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Kelly Benton Photography

Jill & Brandon

  • Ceremony & Reception: Backyard in Fort Wayne, IN
  • Portraits: Backyard
  • Month: June
  • Style: Casual



A casual backyard wedding isn't something you see very often in northeast Indiana, but Jill and Brandon pulled it off flawlessly. Jill and Brandon’s wedding fit them to a T based on their laid back personalities, casual demeanor, and the small size of their guest list. Obviously, saying “I do” at home isn’t for everyone, but it’s definitely not an idea to be overlooked. Not only can hosting your own wedding save you some serious dough, but it has a whole slew of other great perks:

  • It’s a much more relaxed atmosphere.
  • It’s your yard, so you make the rules!
  • There aren’t any strict timelines telling you when the ceremony must end or the reception must start. It starts when you walk over there and start it.
  • It allows for a wider range in clothing formality for your guests.
  • You don’t need to spend as much money on décor because Mother Nature is providing the beauty for free!
  • If you’re a nervous bride, it’ll give you a sense of control and homespun comfort.

Click here to view more photos from Jill and Brandon’s wedding!