5 Real San Diego Backyard Weddings

Considering having a San Diego backyard wedding? You’ve come to the right place! Check out these 5 real San Diego backyard weddings ranging from an outdoor wedding in January in Alpine to a Jewish hoedown in Ramona. Creating your own floor plan for a San Diego backyard wedding can be tricky since (most likely) the backyard you are using was not designed to host events. Parking is also another big factor since most San Diego neighborhoods barely have enough street parking for residents…BUT the savings of hosting your wedding in a backyard give you the flexibility to hire a valet company or really awesome wedding pros who can walk you through these challenges.

To see videos from each San Diego backyard wedding, click on the blog post link.

 

Jewish Backyard Wedding Encinitas

#1 SAN DIEGO BACKYARD WEDDING: DANA & JAKE

What: country, intercultural wedding (the groom is Jewish, the bride is not)

Where: Encinitas, CA

When: May 2017

Ceremony: on-site in the backyard

 

Backyard Jewish Wedding Encinitas 1
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Backyard Jewish Wedding Encinitas 2
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Backyard Jewish Wedding Encinitas 3
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Parking: valet

Challenges: incorporating Jewish tradition, honoring Dana’s grandpa’s 90th birthday which was the same day, squeezing in some country music after dinner, sneaking the couple away during the reception for 20 minutes of sunset photos

Deets: first wedding ever in this backyard, Dana’s horse wore a flower crown

Read more about Dana & Jake’s San Diego backyard wedding

 

Bilingual Salsa-Dancing San Diego Wedding - Backyard 3

#2 SAN DIEGO BACKYARD WEDDING: JUDITH & HECTOR

What: bilingual, intercultural wedding (the bride and her parents were speaking French; the groom and his family were speaking Spanish)

Where: San Diego, CA

When: April 2017

Ceremony: off-site at a church

 

Bilingual Salsa-Dancing San Diego Wedding - Backyard 2
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Bilingual Salsa-Dancing San Diego Wedding - Backyard
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Parking: surrounding surface streets

Challenges: bringing the 2 cultures together + the bride & groom hired me just ONE WEEK before the wedding

Deets: small backyard, small crowd, most guests from out of the country, the couple met while salsa dancing

Read more about Judith & Hector’s San Diego backyard wedding

 

Ramona Backyard Wedding Hoedown 1

#3 SAN DIEGO BACKYARD WEDDING: ALEXIS & SAM

What: country, Jewish backyard wedding (technically the reception was on the driveway and just the ceremony was in the grass)

Where: Ramona, CA

When: June 2016

Ceremony: on-site in the backyard

 

Ramona Backyard Wedding Hoedown 3
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San Diego backyard wedding
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Parking: in the homeowner’s front pasture

Challenges: the homeowner wanted everyone out by 9:00 PM

Deets: country music (for Dinner & Cocktails only), Jewish traditions, early/daytime

Read more about Alexis & Sam’s San Diego backyard wedding

 

January Backyard Wedding Alpine 1

#4 SAN DIEGO BACKYARD WEDDING: TATUM & JOHN

What: rustic, non-denominational backyard wedding

Where: Alpine, CA

When: January 2015

Ceremony: on-site in the backyard

Parking: surrounding surface streets

Challenges: it was 40 degrees after the sun set

Deets: rented propane heaters, hot drinks, coats, hats, gloves

Read more about Tatum & John’s San Diego backyard wedding

 

Rustic San Diego Backyard Wedding 2

#5 SAN DIEGO BACKYARD WEDDING: BRITTANY & ZACH

What: rustic, non-denominational backyard wedding

Where: El Cajon, CA

When: October 2014

Ceremony: off-site at Cuyamaca College

 

San-Diego-Backyard-Wedding-DJ-1
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San-Diego-Backyard-Wedding-DJ-2
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San-Diego-Backyard-Wedding-DJ-3
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San-Diego-Backyard-Wedding-DJ-4
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Parking: valet

Challenges: bride was on crutches, first wedding ever in this backyard + multi-level backyard with a lot of “obstacles”

Deets: casual, raging dance party, low-key

Read more about Brittany & Zach’s San Diego backyard wedding

 

Are you having a San Diego backyard wedding? What challenges are you facing? How much money do you anticipate you saved? Tell me in the comments below!

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