Rikki and Matt got married “Father of the Bride” style, in the backyard of Rikki’s childhood home. It was always her dream to do this, and it was executed perfectly by Melissa Vitale Feldman of Vitale Events. Relive their special day, as they said “I do” under an expansive tree, with imagery captured on film by Blaine Siesser.

The Invitation - Details & In Studio Photo Session

These photos were taken separately, in a studio setting by Niki Marie Photography, with styling by Birch Affair. I wanted to ensure that Rikki’s family’s home address was hidden in all photos and it was on the main invitation card. This studio setting allowed for this!

Matt’s grandfather had painted the home in a gorgeous watercolor. He knew the couple planned to incorporate it in some way — what he didn’t know is that it would be the foundation for the overall design, including the periwinkle accents, as inspired by the clouds in his painting. What a special detail!

Triple thick, leather style paper, gold foil stamped and gold edge painting

Letterpress throughout

Color blocking and watercolor abstracts

Hand calligraphy for guest envelope addressing

Getting Ready

First Look and Portraits

What gets me is the way he looks at her, and the way she beams with joy. She is laughing and grinning ear to ear in every frame.

Portraits with Wedding Party

Rikki and Matt had a large, fun wedding party to celebrate with them, “Father of the Bride” style!



Rikki and Matt first signed their Ketubah with an intimate group. Then, they had their ceremony for all guests beneath a massive tree in the backyard of her childhood home. It’s what “Father of the Bride” dreams are made of!

Design Details for this "Father of the Bride" style wedding

Foil stamped leather style booklet for menu, explaining each course (the bride is a chef!)

Cocktail hour poolside with a tented reception

Multiple versions of cocktail napkins, match boxes, stir sticks

Bars designed to mirror invitation elements

Signage for custom wines blended for the couple, other small signage and table numbers throughout

Seating chart hand calligraphed on a mirror

"Father of the Bride" Backyard Reception

This reception had it all! The crew partied late into the night with a silent disco.

Vendor Team

Venue: Private Residence

Planning, Design, and Coordination: Vitale Events

Film Photography: Blaine Siesser

Floral and Rentals: Gerych’s

Stationery: Leah E. Moss Designs (that’s me!)