We’ve got a lovely little wedding here today for you all! I love all the little typewriter elements they included on the bouttonieres, cufflinks, bouquets etc and how cute are the signs made out of stacks of books? Of course I love the lace wrapped mason jar centerpieces filled with babys breath- oh so budget-savvy! The bride’s vintage gloves are a nice detail as well. Hope you enjoy this wedding as much as I did! xoxo- Jessica
Justin and Lindsay
Coral House, Baldwin, NY
What was your budget? If you are able, give us a rough breakdown of how you spent your budget.
$18,000 including a honeymoon to Iceland, honeymoon was $3,900 venue was $8,000, dress was $500, $900 video, the rest went to invites, favors, decor, flowers, lighting, photo booth, hotel for my family, bridesmaid dresses and men’s attire
What creative or personal aspects did you include in your wedding?
I created everything from the lace wrapped vases, to the programs, invites, all of the signs, photobooth sign, banner, table numbers, all of the cocktail hour decor, etc. “A True Type of Love” was our theme and we used typewriters since we are both computer nerds and wanted a vintage theme wedding! Afterall – typewriters are vintage computers!
What was the biggest thing you did to save money?
DIY, DIY, DIY!!!!!
What’s the best advice you have for planning your wedding now that you’re on the other side?
Keep everything in perspective, and remember that this is one day of your life! Enjoy every moment but dont forget the reason why!
What was your biggest splurge?
Photobooth & Video
What was your favorite detail?
A toss up between the DIY book table numbers and our programs that had a small envelope on the back which included dried lavender for guests to toss at the end of the ceremony
What is the most memorable moment of your day?
The Michael Jackson dance off between two of my friends that are dancers!
Venue – Coral House || Video – Orange Films || Photographer – Bryan Taylor Johnson Photography
|| Stationery and DIY – Me! || Dress – a retired Davids Bridal that I had my seamstress completely re-structure and change. || Grooms Tux – a custom made suit – jacket from mens warehouse, pants we owned.
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