Do you have a back up plan for your wedding? If you do not and the weather does get out of hand, your greatest asset will be a sunny attitude. As you can clearly see from our next wedding the couple embraced an unexpected change in their plans, and their wedding turned out all the more beautiful and special because of it.
Words from The Vendors
This event was nothing short of beautiful! Every detail was inspired by the bride’s creativity and care for her special day and the ones attending. The wedding was set to take place outdoors but after the rain clouds moved in, the chances of a dream outdoor ceremony quickly slipped away.
I was so impressed to see the bride handle this situation so well! Her groom was so good at telling her how beautiful the reception would be indoors and all that mattered was that they would be married!
The wedding taking place indoors allowed for the guests to enjoy the handwritten love notes scattered throughout that the bride had handwritten in the sweetest font herself. The bride even took the time to make all the apple pies for the dessert!
The groom had his share of creativity too; he put together each one of his groomsman’s gifts of a camping mug and a fun pair of socks. Lastly as the guests were leaving they were sent out with sweet bags of coffee!
Words from The bride
One of the few things we would have done differently would have been preparing a back up plan for if it rained. We had planned to have our ceremony outside up until about 30 minutes before the wedding started, when we made the decision to bring it indoors because of the heavy rain. It was a little hectic trying to move everything inside last minute, and I wish we would had planned for that better. But in the end it’s those unpredictable and real moments that make for great memories :)
Prop/Furniture Rentals: Something Borrowed Portland
Photography: Bethany Small Photography
Venue: Beazell Forest Education Center
Flowers: Form and Line Design
Hair & Makeup: Jesslin Close
Bridesmaid Dresses: Blaine Mosser, Maggie Sottero & Forever21
Groom’s Attire: Nordstrom & American Apparel
Dessert Pies: The Bride
Read on to see how much this rainy and ravishing rustic 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.
Here’s a breakdown of our final budget! We paid for the wedding ourselves so we tried to keep everything as simple and as inexpensive as we could.
Wedding Dress: 1,600
Wedding Party gifts: 200
Wedding Favors: 50
Groom Attire: 150
Hair/Make up: 275