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Intimate Backyard Wedding in Litchfield, Connecticut

October 29, 2021

When Covid-19 threw some crazy loops in wedding planning at Margaret & Josh, they rolled with the punches and created a memorable intimate backyard wedding at Josh’s parents’ house in beautiful and scenic Litchfield, Connecticut.

bride and groom at intimate backyard wedding

Margaret & Josh are two of the kindest, sweetest people you’ll meet. What Josh has in quiet, sarcastic humor, Margaret balances with giddy exuberance for pretty much everything! Together they make a perfect blend of fun! They love to hike and explore, and Josh proposed to Margaret on one of their favorite hikes in East Hampton, CT. For their wedding, they originally had decided on White’s Memorial Conservation Area, but the pandemic put a bit of a damper on those plans when the venue had to cancel all their booked weddings for 2020.

wedding couple at backyard wedding

But Margaret and Josh weren’t going to let Covid-19 stand in the way of their love. They instead enlisted the help of their family and friends to pull off an epic DIY affair in the stunning backyard of Josh’s parents’ home.

A lot of this wedding was DIY, with Margaret and her bridesmaids doing all their own hair, makeup and flowers.I also love the fact that Josh opted for a more fun and funky look with his paisley shirt and that both he and Margaret had headpieces to wear.

The property is nestled in the woods of Litchfield and featured a small pond and wooded trails where Margaret and Josh had their First Look.

Another fun feature of the property was an adorable treehouse with a zipline for some fun photo ops! Margaret insisted that she had to ride the zipline on her wedding day!

Josh’s parents created the entire ceremony setting themselves with potted plants and an archway made with tree branches sourced from their property, which they completely rehabbed after a hurricane hit just days before the wedding!

The reception was a tented affair in the front yard with a DIY Spotify playlist for music that was carefully crafted by Margaret and Josh. One of Margaret’s bridesmaids played the role of the emcee and the dance floor was opened with Margaret’s sister and her boyfriend dancing to Mambo No. 5 since they met at a swing dancing club!

All three of the wedding cakes were also baked by family members, with a friendly competition about which one would be “the one” to be cut for the ceremony.

The day was also graced with a short sun shower followed by a spectacular sunset, so Margaret & Josh decided to take a minute or two to themselves to bask in the sun and enjoy some time poolside before getting back to partying with their guests beneath the stars.

Intimate Backyard Wedding Vendors

Gown: Melissa Sweet Bridal
Suits: Men’s Wearhouse
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal, Azazie & Lulu’s
Jewelry and Diadems: Etsy finds
Rings: Brilliant Earth
Catering: Patti’s Place
Cupcakes: Cake Gypsy


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