Nhung & Jason’s backyard was the perfect space for their wedding. I’ve had a few couples that held two ceremonies – one I photographed in Brownsville, then traveled with them to Kentucky to photograph their second wedding to each other – but these two win for the furthest distance. After their Bethel Park festivities, they celebrated again in Vietnam.

Vietnamese backyard wedding in Bethel Park
Vietnamese backyard wedding in Bethel Park
Vietnamese backyard wedding in Bethel Park

You don’t need a giant space to have a great backyard wedding, just the right kind of space. Nhung & Jason’s was a nice flat square, with some great hedges to block out distractions (and serve as a great backdrop for portraits).

Vietnamese backyard wedding in Bethel Park

A friend designed their invitations, and they were so cute.

Vietnamese backyard wedding in Bethel Park
Vietnamese backyard wedding in Bethel Park

I love doing the family formals outside. Getting everyone in some great natural light makes the photos go faster than having to set up gear inside of a church or hall. I also love doing some uh, less formal formals.

Vietnamese backyard wedding in Bethel Park

It might not be a popular spot for wedding photos, but this nearby cemetery had some beautiful landscaping.

Vietnamese backyard wedding in Bethel Park

She’s braver than I’d be in those shoes. Thankfully, no one got wet during this portrion of the day.

Vietnamese backyard wedding in Bethel Park
Vietnamese backyard wedding in Bethel Park

Nhung had a second outfit planned for her reception, a more traditional Vietnamese outfit with beautiful embroidery.

Vietnamese backyard wedding in Bethel Park
Vietnamese backyard wedding in Bethel Park
Vietnamese backyard wedding in Bethel Park
Vietnamese backyard wedding in Bethel Park
Vietnamese backyard wedding in Bethel Park
Vietnamese backyard wedding in Bethel Park

This guy’s ready to party.

Vietnamese backyard wedding in Bethel Park

Ceremony: their home in Bethel Park
Reception: Georgetown Centre, Pittsburgh PA
Invitations and seating chart made by friends
Lego cake topper built by the couple
Flowers: Flowers by Terry, Pittsburgh PA
DJ: Sounds4Gotten, Homestead PA

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