I love this crafty yellow wedding I've got to share with you today- all the details are truly gorgeous. I absolutely adore the bride's wedding dress (those lace sleeves? stunning) and her choice to wear a sparkly headband instead of a veil. The flowers? Amazing. The decor? Super crafty and adorbs. I'm always a sucker for yellow weddings- they just make me feel so happy! Hope you enjoy this feature! xoxo – Jessica
Brittany + Bryson
JULY 6, 2013
St. George, UT | St. George Temple
What was your budget?
Brides Dress + Flowers + Groomsmen Tuxes + Bridesmaids Dresses= $3,820
Catering + Photobooth + Bistro Lights= $2,000
Tablecloths + Tables + Chairs= $700
Photography= Free because of my awesome sister in law!
Grand Total= $7,020
How many guests did you have?
650 guests attended the reception on that July Night.
What creative or personal aspects did you include in your wedding?
We really focused on things that would add “pops,” of color to our vintage-inspired reception. We used simple things like lemons, candles, and furniture that was repurposed in yellows, grays, browns, and greens. We used burlap to give a vintage feel to a number of things like table centerpieces, table runner etc.. Probably the most personal thing(s) we incorporated were our pictures from our formal black tie and engagement session. We used these pictures as centerpieces and created a number of eye-catching canvas prints that we placed throughout the venue.
What was the biggest thing you did to save money?
We made EVERYTHING we could BY OURSELVES. It is amazing what you can make/do with a little elbow grease and creativity and we think it turned out pretty great. Another penny saver was borrowing stuff from neighbors, friends, and my sister who was previously married!
What’s the best advice you have for planning your wedding now that you’re on the other side?
Plan ahead, be prepared, and don’t wait until the last minute! It is so much easier to enjoy your day when you have everything thought out and prepared beforehand. Although not everything will go as planned, it is great to be prepared ample time ahead of your big day!
What was your biggest splurge?
I have a two-way tie for my biggest splurges and they are:
1- My Dress
What was your favorite detail?
My favorite detail of my wedding was the cake. I love how it turned out, and highly recommend Beverly. She got it all right even down to the tiniest detail.
What is the most memorable moment of your day?
As sad as it may sound, I can’t pick just one memorable moment. I loved the day because I was surrounded by family, friends, and my new hubby!
Photography: Morgan Slade Photography // Wedding Dress: The Bridal Shop // Caterer & Photobooth: A Day to remember // Bridesmaids Dresses: Downeast Outfitters // Accessories: Entice Jewelry // Cake: Beverly Carter Cake Designs //
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