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Navy and Burgundy Detroit Wedding for $25K

This special bride and groom did not have a specific vision other than including their friends and family as much as possible. We love how many personal details they included from a friend doing florals, to a borrowed veil! Their colors were navy and burgundy, with blush accents in the flowers and linens. Enjoy this Navy and Burgundy Detroit Wedding for $25K!

Xoxo, Jessica

Annie + Jordan

October 12th, 2019
Detroit, MI | Belle Isle Boat House

What was your total budget? Please provide a budget breakdown.

  • Venue: $3,000
  • Photography: $1,250
  • Floral:$1,000
  • DJ:$1,500
  • Catering + Libations: $13,000
  • Rentals: $2,500
  • Favors:$500
  • Decor:$500
  • Planner:$2,500

Total Budget: $25,750

How many guests did you have?

150

How did you meet?

We were introduced by our friend Billy (Best Man) during our sophomore year of college.

What is your proposal story?

We got engaged while on vacation in Oregon. We had rented a condo on the Pacific coast for our last night and Jordan proposed there. He somehow kept the proposal a secret for our ENTIRE TRIP. I had actually told him earlier in the week that he was missing out on a great opportunity by not proposing to me on this trip. Without batting an eye, and in a ridiculously even tone, Jordan said, “Yes… I guess you’re right.”

Tell us about your wedding vision.

Our wedding colors were navy and burgundy, with blush accents in the flowers and linens. We did not have a vision or style, except to include our friends and family as much as possible.

Tell us about your attire choices.

My wedding dress had pockets, which was a wonderful feature that I was looking forward to incorporating. The bridesmaids wore navy Azazie dresses in varying styles. The groomsmen wore gray suits and the groomswoman wore a gray dress in the same shade.

What was most important to you two? Was there anything you chose to splurge on or skip?

Food and fun were the most important during our planning process.

What were your favorite parts of the day?

The entire day was perfect. It was everything we imagined.

Tell us about your wedding flowers.

The wedding flowers were done by my childhood friend.

Tell us about your wedding cake.

We did not have wedding cake, but instead had wedding pies made by my aunt.

What did you do for favors?

Our favors were a nautical theme pilsner.

Please describe any DIY, handmade, or personal details.

I made the invitations, wedding signage, table numbers, and seating chart. Minted was such a help!

Did you include any family heirlooms or special traditions?

We toasted with the special bottle of scotch my parents bought the day I was born. It’s only been drunk once, on my 21st birthday. We open it up on special occasions.

I took my great-grandmother’s wedding band, and my veil was from my sister’s wedding.

Do you have any advice for couples planning their weddings now?

Our advice is to hire a wedding planner, even if you think you don't need one. The details, timeline, and logistics are something you do not want to consider on your wedding day.

Vendors

Photography: Nicole Morisco Photography | Ceremony Venue: Trinity in the Woods Episcopal Church | Reception Venue: Belle Isle Boat House | Event Planning: Ryan Abney Event Design | Floral: Katie Sensabaugh | Stationery: Minted | Linens: Event Source | Hair: Up Stares Salon | DJ: Love Plus One | Catering: Moveable Feast | Wedding Dress: A'doraBelle Bridal | Groom's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie | Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Submitted via: Matchology


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is the founder of TheBudgetSavvyBride.com, and author of the best-selling book,The Budget-Savvy Wedding Planner & Organizer. Jessica's expert wedding advice and money-saving tips have been featured by Good Morning America, COSMOPOLITAN, Glamour, and more.