Creative Backyard Wedding  JUL 09 08

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This weddings was all about details, details and details. Heidi and Michael were married and held their reception in Heidi's parents' backyard. I have never photographed a backyard and I absolutely loved it. The environment was so cozy and relaxing.  Heidi's mom made her dress, Heidi's wedding dress, and the bridesmaids' dresses. She is so talented. I don't even know where to begin to describe all the details. The flowers provided by Kimball Floral were amazing. A path with tin buckets filed with flowers lead to the backyard. I really loved the gigantic flower balls. Guests wrote Heidi and Michael notes on flower shaped colored paper and hung on small clothes pins on the entrance gate to the backyard. Each table had jars filed with colorful candy, large pin wheels, flowers, boxes filed with popcorn, toy airplanes and fans containing the wedding party information. Hanging around the edge of the tent were candles with bright colorful ribbon. Michael created the cake topper that was placed on top of a tower of cupcakes. During the reception Jello Shot towers were passed around. The night ended with friends and family holding the biggest sparklers I have ever seen in my life. Heidi and Michael definitely did an amazing job planning their wedding.