Nole & Andrews Budget Garden Wedding

by Meg Keene, CEO & Editor-In-Chief

Style Me Pretty posted such a beautiful $13,000 garden wedding this week, that I just had to post some additional images, in case you missed seeing it. I never cease to be inspired by the thrifty and creative choices that couples planning weddings on tight budgets make. So often they end up making more interesting choices then you see in the average big budget wedding. Necessity is indeed the mother of invention.
A homemade table runner, which is our plan as well.
The bride had a stunning bouquet of lilacs, and wore a used designer dress from Preownedweddingdresses. The great thing about used wedding dresses? It’s not like its been worn more then once!
A cake buffet! The practical alternative to the overpriced wedding cake dilemma.
Also, Style Me Pretty has launched a site re-design, and it now has a budget beautiful wedding section, along with a Do-It-Yourself Inspired wedding section. Go browse, it’s awesome.

All pictures by Puma Bean Photography via Nole’s Knot Bio.

Meg Keene

Meg is the Founder and EIC of APW. She has written two best selling wedding books: A Practical Wedding and A Practical Wedding Planner. Meg has her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and two children. For more than you ever wanted to know about Meg, you can visit #NASTY

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  • Hooray for Style Me Pretty’s new organisation!

  • this is absolutely one of my most favorite weddings. i feel so in love with it, i begged my husband for a second wedding!

  • KJ

    I love the lilacs. I originally was going to do lilacs (hello? May? lilacs=cheap and beautiful), but my mother convinced me that they would droop too quickly. Perhaps she is wrong…

  • My wedding was shot by the same wonderful photographer, Punam Bean!

    We almost didn’t hire a pro at all (had an even lower budget than Nole and Andrew). But I’m so glad we made it our one splurge — turns out, a talented photographer can turn even a budget shindig into something straight out of the wedding mags. And now we look back at the pics and think “gosh, we’re all so stylish”.

  • Peonies and Polaroids

    Isn’t this the most beautiful wedding? I am in love with her dress, it’s just stunning.

  • BEL

    i love this wedding. thanks for posting additional photos. I love your header and blog design!

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