Being the frugal fashionista, I chose a gown that could be used for a formal event later on and had the bridesmaids wear black dresses they could wear again.
From left to right, Caitie my niece was the junior bridesmaid, in a Jessica McClintock dress I purchased for $5.00 at Savers still with the tags attached (retail $128.00)
Sammi a friend who stood in for a sick bridesmaid wearing a dress she picked up for $22.00 on clearence, Me, College Diva wearing a $185.00 dress that she wore to prom, wedding, 2 black tie events and a sorority event. Ashley wearing a dress I picked up on clearance from my sisters closet for $12.00!
My veil was purchased for $20.00 off of ebay, retailed for $138.00, my shoes were also found on ebay, purchased for $25.00 retail $89.99.
I made the girls bouquets and we had my bouquet styled by a wonder florist at the Bashas' in Sedona. Similar bouquets were pricing at $250.00, mine was $117.00
Black beauty roses, calla lillies and bear grass.
My nieces and a younger cousin were the flower girls. I made two of the dresses and a cousin made the third dress for her daughter Caillie.
My brother's daughter Page,
My sister's daughter Kimberlee, who was only 22 months old.
Here is my favorite picture of her spreading the petals.
My nephew Levi (r_and cousin Henry (l)were the ring bearers.
If you notice Levi is wearing skate shoes? He outgrew the pair purchased for him and we couldn't locate another pair anywhere in Cottonwood! He also out grew his tuxedo I purchased a size larger in only six weeks. (BOYS!)
My son walked me down the aisle and gave me away
He was so nervous he almost passed out! Maybe the wool blend tux had something to do with that?
Fly Guy and I as husband and wife!
My favorite picture of us. He just looks so happy.
We kept saying over and over again..."I can't believe we are married!"
My cousin Pauline made the cake as her gift to us.
Three layers, chocolate with chocolate ganache filling, white chocolate with raspberry vanilla bean creame and lemon with lemon fluff filling.
I DO..purchased off of ebay for $12.00, spray painted black.
Bride and Groom.
Here is the entire wedding party
and a few pictures of my daughter who was my Maid of Honor
and my son who was also a groomsmen
and Fly Guys son who was his best man
Wearing his JROTC Naval Uniform.
We had a lovely wedding and gorgeous reception without breaking the bank. It just goes to show that you don't have to spend tons of money on the wedding, it's the marriage that matters.
Thank you for sharing our special day...
Thank you FG for marrying me, I would do it again in a heart beat.
Joyeux Anniversaire avec l'amour!