June and Mitchell wanted a colorful, casual and playful wedding that was entirely ‘them’, and they got married during the pandemic having only 19 guests and using their own home as a venue.
Once COVID swept the nation, the couple knew that they could no longer have the 250 guest barn wedding they had spent two years planning. After being pretty bummed—like really, really bummed—June had the idea to have a wedding on the front porch. Their house was built in 1915 and is still in really great shape—the couple just did some aesthetic things. June handmade wooden shutters (replacing dingy white plastic ones), the porch got stripped down and hit with a fresh coat of paint, the groom moved about 2 tons of rock for the landscaping, and they spent the most money on hanging 150ft of string lights over the driveway. All in all, they spent about $700 turning our quaint home into a perfect venue.
June had a vision of pulling the colors from her wedding dress and splashing them on everything she could get her hands on. The couple thrifted all of the tables and chairs for their intimate reception—and June went to town painting everything she could to create a cohesive look that really set the mood. Both moms made the desserts. June’s mom made the jewelry, including the groom’s bolo tie. The friends helped us set the tables, set up the livestream, create the flower arrangements, decorate the porch, keep our heads on straight and remember to eat. June’s friends even did her makeup for her and came in clutch with the powder and the lipstick throughout the night—things she hadn’t even thought of.