My fi and I are planning on having our wedding ceremony at Washington Oaks State Park in Palm Coast and our reception at my parents house in St. Augustine on April 7, 2012. According to my calculations we could save quite a bit by having a backyard reception. We would rather use the money towards a new house and my PhD that I'm working on. My parents have a beautiful house with a huge side and front yard as well as a huge patio/screen room with enough room for a large tent to sit at least 70 people. The neighborhood is very friendly and small and don't have a problem with noise and such so that won't be a problem. Our theme is the ocean (Navy Blue and Silver). Lots of starfish and shells with sand and rafia.
Has anyone ever been to or hosted their own wedding in a backyard in Jacks/St.Augie or elsewhere?
Would like to know how yours went and maybe get some advice or tips.
Does anyone recommmend any affordable caterers (spanish and/or BBQ food is a plus) either as sit/down or buffett?
Thanks in advance