Thanks to Be Photography for sharing Melanie+Cale’s beautiful backyard wedding with us! Happy Monday!
“With her parents’ home playing the perfect backdrop to their happily ever after, Melanie knew that she wanted their wedding to have a warm, inviting and intimate environment. They dreamed up a wedding that was timeless and classic, filled with cream and ivory accents that were lit up by soft candlelight. Fresh blooms and mixed metallics kept their wedding bright and modern, while maintaining the warm and cozy vibe that they imagined. When planning their special day, Melanie and Cale were always looking for ways to infuse their individual personalities and their relationship into their special day. From signature drinks that were named after their dogs to the margaritas at cocktail hour (which signified their Cinco de Mayo anniversary) all the way to the menu filled with their favorite comfort foods, their guests were treated to a truly personalized day that belonged to the pair. Hot donuts and pizza food trucks capped off a perfect day for all in attendance. Rather than rent furniture and risk weather (or wine!) damage, Melanie and Cale decided to purchase a lot of antique furniture from thrift stores and painted them to match their wedding theme. They were both thrilled with how easy it was, as well as the savings that could be allocated elsewhere! Despite being “out-vowed” by her now-husband, Melanie has fond memories of the ceremony when a family friend who has performed a number of weddings in Cale’s family wed them. Melanie and Cale encourage other couples to stick with what’s important to you when planning your wedding. “I’m a people pleaser which made wedding planning very difficult,” she shares. “I can genuinely say the wedding we had was exactly the wedding I wanted from the beginning. That, however, does not mean I did not waver on my decisions multiple times throughout the wedding process. Colors, themes, decor, dress, wedding date – you name it, I got opinions on it. On a day where you want to be a great host, it’s hard not to feel obligated to make others happy but I’m really glad I stuck with my gut and planned the wedding of my dreams”
Beautiful Backyard Wedding Vendors
Venue: Private residence (bride’s family)
Photography: Be Photography
Videography: Deep Focus Pictures
Catering: White Rose Bar & Grill
DJ: Baltimore Event Solutions
Flowers: Blue Heron Flowers
Tent/Linens: Select Event Group
Makeup: Lauren Barben
The family friend Melanie was happy to have officiate their wedding was none other than British Pastor, Eric Hughes.
He and his Bride Elaine Hughes are living in San Antonio Texas and they lead Encountering GOD Ministries.
He is available for weddings who require a touch of class.