A Modern Backyard Wedding

Modern Swiss Texan 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


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