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  • Laura Patrick

Small Backyard Wedding In Pennsylvania | Abbi + Ben

Abbi and Ben's love for nature gave them the perfect wedding idea - to have an intimate backyard wedding. What made it more special is it was held at Abbi's childhood home in Pennsylvania, making it the perfect outdoor yard wedding idea.

Earthy Green Wedding Details

They chose natural greens, deep forest green ties and bridesmaid dresses. Abbi wore simple and classic jewelry in gold tones, and she rocked her brown birkenstocks. They thought of every detail for their Pennsylvania backyard wedding day.  

Backyard Wedding Inspiration

As noted earlier, the venue was none other than Abbi's childhood home. Her parents transformed a barn into their home so Abbi was able to get herself ready in her childhood bedroom, and a large tent was set up out back for their backyard reception. I loved this idea because it was so personal and meaningful.

Intimate Bride Getting Ready Session

Abbi stepped into her dress with her mom and best friends surrounding her. It was so special for her to get ready in her childhood bedroom for the last time as a single woman. Ben got ready in a small building nearby and was so excited to see Abbi for the first time.

The Wedding Parties

There's no better feeling than being surrounded by the people you love the most, and that's exactly what Abbi and Ben had. Abbi's bridesmaid wore stunning dark forest green dresses. The girls carried gorgeous bouquets made of ferns and greenery with no florals! The groom and groomsmen wore dark brown suits. I just love when nature is incorporated so beautifully and we had such a great time capturing these wedding party photos.

Backyard Wedding Ceremony

Abbi's childhood home was the perfect backdrop for their ceremony. They set up a beautiful bohemian macrame arch, and white folding chairs for their guests to sit in. Abbi entered from the side instead of walking down the aisle and it was a sweet moment when Ben saw her for the first time. Their ceremony was full of God-honoring moments and it was beautiful to witness.

Bride and Groom Portraits

My favorite part of a wedding day is capturing the first official portraits of the Mr. & Mrs. These two just love each other so much and it translates in the way they treat each other with gentleness and kindness. We roamed all over Abbi's parents property for some gorgeous wedding portraits of them embracing the natural surroundings of a Pennsylvania backyard wedding.

A Pennsylvania Backyard Wedding Reception

A Pennsylvania backyard wedding reception wouldn't be complete without a large tent, good food, gorgeous Joana Gaines style DIY decor, and a coffee bar. They even had matching coffee mugs instead of champagne glasses at their spots at the table. Abbi and Ben thought of it all and every wedding decor was intentional. Get inspired by these gorgeous rustic backyard wedding vibes.