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« on: December 13, 2010 11:58:27 AM »

ok so I guess I'm a little behind on this but here is my diy, low budget wedding. My then boyfriend and I had been dating for over three years and he decided to pop the question Feb of this year and we got hitched in July of this year. So with little time and money this is what I came up with...

first, my dress



I used a heavily embroidered lace fabric with a ivory satin lining.
Underneath it all about 16 yards of gathered tulle.
I also made my veil and the men's boutonnieres.

the bouquet made of paper flowers (some spray painted gold)



Next, the ceremony
We didn't have a billion dollars to spend on flowers so with the help of friends we made tissue paper poofs and hung them all over our church



Our cake was at minimal cost also since it was made between my mother and I.
The morning of the wedding I was adding the final touches placing the gumpaste flowers I had made...



We couldn't afford a florist so we made our own arrangements



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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2010 12:08:17 PM »

You may not have spent much money, but let me tell ya, it doesn't look cheap at all.  Everything looks really great!
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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2010 12:43:26 PM »

Ohh! It looks great! Your dress is so pretty Smiley And I fully support your plate treats(a.k.a my favorite candy) Wink
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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2010 01:08:33 PM »

This is so adorable! Your dress is beautiful!!

I am planning a wedding now too and I've been trying to come up with some flower alternatives- they are so expensive! So I really like your ideas.  Cheesy Congratulations!
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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2010 01:09:36 PM »

I am VERY impressed!!!  You're wedding looks lovely, and your dress is amazing!  Love the flower poofs too!
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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2010 01:22:31 PM »

Wow... I absolutely adore your dress Shocked
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« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2010 01:32:39 PM »

You did a great job! Everything is beautiful, it doesn't look "frugal" at all!
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« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2010 02:08:23 PM »

So beautiful! I especially love your dress!
I'm gonna bookmark this post and show it to my girlfriend, who is freaking out about being able to afford our wedding. Thanks so much for sharing.
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« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2010 02:47:42 PM »

Wow! It looked like you had the most wonderful wedding. Why should one use all that money on all that stuff, when a budget wedding could be that stunning! I am getting married in July and I must say: You really inspired me! Thanks Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2010 03:16:41 PM »

Holy cow, I love everything about this.  Your dress is beautiful and I really think the tissue paper poofs look awesome.  And *sunflowers!* squee!
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