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DIY Backyard Wedding in Syracuse

We have a perfect DIY wedding for you today. Ashlea and Tony wanted a small, intimate and FUN affair and that’s exactly what they had. So many of their details were DIY and absolutely gorgeous. Enjoy this DIY Backyard Wedding in Syracuse! Xoxo, Jessica Ashlea + Tony September 29th, 2018 Syracuse, NY

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New York Summer Wedding

Today’s budget-savvy wedding is quintessential summer! I love the beautiful outdoor setting Ashley and Zachary selected for their big day. And how fun is the zip line the had for their guests?! The perfect way to cool down on a hot July day. Enjoy this fun summer wedding! xoxo, Jessica Ashley + Zachary

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Fall New York Wedding

Today’s wedding is filled with fun details and the perfect casual vibe. Zachary and Elizabeth had a traditional church wedding the moved their reception to a local campground with a fabulous barn. I love their little touches like the sign made out of an old pallet with the schedule for the evening and

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Darling NYC Wedding on a Budget

Sometimes when it comes to planning a budget-savvy wedding, simple is perfect! Ashley and Josh created a beautiful NYC wedding in Central Park on a wedding of $8K. I love that they embraced the rainy weather and made the best of it, capturing some stunning images! Enjoy this sweet wedding! xoxo, Jessica

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Casual Outdoor Wedding with Vintage Details

A summer wedding on a family estate filled with vintage details? What could be better? I love how Donald and Amanda add a classy details (like decorated cupcakes and loads of pearls) to their outdoor wedding. The purple painted ball jars and outdoor setting are absolutely beautiful! And the antique truck the used in

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Outdoor NY Wedding with Handmade Details

Today’s budget-savvy wedding shines with the loveliest of details! I love how Elizabeth and Carlos created an outdoor wedding with a classy and elegant flair while incorporating so many personal elements. I’m especially smitten with the monogram cake topper Carlos made for their wedding cake. Enjoy today’s outdoor NY wedding with handmade

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Colorful Wildflower Wedding

Where do I start with this wedding? Chelsea and Brendan created a gorgeous summer wedding. I love the combination of yellow and red. The sunflowers pair perfectly with the red bridesmaid dresses. And how lovely are the wildflower centerpieces? The sunflower cupcakes are darling and the simple cutting cake adorned with the

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Monday Morning NYC Wedding

Oh my goodness! Do you remember this darling Monday morning wedding we featured in May? Well, today we have another beautiful Monday morning wedding with a gorgeous brunch reception. When Hyme and Jong received initial quotes for their wedding in New York City, the estimated budget was $55,000. However, because of their

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NYC Bookstore Wedding

I always love seeing budget-savvy weddings with unique venues and fun details. This NYC bookstore wedding is no exception. Abbie and Jason kept costs down by using the same venue for both their ceremony and reception and opting for a cocktail-style food with limited alcohol options. Because of the bookstore’s beauty, Abbie

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Glittery NYC Wedding

YOU GUYS. I’ve got an NYC Wedding for you today! This couple got married on the Upper East Side of Manhattan (swanky, right? Gossip Girl, anyone?) and in NYC it is no small feat to plan a wedding. The average wedding budget in NYC is around $75,000, so the fact that this couple was able

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Long Island Wedding

I love this sweet wedding from New York photographers Paper Hearts Photography. This particular wedding is on the higher end of the budget scale for events that we share, but I think it’s important to share all sorts of perspectives on being budget savvy. I hope you enjoy this lovely Long Island wedding!

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Upstate New York Budget Wedding

We’re back with another lovely budget savvy wedding! This upstate New York budget wedding has some truly lovely details and was captured fabulously by Paige Overturf Photography. I love the simple centerpieces on the tables– it goes to show you don’t have to go crazy in order to put together something nice.

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Budget Savvy Beach Wedding

Who doesn’t love a good budget savvy beach wedding? Miria and Paul created their dream laid back, intimate beach wedding by doing lots of DIY and getting their loved ones involved as well. Time and time again it seems that one of the best ways to cut costs is to enlist the

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Budget Savvy Brooklyn Wedding

Ashley is back with her wedding recap today!! Check out her Brooklyn wedding from this summer below! xoxo- Jessica Ashley + Matt July 5, 2013 Brooklyn, NY  |  Brooklyn Navy Yard’s BLDG 92.What was your budget? Our budget was $20,000. While in most areas of the country this budget will go far

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