The backyard. The classic wedding site, and perfect for intimate affairs, such as this 60-person backyard wedding pretty in pink produced by The Event Group in Pittsburgh.
“We used tenting and draping to transform the home’s lawn into a ceremony and reception venue,” said Sheila Weiner, President and Founder of The Event Group and producer of this event. While tenting was the key to creating privacy at the outdoor event, generators were the key to beating the heat of summer. “We set up generators on three streets to provide power and air conditioning,” Weiner recalled.
And the design objective? Pink! “I think we might have used every pink rose that was available,” Weiner said.
After the ceremony, guests were directed to the front lawn for cocktails while the tent was transformed from the ceremony setting to a seated dinner.
One concern always with backyard tented weddings is the lawn itself, and specifically how it interacts with women’s footwear. Weiner noted that the ground was fairly level to begin with, requiring only a carpeted flooring to protect women’s heels. And it didn’t go to waste as Weiner notes, “The bride purchased the ivory carpet in the tent and it’s now installed in her bedroom!”
Now that’s what one could call a “master” plan!