Such a sweet wedding to share with you today! This pink and white barn wedding is simply stunning with all of the delicate details. Yet another savvy bride who chose to use baby’s breath to decorate her event and also included it in her bridesmaids bouquets! I am in love with the mismatched pink bridesmaids dresses as well- so chic! Hope you love this simply savvy wedding!
Jennifer + James
June 29, 2013
Purcellville, VA | Silverbrook Farm Bed & Breakfast
What was your budget?
We had an overall budget of $15,000 (a rather small one considering Loudoun County, where we were married, is the richest in the country). Some of our biggest expenses included: Venue ~ $3,500. Rentals & Catering ~$8,000. Photographer ~ $1,300. Bridal Bouquet – $150.
How many guests did you have?
What creative or personal aspects did you include in your wedding?
Books in centerpieces were books James and I had collected over the years (cloth-bound classics and old geology textbooks mostly). The silver pieces were ones the bride had collected over the years or inherited from her grandfather. Every one of the flowers at the reception was hand-made and painted by the bride and groom’s mother out of coffee filters. Small bride-and-groom cake and cupcakes were handmade by bride’s friend.
What was the biggest thing you did to save money?
Picking a beautiful venue, making the flowers for the reception by hand and assembling the components from things we already had saved tons of money on decorations and made the wedding that much more personal by displaying different aspects of our lives together for everyone to see.
What’s the best advice you have for planning your wedding now that you’re on the other side?
Be flexible. It makes whatever comes along so much easier. At the end of the day, you are going to be married, and all the other stuff is a bonus.
What was your biggest splurge?
The food! James and I LOVE cooking good food together so it was important that we have a well-vetted caterer to provide the food.
What was your favorite detail?
The handmade flowers in our centerpieces. They represented lot of time and commitment and were something that my new mother-in-law and I bonded over while making.
What is the most memorable moment of your day?
That’s so tough! It was such a wonderful day overall. I think the most poignant moment for me was after the ceremony, when James & I had finished taking pictures, and we were walking hand-in-hand towards the barn where the reception was going on. We could hear the music and all of our friends and family laughing together, waiting for us to arrive so we could all celebrate together. I also loved our sparkler exit! It made for such fun and beautiful photos.
Venue: Silverbrook Farm Bed & Breakfast // Caterer: Grandale Farm Catering // Photographer: Margarita Dussan // Vidographer: Igor Dmitry // Day-of- Coordinator: Sara Lawrence // Bride’s Bouquet: Affordable Arrangements // Bouttonieres: Studio Ardent // Restroom Rental: United Site Services // Sparklers: I Love Sparklers
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