Lisha and Richard

Backyard weddings have become all the rage these days and I’m here for it. Now, if you’re in the midst of planning a backyard wedding you might have already thought to yourself “there’s no way my backyard is cute enough for a wedding reception” but let me stop you right there because Lisha and Richard’s backyard wedding will show you that even a tiny backyard can be the perfect spot for your reception. Of course, they kicked the day off in the cutest way possible, which was with an intimate ceremony at Princess and the Pea Hotel in Langley, BC. So, yeah, ok, not the whole day was in their backyard, you caught me.

If you’ve never had the chance to visit Princess and the Pea Hotel then you’ve been seriously missing out. It’s an absolute gem of a venue and is the perfect spot to hold an intimate wedding surrounded by charm and excellent service. Each of their rooms has a different decor style so you have a ton of options for your getting ready photos or for hosting your out-of-town guests. The covered deck provides a lovely covered space for those hot summers days or as an outdoor ceremony site where everyone gets to stay dry. So basically, it’s perfect. Scroll down and you’ll see what I mean.

When Lisha and Richard started planning their wedding they had their hearts set on an art gallery in North Vancouver. But alas, as Covid did to many venues, the art gallery shut down and Lisha and Richard had to pivot. Since they’d recently purchased their home and Covid was preventing their out-of-town guests from joining them (meaning a much reduced head count) they decided that their backyard could suit their needs and be a more comfortable option for all.

With the help of some awesome vendors they were able to convert their townhouse’s yard into a comfortable boho-inspired outdoor lounge that felt like a real wedding venue. Throw in some amazing BBQ, free-flowing drinks and twinkle lights and I have to say I’m 100% sold on backyard weddings (ok fine, I already loved them, you caught me again).

Big thanks to Lisha and Richard, their amazing vendors, and their friends that made this day so magical.