We have a photographer’s dream of a wedding for you today! Daryen and Marcus were technically already hitched before they threw their stunning boho chic reception. Located in Eldorado Canyon, there were countless places to take epic photos. You will love this Boho Desert Wedding on a $5k Budget!Xoxo, Jessica
Daryen + Markus
May 5th, 2018
Las Vegas, NV | Nelson’s Ghost Town
What was your total budget? Please provide a budget breakdown.
Total: $5000 budget
Bride shoes: $250
Wedding dress: $800
Hotel room: $150
Flower crown: $50
How many guests did you have?
We had about 30 guests.
What creative or personal aspects did you include in your wedding?
Leis for the groom, father of bride and officiant. The Bride is Hawaiian, so they included this upon arriving, as a symbol of affection.
Did you do any DIY projects or create any handmade items for your weddings?
The Bride made the flower bouquets from hobby lobby flowers , as well as the mason jar centerpieces.
What was the biggest thing you did to save money?
We had a friend grill and cook food instead of catering from a catering company. It was Cinco de Mayo inspired so we had tacos and beer!
What was your biggest splurge?
Photography! We were pretty much doing everything DIY or using family and friends. Our friend officiated us, a friend did the grilling and I did all of the florals – so I wanted to splurge on the photos. There were so many moments that I had completely forgotten about that the photographer thankfully captured! I wasn’t willing to risk those memories.
What was your favorite detail?
The flower crown! That was one thing I couldn’t do DIY so I had it made and it was absolutely perfect.
What is the most memorable moment of your day?
The first look. It was intimate and exciting, and the favorite moment for both of us.
What’s the best advice you have for planning your wedding now that you’re on the other side?
Enjoy it! We had a very laid back wedding and we were very grateful for that. It should be a fun memorable day! We had a few things not go as planned but we still got married and had a great time. Don’t sweat the small stuff.
Photography: Ross Kyker Photography | Ceremony Venue: Nelson’s Ghost Town | Floral: Hobby Lobby | Bakery: Pink Box Donuts | Wedding Dress: Wear Your Love | Bride’s Shoes: Freebird | Submitted via: Matchology
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