Alisa + John’s Carefree Backyard Wedding

Today’s wedding is the type of event you look at and wish you had been a guest.  Everyone looks relaxed and happy, probably because of all the fun games and activities the bride and groom provided!  And pretty much everything you see is DIY, including all the centerpieces (which did double-duty as favors for the guests – awesome), signs, and the gazillion crepe paper flowers.

From the photographer: “Alisa and John were married at the bride’s father’s home in Woodside, CA. It was an outdoor, afternoon wedding with LOTS of games and fun including a square dance lesson, bocce ball, ping pong, archery, foosball and canoeing.

“The bride and her mother made SO many of the details including: bride’s crepe paper flower bouquet, groom’s crepe paper flower boutonniere, all of the table decorations (crepe paper and wood flower arrangements and planted herbs as favors for the guests), and lace overlays that went on each table.

“Also handmade were the thought bubble signs for the guests to write clever notes, embroidered signs for the drinks and dessert table, crepe paper flowers to decorate the cake, huge paper flowers that hung around the house as decoration, bride’s purse and hair piece, games, and ceremony signs. The bride did her own make up, a friend did her hair, and her mom hemmed her dress. A family friend made the cake and another friend was the coordinator.”


Congrats Alisa and John!



Photography: Alison Yin Photography

Venue: Private Residence, Central California

Submitted via Two Bright Lights



  1. Beautiful wedding! You’re right. I wish I was a guest at this wedding. It looked like so much fun. The paper flower bouquets are so pretty. I made lots of them for a wedding I was in long ago and they are a ton of work but look so nice when they’re all done. If you think of glue gun burns when you see your fabric flowers, I think of paper cuts when I see those! lol

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