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Laid Back Glam Wedding

Finding Light Photography @weddingchicks

Who out there has a little trouble letting go of the reins now and then? We all do now and then .. right?  Our next bride, Marisa was hesitant to let go of all the planning responsibilities, but in the end she was able to. When she saw the finished product, she was more than happy with how every last detail turned out. She just let her vendors do what they do best, create an amazing event.
You can see more of this laid back glam wedding, captured by Finding Light Photography, by visiting the full gallery here. Plus, keep reading to find their budget breakdown and learn how to steal this wedding party's looks!

plum pretty sugar getting ready shorts @weddingchicks

pretty little bridesmaids gift @weddingchicks

wedding flats with cute little bows on the heels @weddingchicks

tips bridesmaids @weddingchicks

Show Your Ladies A Little Love

It warms our hearts to see a bride that values the ladies that helped her through the planning process of their big day. Whether it is giving them a special memento for the day, having a little prewedding  ladies fun, or allowing their personalities to shine in assorted dresses, a little love will go a long way. Need a few more ideas? Check out these 15 ways to make your bridesmaids feel special.

bridal party dresses @weddingchicks

Pronovias wedding dress @weddingchicks

formal groom at The Addison @weddingchicks

black tie groom look @weddingchicks

romantic pink and white rose bouquet @weddingchicks

assorted pink bridesmaid dresses

Keeping it Fun

From the Bride: Some of the best compliments we received was that our ceremony was actually fun! This was amazing to hear since (let’s be real) the ceremony usually isn’t what everyone looks forward to when attending a wedding. Our friend of many years officiated which I think set the tone for a more relaxed ceremony.

here comes the bride and groom @weddingchicks

chalkboard wedding sign @weddingchicks

fabulous wedding venue @weddingchicks

antique lantern wedding aisle decor @weddingchicks

just married @weddingchicks

Trust the Pros

When we started planning, we had so many DIY ideas we wanted to incorporate but as time moved closer we realized some elements are just better left for the professionals. Being somewhat of a control freak, it was hard for me to envision how everything was going to come together after a year of planning but when people say “trust your vendors” just do it; I did and I do not regret it.

classy formal table decor @weddingchicks

formal framed seat sign @weddingchicks

ivory and gold wedding cake

first dance @weddingchicks

Read on to see how much this laid back glam 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.

Budget Breakdown:
Venue: $25,000 (includes ceremony, reception, food & liquor)
Floral/Décor: $5500
Photography: $2,600
DJ: $1,000
Wedding gown: $2,500 (including alterations)
Hair & Make-up: $185 (bride) $125 (bridesmaids)
Suit: $225
Invitations: $810
Favors: $200
Steal Their Look:
Bride:
Dress: Pronovias Belt: BHLDN Shoes: Alice & Olivia and Nine West Earrings: BHLDN Bracelet: Ben Amun Bridesmaids Dresses:
Erica G: Ivanka Trump Erica K: BHLDN Nicki: Ivanka Trump Lindsay: Jim Hjelm Getting ready shorties:
Plum Pretty Sugar Groom:
Suit: Combatant Gentlemen Watch: Invicta

ServiceVendor
DjElite Entertainment
Dress designerPronovias
Event DesignShi and Uri
Flowers & LightingBoca by Design
Getting Ready & Portrait VenueThe Boca Resort
Getting Ready ShortiesPlum Pretty Sugar
Groom’s attireCombatant Gentleman
MakeupF2F Studios
PhotographyFinding Light Photography
StationeryJen Simpson Design
VenueThe Addison