Broke-Ass Tag: green wedding


BAB reader Beth was having a little trouble pulling together all the color elements of her kelly green and charcoal grey with daisy yellow accents, so, of course, like good little bloggers do … we came in and totally took the reins on this biatch. And let me tell you — it’s no easy feat finding a charcoal grey dress that either isn’t a sweater dress or isn’t a BAJILLION dollars. But find it I did, and I’m loving all of these colors together. Yellow and grey complement each other really well, and the green is a little bit of an unexpected twist, in the best way. Everything below, except for the wedding gown, comes in at under $100 … but even the gown is under $500!
Get Inspired Charcoal Grey, Kelly Green and a Pop of Yellow

Top Row, From left: Aquarelle Wedding Invitations, $2.34 each from Minted  || Big Top Circle Garlands, $20 for 12 from Minted || See the Starlight Lamp, $44.99 from ModCloth || Yellow 14-inch Honeycomb Paper Flower, $2.35 from Luna Bazaar || Rustic Charm Wedding Invitations, $2.34 each from Minted

Middle Row, from left: Kate Dress, $50 to rent from Little Borrowed Dress || Amy Dress by Susana Monaco, $77 (50% off) at ShopBop || Peau De Soie Dress, $450 from Dessy || Without Further Ado Green Maxi Dress, $52 from Lulu’s || Yale Fit and Flare Dress by BB Dakota, $93 from ShopBop

Bottom Row, from left: Cotton Voile Table Runner and Chair Sash, $19.95 from Luna Bazaar || Anywhere You Bow Flat, $34.99 from ModCloth || Sizzling Steps Heel, $64,99 from ModCloth || Country Charm Bridal Bouquet, $60 from Bloominous || Chamberlain Check Butterfly Bow Tie, $20 from

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    The Broke-Ass Bride is proud to partner with Brides Against Breast Cancer, turning gently used designer gowns into a beacon of hope in the worldwide fight against breast cancer. If you’d like to donate your gown, here’s how. If you’re in need of a gown, Brides Against Breast Cancer runs a nationwide tour of gowns, and you should most definitely check it out when it rolls into your town!


