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The Budget Savvy Bride

Are you ready for the recaps?! It’s gonna take a while, but the journey up until the day took a while too and you’re all still here reading so I guess you kinda wanna see the fruits of my labor, eh? The poll was pretty close 52% to 48% for budget breakdowns… so I’m gonna probably bounce back and forth over the next few weeks. Hope you enjoy these images as much as I do!

This is my first look at myself in the mirror after the fabulous Amy Lynn Larwig (now Brown!) did my makeup. I kind of look numb in this picture and I think it’s because it was all finally starting to feel real.

I still look a little out of it, eh? Oh, and I wish I had taken Jessica Lynn’s advice on wearing something cute for the day of but it was raining that morning and I was feeling a little unorganized so my ‘getting ready’ outfit wasn’t first priority.

Putting on my jewelry by the fabulous Candy’s Art on Etsy. I am still in love with my jewelry and have no regrets about being non-traditional with my accessories!

There she is- the adorable miss Amy Lynn! She did such a fantastic job on my makeup– originally I thought I would do my makeup myself to save some money, but I am so glad I didn’t! I still looked like me, but just a more beautiful version of myself. I have never felt prettier in my life!

Just part of her magic box o’ tricks. :)

Putting on the finishing touches… Oh yes, ladies- those eyelashes are fake. I LOVE fake eyelashes and they add so much ‘oomph’ to your look. I totally recommend them!

My beautiful veil by the lovely Kasia Fink and my adorable garter by Julianne Smith!

I’m all done up and ready- then it was time to put on the dress! :)

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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  1. Gorgeous! I can’t wait to see even more.

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    • Sarah
    • May 18th, 2009

    Wow, lovely photos, can’t wait to see more! And I think that your getting-ready outfit IS cute. So there :)

  3. Pure gorgeousness!! Can’t wait to see more!!!

  4. I love the pics… especially your first one and the one of you putting on your jewelry. I like how you didn’t do just strictly b&w or color but a mix of both.

  5. I just read through your posts after the wedding and I am in awe!! What an amazing day. You compltely pulled off the look you were going for-i think you even outdid yourself!! just amazing. And I agree-your accessoried were such a hit. That yellow flower ring–so amazing! Congrats!!

  6. love the pics! i really liked the 3rd one of you putting on the necklace. so sweet! thanks for posting such a great pic of the garter :)

  7. OMG!!!!!!!

    I like all your pictures, look fabulous!!!!! from your make up to you hair. Everything was perfect. I can’t wait for more pictures…. I really like all the ways the pictures were taken.

  8. Gorgeous!

  9. You didn’t need me to look fabulous. You’re gorgeous on your own. I just bring the glam. So glad everything came together so well!

  10. Hey Jessica,

    Would you mind telling me where you got your undergarment for under your dress? I’m looking for something like what you are wearing but am having no luck.

    Thanks!!

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