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Rockabilly Inspired Musical Wedding on a $10K Budget

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Joana and Martino wanted a wedding venue with a beautiful garden where they could have the ceremony, a dining room with lots of natural light, and minimal decor. They used their natural vintage style to set the theme for their day and included musical performances by the bride and her band!

Joana + Martino

Aveiro, Portugal, International
- 06/22/2019
Total wedding budget $9,760

Budget Breakdown

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

  • Venue
    18%
    $1764
  • Catering
    55%
    $5410
  • Partner 1 Attire
    4%
    $350
  • Partner 2 Attire
    2%
    $175
  • Cake/Dessert
    2%
    $235
  • Decor
    1%
    $60
  • Photography
    18%
    $1760
  • Total wedding budget
    $9760
bride getting ready - bride balloon
getting ready treats - wedding details - dessert
bridal bouquet
Chic Central Park Bride

How did you meet?

We met at a party in high school kept in touch met again in 2013 when we were 21 and we’ve been inseparable since.

What is your proposal story?

CJ proposed to me right before our 5 year anniversary in Paris in front of the Eiffel tower. It was magical.

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Chic Central Park Bride and Groom

Tell us about your wedding vision.

Non-traditional contemporary elegance. Since we were supposed to get married in Jamaica, we wanted to keep the ceremony light and non-traditional. For the ceremony, we kept it more of a city chic vibe.

Tell us about your attire choices.

I had Jimmy Choo bridal shoes with a beaded long-sleeve dress. The dress was only $200 from ASOS! CJ wore a grey suit wit Gucci loafers.

One of my favorite details was the black leather “just married” jacket I wore after the ceremony! I love those pictures!

Chic Central Park Bride and Groom
Chic Central Park Bride and Groom
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What were your favorite parts of the day?

I’m so happy we chose to do a first look, it brings tears to my eyes thinking back to that special moment – it was everything. It was such an amazing moment. I’m happy it’ll forever be memorialized with the beautiful photos.

Tell us about your wedding flowers.

We went with very small white rose boutonnières adorned with silver dollars and matching bouquets for the bridesmaids.

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Chic Central Park Bride and Groom

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

Man plans, God laughs. I planned this wedding so many times I have lost count.


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