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Backyard Wedding from Woodnote Photography

Maja + Matt’s wedding day is the most perfect example of a backyard DIY wedding done right!  These two had a large cake reception immediately following their ceremony, and then an intimate reception on Maja’s family property later that evening.  Maja remembers the day as, “everything I dreamed of, but more than I could have ever hoped!” and there is proof in the beautiful images from Woodnote Photography
Maja + her mom were DIY legends in pulling the day together.  They baked the 54 layer wedding cake and 600 cookies, did the landscaping on the property, collected table linens, wicker furniture and 500+ Mason jars from estate sales and made table numbers, too!  Guests danced late into the night under the stars, and goofed off in the photo booth.  It was a day filled with joy and celebrating that will never be forgotten!

Maja + Matt’s advice to couples currently planning their wedding: Enjoying the day and celebrating with the people you love is more important than any detail. Work hard to make a great celebration and then let go of the details and love your day!  

Photographer – Caroline + Jayden of Woodnote Photography // Wedding planner – Kay Skoglund [Maja’s mom] // Maja’s Dress – Modern Trousseau // Maja’s shoes-Etienne Aigner // Maja’s Jewelry – mom’s diamond studs, sterling/Swarovski bracelets made by Maja, Majorica pearl bracelets and earrings, a broach-turned-hair-piece  from Maja’s Aunt Cynthia // Matt’s Suit –Banana Republic // Matt’s Shoes-Hugo Boss // Groomsmen’s suits –the groomsmen chose their own navy suits //  Bridesmaid’s gowns- J. Crew // Hair stylist –Stephanie Kreger at Tony and Friends Salon and Spa // Flowers – Jonathan Diel // Stationery & paper goods – Erik Skoglund // Ceremony (and cake reception) Venue – Racine Bible Church // Reception Venue – family-owned property // Celebrant/Officiant – Isaac Miller, Matt DePriest, Spencer DeBurgh // Ceremony Music – piano/voice and string quartet comprised of Maja + Matt’s friends // Reception Music – Sound by Design // Caterers – Chef John through the Red Onion // Cake – family Danish Layer Cake made by Maja + her mom





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