Flagstaff Backyard Wedding
Laura + Davo’s backyard Flagstaff wedding had the picturesque Humphrey’s Peak as a backdrop. Laura wrote out all of the amazing detail about their wedding:
My mom, Cathy, who also officiated the ceremony, made all of the tablecloths for the wedding out of muslin. My sister, Erin helped :)Davo, myself, and our friend, Ben, made the aspen candleholders for the tables out of dead aspen trees out of our backyard. Davo sawed the tree trunks, I used a wood burning tool to create the l & d lettering, and Ben drilled the holes for the tealights. I have been collecting colored glass for the tabletops for over a year, from antique stores, goodwill, family, and friends. I also made all of the blue signs with white writing (“Welcome” “Restroms” “Make room for crawfish” etc.) out of wooden frames from the dollar store, blue spray paint, and burlap (under the glass.) I made the streamers that made up the entryway, as well as those hanging in the garage and in the corner of the yard, out of my mom’s old curtains, and other fabrics I found at Goodwill and Savers (I worked on those streamers for a year, also. I’m a crazy person.)
Ashby and Davo relandscaped the entire backyard over the last 6 months, and Ashby also provided the wood for the ring bearer piece (which my mom and I decorated with twine and mini doilies.) I made the streamers for the kiddos in the ceremony out of ribbon and wood dowels, and our Paint by Number was made by a friend from Criollo (Ashley Besset), who is an AMAZING artist! Tricia, one of my great friends, made all of the wildflower seed favor bags out of the same muslin as the tablecloth, ribbon, and a stamp I purchased from an artist on Etsy. While we didn’t have a wedding party, we had several un-bridesmaids, all of whom helped with nearly evvvvverything! Crystle and Jill (two of the unbridesmaids) were our amazing day-of wedding planners. Cindy, seamstress from Mariee Salon in Scottsdale, worked with me for a year to create my wedding dress. It was made out of organic muslin, antique lace and eyelet, and the flower was made out of many of the same fabrics as the streamers and my bouqet. Jill, one of the wedding planner duo, made my bouqet with found fabrics, turquoise beads from my collection, and the base was wrapped in yarn and my favorite tapestry ever (which my dog chewed several holes in a while ago).