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Today's wedding comes from the state of Georgia and it is filled with loads of southern charm! Turquoise and pink are subtle accent colors that bring spring to this lovely event. Brett and Whitnei's outdoor ceremony venue is unique and beautiful with the church pews, antique doors, and naturally wooded background.  The reception has such a sweet and relaxed feel with the vintage linens, mismatched dishes, and handmade signs. Happy Wednesday and enjoy this lovely southern wedding! xoxo, Jessica

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Whitnei + Brett

April 18, 2015

The McBrayer Ranch  | Powder Springs, GA

 

 

What was your budget?

We didn't have a particular budget. We just knew it had to be low. We approximately spent $3,700 altogether.

We spent $600 on our venue, $300 for our photographer, $1400 on my dress, $210 on my veil, $100 for my boots, $200 on my bouquet, boutonnières and corsages, $260 for our cake, $110 for my makeup, and about $400-$500 on miscellaneous items.

 

 

How many guests did you have?

We had 70 guests.

 

 

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

I wanted to do something different for the unity ceremony, so we made our mason jars ourselves and filled the main jar with white and brown rice. We had a memorial table for our grandparents who have passed made of pictures, wooden signs and white votives in crystal cross holders. For our party favors, I made “grown-up hot chocolate” with mason jars filled half with hot chocolate mix then topped with mini marshmallows then on the side I tied Bailey's nips on the side with twine.

 

 

What was the biggest thing you did to save money?

I did a lot of DIY projects to save money such as the wooden signs, the flower girl basket, the party favors and the unity jars.

 

 

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

I would have slowed down and enjoyed it all more instead of acting like a crazy woman, LOL!

 

 

What was your biggest splurge?

Definitely my dress! I had no idea I would spend that much plus alterations!

 

 

What was your favorite detail?

For my wedding walk, the kids had time to walk down to our song and the we had a DJ scratch and then it started playing the beginning of Bad To The Bone. Then, after I stood under the arbor for about a minute it scratched back to our song. It definitely threw people for a loop!

 

 

What is the most memorable moment of your day?

Marrying the love of my life!

 

 

VENDORS

Photographer: Marcus and Aisha Imagery • Makeup: Makeup By Jessica • Venue: The McBrayer Ranch (including set up and take down) • Wedding dressDavid's Bridal

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