If you are planning your wedding or helping a loved one plan theirs, have you considered keeping the special day closer to home? With some lovely food, delicious drinks, and the right vibe, a backyard wedding pairs the comfort of home with the sparkle of the most special day of your life.
We all love a good wedding, and what better place than at home? Imagine enjoying the most romantic day of your life – in a garden setting?!
A great way to plan your special backyard wedding is to think about what elements you can manage yourself, and which aspects might shine with some expert help.
Cherry’s Catering has got some tips for you, plus some useful resources so you can go ahead and easily plan your wedding day with no fuss.
Great backyard weddings start with a little help from the experts…
Choose your celebrant
A good first step is to look at booking your celebrant, as who you choose can help set the whole mood of the day. Consider what type of ceremony you want, whether it be casual or more formal.
At Cherry’s Catering, we have catered for many weddings and along the way we’ve met celebrant Liz Underdown. She truly delivers weddings with love and sincerity.
As an authorised, dedicated and experienced celebrant, Liz creates a ceremony that reflects your personal commitment to each other and helps your day be the most memorable, ever!
Find your florist
The flowers at your backyard wedding can really help set the tone of the day, so take some time to think about the style of blooms you might prefer – can they fit in with the existing landscape? If you prefer big bouquets or petite petals… either option works – it just depends on your preference.
Annaliese Maffescioni at Signature Floral Design loves to walk you through every colour and aspect of your wedding day to design the ideal blooms for you – be it moody, bright, cascading or eclectic wildflower – you want them to be tailored exactly to your style and your vision of the perfect day.
Beautiful make-up can be subtle and romantic, or strong and full – you know what you like, and your make-up artist will be able to show you different styles that will look good on the day and in your photos for years to come.
For beautiful bride vibes, check out makeup artist Alex Bronwyn who is a professional freelance makeup-artist using only high-end makeup.
Choose the look you want – dramatic or casual… either way, it will look good all day and all night!
Fabulous food to feed the love!
Feed your guests with food so delicious they will have happy tummies, ready to soak up all the champagne! At Cherry’s Catering, many of our event catering menus are suited to wedding celebrations, but we can also tailor to suit your catering needs – and the best part is we do not impose a surcharge just because we are catering for a wedding.
And because all our professional service staff are certified with Responsible Service of Alcohol, our Special Facilities Licence enables us to supply and serve your selected drinks package anywhere along with the food.
We help you choose the menu, sample the food, then we prepare and serve the food. We also make sure the happy couple gets their share of the event catering – even if you are too busy talking all night!
Wonderful wedding cakes
Another part of the event catering decision is the wedding cake. For the wow factor, dazzle your guests with a wedding cake that looks as good as it tastes.
At Tracey’s Delights, the cakes are lovingly created for your special day. They look gorgeous and taste divine!
And whether you choose a fully decorated magnificent cake or a tower of cute cupcakes, we’re pretty sure your guests will love indulging in a sweet treat after their delicious dinner.
Now, with all the gorgeous party food, lovely hair, pretty flowers, and a perfect cake, you’ll want some special photos to remember the day, right?!
Choosing a wedding photographer that you feel comfortable with is the key to feeling relaxed on the day. Graham Hall offers some fantastic packages so you can choose a level that suits your day. Graham understands that as a photographer it is his job to capture and document the special moments of your backyard wedding day, for you to both love and share.
Organising your special day can be easy and stress-free if you hire the right equipment to set the scene and keep things practical. You can hire chairs, tables, linen, marquees and more – all helping to ease any stress and create the vibe you want. Are you going for a relaxed and casual vibe, a vintage or provincial feel, or classical elegance?
Hire Society is highly regarded in the industry for their innovative products and unwavering focus on clients, quality and service. They can provide creative event hire solutions for your beautiful wedding.
Easy event tips
Some final tips we’ve learned from catering for many events over our 20 years…!
- Less is more: consider hanging string lights or brightly coloured streamers to create a casual, yet elegant atmosphere.
- Don’t forget to check any rules surrounding noise in your suburb, and it would be a good idea to let the neighbours know – or even invite them!
- Check you have the facilities to host your guests for the evening – for example, consider hiring porta-loos! Which can be quite modern and nice these days!
- Provide cozy blankets to keep guests warm well into the night.
- Ensure you have a Plan B if the weather turns bad! Clear an area inside or provide stylish umbrellas. If the rain comes, turn it into a positive by planning some games that can be played indoors.
So, all you need to do now is click here to contact Cherry’s Catering for your Wedding Catering.
Choose from one of our menus or let us create a personalised menu for your backyard wedding. We celebrate love and welcome all enquiries. We would love to help you plan your special day.