The Mytty family was excited to celebrate their 20-year marriage and their family – including their three teenagers and fur-babies – with a backyard vow renewal. They envisioned an intimate and elegant garden party with a touch of glamour. Jennifer’s favorite color, lavender, served as the basis for the color palette, which included cool-tone greens for a nod to the backyard setting, silvery sage for a touch of glamour, and peach and apricot to add warmth and tonal contrast.
The flowers were arranged in an organic style, including apricot foxglove, lavender garden roses, caramel phlox, mauve ranunculus, butterfly ranunculus, and lavender sweet pea. Even the nursery items for the Mytty’s backyard planters were selected to ensure they were cohesive with the event’s floral design.
Guests arrived at the Mytty family home and were welcomed with tray-passed champagne served with custom cocktail napkins printed with an illustration of the family at one of their favorite locations, Johnson Lake. The playful illustration added a personal touch to the event, setting the tone for the intimate celebration of love and family.
A handsome sailcloth tent draped with linen was built in the family’s backyard, creating an elegant and inviting space for the celebration. Guests entered the tent under a charming scalloped-edge. The tent entrance included a collection of flowers and plants arranged in wicker baskets for a casual but elegant feeling. The attention to detail was evident in every aspect of the design, even down to the guests’ escort cards. Because of the intimate guest count, the escort cards were tray-passed and decoupaged with Italian paper, layered with a lavender calligraphed escort card, and secured with a petite wax seal bearing the family’s monogram.
Special attention was paid to how the diverse color palette was applied and dispersed underneath the tent. A custom French-scallop valance in peach fabric, trimmed with oyster grey, added warmth to the expansive canvas tent. Lush garlands of silvery-sage eleaganus vine and blush wisteria were suspended across the tent canopy to tie in the valance color and emphasize the height of the tent and its expansive wooden mast poles. The design was a perfect blend of elegance, warmth, and casual charm, creating an intimate and inviting space for the guests to celebrate the Mytty family’s love story.
A built-in 10-foot bar was installed on the far end of the tent, anchoring the space. The bar was painted a genteel blue-green with a subtle gray cast to further incorporate the sage color into the tent. The impressive bar shelving was lined with a metallic silver wallpaper with a vine design, creating a beautiful backdrop for framed family photos, floral accents, and the couple’s favorite wine featuring custom gold foil labels to tie in the event branding.
Jennifer’s signature drink was “The Mytty Marg,” a twist on the classic margarita made with Butterfly Pea Tea to give it a purple color and tie in the event color palette. The drink was garnished with edible flowers, adding a playful and elegant touch to the drink.
Trey chose the classic Jack and coke as his signature cocktail, but to add some personality, we named it “The Mighty Mytty,” a reference to the couple’s meet-cute at a bar. Jennifer was immediately smitten with Trey, but when he gave her his name and number, she was worried about how to pronounce his last name. She had a feeling she might someday take Trey’s last name and secretly hoped it wasn’t pronounced as “mighty.” She was relieved when she called Trey, and he confirmed the pronunciation. The playful story behind the signature drink added a personal and charming touch to the celebration.
Jennifer wanted the dining experience to feel like a family gathering, so two long tables were arranged down the tent to create a sense of intimacy and togetherness. The tables were a balance of organic and glam finishes, with white linen embroidered with sage-colored leaves that complemented the vine motif on the bar shelving. Diamond-back chairs provided an elegant silhouette for guest dining, while the raw wooden finish tied into the backyard setting. Long wooden boxes filled with lush arrangements created a runner of color down the tables and were juxtaposed by metallic votives interspersed into the centerpieces. Place settings included white charger plates with a feminine scalloped edge, lilac ceramic plates that contributed to the event’s organic vibe while tying in the color palette, and lucite and gold faceted flatware that added a glamorous accent to the tables. The Czech Crystal stemware cut with a delicate five-point star was selected as a reference to the Mytty’s five-person family. Floral letterpress dinner menus outlined the four-course menu starting with individual charcuterie plates and ending with a duo tart featuring His and Her flavors.
The open-air vow renewal took place after dinner at dusk to take advantage of optimal natural lighting. The stone paver aisle was lined with organically arranged floral. Simple wooden benches enhanced the intimacy of the ceremony.
After the ceremony, guests danced underneath the stars, accompanied by the same band that performed at Jennifer and Trey’s wedding 20 years ago. Trey surprised Jennifer with a heartwarming special performance of a song he wrote for her, bringing the celebration of their love story full circle. The evening was filled with love, laughter, and cherished memories, a true testament to the power of love and family.