Lexington Backyard Wedding // Tanya + Andy // Lexington, Virginia

Tanya and Andy’s Lexington backyard wedding was an emotional, intimate affair. I find myself saying this a lot, but I absolutely loved the way this couple made their wedding day their own! 

Although Tanya and Andy live down in Virginia Beach, they also own a piece of land in Lexington. The location was perfect for them and their guests to enjoy a mountain backdrop for the whole day. With the help of Erin and her team at Rockfish Valley Events, that’s where they dreamed up their celebration from scratch. One of my favorite examples of this is their ceremony site – they kept the grass in that area long until the week before the wedding, when they carefully mowed a natural ceremony arch and perimeter for the ceremony space. 

Although they kept their ceremony short and sweet, they each wrote personal vows that had everyone in laughter and tears. At their first kiss, guests all set off their confetti cannons! Tanya was so excited for her confetti vision to come to life, and it was such a fun way to end their ceremony!

Afterwards, the couple went out on a ‘first puppy walk’ with their dog Nymeria (a reference for my Game of Thrones fans out there). During their cocktail hour, everyone had fun mingling and playing cornhole before the portraits and reception. Being on their land meant we had all the portrait time and space we wanted. They skipped wedding traditions that weren’t their vibe, like first dance, first look, and cake cutting. Instead, they enjoyed a relaxing dinner together and ended the night with time around the bonfire and lighting sparklers.

Keep scrolling to see more of Tanya and Andy’s Lexington Backyard wedding! 

white tent set up for lexington backyard wedding
table centerpieces with purple flowers at backyard wedding reception
dog standing outside wedding reception tent
close up of grass with groom playing outdoor games before backyard wedding
wide view of backyard wedding ceremony with rounded arch and chalkboard welcome sign
close up of wildflower beside backyard wedding ceremony
tall grass for outdoor wedding ceremony at Lexington backyard wedding
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flower girl tossing flower petals on the ground before backyard lexington wedding ceremony
bride and groom standing at alter before wedding ceremony begins
groom looking at bride as she reads vows
bride crying as she listens to groom's vows at Lexington backyard wedding
groom putting wedding band on bride's finger during outdoor ceremony
wedding couple kiss as husband and wife at Lexington backyard wedding
wedding couple walking away together as a newly married couple
wedding couple walking with dog following behind
bride hugging wedding guests at outdoor wedding reception
bride and groom playing corn hole
wedding guests having fun and celebrating playing corn hole with bridal couple
newly married couple standing with wedding guests
bride and groom standing together after backyard wedding
white and purple bridal bouquet being held by bride
bride lifting arms and celebrating being recently married
bride and groom walking through grass holding hands
wedding couple kissing and walking away together
groom kissing bride's cheek during wedding portraits
wedding couple looking at the beautiful view of mountains and green grassy hills
bride and groom playing croquet together after Lexington backyard wedding
close up of bride playing croquet outside
black and white image of bride celebrating after her turn during croquet
wedding couple playing croquet together
groom hitting croquet ball
wedding guests throwing ball for groom to hit
black and white image of reception at night with lights
wedding guests hugging and having fun at reception
wedding couple kissing during sparkler exit after Lexington backyard wedding
bride and groom dancing together after reception
newly married couple celebrating together and embracing after Lexington backyard wedding

Planning your backyard wedding and looking for more inspiration? Check out Jenny + Nick’s celebration, and Aija + Stafford’s wedding here
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wedding couple kiss as husband and wife at Lexington backyard wedding

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