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Monday, February 2, 2009

Real couple: E&G.

All photos by Chris Robb + Maida Vale.

Thanks to a wonderfully sunny weekend in Seattle (a rarity in January!), I'm inspired to share details from a lovely warm weather wedding. Using some basic money saving tips, the bride was able to create an event that stayed within her modest budget.

To do so, she carefully chose a venue that would host both the ceremony and reception. This saved thousands of dollars and created a seamless event. As soon as the ceremony was over, the party kicked off. The bridesmaids wore dresses found on sale at a major department store and carried inexpensive parasols instead of flowers. Flowers were also left out of the reception centerpieces, replaced by modern candles instead. Finally, simple lanterns and holiday lights dressed up the ceremony site, which turned into a sparkling dance floor late into the evening.

The resulting wedding was a labor of love—something that was truly palpable that day. Congrats again, E&G!

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