If you're wondering just how much I love backyard weddings, you should know that this past weekend, I curled up with a cozy blanket and watched Father of the Bride... twice. So this sweet romantic meets rustic party held in the bride's parents' backyard?
Use a netted canopy to keep bugs out of desserts and cake.
An outdoor reception for a summer wedding is also lots of fun. You could have a picnic, BBQ, or a low country boil in a park or even in your own back yard. Picnic themes are easy too! You could include the traditional picnic foods such as salads, fried chicken, corn on the cob, green beans, rolls, burgers, pulled pork.