An Intimate Backyard Wedding Love Story

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Mom & Dad

I’m going to share with you an intimate backyard wedding love story. Our daughter had a June wedding planned at a country club but due to Covid restrictions, we opted to postpone the big party until we can have everyone we love here and able to have fun without masks and social distancing.

We will, however, be having an intimate wedding in our backyard. The date is sentimental as it is my parent’s anniversary date and Annie has always delighted in the tale of my parent’s love story. My Mom was born and raised on a dairy farm in Northern Wisconsin. A handsome WWII veteran swept her off her feet after they met on a blind date. They married shortly after they met. They did wait until a week after my Mom’s 20th birthday as she didn’t want to be a teenage bride. My Mom’s birthday was in June, her name was June and then her wedding date was in June.

Lots of Sentiment in a Backyard Wedding

There is something special about getting married in our backyard. My parents got married in her parent’s yard. “Handy” and I got married in our backyard and my parents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in our backyard. So there are actually several intimate backyard wedding love stories that have happened here.

My Mom on the stairs in her parents farmhouse
Professional Wedding Photo
50th Wedding Anniversary

Annie & Tommy’s wedding will be small. There will only be 15 guests. It will be a beautiful day with flowers, lots of flowers. We will create a small area for the ceremony, great seating vignettes, and a beautiful table for the wedding dinner. I’m thinking a tent might be in order, just in case.

We are planning to turn the greenhouse into a bar and there will be dancing well into the night with lots and lots of twinkle lights and candles.

Planning the Wedding

I don’t want to share too many ideas as we want it to be magical and really special for the bride and groom. I will however share the wedding menu!

Backyard Wedding Menu
You can find the Best Beef Tenderloin Recipe HERE

In addition to having some of the food catered, we will be hiring servers and bartenders. I don’t want to stress about anything on the day of the wedding. We also will hire an officiant and photographer for the big day. It will be the best little backyard wedding ever!

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Peace & Love,

13 Comments

  1. Kari Wagner Hoban says:

    I love EVERYTHING about this.

    1. Thanks Kari! It’s a very cool story. I’m secretly hoping she wears my Mom’s wedding dress at wedding #1. I have it and we could make it very much her own.

  2. Elizabeth@pineconesandacorns says:

    This sounds like the perfect wedding, small, intimate and the couple is surrounded by the love of family and friends. I am sure this is going to be a beautiful day!

    1. I think it will be very sweet and special. They will still have their big party, it will just be another day!

  3. carol Scott kubicz says:

    Lynn You are really something! you are the whole package girl.. I cant believe you. you are amazing!
    You look just like your mom! beautiful.
    I want to get off of Facebook for a while. but when I do and I come back I will surely look for your posts!

    1. Carol –
      You are so kind! You can sign up to get emails when I post then you won’t miss any of my little musings here! Don’t blame you for wanting to take a FB break. I think about it every day. 🙂

    1. Hi Linda –
      I think it’s going to be a beautiful, intimate celebration. I can’t wait!

  4. Lynn
    I loved hearing about your parents!!! And she still looked so beautiful at their anniversary party❣️

    Your many talents amaze me. Annie is going to have a wedding right out of a magazine. This will be a day remembered.!

    Enjoy!!!! OXOX !!!

  5. Lynn
    I loved hearing about your parents!!! And she still looked so beautiful at their anniversary party❣️

    Your many talents amaze me. Annie is going to have a wedding right out of a magazine. This will be a day remembered.!

    Enjoy!!!! OXOX !!!

    1. Thank you Carmen for your kind words. I think it’s going to be beautiful too.

  6. Leslie Watkins says:

    Lynn!
    What a truly magical way to celebrate and continue family traditions. How perfect! I love the menu and I can’t wait to see how beautiful it will be! I love intimate gatherings. Those times etch so much better in my memory banks.
    Following along with excitement!
    Leslie

    1. Hi Leslie –
      I agree with you. I’m more excited about the small intimate event then the big party 😉

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