Boho Woodland Chic Backyard Wedding

In the neighborhoods of the Outer Banks, Chris and Casey grew up and fell in love. When it came time to plan their wedding, they knew a backyard soirée underneath the stars where it all began would be just what they wanted for their special day. From a handmade bridal gown with a peekaboo beige-colored lining to chalk-scripted place cards on long black butcher paper table runners to the stunning custom built ceremony arch dripping in natural brown amaranthus, hydrangeas, and silver dollar eucalyptus, everything was a boho dream in the color palette of neutrals, greens, and golds.

It was a touch bittersweet though as Chris' grandfather had passed away that week, but the thing that kept them smiling in their grief was knowing he was still with them there in spirit. Because before Chris practiced his vows that "100% chance of rain" wedding day morning, he got down on his knees and asked his grandfather for help. He needed him to clear the skies and give them sunshine for their 200+ friends and family joining them later that day. And as they all knew deep in their hearts Grandpa was with them, it was made even more certain when not just fifteen minutes later, the sun broke the clouds and transformed the wedding day into one of the most beautiful fall celebrations they had ever seen in the Outer Banks.

Captured by Red Cardinal Studio and coordinated by Coastyle Weddings & Events, this relaxed and beautifully styled woodland wedding was everything that these two lovebirds envisioned. The feeling at home was important to them, and that's just what they got as they dined and danced under bistro lights and starlight.

Photography: Red Cardinal Studio | Venue: Private Residence | Event Coordination: Coastyle Weddings & Events | Bridal Gown: DIY by Bride's Sister | Stationery & Lighting: DIY by Couple | Entertainment: The Hound Dogs Family Band | Rentals: Metro Rental and Renee Landry Events | Florals: Honeysuckle Events | Catering: Cafe Lachine | Bar: Camp Cocktail | Hair & Makeup: Glimmer Hair & Makeup | Bride's Hair: Brittany Duffy