Backyard Beauty

Styled Shoot
A breathtaking styled shoot shows couples how they can perfect the backyard wedding.
Written by
Emily Sweet


Seattle Bride Spring/Summer 2022

Alyssa Ayala of Pacific Engagements crafted a stunning styled shoot in a backyard to show clients how elegance and class can fit into any space. Playing off the surrounding landscape, the color palette perfectly complemented the natural beauty, while bold elements, such as vibrant florals and patterned linens, brought unique touches to the design. Inspired by crackle-glazed stoneware plates, the design created a chic ambiance that blended into the backyard setting. Floral arrangements focused on surrounding flora and foliage, with blossoms arranged to appear as if they were growing up from the ground and creating a path that led to a stunning freestanding floral arch. Floral watercolor linens drew hues of canary, peach, guava and yellow to the forefront of the scheme, embodying a springtime palette. Introducing an interactive element, watercolorist Paige Lindsey was present to create paintings of the setting. Ayala encourages couples not to be afraid of bold colors and patterns for their backyard weddings and to pull different elements together to allow for a truly personalized experience. Ayala says, “All design and color choices were derived from the surrounding landscaping and chosen with the purpose of elevating the everyday private residence.”


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