I first met Vaso & Mike a few months before their wedding when I met them at their New Hampshire home for some engagement photos and a tour of the future site of their wedding. I realized pretty quickly that they are an ambitious couple. Not only do they both have full-time jobs in addition to running a small farm, but they also decided to host their wedding in their own back yard. It was amazing to see how they transformed a weed-filled clearing in the woods into a lovely lawn complete with handmade wooden benches facing a birch arbor for their ceremony, cocktail tables topped with personalized birch vases for their centerpieces, a firepit, large barrels serving as tables for hors d’oeuvres and a big white tent for the reception housing even more DIY projects.
Burlap and lace accents set the scene for a sort of “cowboy chic” celebration. I love that the entire bridal party wore cowboy boots, and the men kept things casual but classy by pairing jeans with a vest and dress coat. As Vaso and Mike mentioned many times, this wedding truly took a village to put together. Personalized touches were everywhere, but I think one of my favorites was the dessert table that featured favorite family recipes.
Now that the wedding day was here, everyone was ready to celebrate all their hard work. Since the party was in their own back yard, after all the formalities the bride changed back into her flannel shirt and the party kept going long after the caterers & DJ left.