When one of your closest friends wants to book you for their wedding day in the backyard of their parents home in Wilmington, NC, you don’t hesitate, you say YES. It’s really hard to know what to expect when someone tells you they’re planning a wedding in their backyard, so Jana and her mom had me out to show me around the property before the big day. I have to say, this was no regular backyard wedding. The property was EPIC, the vendors they hired were INCREDIBLE, and it all came together so well. I loved every single detail down to each flower, Jana’s wedding ring (I mean, wow), and it was by far one of the most fun receptions I’ve ever been to. Not only were there choreographed dances, endless amounts of champagne (with flavors you could drop in!), a food truck for dinner with multiple options, but it was also just an absolute blast, and yes, there were even puppies. I knew it would be, since Jana is easily one of my most hilarious friends. Watching her get to marry Matt was so special. He’s an amazing human, and the way he loves my friend and her daughter is SO heartwarming. We won’t talk about the part in his vows that were for Hayden. I don’t think there was a dry eye in the house! Thank you both for letting me be part of your special day, for letting me switch into guest-mode at the reception, and for literally just trusting me to do my thing. WHAT A DAY!

Venue: Family Home, Wilmington, NC

Coordinator: Port City Event Planners

Videographer: Lewis Film & Photo

Catering: On Thyme Food Truck

Cake: One Belle Bakery

Charcuterie & Desserts: Collective Law

HMUA: Hill & Klutch Studio

Florals: Fiore Design House

Transportation: Azalea Limousine

Rentals: Party Suppliers & Martha My Dear

Lighting: High Performance Power & Lighting

DJ: Party Gras Entertainment