Do-It-Yourself Flowers for a Backyard Wedding in Alabama

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_73 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

If your idea of an ideal wedding is a small, intimate gathering with your family and closest friends, lighted by candles and filled with flowers you’ve picked yourselves, then these images of a Birmingham, Alabama, couple’s celebration by Stephen DeVries will be right up your alley! Together at the flower market, the bride and groom select blooms from buckets and baskets to assemble for their bouquet and boutonniere; they get help from parents and attendants to select pink and orange, fuchsia and red. And, yes, the groom takes pictures while they do it! Once back home at the wedding site, the groom hauls out the ladder and gets busy: he’s hanging lanterns in two handy trees, preparing for a sunset ceremony.

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_03 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Meanwhile, the bride has ordered lunch for all — a casual meal of chicken sandwiches and Cokes. Clearly, these two aren’t nervous in the slightest; they mug for the camera while munching. Gradually, however, the ceremony time approaches and people prepare: a soloist practices music, and the bride slips into her white strapless gown…but no shoes. Barefoot, she poses for pictures in the backyard — being careful where she steps! Her maids are in deep blue satin; the groom’s in a natty vest and dress shirt; his shoes are a little sturdier. After a short ceremony beneath the trees, the couple selects cupcakes to share and invites the minister and guests indoors, where there are more cupcakes, dipped strawberries and apple slices, and fancy cookies. The reception is quiet, relaxed, and low-key — the finish to a simple Southern wedding.

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_04 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_05 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_06 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_07 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_08 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_09 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_10 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_11 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_12 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_13 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_14 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_15 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_16 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_17 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_18 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_19 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_20 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_21 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_22 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_23 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_24 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_25 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_26 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_27 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_28 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_29 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_30 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_31 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_32 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_33 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_34 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_35 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_36 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_37 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_38 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_39 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_40 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_41 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_42 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_43 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_44 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_45 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_46 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_47 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_49 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_50 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_51 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_52 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_53 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_54 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_55 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_56 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_57 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_58 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_59 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_60 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_61 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_62 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_63 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_64 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_65 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_66 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_67 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_68 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_69 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_70 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_71 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_72 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_74 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_75 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_76 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_77 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_78 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_79 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_80 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_81 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_82 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus

Do-It-Yourself-Flowers-for-a-Backyard-Wedding-Stephen-DeVries_83 Share on Facebook Tweet Google Plus



One response to “Do-It-Yourself Flowers for a Backyard Wedding in Alabama” - Add yours!

  1. Carmen Martinez

    Beautiful! God bless you both.