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  • Writer's pictureMariah Thomason

Alex + Samantha | An intimate backyard wedding in Spring Hill, fl

When it comes to love stories, Samantha and Alex's is like a recipe for pure charm and genuine connection. From the moment I met them during their engagement shoot, I could tell their wedding day was going to be something unforgettable. And guess what? Their intimate backyard wedding in Spring Hill, FL didn't disappoint – it was a laid-back celebration of their personalities and their undeniable bond.

Totally Their Vibe

Samantha and Alex just click. You know, the kind of couple that radiates chemistry and a down-to-earth vibe that's totally infectious. Meeting them felt more like hanging out with buddies than anything. Their love was so real, and I couldn't wait to capture it on their big day.

Backyard Bliss

They had it all planned out – an intimate shindig that felt completely unique like them. Their own backyard became the canvas for their offbeat wedding masterpiece. It was cozy, chill, and oh-so-personal. The decor? Think moody cottagecore meets bohemian charm – pretty much a perfect mirror of their personalities.

Sweet 'n' Quirky Touches

You won't find cookie-cutter here. Instead of the usual floral extravaganza, Samantha and Alex decorated the tables with ivy and pinecones. Handwritten signs and framed photographs dotted the scene, sharing snippets of their journey – it was like a treasure hunt for their love story. I especially loved the vintage record player with a personalized record for the guests to sign in place of a traditional guest book.

But that's not all. As favors for their guests, Samantha and Alex had homemade trail mix and hand-cut crystals – little tokens of appreciation that added an extra layer of thoughtfulness to the celebration.

A Fairytale... Fiesta?

Now, let's talk food – brace yourself for a taco bar. Seriously, they ditched the fancy three-course meal for a DIY taco fiesta. If you know me, you know I was VERY happy with their meal choice. And the cherry on top? Those cute tiny bottles of Tabasco sauce!

Pepper Garden Portraits and Unconventional Elegance

One of the standout moments of the day was Samantha and Alex's couple portraits in their hot pepper garden. I was thrilled to capture them amidst the vibrant greens and fiery reds of the pepper plants. The shade from the garden's cover created a unique shadow effect that added depth and dimension to the close-up shots.

In a delightful departure from tradition, Samantha chose to wear a deep green dress instead of the traditional white gown. This choice perfectly complemented the garden setting and showcased her individuality. Her dress, much like the entire wedding, was a reflection of the couple's personalities and their willingness to break free from conventions.


Samantha and Alex's backyard bash was more than a wedding – it was a genuine celebration of their love, their journey, and their easygoing spirits. It was like a snapshot of them – relaxed, charming, and oh-so captivating. From their heartfelt vows to their last dance, every single moment screamed "this is us."

Are you planning your own unique celebration? Let Samantha and Alex's story inspire you to infuse your wedding with personal touches that reflect who you are as a couple. If you're looking for a photographer who can capture the authentic essence of your love, reach out to us for photography coverage. Just like we were there to document Samantha and Alex's beautiful day, we'd be honored to be a part of your story too. Happy planning!

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