backyard weddings

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    A Bohemian Summer Wedding

    With a little help from their friends, two Brooklyn creatives—she's a fashion designer; he runs an antiques company—exchanged vows at a sun-soaked seaside bash on the coast of Massachusetts
    June 26, 2012
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    Lauren and Ben in Washington, DC

    One Boston-based bride returns to her DC roots by hosting a sweet, simple, and elegant wedding at her family home.
    January 6, 2011
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    Alyssa and Howard in La Salle, MI

    One stylish couple throws a grand "Jazz Age" garden party at the bride's family home.
    December 7, 2010
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    Carissa and Brian in Malibu, CA

    A seasoned wedding pro and her design-savvy groom host a chic oceanside affair with organic, architectural details.
    November 22, 2010
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    Rebecca and Matthew in Napa, CA

    One couple hosts a celebration in Wine Country with a modern feel and an autumnal color scheme.
    September 26, 2010
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    Angela and Sepandar in Holmdel, NJ

    An autumn wedding at the groom's family home honors the couple's rich and diverse cultural backgrounds.
    September 8, 2010
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    Four Unique Weddings Under $10,000

    You don't need to go into debt to throw a party worth remembering. We asked four event pros to plan gorgeous receptions for 150 people. Their savvy ideas will put you—and your wallet—in the mood to celebrate.
    August 31, 2010
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    Bonnie and Michael in Lake Geneva, WI

    One couple's wedding mixes rustic details with elegant touches.
    August 31, 2010
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    "I Planned A Backyard Wedding (and Survived)"

    Brides.com's fashion editor shares her first-hand account of what hosting an outdoor wedding really entails.
    August 31, 2010
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    Kim and Dan in Water Mill, NY

    Inspired by the season, a brides.com editor creates a modern garden party with whimsical touches.
    August 17, 2010
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    Bess and Kristin in Half Moon Bay, CA

    One couple throws a relaxed wedding featuring local food and wine, and beautiful garden-picked flowers.
    August 5, 2010
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    Chelsea Clinton's Wedding Photo Album

    August 1, 2010
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    Outdoor Ceremony Style

    It's easy to create a focal point in an outdoor setting, as long as you keep the feel of your location in mind and work with, not against, your surroundings. Here are some of our favorite setups.
    July 28, 2010
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    Chelsea Clinton's Wedding: What to Expect

    Nobody's talking or confirming any details, but everyone's speculating—now it's our turn.
    July 26, 2010
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    Feels Like Home

    They're warm, welcoming, unpretentious—no wonder backyard weddings are so popular. But as many of us are lacking a viable outdoor space, it's reassuring that a wedding with a "backyard feel" can be created just about anywhere, providing you include these key style elements.
    July 17, 2010
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    Wedding Mood: Homespun

    June 13, 2010
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    Site Seeing

    Our at-a-glance guide to the pros and cons of six different types of wedding venues.
    May 31, 2010
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    Backyard is the New Ballroom

    With more couples opting to celebrate their union with a low-key, casual affair, a crafty, eclectic look is catching on (and doesn't take a huge budget to pull off). On the following pages, salvaged furniture, flea-market finds, and mismatched fabrics set the tone for an intimate backyard wedding.
    May 12, 2010
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    Rustic Country Charm

    You don't have to live south of the Mason–Dixon line to throw a mighty fine BBQ reception.
    April 27, 2010
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    Style Inspiration: Artwork

    We've said it before: Anything can inspire a wedding's style. Naturally, art provides an endless supply of colors, concepts, and shapes to pull from. here, four very different works of art inspire four great weddings.
    March 11, 2010
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