A Colorful, Late-Summer Backyard Wedding at a Private Home in Perrysburg, Ohio

Because the bride always envisioned a wedding on the Maumee River, Maude Kasperzak (creative director at Charm City Cakes) and Zachary Wimberly (29 an

Because the bride always envisioned a wedding on the Maumee River, Maude Kasperzak (creative director at Charm City Cakes) and Zachary Wimberly (29 and a buyer at Whole Foods) hosted a late-summer soirée on the verdant grounds of her grandmother’s home.

“Getting married in the formal garden definitely set the theme for our day,” Maude says of their botanical-inspired nuptials. “Zachary also works part time at the Baltimore Conservatory and loves plants, so we wanted everything to feel lush and beautiful.” A Florida native, the groom worked with the florist to incorporate tropical Birds of Paradise into the vibrant bouquets.

As a nod to the garden setting, Maude’s gown featured cherry blossom embroidery.

“Our ceremony was so elegant that we wanted our reception to embody a more fun and modern feel,” Maude says to describe their open-air celebration. Patterned green linens set an upbeat tone and were topped with bright blooms and gold accents. A cake designer by trade, the bride also created three ultra-colorful confections for the occasion. 

The stationery’s subtle botanical elements hinted at the day’s theme.

The night’s festivities kicked off with a riverside cocktail hour featuring hors d’oeuvres re-created from the bride’s mother’s own recipes. Later, the groom sang “My Girl” with the band, and the evening concluded with a stunning fireworks display followed by an impromptu after-party. “We didn’t want the fun to end!”

“We wanted our flowers to be bold,” Maude says of the mini arrangements that doubled as escort cards.

Sophisticated Modern Invitations with Pastel Envelope Liners
Vibrant Textured Bouquet with Proteas and Folded Leaf Halo
Neon Abstract Tie
Colorful Embroidered Block Heel Pumps
Relaxed Backyard Ceremony
Coxcomb and Craspedia Bud Vase Escort Card Display
Cheerful Green Linens and Woven Chargers
Colorful Geometric Wedding Cake
Colorful Hand-Painted Geometric Wedding Cake
Late Night Fireworks Display