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French & Japanese-Hawaiian Fusion Wedding

When a French Texan bride marries a Japanese-Hawaiian groom, you know you’re in for a unique wedding experience. With guests coming from all over the world, this couple was surrounded by love at their dream wedding, for just $16K! We especially love the bridesmaid’s gowns and the gorgeous wedding ceremony decor. You

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Spring Barn Wedding

I love a gorgeous barn setting for a wedding, and today’s couple selected the perfect barn and decorated it perfectly for their big day! Kate + Aurelio incorporated so many fun details into their day to make it theirs and save some money. I love that Kate’s mom made the table runners and that

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Elegant Tennessee Farm Wedding

We have a lovely classic wedding with a fun boho vibe! I love the vision Sarah and Mark had for their big day and how they made that happen through choosing a beautiful venue and gorgeous details like succulent boutonnieres and lush bouquets! And how gorgeous is Sarah’s dress? Enjoy this elegant farm

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Fall Texas Wedding

For all of our fall brides, today’s wedding is filled with so many autumn details that you’re sure to leave inspired! Heather and Sean created a beautiful ambience for their day through bringing in seasonal decor. I love their table centerpieces with so many beautiful flowers. And make sure you check out the

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Family Farm Wedding

Kelli and Jason’s wedding on Kelli’s family farm is absolutely stunning. I LOVE Kelly’s gorgeous bouquet filled with succulents and white flowers. And how darling are the photos with their dog? I’m always a fan of when a couple includes their furbaby in their big day. Enjoy this lovely farm wedding! xoxo, Jessica

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Winery Wedding on a Budget

Stephanie and Alex kept things simple and beautiful with their winery wedding! I love the gorgeous bouquets Stephanie created with her friends using stems from a flower market. I also think that it is wonderful that they opted to spend a large portion of their budget on food and drink… a great

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Elegant Outdoor Colorado Wedding

Kasandra and Jeffrey wonderfully brought together the rustic beauty of the outdoors and elegant details at their Colorado wedding. I love the ruby red bridesmaid dresses and charcoal suits combo! And make sure you check out their cute cake topper… absolutely darling! xoxo, Jessica Kasandra + Jeffrey September 11, 2015 Golden, CO |

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Blue and Purple Outdoor Wedding

What’s not to love about this beautiful wedding? Ross and Erica’s unusual combination of blue and purple with bright pops of color is perfect for their outdoor setting. The mismatched bridesmaids’ dresses are absolutely darling. Although every detail of the reception is stunning, I’m particularly smitten with their cake table; make sure you check

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Shabby Chic Summer Wedding

I’m so excited to announce that starting this month we’ll be moving to featuring TWO real weddings each week! Cue the confetti! Over and over our readers ask for more real weddings so now we are delivering!  Get excited for twice the budget savvy wedding goodness, twice the budget breakdown info, and twice

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Outdoor Canadian Wedding

Today, we’re featuring a gorgeous outdoor Canadian wedding full of color and handmade touches. Ayshia and Misha rented out a camp for their wedding, providing their wedding guests with a place to stay for the weekend and an opportunity to spend quality time together. I love the casual, intimate and picturesque feel the

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Classic Glam Purple Wedding

I absolutely LOVE this classic glam wedding I’ve got to share with you today! The rich purple hues mixed with the warm fall colors in the bridesmaids bouquets just make my heart sing! This couple saved a bundle by getting a venue that included many things, as well as by doing a

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Fun Texas Country Wedding

I hope you all love this week’s wedding as much as I do! It seems so sunny, laid back and FUN! How awesome that the couple chose to splurge on what was most important to them– the entertainment! They spent the largest portion of their budget on an amazing band (and even

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Brandon + Jessica’s Charlotte Wedding

Brandon & Jessica August 20th, 2011 Charlotte, NC -Church:  The Plaza Presbyterian Church -Reception:  The Marriott at Southpark What was your budget? If you are able, give us a rough breakdown of how you spent your budget. -We spent about $16,000 Venue:  10,000, Dress:  1,000, Cake:  500, Photographer:  1,200 (included engagement and

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Tennessee State Park Wedding

What was your budget? If you are able, give us a rough breakdown of how you spent your budget. We went up and down on this, started at $10,000 then realized that was unrealistic for 300 people, then up to about $18,000 prior to the wedding. We had fewer guests than we

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