Romantic Backyard (Covid) Wedding

Natalie Hall (Bride) PALOS HILLS, IL
Because of the pandemic we greatly scaled down our initial wedding plans and decided to have a small, intimate, DIY backyard wedding. Although it was going to be a small wedding, we still wanted it to be beautiful, sweet, and thoughtful; a wedding that really represented our relationship. Our backyard is not a picture-perfect landscaped area and by our wedding date in October, is no longer lush and green. Rather than try to make it something it was not, we embraced the rustic look and used farmhouse tables, benches and chairs and decorated them with lots of fresh eucalyptus and candles. We chose wildflowers and beautiful ruffled spray roses for their sweet romanticism. We built a large arbor ... out of copper pipes and then used floral foam cages to add greens and flowers to it. I admit to being a bit worried that we had maybe taken on more than we could handle and wondered if it would be as beautiful as I'd hoped but everything turned out beautifully. We watched several YouTube tutorials to learn how to create the flower arrangements for the wedding arbor and on putting together a bridal bouquet, boutonnieres and corsages and it was easier than I thought it would be. I was also so impressed with high quality of the flowers and how long they lasted. We waited until the day before to put together the arrangements, but we could have easily done them a few days ahead of time and they would have continued to look great. After the wedding, I used the flowers and greens from the tables and arbor to make bouquets that we gave to family and had around the house. I refreshed them every few days, taking out the spent flowers and we still had flowers two weeks after the wedding! Show more
Flowers by Natalie Hall

Arrangements Made

  • 8
  • 1
  • 1
    Bridal Bouquet
  • 0
    Bridesmaid's Bouquets
  • 4
  • 1
  • 1

Flowers Used for Natalie Hall's Arrangements

Silver Mikado Lavender Roses up close
Used for: Bridal Bouquet, Boutonnieres, Other
Wild About You DIY Flower Kit Flatlay
Used for: Bridal Bouquet, Corsages, Boutonnieres, Other
Seeded Eucalyptus Wholesale Flower Up Close
Used for: Centerpieces , Bridal Bouquet, Corsages, Boutonnieres, Other


Kacey Ryan Photography
Blue Star Tacos
Brooks Brothers
Moeller Music (cello & guitar duo)