A couple of days ago my mom sent me pictures of her yard where our ceremony and reception will take place. She did a stunning job of taking the photos. We have decided to have the ceremony in the front of the house and then head to the back for dinner and dancing. This allows the caterer, bartender and DJ to set up while the ceremony is happening without disturbing us.
Here is the brick circle where the ceremony will be.
People will stand on the porch and look down at us in the circle below.
B and I will walk along the path to the circle, gathering flowers from our guests, who will be lined up along the path before convening on the porch. Before the ceremony begins each guest will be handed a flower to give to us. These flowers will make up my bouquet. I love the idea of gathering the flowers from the guests as a way of saying hi - from us to them, and them to us.
Here is a good shot of the yard.
The dance floor will be set up on the grass and the dinner tables will be placed on the 3 patios surrounding the grass. The pool can be seen at the far end of the photo and there is a little more patio space near the pool where we will put another table or two.
Thanks for looking!
Journal of an excited set decorator