I’ve finally got my hands on all the wedding photos!
We did the wedding in my parents’ backyard. We tried to keep it pretty budget, although we did splurge on weird things, like these sola flowers that I fell in love with. Still, I got my wedding dress second hand for $300; various family members did the cooking, the venue was free… So overall, we kept the costs reasonably low. And we had an open bar ;)
I did a bunch of thrift store shopping for things like old china tea cups and dinner plates… I painted a bunch of mason jars with a chalky finish paint… I started painting a bunch of vintage photo frames too, and initially wanted hundreds but I ran out of steam after about ten. It turns out painting frames is extremely tedious.
My sister was also a huge help – she made a ton of cute wooden signs and sewed a wide variety of colourful mismatched napkins.
The wedding itself was awesome. The nerves weren’t too bad beforehand and once the ceremony got started, I felt pretty good about the whole thing. Ben choked up while reading his vows, which got all the women in the crowd crying.
Afterwards we hopped in a limo for photos and champagne, which was such a good time. Getting in that limo after the ceremony with all our favourite people in the world was the best feeling.
Dinner, speeches, dessert… it was all tons of fun and I don’t think anything ran too long. Couldn’t have asked for a better wedding, and I was so thankful for all the friends and family members who came together to make it happen. So so grateful.
Anyway, without further ado… Pics!