    Hurst, TX – Dallas/Ft. Worth Area April 4 – 5, 2014 Feragne Villa Wedding & Event Venue
    Boston, MA April 4 – 5, 2014 Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
    Boca Raton, FL April 4 – 5, 2014 Embassy Suites Boca Raton
    St. Louis, MO April 4 – 5, 2014 Holiday Inn St. Louis South County Center
    Mobile, AL April 6, 2014 The Battle House Hotel & Spa
    Columbus, OH April 6, 2014 The Fawcett Event Center
    Reston, VA – Washington DC Area April 11 – 12, 2014 Sheraton Reston Hotel
    Wichita, KS April 12, 2014 Holiday Inn Wichita East I-35
    San Ramon, CA – SF Area April 12 – 13, 2014 Crow Canyon Commons
    Austin, TX April 19, 2014 Hyatt Regency Austin
    San Diego, CA April 19, 2014 Hilton Garden Inn San Diego/Del Mar
    Cincinnati, OH April 19, 2014 Hyatt Regency Cincinnati
    Columbia, SC April 26, 2014 Hilton Columbia Center
    St. Petersburg, FL May 4, 2014 NOVA 535 Event Space
    New Brunswick, NJ May 4, 2014 Hyatt Regency New Brunswick
    Philadelphia, PA May 9 – 10, 2014 Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District
    Sioux Falls, SD May 10, 2014 Sheraton Sioux Falls Hotel & Conference Center
    Richmond, VA May 10, 2014 The Westin Richmond
    Metairie, LA – New Orleans Area May 10, 2014 Four Points by Sheraton New Orleans Airport
    Tulsa, OK May 16 – 17, 2014 Hyatt Regency Tulsa
    Providence, RI May 16 – 17, 2014 Hilton Providence
    Dover, DE May 18, 2014 Maple Dale Country Club
    Charlotte, NC May 23 – 24, 2014 Embassy Suites Charlotte
    Roanoke, VA May 24, 2014 Sheraton Roanoke Hotel & Conference Center
    Arlington, VA – DC Area May 31 – June 1, 2014 Le Meridien Arlington
    Woodland Hills, CA – LA Area May 31 – June 1, 2014 Hilton Woodland Hills/Los Angeles
    Bangor, ME June 1, 2014 Four Points by Sheraton Bangor Airport
    Erie, PA June 8, 2014 Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel
    Henderson NV – Lake Las Vegas Area June 14 – 15, 2014 The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa
    Lombard, IL – Pretty in Pink June 21 – 22, 2014 Jasmine Galleria
    Laramie, WY June 21, 2014 Hilton Garden Inn Laramie & UW Conference Center
    Carbondale, PA June 21, 2014 Best Western Pioneer Plaza
    Bakersfield, CA June 22, 2014 Four Points by Sheraton Bakersfield
    Weehawken, NJ June 28, 2014 Sheraton Lincoln Harbor Hotel
    Marietta, GA – Atlanta Area June 28 – 29, 2014 Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Hotel & Conference Center
    Louisville, KY July 12 – 13, 2014 Ramada Plaza Louisville Hotel & Conference Center
    Orlando, FL July 19 – 20, 2014 DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Downtown
    Emeryville, CA – San Francisco Area July 26 – 27, 2014 Hilton Garden Inn San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge
    Whittier, CA – LA Area August 15 – 16, 2014 Radisson Hotel Whittier
    Fort Worth, TX August 22 – 23, 2014 Renaissance Worthington Hotel
    Beachwood, OH – Cleveland Area September 12 – 13, 2014 DoubleTree by Hilton Cleveland East – Beachwood
    Welches, OR – Mount Hood Area September 13 – 14, 2014 The Resort at the Mountain
    Jacksonville, FL September 20 – 21, 2014 Sheraton Jacksonville
    Bridgeville, DE October 5, 2014 Heritage Shores Club
    York, PA – Lancaster Area October 17 – 18, 2014 The Holiday Inn Conference Center of York
    Birmingham, AL October 24 – 25, 2014 The Harbert Center
    Ontario, CA – Inland Empire Area October 31 – November 1, 2014 Radisson Ontario Airport
    Minneapolis, MN November 1 – 2, 2014 Millenium Hotel Minneapolis
    Riverhead, NY – Long Island January 30 – 31, 2015 Atlantis Banquets & Events
    Bloomington, MN February 27 – 28, 2015 The Park Plaza Hotel Bloomington
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    I was over the moon when Jessica emailed me to say that she'd won free wedding photography from Beyond the Ordinary Photography's contest because she'd read about it in our newsletter, because it's always exciting when the work I've done has helped to make a real difference in someone's life. If you're already subscribed to our newsletter, you know that Beyond the Ordinary Photography is…

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    Brides Against Breast Cancer is an amazing charity that we've partnered with--they accept new and used gown donations, which they then send on roadshows across the country to sell to brides like you for an average price of $600! They also do "Run and Renew" 5K events as fundraisers, and every year, they raise around a million dollars for those impacted by cancer. Incredible, no?…

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    Your "I dos" are a moment of gravitas, a quiet but weighty culmination of your decision to spend your lives together. In honor of their serious decision to make this commitment, Destry and Lanny decided on a similarly intimate wedding ceremony and reception: 40 invited guests, immediate family and the closest of friends. By this decision, they were able to spend more time with the…

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    We love Elizabeth St. John, and she's been especially sweet to our readers over the last few years - but this holiday season, she's rolling out a particularly eye-popping offer with savings that we can barely even fathom! Liz has agreed to sell a wide variety of her most popular wedding dress styles, gowns which usually retail for $400 - $2500, for...your best offer. Allow…

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    A lot of people think going green means spending more, but if the price of recycled paper and organic produce has you down, don’t fret. The best strategies for reducing your carbon footprint can actually save you thousands. Buy used: You found your dream dress, but it’s wayyy over your budget. But, what if another bride bought that dress, and wore it for a few hours,…

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    I knew that DIY-ing my wedding invitations was going to be a substantial undertaking. And I knew that the paper to make over 120 invitations would stack so high as to shake the conscience of anyone who has ever enjoyed the shade of a tree or syrup on pancakes or breathing oxygen.  But I tricked myself into believing the invitations were a suitable use for…

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    We're creeping up on New Years now, and you're probably starting to hear that old familiar refrain about fresh starts and new beginnings. This year you can be fitter, more productive, healthier, greener, you name it. Yup, its the time of year when we reflect on the past and resolve for the future. I know that Flab to Fab is definitely coming back in FULL…

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