Bride and groom exit their ceremony with their dog.

Intimate Backyard Wedding in Lebanon, NH – Tong & Dustin

Tong and Dustin’s intimate backyard wedding in Lebanon, NH was so much fun. Plus, how cool is it to say you were married in your own backyard?! Transforming a backyard into a small wedding location is perfect if you are hosting an intimate wedding. This couple even had a waterfall nearby that made for unique woodsy portraits of Tong and Dustin and their wedding party.

Here are some of our favorites from this day. Congrats to these newlyweds!

Bride and groom in the woods before their small backyard wedding in Hanover, NH.
The groom looks through his old yearbook before his small backyard wedding in Hanover, NH.
Great ideas for useful groomsmen gifts with Pendleton socks, a pocket knife and floral tie in NH.
The groom puts on his floral tie for this backyard wedding in Hanover.
Bride wearing a red asian robe with her wedding dress hanging in window.
Bridesmaids help put the dress on in teal etsy dresses.
Great documentary photo of the bride hugging her friend before this small wedding.
Example of a small backyard wedding set up with long benches in NH.
The bride wears baby blue hunter boots while walking through the forest in NH.
The groom looks at his bride after their first look in the woods in NH.
The bridesmaids do a Charlie's Angels pose by the creek in Hanover, NH.
Bride and her best friend by the creek for this backyard wedding.
Hilarious groomsmen pose evolution of man by the creek for this backyard wedding.
Candid and relaxed portraits of groomsmen in NH.
Fun wedding photos of the bride in the woods in Hanover NH.
Bride and groom walk through a field in hunter blue boots.
Fine art wedding photographer with bride in lace dress and teal bracelet.
Bride and groom at their woodland wedding in Hanover, NH.
Dapper groom in bespoke suit with initials on cuff.
Blue hunter boots on the bride in this NH wedding.
Bride wraps her hands around groom's neck.
Wedding party in teal dresses and navy suits in NH.
The bride and groom in the forest in Hanover, NH.
Bride and groom hold hands with monique lhuillier dress.
Rustic wedding inspiration for a naked cake on a large wooden block.
Candid cocktail hour photos of happy guests.
Intimate backyard wedding ceremony set up Hanover, NH.
Photojournalism wedding photographer in NH.
Groom reads his vows to bride in an intimate ceremony.
Bride's father watches backyard wedding ceremony.
Example of backyard wedding ceremony set up.
Ceremony kiss during backyard wedding in NH.
Bride and groom exit their ceremony with their dog.
Candid wedding photo of guest hugging bride.
Intimate wedding ceremony with all of the guests.
Parents hug the bride and groom after their small ceremony.
Wedding guests pose for funny photo.
Candid photo of wedding guests kissing.
Bride and groom give speech at NH wedding.
Funny wedding toasts at small backyard wedding.
Laughter during wedding speeches at intimate wedding in NH.
Silly bride and groom walk to dance floor in NH.
Outdoor dance patio for intimate wedding in NH.
Backyard wedding dance patio in NH.
Dancing outside at small backyard wedding in NH.
Funny dance moves in outdoor pavilion.
Wedding guests dance in Hanover, NH.
Bride wears sparkle crown with twilight during wedding reception.
Outdoor wedding dance floor in NH.
Bride and groom do silly dance in Hanover, NH.
Romantic bride and groom dance under the stars during their intimate wedding in NH.

More about this intimate backyard wedding in NH:

When Tong first reached out to us about documenting her wedding, we couldn’t help but feel like a perfect fit. We obviously love intimate backyard weddings and after living in NH for five years, it still feels like home to us. Having an intimate wedding like this one means that you really do get to spend time with each and every guest. Their friends and family clearly had a great time celebrating with these two! During dinner, so many folks were able to give toasts to Tong and Dustin, which made for some really wonderful candid photos.

There were so many little details at this wedding that were such great ideas! Tong wore an adorable pair of baby blue Hunter rain boots for the first look by the creek. Dustin held their dog Brownie, a long haired dachshund, as he saw Tong in her dress for the first time. I think Dustin’s groomsmen gifts are the coolest and most functional we’ve ever seen. He gave them Pendleton socks, a beautiful Opinel knife and of course the floral ties they all wore. Tong wore a sparkly crown throughout the day, really taking advantage of the one day in your life after age 6 that you can do this!

Thanks to Tong and Dustin for inviting us to such a fun backyard wedding, we wish you both all of the best!

Vendors who contributed to this day:

Catering – Blood’s Catering

Desserts – Homemade by Cake Magician Carissa Dowd

Bride’s dress – Maggie Sottero

Bride’s shoes – BHLDN

Bridesmaids dresses – DC Dress

Makeup & Hair – Kymberly Byerly

Groom’s suit – Todd Snyder

Groom’s shoes – Alden

Groomsmen suits – Todd Snyder

Wedding rings – Dutille’s

DJ – Mr. Big

Food & drink all weekend – Lucky’s Coffee Garage, The Little Store, Muriel’s Donuts