A Backyard Wedding, an Eldorado and a Cat // Real Wedding Dana + Carl

A Head Over Heels Blog Series by Josey Stafford

Am I a fan of vintage cars as a getaway vehicle for newly married couples?  I SURE AM! And this wedding, Dana + Carl’s, as captured by K. Solberg Photography, it features a great getaway car and an adorable backyard wedding, one that no one is quick to want to get away from…

wedding ceremony in the woods

I walked in the room in a three-piece suit; she was enthralled

“This is what Carl said when I asked how he and Dana met. They met through mutual friends, planned their second date during their first date, and got engaged after a hangover breakfast and before sushi (don’t ever reverse that order). These guys have a lot of fun together, and it’s incredibly contagious.” Says their photographer Kirsten.

And who doesn’t love a love that is catchy, that you can feel and sense, and one that is practically palpable when you enter the room. Backyard weddings are a great way to bring family and friends together in a comfortable and intimate setting, especially if those friends are furry…

grooms cuff linksbridal rings bridal bouquetpalette board with painted chalkboard paint

“There’s something about backyard weddings that makes everyone, even vendors, feel like family. Dana and Carl played by there own rules with their wedding. Dana wore a non-traditional Chichi London wedding dress and the guys wore their own tailored suits.

Family members worked together to prepared the meal (which rivaled some of the best wedding food I’ve ever had), the garage was transformed into a living-room-style outdoor reception space, and the driveway became a tent-covered dance floor. It was a charming blend of old-school backyard reception infused with modern twists and plenty of personality.. insert an Eldorado.”

Kirsten even laughs when mentioning their custom wedding hashtag, #CarlMeMaybe.

head thrown back laugh at the altarBride and groom awkward prom pose // Sixpence Events & Planning blog postbride + groom portrait with their catbride and groom sitting in their getaway carbridal updo with flowers, love v back strapped wedding dress

Looking for a similar feel, a wedding filled with awkward prom poses, your family pets, and childhood digs? Check out the vendors that gave Dana + Carl their perfect wedding day:

Venue // Stillwater private backyard
Bridal Gown // Chichi London
Hair // Kelly, PHD Salon
Engagement Ring // Heidi Gibson
Wedding Bands // Vrai and Oro, King Will
Cake // Bread Art
Kransekake // Grandma’s Bakery
Photobooth // The Traveling Photo Booth

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