Ethan and Lacey were married in Lacey's Aunt Lisa and Uncle Joe's backyard in historic Thornton, PA. But this wasn't just any backyard wedding...with the help of family and friends, the already hip homestead was transformed into an elegant yet relaxed space with superior style. Lacey's Aunt Caroline took care of the florals, in fresh whites and summer greens.
Ethan and Lacey's corgi, Wilson, showed off a tux and stole the show many times (as you will see).
The ceremony was short and sweet with Uncle Joe serving as officiant.
Joe and Lisa's neighbors contributed so much to the day. Not only did they allow us to use their super Americana barn for photos, they also provided their yard for parking and directed the guests, and surprised the couple with late night fireworks. The kind of surprise that made me wish I'd been booked for the full evening!! Anyway: way to go, Joe and Lisa's neighbors! You're the best.
The always super-stylin hosts, Lisa and Joe.
One of my favorite moments was when, after the father of the bride ended his toast with the Serenity Prayer, their family friend Bob stood up for the blessing and introduced himself. And in true Twelve-Step tradition, his greeting was responded to with a chorus of "Hi Bob!"... laughs were had. #knowtheroom #worktheroom.
Zsa's Ice Cream Truck. Not sure this needs any other words. I screamed. You screamed. We all.... okay, you get it.
...And we danced.
This wedding was such a superb example of how to do a DIY, backyard wedding right. And a huge element that can't be captured in a photograph was having a professional wedding coordinator, which Lacey found in Paper Flower Weddings and Events. Owner and coordinator Nancy Ahlum's work truly made the difference between a confusing, who's-on-first style fiasco, and a smooth, organized and less stressful day. I highly recommend you look into her services or another coordinator's services if you're thinking about a casual shindig.