I know that I get really excited by each new budget savvy practical wedding that I share with you, but I can’t help it! They are all so awesome. So naturally today, I’m the most excited about this wedding, sent to me by Australian photographer Hailey Bartholomew of You Can’t Be Serious, of her sisters wedding. First all, a word about Hailey. She is actively looking to work with brides doing creative independent weddings. Ahhh! Vendors who want to work with couples like us! You can’t beat that. Australian readers, take notice!
There are about a thousand things I love about this wedding. But most amazingly, it was planned in just three weeks with the help of family and friends. Three weeks, people!! Their family and friends pitched in on all the wedding details. They got married in a park, and then had their reception at a restaurant. Simple, and clearly full of joy.
The bride found her vintage wedding dress and her amazing veil at a vintage store for a grand total of $400, including alterations. Can I mention that I am so in love with her veil that I want to steal it out of the picture?
Ok, first of all, how adorable are those flower girls? Ah! This had got to be one of the most fun wedding party pictures I have ever seen. It looks like a party! All of the girls dresses were found at a vintage store. The guys all wore their own suits, and they bought hats to unify the look.
The bride’s sister took all the photographs (ohh, to have a super talented photographer for a relation), and her husband made invitations from engagement pictures turned into photo postcards.
These adorable flower girl dresses they bought online to match the vintage style, and then sold them on eBay after the wedding. The flower girls are the brides nieces.
I’m in love with group shots at weddings, since it’s such a great document of everyone who celebrated with you, and this may be the ultimate group shot. These pictures make me feel like the wedding was a indie film (Amelie?), and contain such a amazing sense of movement and joy in them. I am, quite officially, in love with this wedding.