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Rustic Alabama Barn Wedding

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Rustic Alabama Barn Wedding

Ashlea + Dalton

Boaz, Alabama
- 07/01/2017
Total wedding budget $14,000
ring and boutonniere
dresses, bridesmaid dresses, wedding gown
bride, bouquet, wedding gown
customized bouquet
bride and groom
wedding photos, bridesmaids
bride and groom
family wedding photos
wedding ceremony
walk down the aisle
wedding aisle
wedding signage
DIY wedding decor
wedding cake
sparkler exit
bouquet toss
bride and groom
wedding welcome sign
DIY wedding decor
DIY wedding centerpieces
DIY wedding decor

What was your wedding budget total and breakdown?

  • Video: 1100
  • Barn: 2400
  • Photo: 3000
  • Flowers: over 1000
  • Dress: 1400
  • Other: 5000

Our total budget was about $14K.

How many guests attended your wedding?

350 people.

How did you meet?

Dalton and I met through Instagram. My friend posted a picture of me and her and he liked it and started liking my pictures and added me on Facebook!:)

What is your proposal story?

Dalton and I were about to go shopping and he told me we have to check his trail camera. I was not happy, but did it anyway! He made me get out to go look at it, so I did. When he pulled open his computer, a video full of blessings and advice from family members popped up as we stood there!! Then he got down on one knee and proposed. He then had people coming from out of the woods in camo! They were videotaping it and taking pictures!!!! We then went back to his house where all of our family was there celebrating with us and some close friends.

Tell us about your wedding vision!

We got married in a barn! 🙂 It was a classy elegant feel!

Tell us about your attire choices.

The men wore khaki suits, the girls wore teal dresses in many different styles, and my dress was ivory!

What was most important to the two of you while planning? 

We spent extra on photos and videography! Our wedding reception had a location full of close family and friends that had passed that could not be there! We also had a worship set during the wedding where we all worshiped to a few songs!

What were your favorite parts of the day?

  • My dad’s reaction to seeing me.
  • Dalton and I exchanging letters and him remembering the baby that I lost to a miscarriage.
  • It rained right before I walked down the aisle, but stopped as soon as I walked out! 
  • I also loved Dalton’s reaction to seeing me.
  • Holding a heart with footprints around my bouquet to remember my baby!

Tell us about your wedding flowers.

They were off-white and light pink with some greenery and baby’s breath!

Tell us about your wedding cake.

It was a 6 layer cake that had lace from my dress drawn on every other layer and diamonds around every other layer! Another layer had icing dots all over! The flavors were vanilla, lemon, and strawberry.

What did you do for favors?

We had fans with our picture, date, and location! It was a hot day!

Did you have any DIYs?

We did all decorating ourselves!

Did you include any family heirlooms or special traditions?

Had my mom’s first engagement ring tied around my leg!

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

Enjoy every moment and trust that everything will be okay. It will turn out great. Let the little things go.  At the end of it, no matter what, you are in love with your best friend and married forever!


Photography: Luke and Ashley Photography  • Ceremony Venue: Rustic Pine Farms • Reception Venue:  Rustic Pine Farms  • Floral: Martha Jean Flourist • Videography:  Dillon Wehde • Stationery: Shutterfly • Wedding Cake: Shannon Tipton • Rentals: Tent tech • Hair: Scarlett Moore • Makeup: Scarlett Moore • Wedding Dress:  Anya Bridal • Bridesmaid Dresses:  Show Me Your Mumu  • Bride’s Shoes:  David’s Bridal • Veil: Weddings, pageants, and proms • Submitted via: Matchology