Jens & Anthony

October 6, 2016

A Backyard Chico California Wedding

Sometimes I wonder if there’s any wedding that ends up becoming the exact realization of an original plan or idea. No matter the twists and turns that take place, though, it always ends up becoming absolutely perfect. Always. Because hey, life is what happens when we’re busy making plans, right?

Originally Jens and Anthony had planned on running off to elope in Spain, a country that had won their hearts over five years ago when they visited San Sebastian to celebrate their 5th anniversary as a couple. They had planned on then coming home and holding a reception in their Northern California home to celebrate with friends and family.

What actually ended up happening was similar, but still quite different. They had an intimate, summer brunch themed wedding in their quaint, succulent-filled backyard in Chico, CA. They all got ready together in separate rooms of their home. Jens wore a pink dress, and we shot their First Look amongst the rolling yellow hills that are so iconic to the Northern California landscape. The ceremony was a quick one, officiated by a dear friend, attended by the closest of friends and family, with fresh baked cinnamon rolls for all at the reception. And they still managed to squeeze Spain into it all by traveling there for their honeymoon a couple weeks before their wedding date.

Because who says you have to follow the rules just because you decided to go the traditional route after all?

Succulent plant decorations | Backyard Chico California Wedding

Bride's earrings and rings shot on succulent leaves | Backyard Chico California Wedding

Gold goblet and succulent table settings | Backyard Chico California Wedding


Gold goblet and succulent table settings | Backyard Chico California Wedding
















First Look in Upper Bidwell Park | Backyard Chico California Wedding


First Look in Upper Bidwell Park | Backyard Chico California Wedding





Bride and Groom walking through Upper Bidwell Park | Backyard Chico California Wedding

Portraits of Bride and Groom in Upper Bidwell Park | Backyard Chico California Wedding

Bride and Groom walking down a road in Upper Bidwell Park | Backyard Chico California Wedding

Portrait of Bride and Groom in Upper Bidwell Park | Backyard Chico California Wedding

Bride's veil flowing in the wind | Backyard Chico California Wedding
Brenizer Method of Bride and Groom under oak trees in Bidwell Park | Backyard Chico California Wedding

Wedding Party group photo in Bidwell Park | Backyard Chico California Wedding











Intimate ceremony in private residence | Backyard Chico California Wedding


















Bride and Groom kissing | Backyard Chico California Wedding
Portraits of Bride and Groom at their home | Backyard Chico California Wedding
















Instax Guestbook Table Settings | Backyard Chico California Wedding


Vendors & Resources

Venue: Private Residence in Chico, CA | Officiant: Friend of the Couple | Florist: Laura Fettig | Caterer & Cinnamon Rolls: Country Morning Cafe | Groom’s Suit: Men’s Wearhouse | Bride’s Dress: Vera Wang | Hair & Make-Up: Danielle for Dimensions Salon | Second Shooter: Chris Miller

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Ahhhhhhhh! This is so good! I love it all. And the deer! Makes me so happy!

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