Stefan & Leah: A Backyard wedding under the stars Virginia beach VA

Can we just stop and swoon over this beautiful backyard vintage dream of a wedding?!!!  

Both sides of this wonderful family worked together to create an intimate, outdoor celebration for Leah and Stefan. Their family business, Malbon Brothers BBQ , catered this backyard event at the groom's parents house. It could not have been more beautiful!

The groom's talented Aunts, Cathy and Susan, were the creative masterminds of this backyard affair. From the pastel color-kissed arrangements sprinkled around the backyard, to a weathered ladder draped with flowers and wooden letters that spelled LOVE strategically placed next to a spectacular white antique mirror, every detail made this wedding spectacular and personal. The elegant cream and floral cake created by Shortcakes Sweets took center stage perched upon a lovely white buffet for all to admire surrounded by the bridal bouquets.

Guests could be found sitting on vintage seating under a lush green tree with twinkle lights. The photos of Stefan and Leah's missing loved ones were displayed atop a white dresser and their souls tiptoed through the breeze to celebrate in spirit.

Their story began with a sprinkling of serendipitous encounters. On their first date, they went to lunch and realized they were both reading the same Game of Thrones book. Now, though this is not entirely the reason, Stefan knew right then that this amazing woman was the one. He even went home and told his mother, "I think I just had lunch with your future daughter in law."

Leah quickly found out what a sweet hearted and genuine person Stefan was and just how much they had in common. Mostly, Leah's heart knew he was the one when Petey, her first four-legged hairy love, decided he loved Stephan too! Petey and Leah agreed that this man was a keeper.

It was a beautiful sun-drenched day and the rain even held its breath for these two to join their lives together. Vows were exchanged at the edge of the backyard pond, complete with a cascading fountain, while their families and closest friends joined in celebrating their happiness. Petey even got to join in towards the end of the night for family bowtie included!

Congratulations Stefan & Leah!!

Special thanks to all the talented individuals who made this Wedding perfect

Caterer: Malbon Brothers BBQ

DJ: The man of the hour, Stefan 

Flowers: Cathy Malbon & Susan Malbon Hughes

Cake: Kelsey Reagan, Shortcakes Sweets

Venue: Private Residence

Make up: Brittany Moses