, so you can set up as early as you want and have the freedom to choose your own vendors. From caterers to decor, you have complete control, making the day go with the flow—hello, stress reducer!

Steps on Planning Backyard Weddings

Step 1. Plan Your Space. Consider the layout and how you’ll use the space.

Step 2. The Basics. Arrange for essentials like tents, chairs, and tables.

Step 3. Choose Vendors. Don’t forget your wedding planner, photographer, videographer, florist, hair and makeup artist, and caterer.

Step 4. Clean Up. Ensure your backyard is in tip-top shape.

Step 5. Host Your Dream Wedding. Enjoy your special day in a place that feels like home.

Real-Life Inspiration: Molly and Erick’s Wedding

Last year, I had the pleasure of photographing Molly and Erick’s beautiful backyard wedding. Their day was filled with love, laughter, and personal touches which made it truly special. Check out their stunning photos below for some inspiration.

Backyard wedding of Molly and Erick
Backyard wedding of Molly and Erick

Ready to Capture Your Big Day?

If you’re planning a wedding, engagement, or elopement, we’d love to help capture your special moments. Visit our website at to inquire. We respond to wedding inquiries within 1-2 business days. Let’s make your dream wedding a reality!

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