A Glamorous Backyard Wedding at a Private Residence in Chico, California
Acres and acres of grassland surrounded by foliage and redwood trees created an enchanted, private ambience for the already-intimate backyard wedding, with a guest list of 90 friends and family members. Annie Bakke (27 and a nonprofit operations manager) and Sean Claybaugh (25 and a commercial leasing manager) got married on Annie’s family's property in Chico, California, where they spent a lot of time with each other and nature. “We wanted to get married in Annie’s parents’ backyard because we shared so many great memories there when we were just roommates in college,” the couple says. “We used to go over in the summers to swim, barbecue and play with Annie’s parents’ beagles.” Thanks to the planning assistance of Bridget Abifadel, the color palette of gold, greens and blush tones was spotted everywhere guests turned, from the dark teal knee-length bridesmaid dresses to the eucalyptus sprayed gold in the bouquets and, last but not least, the beautiful flowers placed on the three-tier ivory wedding cake and gold stand. Instead of going with a simple, white wedding dress to blend with the natural landscape, Annie was on a mission to find glamour that contrasted with the woodsy look; she came across a pearl-colored wedding dress designed by Pronovias, captured by TreCreative Film&Studio. But her dress wasn’t the only thing that incorporated pearl. We fell head over heels for her updo, which had pearl hair accessories synchronizing with the waves on her hair, amazing us with grace and elegance.