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Sweet and Simple DIY Wedding

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This amazingly sweet and simple DIY wedding took the creativity, love and support of a whole community to piece together each and every detail. From the beautiful hand-sewn bridesmaid dresses, to the custom brewed wedding beer. It's simply stunning, down to the last detail.
If you don't want to take our word for it, then we'll let these lovely images from Amilia Photography take over from here. Also, don't miss the full gallery for more sweet and simple diy wedding ideas.

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sweet and stunning

From Amilia Photography: This wedding is a testament to the fact that simple, DIY weddings can still be stunning and so special. Each detail included was meaningful to the couple, which made the day all the sweeter. Madilyn (the bride) hand-sewed each one of her bridesmaids' dresses. Each dress was unique but absolutely gorgeous and perfect. Madilyn and her bridesmaids made all the bouquets and boutonnieres and did an absolutely incredible job.

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Sweet and Simple DIY Wedding

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From the bride: Make and do what your heart is into, delegate to vendors and friends what you are not as passionate about! Plenty of people gave me their worried thoughts when I told them I was making my own bridesmaid dresses, but I am so glad I did! I had a ton of fun and it made it really special to have sewn each one by hand

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Custom Wedding Brew

From Amilia Photography: One of the most fun DIY elements of the wedding was that two close friends of the couple brewed the beer for the wedding! There were two different custom brews, White Veil Ale and Happy Day IPA. Another friend graphic designed the labels for the beer bottles. Their gift to the guests was a sweet packet of wildflower seeds.

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bride and groom beers @weddingchicks

Read on to see how much this sweet and simple DIY 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.

Our total expenditures were $11,000. Breakdown as follows:
24% Venue booking
46% Catering, beverages, linen & dish rentals
7% flowers
7% photography
3% Attire (bridal gown, groom attire, groomsmen bowties, bridesmaid dresses)
3% Musicians, pastor, day of coordinator fees
10% other (decorations, favors, invitations, programs, etc.)

ServiceVendor
Cakes & CateringHillside Organic Catering
Custom Brewed BeerDavid Bowen & Evan McCann
FlowersFloral Affairs
PhotographersAmilia Photography
Venues & OfficiantsMontague Retreat Center