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Hello again budget-savvy readers! Lesley here, and I’m so excited to be back to share with you my WEDDING PHOTOS! Nate and I were married on New Year’s Eve, and we just got our pics back from the awesome Haaby Photography . I’m thrilled with the results! Most of our pictures were taken indoors with […]

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Hello, my lovelies! I’m now on the other side of the wedding planning chaos, and it is AWESOME! Being a Mrs. to a wonderful Mr. is just about the best thing I can imagine. Thanks so much to everyone for following my pre-wedding journey. We spent a week holed up at a beautiful snowy resort […]

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Good morning lovelies! I’m officially a married lady and won’t have much to post planning-wise from now on (sad face), but I was a good little blogger and planned ahead for some posts to tide you over until I’m back with wedding photos! I know you were all dying to know how we did on […]

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Being budget savvy isn’t always about getting everything for your wedding at the lowest price possible – it’s about prioritizing what you value and figuring out how to get what you want within your means! And even though we have a fairly small budget of $6000 for our wedding, there are a couple of splurges […]

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As a slightly non-traditional bride, there are many traditional wedding elements that I find rather blah and un-inspiring – one of those being the wedding guestbook. If I see another cutesy white satin fabric-covered book with GUESTBOOK sprawled across front in unnecessarily elaborate scroll script, I might gag. Now don’t get me wrong – I […]

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Hello lovely! Ever since I saw this gorgeous centerpiece back in July, I knew I wanted something similar for my wedding. I totally dig the charming rustic feel and crafty use of book pages. (Aren’t wedding blogs great for this kind of inspiration?) [Source] However, we don’t have the budget for those lovely white ceramic […]

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Ohhh, the honeymoon. How lovely to take a week away together in a gorgeous locale to celebrate your new marriage! Nate and I were originally thinking of taking a cheap-and-cheerful trip down to the Dominican Republic for a week – but as we quickly learned, traveling during the Christmas holidays is anything but cheap! A […]

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Nate and I had engagement photos taken in early October with the amazing husband and wife team of Mitch and Steph Haaby of Haaby Photography, and I am giggly happy with the results! I’ve been drooling over engagement shoots I’ve seen on Budget Savvy Bride and other great wedding blogs, and I had tons of […]

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Oh my dears, I had a frustrating day working on wedding decor projects last week – things just weren’t turning out as I envisioned them to. After hours of working on something and then having to re-do it because I wasn’t satisfied with the result, I had wasted an entire day and accomplished nothing. Nothing! […]

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If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably been collecting a plethora of images from blogs and magazines to inspire the design of your wedding – your dress, the decor, photography styles, etc. And while this can be a great part of your planning to help you nail down a specific “feel” for your big day, […]

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Okay, I have a confession to make. Even though my background is in interior design, and I’ve been all rah-rah cheerleader-esque excited about DIY decorating projects for my wedding…secretly, I am TERRIFIED of them! The number of things I have to do in the next 2 months is daunting, and I’ve been experiencing that awful […]

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Hello my dears! As an interior designer, I’ve always had a love for unique buildings and great architecture. So when it came time for Nate and I to pick our wedding venue…well, surprisingly, we chose something that is neither unique nor great! Because we live in the middle of nowhere, and because our wedding is […]

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