The long-awaited wedding of Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux was a Wednesday backyard event that reflected the couple's personalities. Continuing the celebrity trend of weekday nuptials, their intimate affair featured plenty of unique details: lounge poufs in lieu of chairs, Muppet-esque characters on top of the cake, and a honeymoon filled with friends.
Draw inspiration from their neutral color palette, casual seating, and Zen-like feel to design your own backyard bliss.
Hosting your wedding on a weekday can reduce the cost of your location and vendors – just be sure to give your guests ample notice, so they can plan accordingly. Create a cake that is uniquely yours with toppers that look like the bride and groom or have a special meaning.
A great investment is a dress that is two-in-one: a gown with a removable skirt. This way, you can wear the minidress to your reception – and after your wedding. Make sure your bouquet seamlessly ties in with your color scheme, theme, dress, and location. For a backyard wedding, you will want to incorporate flowers and greenery for a handpicked look. You may not always wear your engagement ring after your wedding day. Choose a band or bands that you love for an everyday style.
Think outside the box with grooms' formalwear. A sleek grey suit can be a dressy-casual alternative to the traditional tuxedo. Encourage your groom to pick accessories that are meaningful to him. You want him to feel as great as he looks.
Continue your wedding festivities with close friends by inviting them on your honeymoon. You will still have plenty of one-on-one time with your new spouse, yet able to celebrate your nuptials with friends.