Post # 1
All of these photos are unedited! My husband is in charge of the editing and he hasn’t gotten around to it yet but i coukdnt wait any longer to post!
We had a small wedding on a tight budget! we did it for $4000, thanks to etsy and months of diy. i think it turned out great.
so many things went unnacording to plan, but it was the most beautiful day of my life. Anyway, here goes!
Post # 3
Beautiful!!! I love your hair and dress!
Post # 4
@Regina Phalange: thank you! I did my hair myself and the dress is vintage from etsy, it was a steal!
Post # 5
LOVE.YOUR.GOWN. Holy moly! You were a stunning bride, and a beautiful couple!!! Looks like it was a wonderful celebration! Congratulations!!!
Post # 6
You are the cutest thing ever! Beautiful pics! Congrats:)
Post # 7
@Sweetjennygirl: thank you so much! It was a great day!
Post # 8
Congratulations! LOVE the dress 🙂
Post # 10
beautiful. thanks for sharing your pics. congratulations.
Post # 11
What a beautiful couple! Your location looks awesome, congratulations! 🙂
Post # 12
@PPONIXIV9212: You are SO CUTE in that dress! Your flowers are beautiful. And I love the roses on your white cake, they remind me of the designer wedding dresses that have the huge fabric roses ont he skirts.
You did a gret job of a budget wedding, it’s quite charming.
Post # 13
What a beautiful wedding! And what a gorgeous venue – looks like the Blue Ridge!
Post # 14
You are beautiful…your hair and dress complements each other so perfectly. You did very well for your budget.
Can I ask, how many guests and what was the menu like… love a budet breakdown too if you don’t mind.
Oh and congrats!
Post # 15
Thanks everyone! The location was the Tea Room at gambrill State Park in Frederick MD.. It was beautiful and CHEAP!
We rented it for two days for $500
Post # 16
@bridalprincess: thank you so much! We had 45 guests, and we did a soul food buffet. We saved the most money by picking a venue that had virtually no rules for catering, so we were able to hire any caterer we liked and we brought in our own alcohol which I bought wholesale.. We only sersang peach sangria, which we made from box wine, beer and prosecco. I bought the flowers from a wholesaler in Md and DIY’d the bouquets and arrangements the day before.
the bulk of the budget went to catering which cost us about $1300
decor was mostly DIY with a few etsy purchases $300
venue $500 for 2 days
i did my own hair but hired a makeup artist, one of my bridesmaids sister in law so we got a great deal $90
the photog was a recent grad and a friend of Darling Husband at Howard University so we got a great deal $375
Darling Husband is a graphic designer so all the graphics for invitations, my DIY paddle fans and other signage was made by him for free.
our wedding bands and my morganite e ring were bought from etsy a total of $1000
oh and flowers were about $130
thats just off the top mod my head