DIY Backyard Wedding in South Carolina

This late fall wedding of Heather and Matthew took place in the beautiful countryside of South Carolina. The decor featured a rustic style and the majority was handmade, which complemented the wedding perfectly! We love the look of this wedding and it even features an explosive ending. Enjoy!

From the photographer, Jessica of Jessica Hunt Photography: “This wedding day is like none other I’ve ever photographed. Though an incredible team of vendors came together to make the wedding day happen, most of the planning and uniqueness of the day came straight from the bride! The ceremony entrance, arbor, bar, and dance floor were all built by the bride’s father and Pawpaw. Truly a handmade-backyard affair! Every little detail was poured over with love, each decoration and moment thought through.

From the ‘Wizard of OZ’ quotes placed throughout the bride’s parents’ backyard to the handmade details, each little thing fit Heather and Matthew perfectly. Heather gifted her bridesmaids a pair of earrings, a handwritten note, and a forest green shaw to warm them up on the pretty November day.

Matthew wore a velvet maroon suit jacket, and I loved his little fancy pocket square. The ‘flower girls’ were really ‘feather girls’ who threw feathers instead of petals, and the couple’s friends and family showered them with paper aeroplanes as they walked down the aisle as Mr. & Mrs. for the first time. The paper aeroplanes were an important detail for Heather and Matthew because Matthew is a plane/drone hobbyist. They said their vows in front of a sea of candles and a handmade arbor made from stain glass windows.

There were chandeliers hanging in the reception tent and a handmade, custom dance floor to host the party. They had a live band to rock out to all evening, and guests made smores right outside their reception tent around bonfires. Even the bar was built by hand for the wedding by Heather’s family! Matthew, a drone and firework enthusiast, put on a gorgeous fireworks show to end the night. All-in-all Heather and Matthew’s day was just plain flawless. Every little handmade detail complimented their backyard wedding and love perfectly.”

Wedding dress backdrop | DIY Backyard Wedding in South Carolina | Jessica Hunt Photography

Bride getting ready | DIY Backyard Wedding in South Carolina | Jessica Hunt Photography

Bride with bridesmaids | DIY Backyard Wedding in South Carolina | Jessica Hunt Photography

Green bridesmaid accessories | DIY Backyard Wedding in South Carolina | Jessica Hunt Photography

Bride | DIY Backyard Wedding in South Carolina | Jessica Hunt Photography

Rustic outdoor wedding ceremony | DIY Backyard Wedding in South Carolina | Jessica Hunt Photography

Wedding welcome mirror | DIY Backyard Wedding in South Carolina | Jessica Hunt Photography

Rustic wedding signage | DIY Backyard Wedding in South Carolina | Jessica Hunt Photography

Bride arriving at ceremony | DIY Backyard Wedding in South Carolina | Jessica Hunt Photography

Wedding ceremony outdoors | DIY Backyard Wedding in South Carolina | Jessica Hunt Photography

Bride and Groom kissing at ceremony | DIY Backyard Wedding in South Carolina | Jessica Hunt Photography

Bride and Groom walking down the aisle | DIY Backyard Wedding in South Carolina | Jessica Hunt Photography

Wedding party at rustic wedding | DIY Backyard Wedding in South Carolina | Jessica Hunt Photography

Bride and groom at rustic wedding | DIY Backyard Wedding in South Carolina | Jessica Hunt Photography

Countryside wedding couple | DIY Backyard Wedding in South Carolina | Jessica Hunt Photography

Couple in the countryside | DIY Backyard Wedding in South Carolina | Jessica Hunt Photography

Rustic wedding candle display | DIY Backyard Wedding in South Carolina | Jessica Hunt Photography

Rustic DIY wedding table centre pieces | DIY Backyard Wedding in South Carolina | Jessica Hunt Photography

Wedding drinks table | DIY Backyard Wedding in South Carolina | Jessica Hunt Photography

Wedding cakes with fruit | DIY Backyard Wedding in South Carolina | Jessica Hunt Photography

Rustic wedding cakes | DIY Backyard Wedding in South Carolina | Jessica Hunt Photography

Rustic wedding in tent | DIY Backyard Wedding in South Carolina | Jessica Hunt Photography

Wedding couple first dance | DIY Backyard Wedding in South Carolina | Jessica Hunt Photography

Cutting the cake | DIY Backyard Wedding in South Carolina | Jessica Hunt Photography

Wedding bonfire marshmallows | DIY Backyard Wedding in South Carolina | Jessica Hunt Photography

Wedding fireworks | DIY Backyard Wedding in South Carolina | Jessica Hunt Photography

Married couple watching fireworks | DIY Backyard Wedding in South Carolina | Jessica Hunt Photography

Credits

Apparel: C. Anthony’s Menswear
Band: Virtually Unshockable
Bridesmaid Dresses: Weddington Way
Catering: Hamptons Restaurant & Bakery
Dress Store: J. Major’s Bridal Boutique
Dress Store: Mikaella Bridal
Floral Design: Bloomsbury Floral Designs
Hair Stylist: The Venue Salon
Invitation Design: The Copy Shop
Officiant: Pastor Tim Brown
Photography: Jessica Hunt Photography
Shoes: Alan Payne
Shoes: Halogen