Searching for a wedding venue is a tough process, but it doesn't have to be. Maybe the right spot for you and your beloved to say "I do" is right under your feet. Literally. At-home weddings are relaxed, personal and, with the right inspiration, just as elegant and lovely as the nuptials in any ballroom or grand garden. And the thing is, you don't need to live on an estate or in a beach house to make it beautiful.
For proof, take this California wedding above from Style Me Pretty and photographer Ashley Kelemen: There are no sprawling acres, panoramic beach views or scenic mountain vista–just a real, intimate backyard. The couple, Jessica and Zach, decided that their own backyard was the perfect place to exchange vows. They dressed it up with vintage tables and chairs and beautiful flowers designed by Moon Canyon.
Feeling inspired? Here are six more stunning backyard (and front yard) weddings for you to browse:
I love this story: When an unexpected job transfer turned their wedding plans around, the couple above did something really special. On the day they were supposed to go to the courthouse and make it official, the bride surprised the groom with an impromptu wedding on their florist's front porch. You can read and see more on Ruffled.
Backyards set the perfect scene for bohemian weddings, like this Virginia bash from Junebug Weddings. For a really relaxed event, replace the dance floor with a spread of colorful throws to encourage cozy conversation.
This at-home wedding in Seattle from Style Me Pretty has kind of a summer camp vibe, another great theme for a backyard bash.
A wedding at home in your own yard can be plenty romantic, too. Just add elegant long tables and string lights, like this Dallas event from Style Me Pretty.
Here's another wedding made beautiful by string light: Lea and Fabian tied the knot under the very same tree that Lea used to climb as a kid. How special is that? See more from Ruffled.
The bride's family's cottage was the perfect setting for this simple Toronto wedding featured on Green Wedding Shoes. Grab the lawn chairs, string up some bunting and invite all your closest friends over for dinner and a drink.