Backyard Wedding Style\\nMany hands conspire to create a memorable backyard wedding feast.\\nAs refreshing as a dash through a sprinkler on an August afternoon, this feast showcases the talents of family and friends. First on the scene: a neighbor pulling a wagon of vintage milk bottles filled with flavored sun tea, lemonade, and garnishes honey straws, raspberries and sprigs of mint.\\n\\n* Mason jars and milkman's rack, [ Props for Today](http://www.propsfortoday.com)*.\\nWildflowers herald the entranceway.\\nA rattan cart full of parasols, stationed in the middle of the action, is the perfect solution for a too-sunny sunny afternoon.\\nA personal touch for the sign-in table: A copy of the invitation, featuring the property, is tucked into a pile of small stones gathered from a nearby river.\\nA farm table buffet invites guests to help themselves to fresh salads, warm biscuits, and more. Be sure to include a mix of crowd pleasers, plan on minimal last-minute heating, and make sure there's nothing that will spoil if left unrefrigerated.\\nUpon arrival at the wedding, each dish was transferred to a white bisqueware platter before being displayed on woven place mats.\\n\\n*Serving platters, TriServe Party Rentals, 212-752-7661\\\\. Serving spoons, The Prop Company Kaplan and Associates, 212-691-7767\\\\. Straw mats, [Pearl River Mart](http://www.pearlriver.com).*\\nSpend the summer gathering smooth beach stones; mounds of them can anchor tablecloths and dress up surfaces like the one holding Grandma's buttermilk-and-cheese biscuits, along with pyramids of flavored butters.\\n\\n* Herb and rose-petal butters, Sang Lee Farms, 631-734-7001.*\\nA couple of country tables are supplemented with rental tables camouflaged with pale-green and striped linens, while garden and kitchen chairs mix it up.\\n\\n* Green kitchen chairs, IKEA. Herb centerpieces, Trimble's of Corchaug Nursery, 631-734-6494\\\\. Tablecloths, Just Linens, 212-688-8808.*\\nThere's a certain do-it-yourself sensibility that's inherent to any at-home wedding, but craftiness and elegance are by no means mutually exclusive. The perfect example: these napkin-and-silverware bundles. You'll need vellum strips (cut them from vellum sheets, found at paper supply stores) and brass beads. Punch the latter through the former, et voilà: chic wrappers for your napkins and flatware.\\nBored by escort-card tables? Post seating assignments on a tree or weathered board, affixed with cheerful pushpins.\\n\\n* Pins, [Sleeve Garden](http://www.sleevegarden.com)*.\\nPitchers of chilled soup—cucumber-mint and carrot ginger—have been poured into salted glass tumblers and served on ice.\\n\\n* Glasses, IKEA.*\\nAccent the main course with a savory potato salad.\\nEach pie is dressed to the nines, placed on a glass cake stand (make forays to flea markets or borrow from friends), and identified with a copper garden marker, while sugar flowers trim the occasional crust.\\n\\n* Pies, Briermere Farms, 631-722-3931\\\\. Sugar flowers, New York Cake & Baking Distributors, 800-942-2539\\\\. Cake plates, TriServe Party Rentals, 212-752-7661\\\\. Copper flags, [Smith & Hawken](http://www.smithandhawken.com).*\\nYour guests will feel like kids again at a make-your own s'mores station. All that's needed: marshmallows, graham cracks, chocolate, sticks, a flame – and, of course, the ability to kick back and have a good time.