[all photos by Stef Atkinson as featured on The Budget Savvy Bride]
If you haven’t seen Jessica’s lovely and oh-so-sweet blog post on The Budget Savvy Bride about my own July 2011 wedding, I’d love to share it with you. Over on her blog, I’ve dished all about our tight budget (less than $5,000!), why we decided to skip a caterer and opt for a food truck, how my mom and I crafted tons of pretty paper garland and sewed miles of vintage fabric pennants on my living room floor, and my advice now that I’m on the other side of planning (like why you should go vintage and try on your wedding gown on the regular). And you can also find a list of the Etsy vendors who provided my favorite handmade and vintage accessories.
I also share lots of serious, personal things, like how my husband Will and I honored and included his late mother in our big day. (Hint: It has something to do with that amazing vintage Fleur de Lys locket pictured above). And about how we scrapped all of our original plans once my father was diagnosed with terminal cancer to move our wedding closer to him in Texas. (You can also read more about that in the article I wrote for Her Nashville.)
And if you have your heart set on using any of the props pictured throughout our wedding on your big day, you’ll find them in the Stockroom Vintage inventory. Please visit The Budget Savvy Bride to see more beautiful photos that Nashville photographer Stef Atkinson snapped at our wedding. If you’ve never checked out The Budget Savvy Bride blog before, you’re in for a treat and lots of serious eye candy. I love that Jessica has committed her blog to budget weddings that will still knock your knickers off. Don’t get me wrong, I love glorious wedding porn where every scene looks like a zillion-dollar shoot for a wedding mag just as much as the next girl. But I also love seeing the magic crafty brides can work with realistic budgets. Thanks a million times over, Jessica, for featuring my own Stockroom Vintage wedding! I always hoped someone would deem my wedding blog worthy one day.