Meredith and Alex tied the knot country-style at the beautiful Shady Wagon Farm. From the invitations to the bridesmaid dresses all the way to the tablescapes, lace and burlap along with their blue and green color palette was a central theme throughout the day.
Read on to hear so much more from Meredith about their special day, especially their full budget breakdown! There are so many amazing details in this blue and green country wedding! Don’t miss a single one by visiting the full gallery here, all gorgeously captured by A.J. Dunlap Photography.
From the Bride:
I would not consider myself a “creative’ person. I always have awesome ideas in my head but never quite know how to implement them. So after we (okay…it was Alex) found our wedding venue, I immediately had a vision of bridesmaids in boots, mason jars, wild flowers and, of course, line dancing. I watched hours of wedding shows on TV, flipped through several wedding magazines, and spent countless hours on Pinterest and Etsy. I was able to pull some inspiration from all of these places. Luckily I had AMAZING vendors who were able to look at pictures and listen to my crazy ideas to make my dream a reality.
While there are so many amazing details in this wedding, our favorite is the bridesmaid looks. The bold green and white striped skirts work perfectly with the dark blue cap-sleeve tops…and they showed off their cowgirl boots!
I found SO much that I was able to customize on Etsy (bridesmaids skirts, guest book, invitations/programs) and spent a lot of time (and wine) doing my own crafts. I wanted our guests to see little details that they would remember six months to a year after the wedding!
After a lot of help from our family, friends, and coordinator everything finally tied together and turned out better than I had hoped! Of course no wedding day is perfect and our day was no exception. It was a million degrees and we had a slight hair/make-up crisis, but I got to make amazing memories with my best friends. No matter how hot it was, I got to marry my best friend and the cutest guy I know. And that is what made August 31st my favorite day ever!
If I had to to back and change one thing it would be to have a second dress to wear at the reception. We had an August wedding in North Carolina and even after the sun went down it was HOT. I had several layers plus cowgirl boots on! This made it hard to have a massive dance party when I kept have to stop and cool down! So even if the second dress was a cute white cocktail dress and flats instead of boots that would have made the reception a little more enjoyable!
Photographer: A.J. Dunlap Photography
Venue: Shady Wagon Farm
Makeup: F A C E S by Caroline Winchester
Hair: Rizo's Salon
Cake: Cinda's Creative Cakes
Caterer: Cook Shack
Coordinator: Sweet SaraBell
DJ: Star Struck Unlimited
Dress Shop: David's Bridal
Flowers: Fallon's Flowers
Bridesmaids Dresses: Sandee Royalty
Read on to see how much this blue and green country wedding cost. Please note that costs change as the years go by, and prices are subject to change. This is just one couple’s breakdown to give you a rough estimate on how much a wedding like this may cost you.
I know I am forgetting some things because my dad transferred $30,000 into an account and I have $1.43 left haha and I spent a little of my own money on some small things but I hope this helps!
Hair & Makeup: $300
Party Bus: $650
Rehearsal Dinner Dress: $200
Mason Jars: $225
Tree Rounds: $100
Flowers in Hair: $75
NC State Garter: $40
Groom's Suit: $220
Bride's Boots: $150
Save the Dates: $500
Welcome Boxes: $200