If you’re lucky enough to have a lovely home with a pretty backyard, it could be the perfect place for an intimate wedding. For this wedding board, I was inspired by the retro feel of this bride’s dress and veil – maybe a little picket fence, glossy white mailbox, suburban nostalgia? For the ceremony, drape a basic patio umbrella with fabric and garlands. Afterward you’ve said your vows, invite guests to lounge on picnic blankets, eat watermelon and homemade cake, drink lemonade and play croquet. And have plenty of pink balloons for the kids!

Mood: home sweet home
Palette: picket fence white, lawn green, buttercream yellow, hints of pink

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Top row from left: bride from Martha Stewart Weddings, lily of the valley photo styled by Heidi Johannsen, watermelon and croquet mallets from Well Wed, white mailbox
Row 2: pocket watch photo by Union Photo via Style Me Pretty, sink-side flower via This is Glamorous, umbrella ceremony canopy from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 3: bouquet and vintage stamps both from Martha Stewart Weddings, peony bud photo by Ericka McConnell, girls with balloons via {frolic!}, cake photo by Thayer Allyson Gowdy

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  1. Colleen

    Love that bouquet!

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  2. K @ Blog Goggles

    I love that white dress with the giant bow. Hot!

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  3. practicallymarried

    Oh, how lovely! Every time I see a wedding with croquet, it makes me want to get married in an intimate garden ceremony and have lawn games!

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  4. Darci

    The mailbox is such a cute touch!

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  5. DomestiGals

    Such a lovely board! Makes me almost wish for a small wedding… almost :-)xoxo,DomestiGal Jen

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  6. LPC

    This is so pretty it hurts!

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  7. Jena Lepitzki

    I think this is the kind of wedding I want. I love the bow on her dress!

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  8. Courtney

    There is something so sweet about children with balloons. I love the bride’s bouquet, as well. Pretty board.

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  9. Dynamite Weddings

    The mailbox is cute! An intimate backyard wedding can be so much fun without worrying about the requirements of a venue, except you have to clean up. :I

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  10. chelsea

    This board is too beautiful for words. The one before it was also breathtaking.

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  11. christine@modernromance

    gorgeous! You make the most amazing inspiration boards.

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