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So the weather the week of the wedding was pretty bad- specifically on Friday- all day it poured. Since the ground was so wet from the rain that week, the rental company could not do our original set up plan- which was to have a large tent over the grassy area next to the Creek House. So Tara, my DOC and Meredith from Sam Davis and Allison from Classic Party Rentals came up with a new plan on FRIDAY night.

At that point I knew that it wasn’t going to be what I had originally planned for, so I took a deep breath and I just told them to do what they thought was best. I said alot of prayers and knew that God would take care of us. As it turned out- everything was wonderful and I think it worked out just fine. We had the entire ceremony and reception under the covered porch which was originally just supposed to serve as a buffet area and bar. It was tight but I like to think it made it more ‘intimate.’

My advice to all you brides to be: just know that things are going to go wrong and plans will change (whether major or minor) but if you keep an open mind and remember the important thing is that you’re getting married- you’ll be fine. Oh… and wine helps, too. :)

The boys praying with our pastors.

E is ready to go. Two thumbs up!

The ceremony setup.

E’s mom getting escorted.

My mom getting escorted.

T & A (haha)

B & B

T & H

A & A

G & K

M & S

our beautiful flower girl, my cousin R- who totally outshined me! haha. Isn’t she gorgeous?!

Up next: Here comes the bride!!

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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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  • Ashley

    Glad it worked out for you. Everything looks really nice!

  • kristal84

    So glad everything worked out for you! Great advice to future brides too! I love, love, LOVE the pic of the guys praying!

  • maria

    just going to say the same about the prayer one. love it! i plan on doing the same with my girls on our day too!

  • Weddingistas

    How lovely! And you’re totally right – things will come and go, but wine always helps : )