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Romantic Backyard Wedding | Marissa & Paul


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I don’t even know where to begin. This wedding was an absolute fairytale! Last Saturday, my beautiful little sister married her very own prince charming. (And I swear, him being in his army blues made him look even more prince-like!) I have never seen Marissa smile as much as she has since Paul came into her life. We have all been so excited for this celebration; I can’t believe it has already come and gone. Marissa put so much thought into her romantic backyard wedding, and all that hard work truly paid off. Every detail was absolutely stunning.

Even more special was the fact that Paul and Marissa started their journey as husband and wife in the very same place Paul’s parents tied the knot thirty years ago – their own backyard. The Chandler’s have a beautiful property in Saline, and were so gracious as to open their home to everyone. An outdoor ceremony, tent reception, and picture perfect weather – what more could you ask for? Smaller, more intimate weddings have replaced large, traditional weddings this year, and I am here for it. I hope this post provides all the inspiration for other couples to plan their own romantic backyard wedding celebrations!

I have to give a very special shoutout to my friend and colleague, Jenna, from Jenna Rose Photography. This is the second time she has assisted me at weddings where I was not only the photographer, but in the bridal party. I simply couldn’t have pulled this off without her. With that said, here are my many, many favorite moments from Paul and Marissa’s beautiful wedding day.



Bridal Party Hair: Opal Salon

Bride’s Dress #1: Joy Abendmode

Bride’s Dress #2: Becker’s Bridal

Bouquets & Arch Florals: Lily’s Flowers in Saline

Floral Decor: Emma Bunton

Cake: Enchanted Oven

Desserts: Grand Traverse Pie Company

Catering: Aleko’s

Invitations: Brett & Emma Bunton

Groom’s Suit: Jos A. Bank

Wine: Whole Hearted Winery

share your thoughts!

  1. Joan marek says:

    Beautiful wedding day for a beautiful couple… love y’all

  2. Darlene Harrison says:

    Absolutely Beautiful 😍

  3. Awww how special! I love the detail photos you captured!!

  4. Natalie says:

    First of all, gorgeous photos! Second of all, omggg that backyard! What a gorgeous wedding!

  5. Wendy says:

    Oh wow, these are beautiful! I think that even once we’re past all of the covid craziness that backyard weddings are going to continue to be a thing because they are so intimate, personal, and deeply meaningful. Love love love everything about this!

  6. Kourtney says:

    This is so so sweet and these photos are STUNNING!! I am in awe 😍😍 Congratulations to the newlyweds!

  7. Brigitte says:

    Not only is this a beautiful wedding with gorgeous wedding details, but I can’t believe it’s for your little sister! Way to make this backyard wedding look like a wedding of the decade πŸ™‚

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