An Intimate Backyard Wedding Planned and Executed in 6 Weeks | Lauren & Tim • rebeccaellison.com
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They had a plan. The wedding was a year plus out, the location was England. Tim is from England, so they wanted to have the wedding over there. They had plenty of time, then they started looking at the costs, and schedules around both their busy work schedules and the plan changed.
Tim’s parents were coming to visit in 6 weeks. They could have a small intimate ceremony here instead. They just bought a house in Wallingford, they could have it in the backyard right? No big deal that the house wasn’t the color they loved, or that their backyard was completely undone, or that their work schedules were… well crazy. They could do it right?

No problem they said, and wow oh wow did they pull it off.

They chose a Friday which made planning a bit easier. They recruited friends to come help. They worked as a team finding the vendors they wanted and trusted each others choices, and it worked out amazingly.

They went to the paint store and found the perfect dark blue to paint the house. Then they got to painting.

They ordered dirt and sod, invited friends over to help flatten their backyard, lay some sod, add a brick walkway and run some lights. Then they got dirty.

They heard good things about Duos Lounge in West Seattle. Hired them over the phone for an intimate dinner for 14 and trusted that they would be good (and man were they!)

They knew they were going to need a big table to sit their intimate party of 14, so they called Seattle Farm Tables for a beautiful table to host their first meal as a married couple.

They found me through the Seattle Photo Co and hired me the day before the wedding after just a 10 minute chat on their phone.

There were a lot of balls in the air, and a lot of room for mistakes. Many things could have gone wrong, but it didn’t. It was such a smooth lovely day.

Lauren’s mom made her dress, her dad put the flowers together. Tim brought out a laptop and streamed the ceremony for the family in London watching at 1am their time.

The weather was perfect. The smiles were everywhere. The food was amazing and genuine nature of Lauren and Tim was heartwarming.

This was a wedding of true teamwork, just like their marriage will be. Enjoy!

Outdoor wedding portraits featuring a lush garden and a white wedding dress with lace detail and purple flowers photographed by Rebecca Ellison Photography

Outdoor wedding portraits featuring a lush garden and a white wedding dress with lace detail and purple flowers photographed by Rebecca Ellison Photography


Black wedding invitations against a wooden background photographed by Seattle wedding photographer Rebecca Ellison

Black wedding invitations against a wooden background photographed by Seattle wedding photographer Rebecca Ellison


Black and coral wedding invitations against a wooden background photographed by Rebecca Ellison Photography

Black and coral wedding invitations against a wooden background photographed by Rebecca Ellison Photography


Wedding Rings sit on a rough wooden floor photographed by Seattle wedding photographer Rebecca Ellison

Wedding Rings sit on a rough wooden floor photographed by Seattle wedding photographer Rebecca Ellison


White wedding dress with lace detail hangs in a window photography by Rebecca Ellison

White wedding dress with lace detail hangs in a window photography by Rebecca Ellison


White wedding dress with lace details and sparkly shoes photographed by Seattle wedding photographer Rebecca Ellison

White wedding dress with lace details and sparkly shoes photographed by Seattle wedding photographer Rebecca Ellison


Bride's rings and pearl necklace sit on a rough wooden floor photographed by Rebecca Ellison photography

Bride’s rings and pearl necklace sit on a rough wooden floor photographed by Rebecca Ellison photography


Bridal bouquet featuring purple flowers and burlap ribbon at an intimate backyard wedding photographed by Seattle wedding photographer Rebecca Ellison

Bridal bouquet featuring purple flowers and burlap ribbon at an intimate backyard wedding photographed by Seattle wedding photographer Rebecca Ellison


Wedding details featuring penant banners and maps at an intimate backyard wedding in Seattle photographed by Rebecca Ellison Photography

Wedding details featuring penant banners and maps at an intimate backyard wedding in Seattle photographed by Rebecca Ellison Photography


Bride gets ready for her intimate backyard wedding photographed by Seattle wedding photographer Rebecca Ellison

Bride gets ready for her intimate backyard wedding photographed by Seattle wedding photographer Rebecca Ellison


An intimate backyard wedding space is decorated with penant banners, lights and picnic tables photographed by Rebecca Ellison photography

An intimate backyard wedding space is decorated with penant banners, lights and picnic tables photographed by Rebecca Ellison photography


A bride puts the finishing touches on her wedding vows photographed by Rebecca Ellison Photography

A bride puts the finishing touches on her wedding vows photographed by Rebecca Ellison Photography


Bride gets ready for her Intimate backyard wedding featuring a white wedding dress with lace detail photographed by Seattle wedding photographer Rebecca Ellison

Bride gets ready for her Intimate backyard wedding featuring a white wedding dress with lace detail photographed by Seattle wedding photographer Rebecca Ellison


Dad gets ready for his daughter's wedding in Seattle photographed by Rebecca Ellison Photography

Dad gets ready for his daughter’s wedding in Seattle photographed by Rebecca Ellison Photography


Bride puts on her wedding jewelry including a pearl necklace and gold bracelet photographed by Rebecca Ellison Photography

Bride puts on her wedding jewelry including a pearl necklace and gold bracelet photographed by Rebecca Ellison Photography


Groom waits for the wedding ceremony to start at an intimate backyard wedding featuring DIY penant banner decor photographed by Rebecca Ellison Photography

Groom waits for the wedding ceremony to start at an intimate backyard wedding featuring DIY penant banner decor photographed by Rebecca Ellison Photography


