DIY Backyard Wedding

A gorgeous California day, beautiful florals custom-made by the bride, and the family feel of home set the tone for this sweet DIY backyard wedding.

green-wedding-bride-bouquetLaura Hernandez Photography was on hand to capture the day and the beautiful details.

“There is something so relaxed and welcoming about a backyard wedding. I knew as soon as I read Athalia’s first email about what they were envisioning for their big day that this wedding was going to be stunning! Athalia’s family owned a flower shop and she grew up designing florals envisioning what she would do on her wedding day. With all the hard work that a DIY wedding entails, she personally created each floral arrangement, bouquet, and boutonniere! These two worked so hard pulling this day together,” Laura said.

“We arrived to the sounds of giggles and silly string as the children kept themselves entertained as the final preparations were underway. The house smelled of an amazing Italian cuisine as the chef began dinner and the sounds of the musical duet filled the air. It was time. Their big day had finally arrived. They had a dream wedding day surrounded by their family and friends.”


 How stunning is this ring? It looks amazing on top of the gorgeous purple flower.


 Gorgeous green wedding shoes were chosen by the bride and a matching green tie was was worn by the groom. 


 This DIY sign “Hey Dad! Here comes your girl!” adds such a sweet element to the ceremony.



 How gorgeous are those white flowers behind the bride and groom?! You can just feel the love between the couple from these photos.


 The seating chart was a fun and unique idea with rustic signs used throughout the ceremony and reception.


This love sign is a great reminder of why everyone has gathered for the wedding. Love is so special and truly a blessing. What a sweet way to incorporate it into their special day!



 Family photos were displayed on a rustic board with green florals.


The DIY rustic details and green and neutral colors make this outdoor wedding so simple, yet elegant. Long reception tables add drama to the space and modern menu cards with square plates give the tables a clean look. Outdoor lights were strung across the long tables and gave it that festive, party atmosphere. What a pretty outdoor wedding!

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Photography: Laura Hernandez Photography

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  1. oh my goodness, what a beautiful wedding!! II LOVE that ring, and that cute “here comes your girls” sign!

  2. Beautiful! What a wonderful option for people with a beautiful piece of property – that’s big enough – like this one! I love the kid 🙂

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