What began as a day threatened with rain and thunderstorms turned into a perfect, (extremely hot), sunny day for Autumn and Mark’s intimate backyard ceremony. The weather isn’t always the biggest obstacle now, though, since we’ve had to account for a whole a** pandemic. And if you’re planning your own wedding and you’re frantically searching “nj wedding covid”, you’re not alone.
A few months B.C. (before coronavirus), Autumn and Mark had planned for 150+ guests at the Valley Regency in Clifton, NJ. They since readjusted their plans, and as a result they hosted the sweetest backyard party with 40 family members and close friends. Most importantly, Autumn said it turned out to be absolutely perfect.
IF YOU’RE PLANNING YOUR OWN BACKYARD WEDDING | WHAT TO EXPECT
If you’re hosting a backyard wedding for whatever reason, there may be some logistics to consider, especially if you aren’t working with a planner. For example:
The timeline is the most important aspect, as it ensures every part of the day runs smoothly & on time. I helped Autumn & Mark with theirs, and we ended up with about 2 hours throughout the day of extra time/downtime. Despite how “stressed” we *should* have felt given the whole pandemic situation, we were cool as cucumbers. Making time for relaxation throughout the day could help lift a tremendous amount of stress, I highly recommend it.
Makeup by the wonderful Chris Cianci, hair is Styled by Christina.
Autumn made all of the bouquets herself!
A tip from the MOH (Jen Costa, The Fox & The Hare) for this stye button on a wedding dress: a crochet hook!