helping brides create beautiful weddings without breaking the bank

About Jessica

Jessica is the creator of The Budget Savvy Bride; she launched the site in May of 2008, shortly after becoming engaged. Jessica has been recognized as a budget wedding expert by various media outlets and continues to share realistic inspiration and actionable tips to help brides save money on their weddings. Google

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  • Jenn Link

    Amazing!!! You look so radiant! I hope the honeymoon is going well and you can STAY AWAY FROM THE BLOG!!!! I can’t wait to send you pictures of OUR cutlery when you get back and the dust settles!

  • Stephanie

    Oh my gosh!! Amazing, gorgeous, beautiful!

  • AmyJean @RelentlessBride

    AWESOME! I can’t wait to hear/see more about the big day! You look gorgeous!

  • Colleen

    Absolutely beautiful! So so gorgeous. I can’t wait to see more!!

  • Ashley

    These pictures are awesome!!!!

  • Amy


  • Kaitlyn

    Amazing! All the details came together so well, but more important, you guys look SO HAPPY! Congratulations!

  • midwestelle

    How beautiful! And since I’ve been following your blog, it was fun to see so many elements that you’ve blogged about brought to life!


  • Sarah

    I was so worried about the weather for you on Saturday- but everything turned out beautiful! I love that shot of you two on the path between the trees. Enjoy your honeymoon!

  • Chic ‘n Cheap

    So sweet! Looking forward to the rest!

  • Courtney N.

    You should let the person who made your necklace see those shots too!

  • Christie


  • Marie-Eve

    Wonderful! I’m all teary… Especially loved the argyle socks and the American Gothic inspired picture (I remember when you posted about liking this style).

  • Tiffany

    EVERYTHING. WAS. PERFECT. That slideshow is amazing, and the moments your photogs captured were truly beautiful!! I felt like I was there… which was great cause with all your amazing blogging, I reaaallly wanted to be there!! Can’t for you to tell the story!!

  • Ashley

    Absolutely gorgeous! I can’t wait to see more!

    And I love how the song said something about being sweet, the picture of the candy buffet popped up. Perfect timing.

  • koandpo

    Loved your slideshow! It’s so exciting to see everything come together!

  • Michelle

    Absolutely, positively lovely. Congrats!

  • Emily

    Stunning. That’s all I can say…

  • Nicole

    Absolutely Gorgeous!!

  • Whitney

    oh! it WAS perfect! who needed sunshine when you were GLOWING! welcome to the married life! :)

  • Miss B

    Loved it!! So perfect. I am beyond happy for you guys.

  • Dianna

    This is one of the most beautiful set of wedding photos I have ever seen. You guys look thrilled, everything is beautiful, including you! The photos rock! I am so so happy for you and can only hope that everything will turn out this great for our day! xoxo

  • elana

    You look so gorgeous!!! Congratulations :)

  • Erica

    Your slideshow is great. I love how green this time of year is. My wedding is next weekend and I hope to have the same feeling of Spring! Love your colors and your DIY touch on so many aspects. Hope your honeymoon was great!

  • Mo

    Everything looks GORGEOUS!! Congrats on a beautiful wedding!

  • Lisa Marie

    Everything was ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS! The professional shots were to die for… and all that DIY… LOVE IT! Can you share with us what your actual cost was and how many people you had? You are such a beautiful bride, and so talented! I really look up to you for all you’ve been through these last few months, and all you’ve accomplished. You have a gift, and I am so thankful that you have shared it with the blogging world!

  • Kasia Fink

    Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!! You look SPECTACULAR! The photos are stunning – all your hard work is showcased so beautifully. Congratulations, girl!

  • The Thirty Something Bride


  • Barnyard Chic Bride

    Wow. Your wedding was beautiful. YOU are beautiful. I love, love LOVE everything about it!

  • Aylee Bits

    Wow. What a beautiful wedding! You look gorgeous!

  • Theresa

    Beyond gorgeous!!! It all came together so beautifully! Your photographers did a fantastic job of capturing all of your thoughtful details! CONGRATS!!!

  • MsTeacherLady

    So beautiful. What a happy day! I filled up watching the slide show… Congratulations to you both!

  • kristal84

    Oh my gosh! Your pictures are incredible! It looks like you had an amazing day! I can’t wait to see some more pictures! :D

  • Kiana


  • emeraldamp

    These photos are beautiful. You look so beautiful. And, most importantly, you look happy! Congratulations and thanks for sharing!

  • Nadia

    Hello Melissa,

    you looked absolutely beautiful, I enjoyed every minute of the slides. Everything about your wedding was done with charm, from the bridesmaid to the decor. Thank you so much for providing ideas for me when the right moment comes for me. EVERYTHING IS SIMPLY FASCINATING. I just can’t stop looking at the slides show.:) Cheers to you Melissa and E.


  • Dana

    Your pictures are beautiful. I am so happy for you.

  • Busy Bride

    I’m not sure how this works (I just started my blog) but I was wondering if I was able to post one of your image on my site? I have a link back to your blog and the exact story. If this is a problem please let me know and I’ll take it down.