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Kaci and Dillon created the loveliest of weddings today with their picturesque venue, beautiful color palette, and quirky details! I love Kaci's beautiful bouquet with orange roses and stunning sunflowers. And how cute are their Converse sneakers? It's always fun to see a couple's personality shine through on their wedding day. Enjoy this Colorado wedding
couple wedding photos

Kaci + Dillon

Lyons, Colorado
- 09/03/2016
Total wedding budget $15,000

Budget Breakdown

Below is an estimated wedding budget breakdown provided by the couple.

  • Photography
    13%
    $2000
  • Partner 1 Attire
    11%
    $1700
  • Catering
    30%
    $4500
  • Cake/Dessert
    2%
    $250
  • Favors
    3%
    $400
  • Venue
    33%
    $5000
  • Flowers
    1%
    $180
  • Decor
    3%
    $450
  • Partner 2 Attire
    1%
    $120
  • Miscellaneous
    3%
    $396
  • Total wedding budget
    $15000

first look
first look
first look
wedding signage

How many guests did you have?

We had about 200 guests.

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

We had a memory table to commemorate family/friends who were unable to attend the wedding. We have T-rex cake toppers. The wedding party wore Converse sneakers. The ring bearers wore capes with their names that said, “Ring Security”. We had engagement photo bloopers up for guests to see. The songs for the ceremony were Disney songs, and the bride walked down the aisle to the Jurassic Park guitar cover. Our ceremony was very very short and filled with personality.

wedding ceremony
wedding ceremony
wedding ceremony

Did you do any DIY projects or create any handmade items for your weddings?

We DIYed the centerpieces and the favors.

sunflower and orange rose wedding bouquet
groom attire
groom attire
couple kissing photos

What was the biggest thing you did to save money?

We did not hire a DJ. Instead, we used iPod playlists. I ordered flowers from Costco they were way better quality than I expected and very inexpensive. We did sheet cakes instead of something super fancy. We had one small decorated cake that we used for the cake cutting. Alcohol was only wine/beer/a a small amount of champagne. Instead of having a champagne toast, we just announced that toasts were coming up and asked everyone to get a drink of their choice. Our catering company was full-service and took care of any bartending, serving, and waitressing needs we had. We kept everything super simple and just wanted our day to be about everyone having fun!

gray vest attire
purple bridesmaid attire
colorado wedding photos
colorado wedding photos
wedding favors

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

Keep it simple. People will only remember how you made them feel and if they had fun!

What was your biggest splurge?

Our photographer because he was amazing and pictures last forever.

rustic wedding decor
rustic wedding decor
wedding beverages

What was your favorite detail?

Our song choices for our very short ceremony.

What is the most memorable moment of your day?

The first look!

first dance
wedding cake
night wedding photos