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Rustic and classic come together perfectly in this Tennessee wedding! Their wooded venue works well for the small wedding and offered Ashley and Spencer an opportunity to capture some beautiful photos. Aren’t their gladiola centerpieces simply elegant? I love how their decor complements the venue. Enjoy this classy cabin wedding! xoxo, Jessica

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Ashley + Spencer

June 14, 2015

Pelham, Tennessee | Private Residence

 

What was your budget?

My wedding budget was $5,000.00. I went over almost $600. Here are our estimates.

Decor: $738

Rentals: $1,100

Photographer: $1,450

Cake: $180

Caterer: $883

Menus and Programs: $143

Flowers: Gifted

Bridal attire: $1,100

How many guests did you have?

35 guests attended; all family and close friends.

 

 

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

The creative aspects I included in the wedding that stood out the most to me was the cutting of the tree bark stands for the table centerpieces by a family friend in Murfreesboro, TN.

 

 

What was the biggest thing you did to save money?

The biggest thing I did to save money was to have my sisters and sister-in-law do all the décor for the wedding. They purchased everything and even did the set-up, coordination of ceremony and reception. I did not have to lend a hand on anything. I gave them the go ahead to do their magic, and everything turned out spectacular.

 

 

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

My best advice to brides is to use your personal resources. If you have family members who can decorate, let them have a creative mind and plan your wedding if you trust their vision.

 

 

 

What was your biggest splurge?

My biggest splurge was the photographer. Thank God, I hired Spectrum Photography because they did a magnificent job capturing the moment.

 

 

What was your favorite detail?

My favorite detail of the wedding were the table centerpieces, especially the his and her table.

 

 

What is the most memorable moment of your day?

The most memorable moment of the day was walking down the aisle and seeing the arch creation done by my décor team and set-up in the same place where my husband proposed to me in June of 2014. He personally requested the arch to be placed in that very spot the day of the wedding.

 

VENDORS

Photographer: Spectrum Photography • Rentals: Christopher Equipment • Cake: Sweet Art Cakes • Caterer: Julia’s • Bridal attire: BHLDN (dress) & 6pm (shoes)

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