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Minimalistic Backyard Wedding Inspired by an Italian Bistro - Jennifer and Brady

July | Laid-back yet organic, elevated but minimalistic wedding. Jen and Brady had a simple and clean wedding with beautiful lightwood chairs, floral details and family style pizza.
A backyard wedding with a mix of round tables and long tables.
Backyard Reception Layout

| Photo By Casi Yost |


One might think that Jen and Brady got married at an outdoor, Italian bistro, but in reality it was on their family's property out in Lake Oswego. They came to us with the idea of creating a laid-back, organic, but beautiful wedding where guests felt welcomed and comfortable. The result was magic. It was simple, yet intentional; high-end yet laid back. And the setting was full of memories, both old and new.


Jen and Brady held an intimate ceremony at Brady's family's lake house, where they spent summers and 4th of July's filled with friends and laughter. Fast forward to their wedding day, and now they get to say that the dock is where they saw each other for their first look and said "I Do" in front of their close friends and family!


The reception was just as sweet, held in the backyard of Brady's childhood home. We helped them select a layout and rentals that fit the space and added visual interest - simple but intentionally selected items - and they hand-selected and even made some of their table decor. Jen designed the menus to give dinner that Italian Bistro feel, and together they crafted and poured the candles. Their dad even installed all the lighting! It's a perfect example of DIY done right - little touches that didn't feel like work, but added to the fun of the planning process.


There's a reason we love planning Private Residence Weddings! If you're also thinking about hosting a wedding in your backyard or on family property, read our blog: Planning a Backyard Wedding in the PNW.


Otherwise, enjoy the beauty from this July day!


See The Vendor Team who made this day a reality at the end of the gallery.



The Vendor Team

Coordination & Design - Your Perfect Bridesmaid (Lead: Katelyn)

Venue: Private Residence, Lake Oswego

Catering: Wooden Heart

Serving Staff: The Waitstaff Team

Photographer: Casi Yost

Specialty Rentals (Bathrooms): The Loo

Hair & Makeup: The Beauty Edit

Save the Dates + Invites: With Joy

Day of Signage: Crave Design

Transportation: Blue Star

Transportation: Lucky Transportation



Love what you see? We would love to help you achieve your unique wedding vision. Let us provide tailored vendor recommendations and create a unique design that fits your style and your budget. Don't have a venue yet? No problem. Having a planner as the first step in the process can save you time, energy and money.






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