Before the pageantry of modern-day weddings, there were simple, outdoor gatherings that celebrated the marriage between two people—often held at one’s childhood home. With brides having to reconsider their original wedding plans in recent months, we are seeing a myriad of celebrations being shifted to backyard affairs. One of the most long-standing wedding traditions, an intimate, backyard ceremony presents itself as an ingenious opportunity to reconnect with loved ones nearby.
Whether you are preserving the spirit of your initial event or leaning into the family-centered outdoor atmosphere, we have curated a selection of gowns that are sure to complement the backyard soirée you are envisioning. Included in the gallery above are dresses of all styles—some made for the bride with a flair for the dramatic, and others tailor-fit for an outdoor garden party. Each would wear beautifully on a beaming bride walking beneath the canopy of trees in her family’s backyard.