Real Wedding: Vintage Backyard Bliss

bride in mint green heels and groom in striped socks by Leif Brandt Photography

If you’ve ever doubted that a DIY wedding could be as pretty as one of its professionally-styled counterparts, then you only need look at this gorgeous backyard soiree by Leif Brandt Photography to know that nothing could be further from the truth. Don’t get us wrong, our favorite wedding pros will always make our hearts melt with their amazing designs. But there is just something so intimate and personal about a DIY wedding that we can’t resist. Here in Ashley and Gavin’s wedding, we were instantly struck by the many ways that they and their families pulled together a day that was a total vintage dream. From eclectic porcelain teacups and china to the lace doilies, everything they chose as decor was a perfect accent to the carefree backyard backdrop (the bride’s grandparent’s cozy, backyard, in fact!). Beyond those two stylish choices, this stunning California wedding day solidified its hold on us with the trees full of DIY chalkboard signs, featuring fun love quotes. and the beautiful bridal bouquet full of peonies and fabulous greenery. However, only one characteristic from this day could far outweigh all the great wedding details we’ve mentioned so far — the radiant bride, Ashley. Wearing retro-inspired mint green heels and one of the most unforgettable lace wedding gowns we’ve ever seen, she wast truly of vision of loveliness. And don’t even get us started on how she glowed in every portrait with her spouse-to-be, Gavin, that was captured throughout their sweet soiree. Like we said, we have a tendency to find ourselves captivated by the uniqueness of DIY weddings. This one went even further than that — it ran away with our hearts too! 

vintage mint bridal shoes by Leif Brandt Photography
Photography by: Leif Brandt Photography
lace wedding dress by Leif Brandt Photography
Photography by: Leif Brandt Photography
vintage bridal bouquet by Leif Brandt Photography
Photography by: Leif Brandt Photography
bride and bridesmaids getting ready by Leif Brandt Photography
Photography by: Leif Brandt Photography
bridesmaids in floral print robes by Leif Brandt Photography
Photography by: Leif Brandt Photography
bridesmaids in floral print robes by Leif Brandt Photography
Photography by: Leif Brandt Photography
pink , tan, and mint green vintage shoes by Leif Brandt Photography
Photography by: Leif Brandt Photography
DIY boutonnieres by Leif Brandt Photography
Photography by: Leif Brandt Photography
bride putting on lace wedding dress by Leif Brandt Photography
Photography by: Leif Brandt Photography
lace putting on lace wedding dress by Leif Brandt Photography
Photography by: Leif Brandt Photography
groom in grey suit by Leif Brandt Photography
Photography by: Leif Brandt Photography
bride in mint green heels and groom in striped socks by Leif Brandt Photography
Photography by: Leif Brandt Photography
groom kissing bride's shoulder by Leif Brandt Photography
Photography by: Leif Brandt Photography
bride hugging her groom by Leif Brandt Photography
Photography by: Leif Brandt Photography
vintage bride and groom by Leif Brandt Photography
Photography by: Leif Brandt Photography
vintage bride and groom by Leif Brandt Photography
Photography by: Leif Brandt Photography
vintage wedding party by Leif Brandt Photography
Photography by: Leif Brandt Photography
bride with bridesmaids in pink dresses by Leif Brandt Photography
Photography by: Leif Brandt Photography
California backyard wedding ceremony by Leif Brandt Photography
Photography by: Leif Brandt Photography
backyard wedding ceremony by Leif Brandt Photography
Photography by: Leif Brandt Photography
backyard wedding ceremony by Leif Brandt Photography
Photography by: Leif Brandt Photography
DIY backyard wedding ceremony by Leif Brandt Photography
Photography by: Leif Brandt Photography
backyard wedding reception by Leif Brandt Photography
Photography by: Leif Brandt Photography
DIY chalkboard wedding sign by Leif Brandt Photography
Photography by: Leif Brandt Photography
diy wedding sign by Leif Brandt Photography
Photography by: Leif Brandt Photography
DIY wedding decor sign by Leif Brandt Photography
Photography by: Leif Brandt Photography
DIY vintage wedding reception by Leif Brandt Photography
Photography by: Leif Brandt Photography
vintage birds and books centerpieces by Leif Brandt Photography
Photography by: Leif Brandt Photography
vintage styled wedding dessert table by Leif Brandt Photography
Photography by: Leif Brandt Photography
pink wedding cake by Leif Brandt Photography
Photography by: Leif Brandt Photography
pink and mint green desserts by Leif Brandt Photography
Photography by: Leif Brandt Photography
sugar cookies by Leif Brandt Photography
Photography by: Leif Brandt Photography
chocolate bark by Leif Brandt Photography
Photography by: Leif Brandt Photography
vintage teacups by Leif Brandt Photography
Photography by: Leif Brandt Photography

We could swoon over these gorgeous details for days — Thank you Leif Brandt Photography for sharing!

~Audra

Photographer:  Leif Brandt Photography//

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