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 Callie + John

May 18, 2013

Amelia, VA in an old hay barn

What was your wedding budget?


Dress 156

cowboy boots 150

decorations 300

photographer 1,000

food, provided by family – about $1000

How many guests did you have?


What creative or personal aspects did you include in your wedding?

We created the decor ourselves which made it more personal.

What was the biggest thing you did to save money?

The biggest thing I did to save money was go with a primitive look where everything was from a thrift store, borrowed, or from yard sales and the natural look of the barn.


What’s the best advice you have for planning your wedding now that you’re on the other side?

Do what feels best to you as a couple.

What was your biggest splurge?

My biggest splurge was the flowers and the photography.

What was your favorite detail?

I didn’t have just one one favorite detail. I loved it all. It was very old timely and primitive just like I pictured it


Photography: Crystal Image Photography  //  Dress and boots from Amazon  //  Decorations such as flowers and burlap, lace and candles where from amazon

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  • Jemma – You Mean The World To Me

    I’m loving all the rustic touches in this beautiful barn wedding and those pretty pink bridesmaid dresses are super-cute!

  • Kaylee

    It would be nice if where i stay had unique places like this.

  • Grace

    How did you do things like invitations? Postage for invites? Music? Gifts for the wedding party? There are things left out from this budget that I don’t know how you can skip!

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