Broke-Ass Tag: yellow wedding

1/13

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 Ties.com

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  • 9/12

    Today’s countrified Texas wedding feature is a real treat! There were truthfully almost too many adorable wedding details to squeeze into one post — like toy dogs in tutus, cowboy boots, burlap bows, groomsmen in suspenders, and of course, custom beer koozies

    Your names: Dusty and Katie

    Occupations: Dusty is a conductor for Union Pacific Railroad and I work for Touchstone Communities.

    Wedding location: Adkins, Texas.

    Wedding date: April 14th, 2012

    Wedding budget: We didn’t really have a wedding budget. My Dad gave us $10,000 and whatever we went over that was up to us to pay for.

    Approximate guest count: 300

    How would you describe your wedding? Rustic, shabby chic. We wanted our wedding to be very relaxed and not too frou-frou.

    What was your favorite part of your wedding? Our ceremony, it was intimate and relaxed.

    What did you splurge on? Flowers, I’m obsessed with yellow roses and I wanted them and other flowers everywhere.

    What did you save on? Alcohol; we served beer and six different flavor margaritas. Some of the beer was given to us by a distributor.

    Was there anything you would have done differently, in retrospect?

    I would have looked at the reception area before it took place. Thank God our amazing photographer was able to capture what it looked like before our guest filled the area or I would have never known how it all came together.

    What was your biggest challenge in planning?
    The guest list; Dusty and I both come from very large families and cutting people from the list was a challenge for us and our parents.

    What lessons did you learn from planning or from the wedding itself?
    I learned that being organized was the key to getting anything done in a timely manner, and to let go and let people help when they offered!

    What were your top 5 favorite things about your wedding?

    My bridal bouquet, it was exactly what I wanted!
    Our Day of the Dead bride and groom cake topers that mean enteral love.
    Cowboy boots!
    Our photographer and coordinator, they were my wedding life savers!
    The margarita bar was pretty much amazing!

    Top 5 least favorite?
    I don’t really have a list of least favorites because I told myself that if something happened that I didn’t like, I just had to make the best of it and move on. Our wedding coordinator was amazing at making sure everything went smoothly. If I had to choose one thing it would have been the windy weather, it did make me a little nervous but it died down as the night went on.

    What was the worst piece of wedding advice you received?
    I didn’t really get any bad advice that I can remember of, besides divorcees saying “don’t do it.” HA.

    The best?
    The best advice I received was when we first got engaged, and it was to just enjoy being engaged. Dusty and I were engaged for almost two years before our wedding and it was the best decision we made. You can say you’re husband and wife for years but you’re only a fiancé for a short while so we wanted to make the best of it.

    Any other bits of wisdom?
    The wisdom I would give to a bride having an outdoor wedding would be to have bridesmaids wear their hair up somehow … I didn’t think about wind being the big problem on our wedding day but it was, hair was flying everywhere in pictures but it did make for some funny faces and moves. That’s the only thing I really wish I would have thought more about. And to make sure you are have the wedding you and your other half want, not the wedding your families want.

    Budget breakdown:

    Venue- $2000
    Beer/Margaritas-$1600
    Flowers-$4000
    Photographer-$3500
    Coordinator-$750
    Cake-$800
    Food-$2000
    DJ-$1000
    Mason Jars-$250
    Table Linens & Chairs- $1200
    Decor – $100
    Dress- $2000 with alterations and accessories

    TOTAL: $19,200

    Vendors: 

    Venue: Rustic Gardens Weddings & Events

    Bartenders: Bartenders 4 You

    Flowers: Oakleaf Florist

    Photography: Al Gawlik Photography

    Wedding Planner: Country Sugar

    Cake: Kari’s Konfections

    Food: Snoga Bar-B-Cue

    Table linens & chairs: Aztec and To Have & Hold

    Dress: Mayfair Bridal

    Congrats, you crazy kids! And big ups to Al Gawlik Photography for sharing this fabulous wedding with us! Interested in featuring your radtastic wedding on Broke-Ass Bride? Email Emily at emily@brokeassbride.com, or submit via Two Bright Lights.

    Emily
  • 4/28

    Continuing with some color and fruit wedding inspiration, this week is all about yellow! It happens to be my all time favorite color. Lemons, citrus, bananas.....I just can't get enough yellow! It goes well with so many other colors too! Yellow and orange, yellow and green, yellow and blue (great pair)......and of course, if you live in LA you know that yellow and purple go…

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