Emily and Stephen threw a rustic wedding celebration that was big on DIY details. From the homemade alter decor to the bride’s rose and succulent bouquet, (which she made herself) to the little vignettes set at each reception table. The entire day was overflowing with handmade details.
You can see more of this gray and yellow rustic wedding in the full gallery, all captured by Pennsylvania wedding photographer Jamie D Photography. Be sure to read on to hear about their budget breakdown. It’s really great to hear about how much everything costs, event when most of the wedding is handmade.
on the ceremony decor
For the ceremony, we hung window panes and tulle between all of the posts to give it a more intimate feel. We also hung fabric in the back that came down to the top of barn shutters to enhance the more intimate feel.
At the front of the tabernacle we placed 3 old doors with old fences on either side and fabric draped to draw all of the elements together. My bridesmaids sat in old antique chairs for the ceremony. My dad, gave me away and married us so that was something very special.
A staircase was set up with mason jars that had yellow striped straws and a vintage-like label wrapped around them. Each label had the guest’s name on it and their table number.
Antique plates and napkins that were handmade by friends and family set the tone for this rustic inspired table decor.
Arrangements of bright dahlias, sunflowers, wild flowers, and lavender were housed in burlap wrapped mason jars. Each arrangement was set perfectly on tree slices, that were covered in vintage dollies.
Coffee lover’s wedding favors-
Stephen and Emily gave each guest a burlap bag of authentic Honduran coffee wrapped with lace trim. The labels were wrapped around the bag with twine, and if you notice they used the same labels for the favors and the escort cards. Buying in bulk not only keeps a consistent look and feel throughout, but also saves on cost.
Photographer: Jamie D Photography
Venue: Central Manor Camp
Prop or Furniture Rentals: Refindings & Grand Events
Florals: Butera the Florist
Dress Designer: Alfred Angelo
Groom’s Attire: Jo. A Banks
Shoe Designer: Nina
Cake & Caterer: Fisher’s Country Catering | Officiant: Her father, Chan Cutting | Veil or Hair Accessories: Lucy Leitzel | Hair & Makeup: Salon 40 | Cloth Napkins: Made by Bride’s grandmother Read on for their entire budget breakdown….
Okay, here is the basic breakdown of our expenses . . . to be honest we really shopped around, used coupons and waited for sales! We bought a lot of stuff from Goodwill, yard sales, Craigs list and online! My wedding dress was the most expensive item that we purchased and I actually cried when we bought it because I felt terrible for spending that much, But it was beautiful and I wouldn’t change a thing.
the best photographer in the world – Priceless
Fisher’s Country Catering $3,400 for approx 200 people
the recycled paper for invitations from Paper and More was approx $150
the rental for the camp was $425
the rental tables and chairs was $432
rental from Refindings -$150 (old doors, window panes, shabby/chic decor)
assorted tulle, burlap ribbon and twine -$50
candles – $25 (all mismatched)
burlap for aisle runner,table squares,table runners for the flower jars and coffee bags-$75-$100
Authentic Honduran Coffee for the favors -$150
Fabric for the reception backdrop and for the ceremony -$160
canvases & paint for the guest tree and Caterpillar – $20
Flowers-Sam’s Club $183 & The Sunflower Lady $173 (we assembled our own bouquets)
the old trunk,yellow tool caddy – for gifts and tiles&spindles for the table centerpieces -$50
the canopy for the buffet line from Sears-$200
lots of doilies and lace from thrift stores-$25-$50
200 pint sz jars bought from hardware store, Craig’s list and goodwill-$100
yellow paper straws fr Etsy-$48
the brides dress -$1,200 – shoes – 2 pair ($35-with coupons)
bridesmaids dresses and shoes $120 – I made the flowers that were on each of the girls dresses
nail salon $25 ea. (x5 – we paid for each of the girls to get their nails done)
Hair salon $50 ea. ( my hair and makeup were $100 total and each of the girls paid for their own)
flowergirls $20 each (not sure of the cost of the leotard) my mom made the flower girls tutus
the sign bearer $5 shirt – my mom made his dress pants from extra fabric that she had at the house
groomsmen shirt -$10 tie -$20 vest -$25 pants -$65 total (x5 groomsmen)
Grooms suit – $150
Guys sneakers – $60 each – that was their gift from Steve
table linens were borrowed at no cost
cloth napkins were about $.50 – $1.00 each so maybe $150
ceremony program recycled paper $16 paint sticks $7
We also made welcome bags, with snacks and candy in them for the out of town guests – $50
1000 manila tags 20$ (just in case we would need that many) we coffee dyed all the tags
modge podge $5.99 for multi-use – we used modge podge for everything – def. got our money’s worth