What a great day for a Fall Backyard Wedding at the Cliffs Valley Community!

A handsome Marine and beautiful woman tie the knot in the backyard and join their families together (doggie families that is.) Both animal lovers, their dogs were certainly a big part of the wedding day.

Meredith “left no leaf unturned” when looking for the perfect decorations for their fall-themed wedding. Colorful leaves, pumpkins, and chrysanthemums placed alongside lanterns and hay bales set the scene for this autumn fairy tale backyard wedding.

Ceremony Venue: Private Residence at The Cliffs Valley Community
Group Photo Location: The Cliffs Valley Nature Center
Reception Venue: The Cliffs Valley Clubhouse
Cake Artist: The Bakery Off Augusta
Photography: David & Kristina Photography

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The intimate backyard wedding ceremony got off to a great (and funny) start when Clint, the officiating minister, opened with the famous line from The Princess Bride, “Mawage. Mawage is what bwings us togeva today.”

intimate wedding on a stone patio in the backyardZak and Meredith say their vows

Grooms mother does scripture reading

The Groom’s mother presented a special heirloom Swedish bible belonging to Zak’s Great Great Grandfather. She read from Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 (in English).

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Family and guests enjoyed cocktails and a reception at The Cliffs Valley Clubhouse.

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Please leave a comment! Zak and Meredith will get a free 11×14 print of one of their wedding images if at least 25 people leave a comment!