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Purple and White Montana Farm Wedding by Amber Murphy Photography

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I know that I have been depriving you lovely readers of our favorite weekly feature, the Budget Savvy Wedding of the Week!! Glad to announce that we are back with quite a lovely feature for you today! Love love love the yummy light in these gorgeous photos of this Montana budget farm wedding from Amber Murphy Photography! I also love the rich purple she chose for her bridesmaids dresses, flowers, and shoes and the way it plays so well with the rustic red on the barn! Such a sweet, fun wedding that truly focuses on the important things and people!  Hope you enjoy this feature and look forward to sharing more with you in the future! 🙂 xoxo- Jess



























Jason and Megan

June 4, 2011
Bloomfield, Montana


What was your budget? Give a breakdown of your spending if possible:

Our Budget was: $9,000

Rough budget break down:
Food/reception/workers: $3,000
Flowers: $300
Photographer: $1800
Bridesmaids Dresses: $650
Invites/Save the dates: $200
Wedding Dress: $1300
Decorations: $300
Cake/pedestal cake domes: $275
Silk Flowers: $100
Table and Chairs: $300

How many guests did you have?


What creative or personal aspects did you have in your wedding?

Each table at the reception had it’s own cake as the center piece. We made all of our own invites, as well as our guestbook using pictures from our engagement session. My mom was a florist before she got married so she did all the floral arrangements. Our reception was at a family friend’s yard, where we spent almost every sunday evening at growing up. I also hand painted signs to the wedding using old barn wood. The venue was back in my home “town”, which is a small farming community, so makes for a very creative venue!

What did you do to save money?

Bought flowers from Costco, and the cake pedestals were given to people who helped out as gifts,
We used some silk flowers and candle sticks from my sister’s wedding that was 56 days before mine! I’m blessed with a artsy/crafty mother who made all the floral arrangements and decorations, and a family friend did hair.

What is your best advice for planning a wedding now that you’re on the other side?

Just enjoy the process and be flexible! Simple can truly be better. And listen to your mother 🙂

What was your biggest splurge?

I would say my dress, as we spent more than we had planned on. I also would say we splurged on photos as I was able to have two photographers, but they were very reasonable! 🙂

What was your favorite detail?

I wore purple heals with my wedding dress and my husband wore converse. That just describes us perfectly!

What was the most memorable moment of the day?

So many! Getting ready with my good friends (bridesmaids and one of my photographers), seeing Jason for the first time, the outdoor reception (we had perfect weather )….


We did most of the work ourselves, but we did use a caterer for the food and bought my dress at Angeliques and the bridesmaid dress at David’s Bridal. The flowers were from Costco.

Catering: Lady J’s Catering
Gowns: Angeliques Bridal | David’s Bridal


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