This weekend, I attended a delightfully simple wedding. It took place in a backyard in a small town.
There were rented tents and tables.
The caterers served barbeque pulled pork sandwiches and hot dogs.
There were no fancy invitations, just phone calls.
The bride spent $19.99 on her dress, and was proud of it, too.
Wedding favors were M&M’s in tulle bags.
And the guestbook was a framed photo of the couple.
The atmosphere was decidedly casual.
The groom wore shorts and sandals.
Guests wore jeans and t-shirts or whatever they wanted. Some people even went barefoot.
Without spending thousands of dollars, devoting months to tedious planning, or making everyone dress up in uncomfortable clothes….
….they got married anyway.
And seemed awfully happy about it.
The beautiful bride in these photographs is 52′s daughter, Kate.
This is definitely my favorite kind of wedding. I love that it was so laidback. The bride and groom were comfortable, the guests were comfortable, and yet it was still….
I’m not sure you could do much simpler than this and still have the number of guests that were involved here. (About 70.) Maybe potluck instead of caterers, and no rented tables and tents–but people did need a place to sit to eat and it has been raining a lot here, so the tents were a protective measure from rain as well as heat. It turned out to be a nice day, not too hot until later. It was the perfect simple wedding, or pretty darn close.
Did you have a simple wedding, or been to one lately? What’s your idea of the perfect simple wedding?