When a couple as cool as Sean and Tania host a boho backyard wedding, you know it’s going to be a day to remember. The casual vibe and bohemian details reflected their fun and free-spirited personalities to a tee. Despite the pouring rain (yes, you read that right!) these two had a smile on their face all day long. They were such a breath of fresh air, as were everyone in attendance that day; just stoked to be there celebrating Sean and Tania’s love.

The Venue

The private residence was absolutely stunning and featured a large backyard that extends into a forest, a private pond, and 3 covered balconies- one on each level. It was the perfect setting for a backyard wedding. I loved the rustic stairs and stone finishes throughout the property. Combined with the overcast skies, it felt like we were somewhere in the European countryside rather than Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Backyard boho wedding in Tennessee with a wooden welcome sign and white balloons
Boho wedding detail flat lay
Boho wedding dress hanging on a wooden porch and bridal detail flat lay
Boho groom in a rust colored twill suit with a floral tie and black pocket square
Boho bride sitting on a back porch in Tennessee surrounded by plants
Boho Tennessee bride with gold jewelry and a orange and yellow floral bouquet
Boho bride and groom first look at their backyard wedding in Tennessee
Boho bride and groom first looks photos at their backyard wedding in Tennessee
Up close bride and groom wedding photos in Tennessee
Boho bride and maid of honor in a yellow dress sitting on stone steps
Boho bride and groom with flower girls in white and green dresses with flower crowns

The Ceremony

Due to the rain, they decided to postpone the ceremony. Everyone gathered inside to mingle and wait out the storm and once it slightly let up, the guests ran to their seats. Of course, the minute they sat down it started to downpour. Despite having umbrellas, everyone was soaking wet by the end of it but no one seemed to care.

Boho Tennessee couple greeting guests at their backyard wedding
Boho bride and groom in a burnt orange suit holding an umbrella at their backyard wedding in Tennessee
Tennessee backyard wedding with a big porch and pond
Man walking down the aisle with a flower crown and basket of flowers in Tennessee

Instead of a traditional flower girl who tosses petals on the ground, they had a “flower man” who passed out beers and individual flower stems to guests sitting by the aisle (sporting a flower crown and all!) It was hilariously unique, and another testament to the fun and light-heartedness of the day.

Groom in a burnt orange suit walking down the aise with his mom and an umbrella
Boho bride walking down the outdoor aisle in Tennessee holding an umbrella
Rainy backyard wedding ceremony in Tennessee

A family friend officiated the ceremony and Sean and Tania read their personal vows to each other in the rain. Romantic, right? Everyone cheered and celebrated as the couple was officially pronounced husband and wife. They threw flowers petals (which immediately stuck to them!) as they made their way up the aisle as newlyweds.

Boho bride and groom at the altar holding an umbrella with their officiant
Boho Tennessee groom in a burnt orange suit saying his vows in the rain
Rainy backyard wedding in Tennessee with a wooden hexagon arch and fairy lights
Bride and groom recessional holding umbrellas at their backyard wedding in Tennessee
Bride and groom rainy outdoor recessional in Tennessee

The Reception

Following the ceremony was a very casual reception inside the home. There was an array of finger foods and appetizers that guests could self-serve and everyone sheltered from the rain. Once people had a chance to eat, we made our way down to the bottom deck for speeches, drinks, and dancing. After many wonderful tributes to the couple, it was evidently clear that Sean and Tania are loved by many. I may have shed a tear or two myself!

Boho backyard wedding in Tennessee with outdoor chandeliers, cocktail tables and fairy lights
Boho backyard wedding reception potluck dinner
Boho backyard wedding guests wearing cowboy hats and boots in Tennessee

Nobody let the rain stop them from having a good time that night as they danced on the deck. Sean and Tania shared their first dance right then and there, barefoot and happy like something out of a movie. They laughed and celebrated with good people and good vibes all around.

Boho bride and groom first dance at their backyard wedding in Tennessee
Boho bride and groom dancing barefoot in the rain
Boho bride and groom dancing on a porch with their guests in the rain
Bride and groom cutting their 3-tier drip frosting wedding cake with flowers
Bride and groom eating cake and kissing

If there’s one thing that you can learn from Sean and Tania’s day, it’s to not take life so seriously. These two turned a less-than-ideal situation into something iconic, memorable, and fun. Plus as they say, a little rain on your wedding day is good luck- and these two got a downpour.

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  1. Christian says:

    Hi Sarah, I really love this Boho wedding in the forest. You captured really beautiful moments of her wedding day. All the best, Christian

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