January 18, 2022
I had the pleasure of photographing Shelby and Alec’s backyard wedding alongside Taylor of TL Photography on a beautiful winter day this past December. And it was so gorgeous! Shelby’s family home was the perfect location to hold her wedding and really opened my eyes to how beautiful backyard weddings can be when done right! Huge shout out to their wedding planner, Lisa, for helping with that! But what’s so cool about considering your own backyard wedding is that you can choose to host it practically anywhere in Florida! From Pensacola to Jacksonville or anywhere in the U.S! And make it as special and unique as you two are as a couple!
But back to Shelby and Alec’s own special day. The ceremony was held under a shady tree lined path with a beautiful red and white floral hexagonal arch. I feel like red and white is the perfect winter colors for a wedding! The wedding party portraits were right in their backyard under some Spanish moss trees and open fields while the sun was setting. Then further in their backyard the first dances were held under twinkling string lights and a large structure housed the reception tables in case it rained, which it didn’t. The weather was a beautiful chilly but sunny December day! Every detail was perfect for their wedding day and the entire day ran so smoothly, even with the holiday parade by their getting ready location near the beach haha!
Shelby and Alec were such a laid back couple and I noticed Shelby’s Ironman tattoo on her shoulder too! Which is a huge accomplishment! I know they have had many amazing adventures and I know their marriage will have many more! Their wedding party was also a ton of fun! Two of Shelby’s bridesmaid’s have their own weddings coming up and the guys were a blast to hang out with. Their wedding party portraits are definitely some of my favorites, behind the bride and groom of course. And boy, did their guests party! The dance floor was packed the entire night as the DJ played great beats the entire night.
Hopefully, if you are a bride looking into hosting their own Florida backyard wedding, these images will give you some amazing ideas. And if you do host your wedding in a private residence, the sky is the limit! You can truly have your wedding anywhere in Florida, or the world, and truly have a unique and special day! And if you are still looking for your own wedding photographer I would love to hear more about your wedding photography needs! Just reach out here.
Special shoutout to the amazing vendors who made this day possible!
Wedding Planner: Lisa (The Event Chicks)
Lead Photographer: Taylor Long
Dress: Blush Bridal Gallery
Hair: Hair by Elena
Makeup: Lauren Dove Beauty
Flawless Skin: Omorfia