A Backyard Wedding Celebration

Becka and Nate are super talented and, it just so happens, they’re also super in love. So, once upon a time they ran away and got married in Italy and then celebrated with an awesome backyard party for thirty of their nearest and dearest. Pretty fabulous, right? You can (and should) read all about Becka and Nate’s trip, appropriately dubbed the weddingmoon, and in the meantime, to get this party started right, a glimpse of the newlyweds on their wedding day. (Prepare to be blown away.)

{Photos by Jeff Newsom.}

In Becka’s words, “Nate and I decided to elope in Europe instead of planning a huge wedding. For us, it was the perfect fit. Our relationship has always been extremely soulful since the very beginning and a big wedding didn’t really fit us. For us, it was just about the words we were going to promise to each other so we flew over the Atlantic and got married on the side of a mountain (in front of a castle) in Salerno, Italy. It was completely guerrilla style. We just asked the taxi driver to drive up there and then we found a little private spot. We wrote our own vows and were able to really focus and take it all in because there were no distractions or people watching us.” Honestly, I’m not sure I can think of anything so perfect.

Becka put her heart and soul (and her incredible creativity and design skills) into planning one heck of a backyard party to celebrate their wedding. The amazing invitations were all handwritten and set the stage for the kraft paper, white and feather details she incorporated throughout their party. I love the way these invitations set the stage for a casual yet incredibly special backyard reception filled with bright fiesta-inspired colors, miniature pinatas at each place setting, and pretty centerpieces potted in mason jars and assorted containers that Becka kept after the wedding.

I love how sweet and casual Becka and Nate’s reception was, with lots of special care to incorporate fun, handmade details that let their personalities shine throughout their wedding. Plus, you can’t beat a hopelessly romantic Italian elopement, now can you? Becka and Nate, my heartfelt congratulations to you both and thank you for extending me the great honor of sharing your incredible wedding. xoxo

{Photos by Studio 222 Photography unless otherwise noted.}



Wow,I can’t believe it,Salerno,my city!!!Good choice ;)
and wonderful photoshoot!

this wedding looks so low-key, intimate and soooooooo relaxed. very nice!

are those little mini pinatas at each plate?! LOVE!


They are mini pinatas! Aren’t they fabulous? Becka actually handmade them all. (Love that!)

Oh, I LOVE those mini pinatas… how did she make them? I would love to try and do something similar for my wedding!

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