Sometimes when we receive sentimental wedding submissions such as this backyard beauty, our photographers who were present (in this case, Rachel Ann Media) give a more heartfelt description than we ever could…
"When Bryan and Kastine got engaged, Kastine could immediately imagine their wedding in the courtyard of her childhood home in Harlingen, Texas. How special is it to have an intimate wedding in the place where you grew up?
By the time of the couple's engagement, they were living in San Antonio, while her family in Harlingen had converted their home into a care home for elderly women. However, with thoughtful planning by the bride and her mother, her dream became a reality!
The wedding was a beautiful intimate wedding with less than 50 guests. The courtyard was decorated with rustic bohemian flair with beautiful white wooden benches, while the aisle was lined with tree stumps, greenery and pops of yellow sunflowers.
Bryan and Kastine said their "I do's" in front of a macrame altar also adorned in florals and greenery. After the ceremony, the bride and groom proceeded to dinner and dessert while they mingled with their closest family and friends."
Our wedding style was boho and our colors and flowers were made up of white roses and sunflowers. We chose to have a small backyard wedding with close family and friends at my (bride) parents' house. We used Pinterest for most of our decorations.
Ask for help! We could've never put our wedding together without the help of our families and friends. This can be such a stressful event when it doesn't have to be! Keep calm and ask for help. We were blessed to have our family extend their home to us and our friends to help set up during the wedding day!
Our wedding cake was two tiers, lightly frosted with white frosting to create a rustic look with sunflowers sitting on the first tier.
We started out our honeymoon at South Padre Island and enjoyed the beach. Then, we stayed at the Menger Hotel in San Antonio and did tourist-y things throughout downtown. We spent the rest of the week on a staycation at home enjoying the beginning of the rest of our lives.