An Intimate, Outdoor Wedding at a Private Residence in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Lauren Maurer (30 and a sales director) and Thomas Maurer (32 and a pilot) got married in the woodsy backyard of Thomas's mom's home. "We wanted to have our wedding at a place that was close to our hearts and that would provide an intimate atmosphere," Lauren says. With the help of Thomas's brother, Lauren and Thomas landscaped the yard to create the perfect venue. They built a gray stone patio for the ceremony and leveled the yard for the tented reception. To decorate their outdoorsy fall wedding, Lauren and Thomas chose a soft palette of slate blue, ivory and purple. The bouquets were made up of blue and ivory hydrangeas, white dahlias and blush and ivory roses, while the reception tables were topped with arrangements of ivory hydrangeas and lavender roses. Lauren and Thomas's decor was accented with tons of rustic details, like the chalkboard direction signs, the wood frame seating chart that hung from a tree and the path between the ceremony area and the reception that was illuminated with votive candles in mason jars and string lights. In keeping with the rustic aesthetic, Lauren's bridesmaids wore pale blue dresses with lace overlay and Lauren wore a beautiful lace mermaid-style dress. Teal Photography captured all the pretty details from the day. See more, below.