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Real Wedding: A Rustic-Chic Backyard Wedding in Chagrin Falls, Ohio

When this couple couldn't decide on a wedding venue, they decided to hold the wedding in their own backyard in Chagrin Falls, Ohio! With a rustic-chic theme, they focused on the details, from adorable signage to beautiful florals, and turned their backyard into their dream venue. Plus, the cutest cake ever award goes to the bear-themed cake for a couple with the last name Baer!

From the bride, Nikki:

Our inspiration for our wedding was rustic chic! I am from the suburbs in Michigan and Ross is from a small town in Pennsylvania. We met here in Cleveland, so we had a hard time trying to figure out what state to get married in and what venue fit our style. We decided to have 110 of our closest family and friends to our house and property in Chagrin Falls. We have approximately three acres of land and, with the help of our amazing wedding planner, turned it into a wedding wonderland! How amazing it is to look outside everyday and relive the day over and over.

Our favorite memory of the day (hard to chose when it's the best day of your life) was our first look in downtown Chagrin Falls. Walking up to see your soon-to-be husband was so exciting and romantic! What made it so special was having our family there to watch the moment and to be able to run around downtown and take amazing photos at our favorite park, popcorn shop, and of course the beautiful falls. If we had one more memory to chose, it would be the "sparkler event"! Since we got married at our house there was no grand exit, however it was so special to have our family and friends surround us and sparkle us with love. Even though the wedding was four months ago, we are still living the memories like it was yesterday!

All photos by Lumin Images.


Dress: Something White, Independence, Ohio | Custom Groom Suit: David Contugno Executive Tailors, Brecksville, Ohio | Wedding Planner, Styling & Floral Decor: McPherson Events & Design, Denise McPherson | Caterer: Marigold Caterer | Tent, Dance Floor, Ceremony Chair Rentals: Everything Tented | DJ: Velocity Sound | Cake: Philomena Bake Shop | Photography: Lumin Images | Paper Details: Minor Details CLE | Makeup: Lindsay London | Ice Cream Truck: Chris's Ice Cream Treats

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