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Backyard BBQ Alternative Wedding in Southeastern Massachusetts | Dagny Kream Photography

If you know me at all, you can probably guess that backyard weddings are my favorite kind of wedding! I love everything about them - DIY wedding details, homecooked food (in this case BBQ!!!) and nobody kicks you out at the end of the night so you can party the day away! Done right, backyard weddings can be a perfect alternative wedding option that doesn’t break the bank.

A couple of things I always recommend to clients who are considering a backyard wedding - make sure you have a plan in place to deal with parking constraints and the ever important bathroom situation, and if you are having alcohol at your party consider hiring a licensed and insured bartending service to protect yourself and your guests.

Now, on to the pictures! Julie and Erik held their wedding ceremony at the local town park, which just so happens to be across the street from their beautiful home. After the ceremony, everyone headed over to their backyard for BBQ, yard games and live music. Doesn’t get much better than that!

Alternative Wedding Outfit Ideas for Your Unconventional Wedding | Massachusetts Wedding Photography

Who says you have to wear white on your wedding day anyway?! I’ve collected a few of my favorite alternative wedding outfits to inspire you to think outside the box when planning your wedding. **Product photos are shown for example only and are not my own images!**

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Feeling edgy? Why not rock a black vegan leather jacket over your wedding dress for a sophisticated look with a dash of rock n’ roll? This option is somehow timeless while adding a little something extra to your look that will definitely turn heads.

Bring on the Flower Power - a beautiful hand embroidered floral wedding dress is a one of a kind way to ensure you feel special on your big day. Coordinate pops of color into your dress that go with your flowers and other decor details for a little extra oomph!

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Not a skirt person? How about rocking a pant suit for your nuptials? Think of all the activities you can accomplish! Jumping shots will be no problem with pants, and you can add a bold colorful blouse underneath to tie everything together beautifully.

If you spent more time in the thrift store than the department stores, you may want to consider opting for a vintage frock when you say I Do. Pick your favorite era and go from there! A 1970s look for boho brides, or 1950s for something even more retro can be a classy edition to your overall wedding theme.

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What if you’re looking for something a bit more glam? Can’t go wrong with a white jumpsuit! Just make sure it’s comfortable so you can dance the night away.

Unique, Offbeat Wedding Venue Ideas in Massachusetts | Alternative New England Wedding Photography

Having trouble deciding where to celebrate your big day now that you’re engaged? I’ve collected a few of my favorite places to photograph weddings to give you some ideas!

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Backyard BBQ - Have a big backyard? Host friends and family at your place! Rent a tent, tables and chairs and set up a BBQ station to serve your guests. Set up lawn games like giant Jenga, Twister and Horseshoes and have a fun-filled night rocking out to your favorite local band.

Campground - Some campgrounds, like Camp KOA in Middleboro, will allow you to rent out their entire campground for your wedding! Set up your friends in cozy cabins for a night of fun, marshmallow roasting and outdoor adventures.

Favorite restaurant - Do you have a favorite date spot that could accommodate a private party, or even allow you to rent out their entire space for the evening? Why not use a space that already holds so much meaning for you - the spot where you went to brunch on your third date can become the spot you celebrated your marriage, and future dates there will be even more special! Plus, if you aren’t excited about decorating usually you can work with whatever decor is built into the space.

Mountaintop - Alright, who DOESN’T love the idea of exchanging vows on top of a mountain? What could be more spectacular than sharing such an intimate and meaningful moment with a few close friends and nothing but blue sky all around? While mountaintop weddings can be a little bit challenging to organize, I think we can all agree the results are WORTH IT.

Botanical garden - If you’re a huge nature lover like me, the idea of getting married in a botanical garden gives you butterflies (or wait, are those actual butterflies?! …’cuz botanical gardens…have butterflies). There’s something to be said for the timeless elegance of a flower filled wedding in the gardens.

Now that you have your venue selected, what’s next?

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