elegant bridal look
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DIY Ohio Wedding for $10K

Today’s budget-savvy wedding is a DIY masterpiece! I love Jordan and Emily’s eye for details and beautiful color choice and all the shades of red in the florals. And isn’t amazing how they transformed a school into darling reception venue?! Enjoy this DIY Ohio wedding! xoxo, Jessica Emily + Jordan August 26,

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Gorgeous & Elegant DIY Wedding

Today’s wedding is filled to the brim with beautiful blush, lavender and white details! Although Amy and Matt didn’t undertake dozens of DIY projects for their wedding, the ones they chose to do pack a big punch on their big day. I love that Amy, with the help of her family and

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teal and orange wedding attire
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Colorful October Wedding

Where do I begin with this wedding? The amazing reception decor? The bright and perfect color palette?  The gorgeous flower bouquets? Suzette and Brad created a stunning DIY wedding centered around their favorite colors: turquoise and orange. I love how you can tell that the wedding is “them” just from the pictures. Enjoy every photo

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sunset farm wedding photos
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Ranch Wedding with Purple Details

Today’s wedding is chock full of fun vintage details, gorgeous rural wedding photos, a stunning venue and the prettiest of colors. MaKenzie and Taylor did a fabulous job pulling together a beautiful ranch wedding for 320 guests for $10K. There are so many darling elements of this wedding, but make sure you check

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sweetheart table
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Rustic Fall Wedding with a Country Flair

Today’s wedding is filled with rustic details that are perfect for the fall season! From the candy bar and coffee station to the paper lanterns and vintage doors decor, the charm of today’s wedding is in the details. I especially love the photo display Lauren and her mom created using clothes pins, pictures and

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field wedding photos
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Rustic Farm Wedding in Ohio

I absolutely love when couples choose a sentimental venue for their wedding. The ambience provided by a venue with significance is priceless. Today’s bride and groom, Stephanie and Brandon, chose Stephanie’s family farm for their ceremony and reception. They did a marvelous job of tying together their event with rustic, farm-centric details

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Pink and Blue Church Wedding

Welcome to our first Friday edition real wedding! So excited to share more budget wedding goodness with y’all.  With all the wedding trends and fads, it’s easy to forget the beauty and simplicity of a church wedding and reception. And Kara and Andrew’s wedding encapsulates all that’s wonderful about a church wedding. From

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Pretty Purple Wedding

I just know y’all are gonna love this pretty purple wedding! It definitely has lots of rustic details, but some really great timeless ones as well. I love how the couple used DIY where they needed to add extra special touches to their day. The purple details are just to die for

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Backyard Wedding in Ohio

You are going to LOVE this wedding!! The couple managed to keep it under $8,000 total for 145 guests! They served some amazing looking food as heavy hors d’oeuvres with special little details. I love that they gave coffee beans as their wedding favors and what a savvy way to get them! Of

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Rustic Vintage Wedding on a Budget

So excited to share this rustic vintage wedding with you from reader Stephanie! You might remember her DIY wedding invitations that we featured here on the blog, and now she’s shared her wedding with us! Stephanie was able to plan a lovely DIY wedding on a budget and still host about 90

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Wedding Planning Advice

Searching for a Photographer

To me, photography is the one great, tangible keepsake that you get to have forever from your wedding. These pictures will be displayed in your home, mocked by your children as they grow up, shown at your children’s weddings, and displayed at your Ruby Wedding Anniversary: basically, these pictures are a big deal.

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Becky’s Wedding Recap!!

Hello my Budget-Savvy lovelies! I apologize for the delayed wedding recap. My husband and I were tanning ourselves silly on our honeymoon cruise for the past two weeks. It was heaven. But now I am back to the real world, as a very married lady. It’s still slightly surreal. I’m getting used

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Monique + Timothy’s Relaxed Wedding

Monique & Timothy’s relaxed outdoor affair just brings me joy! Even though this wedding is on the larger side of budgets that we feature, there’s still some great takeaways from the bride’s experience. Her helpful tips: find a venue that will let you bring in your own alcohol and sometimes doing all

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Lovely Spring Wedding

I love it when I get BSWOW submissions from photographers! It’s so sweet when they nominate their couples for features! This wedding comes from Jessica Miller Photography. This couple managed to pull of their beautiful and lovely spring wedding for 115 guests at only $5500! Some words from their photographer, Jessica, “This

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