Jenelle and Johnny’s backyard wedding in Southlake, Texas is truly a fairy tale come to life! The couple set up a lovely canopy by the lake to tie the knot in an intimate ceremony with their closest family and friends. For the reception, they rented an incredible clear tent, complete with crystal chandeliers, a variety of rustic and vintage seating options, and some seriously impressive cascading floral arrangements from Haute Floral. The bride’s Hayley Paige gown was fit for a princess, and her bold flower crown was a fun addition to her reception look. The talented photographers at a sea of love went above and beyond, capturing every exquisitely thoughtful detail as well as the moody romance of the entire day.
Jenelle and Johnny
Private residence, Southlake, Texas
The ceremony was the most memorable part of the entire day. Our officiant had us look at our friends and family and then at our bridesmaids and groomsmen and ask all of them if they would keep us accountable, help us, stick by us, and love us. To which they all responded, “We do.” Having that moment to look in all their eyes and hear that they’re all behind us and love us is something I’ll never forget.
We only had about 7 and a half months to plan the wedding. A lot of the venues we looked at were booked out for a year. So, I started looking at outdoor weddings that had clear tents and fell in love. My parents live on 7 acres in the middle of Southlake, Texas, and I convinced them that it was the perfect spot. It turned out to be a lot more than just throwing a tent up in the backyard. We had to bring everything to the house, from generators to fancy outdoor bathrooms. It was all worth it though because I got to get married at home, where I grew up. There was something special about getting ready in my family room and walking out the front door to marry my love. I’d do it again in a heartbeat!
The Wedding Team:
Photography – a sea of love
Floral Design – Haute Floral
Catering – Kirby’s Prime Steakhouse
Cake – Frosted Art
Invitations – Minted
Makeup Artist and Hair Styling – Ashley Hall and Ruby Davis
Wedding Dress – Hayley Paige
Bridal Accessories – Silk and Willow
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Jenny Yoo
Groom’s Apparel – Dobell
Groomsmen’s Apparel – The Black Tux
Rings – Heidi Gibson and Alexis Russel
Rentals – Bella Accento, M&M Rentals, Fox Rental, and ES Events
Congratulations to Jenelle and Johnny, and a special thanks to a sea of love photography for sharing these gorgeous photos with Junebug! Looking for more backyard wedding inspiration? We’re obsessed with this minimalist botanical wedding in a London backyard, and we think you will be, too!