Sometimes simplicity is the gorgeous name of the game, and such is the beauty of backyard weddings. When you look through the intimate wedding day of Kristyn Saunders & Jason Wilczek, you wouldn’t even get a hint at the series of unfortunate events that occurred the day before! Upon her arrival in Miami, the couple met with wedding photographer Lindsay Collette, for a mini engagement session around the Wynwood Walls only for the skies to open as they often do without warning in south Florida, forcing the crew back to the car only to realize, in that brief time, that they had been robbed. A moment that would have devastated just about anyone, wedding bands, marriage license, family heirlooms and so much more were taken, saw Kristyn & Jason rallied around by close friends and family ensuring their wedding the following day became the dream it was always meant to be. The couple were married, not just in any church, but the church Kristyn’s family had helped to build over 60 years before! To celebrate, friends and family headed to her grandparent’s house for an intimate backyard wedding reception in a wash of electric blues, oranges and metallic detailing. Jason hand crafted various decor details bringing their vision to life from the checkerboard dance floor, personalized bar to their table assignment display. This backyard wedding serves as yet another lovely reason why sometimes the best wedding venues are those closest to us from the start!