Down Home Charm

By Amanda Koehn

As backyard weddings remain popular, one trend is to select a country-style location with natural views and no shortage of outdoor field space. Couples may opt to include DIY elements and make floral arrangements out of what’s growing outside. Hire a live band to perform folk, country and Americana tunes – or really whatever you prefer – into the night. Select a gown that’s flowing, classic or even a bit bohemian. The bride also may choose a looser hairstyle, and jewelry that’s been passed down generations or has a traditional touch. For the groom, choose a charming suit with some modern details to create the look.

A backyard wedding in Medina, photographed by Kristen Beck of Beck Photo Company Kristen Beck / Beck Photo Company
Bondi gown by All Who Wander from Brides by the Falls in Chagrin Falls
Lea-Ann Belter Esperanza wedding gown from Brides by the Falls
Alson Signature Collection platinum micro pavé shank and detailed pavé basket engagement ring, featuring a 5.01ct oval diamond from Alson Jewelers in Woodmere. Accented with round diamonds.
RK2072 by Romona Keveza from Something White in Independence
IWC Portofino pointer date 39MM steel watch with a silver dial, brown calfskin strap and automatic movement with 50 hours power reserve from Alson Jewelers.
From left: Round brilliant center and diamond band engagement ring; cushion cut brilliant center diamond with halo and triple split shank band; and round brilliant three stone and halo engagement ring with a diamond band, all from IMG Jewelers in Lyndhurst.
Rose color jacket with blue windowpane; Eton white and blue stripe shirt and pure silk/satin tie made exclusively for J3 Clothing
Company in Moreland Hills. Navy pants by Meyer, also from J3.
Cushion ruby and diamond ring from IMG Jewelers.
Pasquale Bruni 18K white gold petit garden diamond bangle bracelet from Alson Jewelers.

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