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Every now and again I come across something that I think is really great. Sam Stroud Photography is doing something great. Sam is raffling off a wedding photography session for a wedding taking place in 2010, worth $2150. This package includes all-day coverage, a 13×10 coffee table book, and an engagement or bridal photo session. […]

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If you total up the amounts of all the previous posts you get $10,543.62. (As I said, I don’t consider E’s suit an actual wedding expense… so for the sake of argument I’m deducting that cost to give a total $10,213.62.) But think whatever you want. We were hoping to spend around $10,000… but we […]

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I know the name is kind of weird, but i love kneehole desks. The furnished room I rented out in college had an old one, and I used it as a vanity/makeup/hair table. They are great because they have so many deep drawers for storage- it hid all of my many beauty items away and […]

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Wedding Day Beauty: $155 Hair: Sarah Mack, Top of the Block Makeup: Amy Lynn Larwig Ceremony/Legal: $240 Marriage License: $40 Pastors: $200 Music: FREE My uncle Ricky (www.RickyRoche.com) played acoustic guitar during our ceremony and did some sets during our reception. He's a cover artist- he can do anyone- I swear. Our guests were shocked […]

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Congrats to Marianne, who was commenter #41! You are the winner of the Skinny Cow Giveaway! I’ve sent your info to the folks at Skinny Cow so they should be getting in touch with you shortly to get you your free ice cream! Thanks for everyone that entered!

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Birdcage Cardbox: $20 during a 50% off sale at Hobby Lobby! I love it and am using it to store towels in now. So cute! Flower girl basket: $5 at party city after coupon. I added the ribbon embellishments myself. Ring Bearer Pillow: Free Won the silk ring pillow by Sarah Lansdale through at contest […]

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Centerpieces: $142 Mason Jars: $75 for 30 Milkglass Vases- .50 each at thrift store- 7.50 Green glass vases and votive holders: $20 (All were .30c each at Old Time Pottery- we got 45 votive holders and 15 green vases) Burlap for table runners- 15 tables: $39.49 (For the record, ONE burlap table cloth from the […]

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Paper Products: $229.85 Paper: $187.85 $119.05 for the two shades of turquoise paper, and $68.80 for the cream colored paper and envelopes. From this paper- 100 sheets of each color- I made our invitations, reply cards and envelopes, as well as wraps for our biodegradable utensils, signs for the Candy Buffet, Reserved signs for the […]

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I dunno if I’ve ever mentioned ths before, but I kind of LOVE ice cream. It’s one of those things I can’t live without, and no matter what diet I may be on- that’s the one thing that I can’t give up. Well, the folks at Skinny Cow have come up with a dozen varieties […]

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Okay, so you know I love sharing opportunities to help save you $$$… this one is HUGE! The ever-savvy and sassy Dana of The Broke-Ass Bride (aka Mrs. Meatball on Weddingbee) has recently launched a GENIUSLY helpful site called Bride$hare to help all of the broke-ass, budget-savvy brides out there who need a cost-friendly option […]

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I used random.org to randomly select a winner for the Moments of Elegance Wedding Favor Giveaway- here are the results: The lucky winner is commenter #24- Rachel! She said, ‘I love the Matchboxes with Sparklers Set! http://www.momentsofelegance.com/catalog/matchboxes-with-sparklers-set-p-492.html We're having a summer wedding in the backyard and sparklers are WAY more fun than rice and less […]

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Bride's Attire: $777.50 A Special Touch- Dena Bathgate $550- Dress (a real steal, considering my dress was made from dupioni silk.) $80- corset bra- (I could have gotten this for way less if I had done my research on the brand and where to buy it. I found the same product on ebay brand new […]

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