I love a small town backyard wedding! There’s something so very special and intimate about having your wedding celebration in a place filled with so many family memories. For Megan and Brendan, every time they go to Mom’s house, not only will they be reminded of Megan’s past; but also, the start of their future together as man and wife. When they have a meal in the kitchen, they will remember all the hands that gathered to prepare food for their celebration. When they stroll through the backyard, they will remember the spot where they had their first dance as man and wife. And as they kiss under the tree, they will be transported to one of the happiest and most memorable days of their life.
Megan and Brendan had their ceremony with a full mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Colusa, a beautiful church where they both serve regularly. And although their vows were not exchanged in Mom’s backyard, the church where they were married felt just as warm and intimate. It completely matched the welcoming quaintness of the town. And on their wedding day it was packed full of family, friends, and loved ones, completing the circle of past, present, and future.
Small town by nature and heart, worldly in knowledge and travels, these two are perfectly poised to start their adventure as a married couple together with the roots of Colusa strongly holding them to the values they hold near and dear.
Brides Dress: David’s Bridal
Hair: Marie Critchfield, Colusa
Groom’s Suite: Roger Stuart, Los Angeles
Bridesmaids dresses: Aria
Bouquets & boutonnieres: Sierra Flowers, Colusa
Reception Entertainment: DJ X-Cell – Arnold Navarro
The bride’s sister and cousin assisted with make-up. All the food was made by family and friends using secret family recipes. The cake topper and the flowers in the church and reception were done by a friend of the MOB with stems from Sam’s Club and Sierra Flowers. The bride and groom collected over 200 unique and eclectic plates. Table decor of cut greens (eucalyptus, rosemary, etc) from friend’s garden and pomegranates from MOB’s tree in the back yard. Recycled fences white-washed and attached with mason jars filled with candles and flowers by family and friends.
14 thoughts on “Catholic Church Wedding | Backyard DIY reception | Megan and Brendan”
Beautiful and well composed pictures Teresa. I would definitely recommend you if someone asks me if I know of a good wedding photographer. Dave
beautiful work, teresa! loving the bridals and reception coverage.
Killer work as per usual. diggin the dip shot in front of the church.
I love the portrait with the veil blowing in the wind!
Way to go smash a backyard wedding outta the park. Legendary.
Brilliantly done. Your work is so clean and timeless. The shot with the groom kissing her and her veil blowing is my fav.
Love the formals and the detail shots! beautiful and so inspiring!!
This bride is oozing with sweetness with all her tender looks. Wonderful work capturing all the great emotion. Well done!
LOVE the outside reception! This whole day looks so pretty and so much fun, with so much LOVE.
this one. her face says it all. priceless: https://teresakphotography.flauntsites.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/104/2014/01/Catholic-Backyard-Wedding-37.jpg
These are awesome! You captured the moment for them and I am sure they were so Happy! Great work!
These are the most natural looking wedding photos I’ve ever seen. Beautiful! I was at home looking at them. Outstanding.
They look like such a happy couple. You really do have an eye for catching some of the more personal moments of a wedding.
Soo Beautiful!! Wishing you both the very best in life together.