Kelly and Tommy’s Backyard Wedding | Melbourne Fl

When Kelly and Tommy met it was love at first CAD conversation… Kelly being a furniture designer and Tommy a mechanical engineer. But software isn’t all they have in common – their hobbies including hiking, boating and gardening (oh not your average gardening, I’m talking full on ecosystem in their backyard gardening!) They also share a love for Denali, a sweet golden retriever who was there with them when Tommy proposed over a game of frisbee and right there at the altar as well – yellow tutu and all.

Kelly and Tommy live in Virgina but were married here in Melbourne at the home of Kelly’s mother. The backyard, riverfront wedding was beautiful and festive. Kelly and her mom worked hard pulling all the details together, many of which were DIY (even the floral arrangements and centerpieces!)  Green Turtle catered, providing great service and exquisite food as usual. Check the entire list of vendors at the bottom!

The bright yellow accents for this outdoor wedding really stood out and just like a ray of sunshine filled the whole wedding day with warmth and happiness.  Enjoy!


Dear ring bearer, you are the cutest thing ever and sidenote I LOVED the neckties on the big boys!

How stunning is Kelly right?  Btw, her mom laid these beautiful tiles herself.  I could seriously post a whole blog entry about the home and all that this amazing woman has done in it on her own.

From the tiling, to the staircase to the kitchen and beyond… a labor of love (and talent!)

Kelly and Tommy decided to see each other before the ceremony so we set up a special “first look” moment for them on the upstairs patio. Super sweet.

All the arrangements were DIY, fabulous cake Sueann’s Bakery

Kelly and Tommy’s loveys from childhood were set out on display – ADORABLE!

Shout out to my bro/assistant/second shooter on this shot of the tearful bridesmaids, love it.

This infinity pool has officially been added to my dream house list along with other random things like a wrap around porch and (enclosed) outdoor shower, oh and yellow paint!

Kelly and Tommy wishing you a beautiful life together, congratulations!


Venue: Private Home Melbourne Fl

Floral Arrangements: DIY  (supplied by Publix)

Catering: Green Turtle

Cake: Sue Anne’s Bakery

Hair and Makeup: Tina Teplica

Band: Ron Pirtle

Gown: Pronovias from Tiffany’s Bridal Richmond VA