|Mara Casey Photography|
It's a rarity.
I can normally blog-babble for paragraphs, but I'm still so completely overwhelmed by all of the love that Adam and I received Saturday night. It was magical. It was graceful. There were hearts in our eyes all night, and somehow, days later, I still have the warm-fuzzies inside.
My goal was to have a wedding that was as environmentally friendly as possible, while staying within a $5,000 budget. In the end, I managed to land pretty close to that number, by spending roughly $5,600, all things considered. Not too shabby for a wedding planner first-timer.
Each of the following photos appear courtesy of the very talented (and highly recommended) photographer, Mara Casey. Find Mara Casey on Facebook or at her site Mara Casey Shoots!
|RSVP Shoes: @$70, Zappos|
I'm not gonna lie, they hurt... but they're purple!
|The theme was Rustic. Rented ivory table cloths paired with burlap, homemade napkins and old spaghetti sauce jars filled with flowers from the Flower Mart fit the theme nicely. I rented the tablecloths, along with the plates, chairs and glassware from AV Party Rentals. The silverware came from IKEA ($1.00 per setting!). Cost (per setting): $7.62|
|Our guest book: another idea shamelessly stolen from the internet. I painted a canvas with a tree and a sky, and my guests did the rest.|
|The world's greatest flower girl, Hollis.|
|The world's greatest flower girl, Hollis, attentively watching the ceremony.|
|Adam and his parents, Carol and Walt.|
|The bride and groom with the bride's mom, Janine, and the bride's brother, Ashton.|
|A pic so nice, I posted it twice.|
|The wedding party: Kirstin, Shelayna, Taylor, Adam, Travis and Weston.|
|Our first dance to Stevie Wonder's "Knocks Me Off My Feet".|
|A wedding ain't a wedding 'til the guests are doing the electric slide.|
|Cake Cutting! I tried to use a bevy of sparklers, which ended up being a lot more difficult and dangerous than I expected. |
We decided to go with a variety of cakes, pies and tarts for dessert, rather than have one traditional wedding cake. Our cakes came from Susie Cakes in Brentwood and our dinner was from Clementine's in Westwood. The guests raved about both, especially the grilled steak and salads from Clementine's. We fed 60 guests that evening and had PLENTY of food left over. Total Cost (Dinner and Dessert) Per Person: $17.00
|Popichaks, Danehys, Bradshaws, Hoffmans, Campbells, Katims, Jones' and many others danced the night away.|
Thank you so much to all those who came, helped, supported, loved, hugged, danced and gave that night. We'll never forget it!
~ the green/green bride