Wedding ceremony at an intimate backyard wedding in Seattle featuring DIY flowers and a whie wedding dress with lace detail photographed by Seattle wedding photographer Rebecca Ellison

Wedding ceremony at an intimate backyard wedding in Seattle featuring DIY flowers and a whie wedding dress with lace detail photographed by Seattle wedding photographer Rebecca Ellison


Bridesmaids watch during a weddinf ceremony at an intimate backyard wedding photographed by Seattle wedding photographer Rebecca Ellison

Bridesmaids watch during a weddinf ceremony at an intimate backyard wedding photographed by Seattle wedding photographer Rebecca Ellison


Wedding guests sit on wooden picnic benches at an intimate backyard wedding featuring light strings and penant banners photographed by Seattle wedding photographer Rebecca Ellison

Wedding guests sit on wooden picnic benches at an intimate backyard wedding featuring light strings and penant banners photographed by Seattle wedding photographer Rebecca Ellison


A bride and groom kiss during their intimate backyard wedding ceremony photographed by Rebecca Ellison photography

A bride and groom kiss during their intimate backyard wedding ceremony photographed by Rebecca Ellison photography


Bride and groom take a stroll  and kiss on the front porch to celebrate their marriage featuring a white wedding dress with lace detail photographed by Seattle wedding photographer Rebecca Ellison

Bride and groom take a stroll and kiss on the front porch to celebrate their marriage featuring a white wedding dress with lace detail photographed by Seattle wedding photographer Rebecca Ellison


Bride and groom toast each other with champagne at their intimate backyard wedding in Seattle featuring a white wedding dress with lace detail photographed by Rebecca Ellison Photography

Bride and groom toast each other with champagne at their intimate backyard wedding in Seattle featuring a white wedding dress with lace detail photographed by Rebecca Ellison Photography


Bride and groom share special moments together during their outdoor wedding portraits photographed by Seattle wedding photographer Rebecca Ellison

Bride and groom share special moments together during their outdoor wedding portraits photographed by Seattle wedding photographer Rebecca Ellison


Bridal details featuring a white v-neck wedding dress with lace detail, lavender bridal bouquet and a pearl necklace photographed by Rebecca Ellison Photography

Bridal details featuring a white v-neck wedding dress with lace detail, lavender bridal bouquet and a pearl necklace photographed by Rebecca Ellison Photography


Bride and groom during their outdoor wedding portraits photographed by Seattle wedding photographer Rebecca Ellison

Bride and groom during their outdoor wedding portraits photographed by Seattle wedding photographer Rebecca Ellison


Groom details featuring a black suit and tie photographed by Rebecca Ellison Photography

Groom details featuring a black suit and tie photographed by Rebecca Ellison Photography


Bride and groom show off their wedding rings photographed by Seattle wedding photographer Rebecca Ellison

Bride and groom show off their wedding rings photographed by Seattle wedding photographer Rebecca Ellison


The table is set at an intimate backyard wedding featuring blue and white table runners and lavender and white flowers photographed by Rebecca Ellison Photography

The table is set at an intimate backyard wedding featuring blue and white table runners and lavender and white flowers photographed by Rebecca Ellison Photography


Dinner table at a DIY intimate backyard wedding featuring picnic tables, blue and white table runners and DIY flowers photographed by seattle wedding photographer Rebecca Ellison

Dinner table at a DIY intimate backyard wedding featuring picnic tables, blue and white table runners and DIY flowers photographed by seattle wedding photographer Rebecca Ellison


Salmon dinner entree at a DIY backyard wedding photographed by Seattle wedding photographer Rebecca Ellison

Salmon dinner entree at a DIY backyard wedding photographed by Seattle wedding photographer Rebecca Ellison


Wedding guest enjoy dinner at an intimate backyard wedding in Seattle photographed by Rebecca Ellison photography

Wedding guest enjoy dinner at an intimate backyard wedding in Seattle photographed by Rebecca Ellison photography


Cocktail glasses lined up against a window at an intimate backyard wedding photographed by Seattle wedding photographer Rebecca Ellison

Cocktail glasses lined up against a window at an intimate backyard wedding photographed by Seattle wedding photographer Rebecca Ellison


Bride and groom share a private moment on their wedding day photographed by Seattle wedding photographer Rebecca Ellison

Bride and groom share a private moment on their wedding day photographed by Seattle wedding photographer Rebecca Ellison


Hors d'euvres at an intimate backyard wedding photographed by Seattle wedding photographer Rebecca Ellison

Hors d’euvres at an intimate backyard wedding photographed by Seattle wedding photographer Rebecca Ellison


Evening falls and the lights come on at an intimate backyard wedding in Seattle featuring penant banners and wooden benches photographed by Rebecca Ellison photography

Evening falls and the lights come on at an intimate backyard wedding in Seattle featuring penant banners and wooden benches photographed by Rebecca Ellison photography


Wedding guests enjoy the reception at an intimate backyard wedding in Seattle photographed by Rebecca Ellison photography

Wedding guests enjoy the reception at an intimate backyard wedding in Seattle photographed by Rebecca Ellison photography


Bride and groom share a dance at their intimate backyard wedding featuring penant banners and light strings photography by Rebecca Ellison

Bride and groom share a dance at their intimate backyard wedding featuring penant banners and light strings photography by Rebecca Ellison


Bride and groom share a dance at their intimate backyard wedding featuring penant banners and light strings photography by Rebecca Ellison

Bride and groom share a dance at their intimate backyard wedding featuring penant banners and light strings photography by Rebecca Ellison

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