This party was one of my favorites for many reasons; Mie and Keith knew they wanted a relaxed, American BBQ style meal still fit for a wedding reception, the couple wanted to show off their baby in progress (their remodeled home and gorgeous backyard), and with family and friends coming from near and far (Mie's family is Danish), we had so much fun showing them a good time Mie and Keith style. All photos by Anna Weaver and Josh Hayes.
Mie and Keith right after their pool-side ceremony. The view of neighbor's houses was blocked by white fabric, lanterns, and eclectic butterflies in the wedding colors.
Our long, winding table for 80 stretched along the bottom tier of the backyard, and featured a family-style meal that included BBQ ribs from Table Rock Catering. To facilitate this, we actually had to build a catering prep area, and the catering staff had to precariously balance hot boxes of food all the way down the steep hill. What can we say, wedding planning is adventurous!
An aerial view of the table, before and after the food and guests:
All of the flowers at the wedding consisted of wildflowers and vintage vases in blues, white, and clear- it took over 100 vases to run the course of the dining table!
The bride and groom after they were serenaded by all of their guests, a Danish tradition.
In addition to the American reception dinner and wedding cake, we also included the Kransekage, a Danish wedding dessert.
All in all, the wedding was exactly what Mie and Keith wanted it to be: a homestyle, classy wedding that was just a lot of fun, which represents the couple to a T. Danish guests enjoyed a taste of America, while American guests got to peek into another culture- it was perfect!
With their first anniversary coming up in just about a month, we all agree this will always be one of our favorite weddings we've ever planned! Congrats again, Mie and Keith!