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Mauve and Marsala Preppy Wedding

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Can't find the wedding venue you want? Build your own! Okay, that may not be an option for everyone; but for Alex and Brad, their mauve and marsala preppy wedding was centered entirely around the venue that they dreamed into reality, with the help of friends and family.
This wonderful event, takes the phrase "special day" to a whole new level. You can see all of the beautiful moments, brought to you by Laura Barnes Photo, when you visit the full gallery here!

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The Perfect Day

From Laura Barnes Photo: I have been elated about Alex and Brad's wedding since I first met with them last fall. Alex shared with me that with the help of family and friends, she and Brad were building their dream venue! Alex is a bride with perfect style and a truly wonderful designer.

I feel privileged that I was there to capture their wedding day. My favorite moment was when they walked down an aisle of confetti as husband and wife!!

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Homemade Venue

The bride (Alex) dreamed and built the venue specially for her wedding day with the help of her Father, family friends and groom.From the Bride: Since I owned my own venue I didn't have to rent the venue out so that cut out a huge cost to begin with. My wedding was about $12,000. I had bbq, a live 6 piece band, and a dessert bar. All my decor was previously owned by myself and I did all set up myself. It was extremely hands on and intense but turned out great.

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Read on to see how much this mauve and marsala preppy 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:
Food $4200 (included service and bartender)
Alcohol $800
Floral $2000
Dress (BHLDN) $450
Photography $2700
Visor graphs $1000
Band $1200
Cake & dessert bar (made by grandmother) $200

ServiceVendor
PhotographersLaura Barnes Photo
VenuesMcCrite's Cottonwood Estate
FashionBHLDN
FashionLuLu's
FlowersGracie's Garden Floral Studio
CateringCue BBQ
Lighting & EntertainmentHudson Road Band
Coordinators & StylistsMcCrite's Cottonwood Estates
BeautyFriend
CakesFamily & Friends