A Modern Backyard Wedding


Lanvin Wedding Dress

Emma and Simon live in Switzerland and were married in Emma’s hometown: Austin’s historic Hyde Park. And as photographer Ashley Garmon shares, the ceremony took place in the backyard with a well-loved garden as their only backdrop.  After the ceremony, they walked down to the end of the block where the reception was held. The reception was a street party with dancing and cocktails in the middle of the street and a gorgeous tent in an empty lot at the end of the block which the guest enjoyed a three course meal.

Emma’s mother planted sweet peas along upon hearing of Emma and Simon’s plans to have the wedding reception on the corner lot.  By the time the wedding day arrived, they provided a lovely natural barrier.  They were also used in the arrangements on the table as well as Emma’s bouquet.  The only other flowers were ranunculous from a local farm.

And that dreamy dress: understated, elegant…clever, even.  Much like Emma herself.  I have never seen such a calm bride on her wedding day.

Photography by Ashley Garmon

Emma’s Dress by Lanvin

49 Responses to “A Modern Backyard Wedding”

  1. melissa

    I love EVERYTHING, including the rose gold jewelry. And I pine over backyard weddings!

  2. Rita

    Please share the name of the ring designer! Amazing wedding, have tagged as “perfect” in my reader.

  3. G

    Wow!! So gorgeous…would love to see a followup post!! And more info about the rings please!! And the dress…style number?!

  4. Caroline C

    Everything is fantastic! Really right up my alley. Her dress and ring are breathtaking. I’d love to know the designer of the ring as well.

  5. Katie

    Ok I don’t think they are Katherine Bowman but I know this jewellery designer was featured on some wedding blog somewhere in the past few months! Argh how frustrating

  6. Kate from LittleBrightSpot

    The bride’s ethereal style is stunning, especially with those bold, backless dresses. I love the handcrafted and modern touches like the invitations and chalkboard as well. Altogether wonderful and inspiring.

  7. Jess Marvel

    Oh! I have to have that dress! Please say she will sell it to me!!?? :) What a beautiful wedding!

  8. G

    Thanks for the ring info!!

    Do we know the designer of the engagement ring? That would be really helpful!!

  9. tracy

    OMG! love the dress! whos the designer? its exactly what i am looking for my wedding dress even though i already bought one. uh oh!


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