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Sunday Social Wedding From Our Labor of Love

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Before you dive into Ethiopia and Tim's wedding you may want to grab a note pad and a quick cup of coffee. Their entire day is jam packed of homemade details all hand-crafted by the bride. Ethiopia felt like her whole life of craft projects was practice for this wedding! How cute is that?
With the help of her husband they designed the stationary, sewed the runners, made paper heart sticks, embossed envelopes, etc.. you name it they did it. Sit back and enjoy this Sunday social wedding, and you must swing on over to the full gallery here. No joke there are so many more noteworthy photos to check out. All photographed by Our Labor of Love.

getting wedding ready

getting wedding ready

first wedding look

From the Bride:The one thing I am most proud of is that I sewed my dress. I wanted a cotton dress since I would be outside and I am not into too much frilly detail. It took me about 3 months working at night but in the end I was very happy with it. We didn't work with a planner so we had to pick vendors that we trusted and didn't need alot of direction. On the wedding day all of my family and the wedding party pitched in to help set up all of the decorations we had worked so hard on. The weather was perfect and the wedding went by in a blur.Customized Converse For The Groomsman:The groomsmen were just asked to wear khakis and a white button down. We gave them the suspenders and bow ties day of. My husband designed a little character likeness of each groomsmen and personalized a pair of converse for our groomsmen gifts.

custom groom converse

dapper looks for the groom

groomsman looks

teal bridesmaid dresses

here comes the Bride banner

Teal Peplum Bridesmaid Dresses:My bridesmaids wore peplum teal summer dresses. I thought that was a style of dress everyone would look good in. Turned out to be a great choice since one of them became pregnant in the middle of planning and the etsy designer who made them for me happily made hers a two piece. My twin god daughters along with my 11 year old daughter Kaya were my 'flower girls' they carried signs I made in lieu of flowers.

wedding party

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modern wedding invite by The Clever Paper Co.

On The Venue The Farmhouse Inn: We looked around online for outdoor venues and chose the Farmhouse Inn even though it was the first and only outside venue we went to see. My family owned farm land in upstate new york where I would spend my summers that was just like the Farmhouse Inn. We also liked that it had the accommodations for the entire wedding party and their families to spend the night there. From the Bride:We made a weekend of it. Starting with rehearsal on Friday with a bonfire, Saturday wedding, and a Sunday morning brunch. It was a great family experience as well as wedding, it's not often all of our friends, their families, and especially the children get to spend time together. Busy lives and distance gets in the way.

wedding ceremony decor

groomsman in khakis

wedding ceremony

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outdoor wedding ideas

mr and mrs chair signs

table numbers

whimsical wedding cake by The Roaming Chef

There is nothing major I would change, in the beginning me and my husband listed out what would be important to us. Food was a big one (sweets are my absolute favorite we had a dessert table), then music, and then photography.

Doing a lot of the crafts ourselves helped stretch our budget. I am glad we went with the best photographer because that is the only way I really get to see all of my details, the day went to fast for me to really appreciate them. The pictures are also the way we relive the wedding now, so its great they are so unbelievable.

outdoor wedding reception

outdoor wedding reception

dessert table

outdoor wedding reception

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Read on to see how much this Sunday social 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.

A rough estimate of our final budget. It is also important to note that the caterer is a personal friend of ours and handled the food, cake, and flowers at costs.
Venue: $8000
Caterer, cake & flowers: $6000
DJ: $600
Groom: $300
Bride: $350
Decorations: $1000
Photographer: $4500
Makeup: $250
Invitations: $400

ServiceVendor
Caterer, Cake & FlowersThe Roaming Chef
DJDJ Jamad
Dress DesignerThe Bride | Officiant: Friend of the family
Groom's AttireJ.Crew
HairLove.Peace.Locs
MakeupPatrice G. Coleman
PhotographerOur Labor of Love
StationeryThe Clever Paper Co.
Veil or Hair AccessoriesFascinating Creations
VenueThe Farmhouse Inn