{Real Weddings} Josephine & Erick's Elegant Backyard Wedding

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Typically, when I think of a wedding held at a home, DIY decor details and rustic touches come to mind. Until now, chandeliers hung outside and elegant table settings worthy of a high end venue come to mind. We have featured backyard weddings before, and they have all been beautiful, don't get me wrong, but I believe I can say none compare to this stunning couple's gorgeous wedding. The planning and work that must have taken place to transform a living space into an entertaining space had to be laborious, but the end result is fabulous, as you soon shall see!  

Jamie with Viera Photographics shared with us a bit about Josephine & Erick's wedding at their home: 
Josephine and Erick are a soft-spoken couple who reside outside of San Francisco. They are the proud parents of Bodie; probably the cutest French bulldog/ring bearer ever. Their wedding was held at their own home, over looking the hills of Santa Cruz. With the help of their coordinator, Yelena Johnson, they transformed the home into the elegant venue that it became on their wedding day. Guests were seated at two 24 foot dinner tables, and during dinner were pleasantly entertained by a slideshow movie of the bride and groom while feasting on local cuisine and wines.

The bride and groom chose to host their wedding at their home because their wedding day wasn’t just about celebrating their own marriage but it was also about celebrating friends and family. And they couldn’t think of a better way to do that than to welcome them into their home. Not just welcoming physically but welcoming them into the union of their life. Of course, having the wedding at home meant their French Bulldog Bodie and his sister Bella could join too!

Everyone dined underneath the stars and they ran in and out in between courses, crowding the kitchen island bar for celebratory toasts. They danced the night away in the dining room while overlooking the bay from the terrace.

Please enjoy Josephine & Erick's Elegant Backyard Wedding, captured by Viera Photographics:

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Again, I have to say, such a fabulous, beautiful wedding for this gorgeous bride & groom! Well done to the team that put it all together.  And oh those adorable pooches! Bodie & Bella were the perfect attendants! 

I love the table setting, done with muted linens, metallic vases and beautiful blooms. And, did I mention those chandeliers already? I have to mention them again, as they escalate the elegance to the whole setting up a few notches.

Our thanks to  Viera Photographics for sending us this beautiful wedding! 

Photographer:  Viera Photographics//Event Planner: The Stylish SoirĂ©e//Floral Designer: Branch Out Floral and Event Design//Lighting: Got Light?//Makeup Artist: Imagi makeup and hair//Caterer: LRE Catering
Submitted via Two Bright Lights