About the couple

Abby and Ben's intimate backyard wedding is one I keep close to my heart! An adorable blended family, similarly to my own. It was a beautiful day -- full of sunshine and happy tears.

They are one of the sweetest couples you will ever meet, both so caring, welcoming and kind. And their wedding day was just as sweet. Ben and Abby could not look at each other for half of the day without crying. Which made the first look a unique experience -- looking at each other, crying, then refusing to look at each other, lol. Even I cried.

We ended the day enjoying music in the barn, as well as out on the lawn for a relaxed backyard reception. There were a few competitive games of cornhole and basketball, and a whole lotta laughter.

Abby and Ben's love for their family and for each other was so tangible all day and it was an honor to capture it.

The Wedding Property

The backdrop for this summer backyard wedding was Magnolia Green Tx, an airbnb that doubles as an intimate wedding venue in Magnolia, Tx, just south of The Woodlands. Enjoy the peace and quiet of a 5-acre natural wonderland. Minutes away from world-class shopping, dining, and recreation in The Woodlands, TX.

The Magnolia Green Tx entrance is tucked away on a country road cul-de-sac with very little traffic and features a home on 5 acres, with 4 furnished bedrooms, a fully furnished kitchen and dining area, a spacious living room with pull-out sofa, 2 full baths, high-end linens, a stocked laundry room, and plenty of outdoor space to enjoy.

Abby and Ben, along with the help of several family members, did a few DIY projects around the property to get it decorated for the big day, but the property already came equipped with a wedding arch, chairs, and a barn that housed the reception. Both garage doors roll up and it is a beautiful place to sit and enjoy the surroundings. The barn is equipped with surround sound, blue-tooth capacity for streaming music, a large retractable movie screen and projector, a ping pong table, a comfy L-shaped sofa, and a rustic bar-height table with barstools.

Also on the property: basketball hoop, zip line, hammock, volleyball net, long sloped driveway perfect for scooters and plasma car races, horseshoes, fire pit, and picnic tables. There is a basket of balls and yard toys to enjoy.

Whether it is family property with a huge yard, a farm with a beautiful barn or a cottage, family owned properties can make gorgeous wedding venues. They can also make your wedding day much more affordable and they give you free rein over the timing of your day, the food and drink. You can design your day to be exactly how you want it without restrictions.

If you are thinking of planning a backyard wedding, cottage wedding or estate property wedding we would love to hear from you.

Here are some of our favorite's from Abby and Ben's big day.