Emily & Michael’s Intimate Backyard Wedding in Appleton, Wisconsin

//Emily & Michael’s Intimate Backyard Wedding in Appleton, Wisconsin

Emily & Michael’s Intimate Backyard Wedding in Appleton, Wisconsin

I was thrilled when Emily & Michael contacted me in the midst of planning their simple and elegant backyard Wisconsin wedding.  If you know me, you know that small backyard weddings are some of my favorite to photograph.  I think it’s because the couple and their guests are always so relaxed and ready to have fun. Which was the same for this bunch!

This is Emilys’ parent’s home in Appleton, Wisconsin. Even though Emily & Michael have a beautiful backyard of their own, Emily had a vision. She wanted to get married under the big beautiful tree in her parents backyard…and as soon as I saw it, I could see why!

Her parents’ home and yard were so pretty all on their own!  I especially loved all of the bright flowers that Emily’s mom had put so much love and care in to! But then Branching Out & Company added some finishing touches that made it truly special for their wedding day…

Can you believe this amazing custom floral arrangement that was designed to drape over the big tree in the back yard?!  Who needs an arch when you have a beautiful tree like this to get married under?

groom having boutonniere pinned on

bride getting ready before wedding

Emily & Michael invited their immediate family members to their ceremony, which was officiated by a close friend of theirs. After gathering everybody around the big tree in the backyard, it was time to begin!

After the ceremony, guests popped open some champagne and mingled in the backyard!  It was such a beautiful sunny day!

appetizer table for small wedding

Before their wedding day, we had talked about driving a few blocks over to a local park to take some pictures. But when the backyard looks this beautiful, why leave the party, right?!

As evening approached, guests were preparing to move over to a local restaurant for dinner and to continue the party.  But before Emily & Michael departed, I had to take a few more photos of them on front porch. It’s such an adorable home : )

Congratulations Emily & Michael! I wish you two all the best as you begin this new chapter together!