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I thought this sweet, romantic pink wedding was perfect for the week of Valentine’s Day! I absolutely love that the couple chose a non-traditional venue! The  ampitheatre gives all of their guests a unique view of the ceremony- so fun! And how cute is their cupcake tower? So sweet! Hope you enjoy this lovely budget wedding, with gorgeous photos by Brittany Anderson Photography! xoxo – Jessica

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 Jeff + Ashley 

June 02, 2012

VA Ampitheatre  |  Clarksburg, WV

 

 

What was your budget? Please give us a breakdown of how you spent your budget– rough estimates are fine!

 

Wedding

Venue – VA Ampitheatre $250

Flowers – Blooms Florist Bridgeport, WV $800

Decorations were done by the mother of the bride

Brittany Anderson Photography $3200

 

Reception

Clarksburg 4H Center – $600

DJ – Family Friend

Decorating – Michael Romeo $1000

Food – Jimmys Diner $2000

Cake- Gift

Shabby Chic – Desert Buffet

 

Dress $1700 Mori Lee (House of Fashion Bridgeport, WV)

Shoes $80 Aldo’s 

All in all, about $10,000 was spent!

 

 

How many guests did you have?     

275

 

 

 

What creative or personal aspects did you include in your wedding?

Jeff and I are both in ministry so we incorporated that into the ceremony with singing, scripture reading, and my pastor gave a brief devotion before we said I do. Also instead of doing candle lighting, we took dirt from our parents properties and our property where were building our home and mixed it together, symbolizing a good foundation.

 

 

What was the biggest thing you did to save money?

Used what resources we had: family and friends!

 

 

What’s the best advice you have for planning your wedding now that you’re on the other side?

Don’t stress over what other people want for you. It’s your day and all about you as a couple. So let it be just that!

 

 

What was your biggest splurge?

The photography. You only do this once. Memories are priceless.

 

 

What was your favorite detail?

The wedding ceremony itself was lovely. I loved the music, flowers, country decorating, scripture reading, dirt ceremony, and poem written by my previous pastor who was there when I was born.  Every aspect was so personal.

 

 

What is the most memorable moment of your day 

When my pastor said you may now kiss your bride. I was finally a Mrs!

 

 

VENDORS 

Photographer:  Brittany Anderson Photography  //  Event Venue:Harrison County 4H center  //  Venue: VA Ampitheatre Clarksburg, WV  //  Florist: Blooms Florist  //  Photography: Brittany Anderson Photography   //  Catering: Jimmys Diner, Shinnston WV  //  Shabby Chic, Shinnston WV  //  Dress: House of Fashion, Bridgeport, WV  //  Submitted via Two Bright Lights

 

 

 

 

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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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  • Krisstin | On the Go Bride

    Gorgeous shades of pink! Love the images.

  • gricechak

    Classic wedding venue!! Love it!
    Wow!!It is so nice! Come https://www.facebook.com/abbyweddingdress for more bridal wears and wedding ideas.

  • Larissa

    I love your bridesmaids’ look! Can I ask where you got their dresses?