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. Continue reading Georgia & Errol’s Vintage Wedding
So, I know you may have seen this super awesome wedding elsewhere, since it's gotten tons of coverage, and heck, these flowers are probably on your inspiration board (they are on mine!) But I couldn't resist writing about this wedding. It is chocked full to DIY goodness, budget friendliness, amazing ideas, and friends & family pitching in. And given that, how could I not share more details with you?
Lauren & Derek run the Curiosity Shoppe
in San Francisco (a store we're personally huge fans of). They got married a few years back at the Log Cabin
in the Presido in San Francisco. This venue is super cool, and we turned it down because I decided that the best possible wedding had already happened there, and I wasn't going to mess with that! This is one of the few weddings that I've seen that used a theme amazingly well. They called their wedding a "True Love Jamboree" and everything tied back to a log cabin, camp, National Park idea. Continue reading Lauren & Derek’s Budget, DIY, Camp Style Wedding
Ever have days when the details of wedding planning are stressing you out, and getting you down and you start wondering what the point of it all is anyway? Then check out this awesome flickr wedding
that was just a simple ceremony in a park, followed by a tiny picnic. Continue reading The Simplest Wedding
A while back, I sent Kathryn of Snippet and Ink a picture from this wedding for her week of Beach Wedding inspiration boards, and she used it on a stunning Northern California beach board
. But this wedding just wouldn't stop haunting me, with it's striking Northern California beauty
, it's quirky style, and it's simple joy. So I decided I had to share this Bodega Bay wedding, as photographed by the talented Jude Mooney
. Continue reading A Simple Bodega Bay Wedding
You know how every single week I have a new favorite wedding? Riiiggghhhtttt. Well, welcome to my new favorite. Bernie wrote me a sweet email about how my blog and her wedding style totally mesh, and heck yes they do! This wedding isn't about the detail shots, or the favors, or the monogrammed aisle runner. This wedding is about wanting to leap through the screen of your computer so you can BE THERE, celebrating with them, right now.
And for all you planning couples out there, Bernie wrote that it was a long hard slog to figure out how to do a wedding that was totally "them," but, boy did they ever. Which is to say, we all can do this thing! They did this whole fabulous wedding for $6,000, including renting a summer camp in Vermont for a whole weekend, so their friends and family could stay and hang out for FREE! What was the magic cost saving secret? Lots of hard work and research, of course, but also having family and friends pitch in and help with everything. Continue reading Beirne & Adam’s Vermont Camp Wedding
If I could only have one lofty goal for this website, it would be that I would help make small and simple weddings fashionable again.
There are a million places publishing the worlds expensive weddings, and the message is clear! If we were willing to spend a $100K on our wedding, we could make it amazing(ly expensive). But today I have another great example of a small, simple, affordable wedding that was everything you could wish for and more.
Continue reading Heidi & Gerhard’s Lighthouse Wedding