Bed and breakfast have a quaint ability to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that A Story Book Inn made the perfect venue for this beautiful family and friends filled wedding.
A bright color palette was and excellent choice to compliment the outdoor scenery. From a hand-carved bow tie to a cardboard cutout of the bride's brother, there is an endless array of sweet touches. Take a closer peek at everything this bed and breakfast wedding has to offer in the full gallery here, captured by Cara Dee Photography.
wooden bow tie
With a background in art, this bride took careful detail to insure that her day was unique to she and her fiance. From her blush gown that complimented her bridesmaids' pale pink dresses, to the hand blown glass vases that graced the head table (that she herself created!), each detail was considered and thoughtfully executed. Her groom wore a hand-carved wooden bow that a friend-designer created for the day and the intimate setting of the bed and breakfast was perfect for that of her tight knit family and friend gathering.
cardboard cutout family members
The entire day was a family affair for sure. Her flower girls were all nieces with tulle skirts that the bride's mom made and everyone watched from a balcony as the bride and groom had their first look. Her twin brother was in the peace corp and unable to get leave to come in for the wedding as previously thought, but that did not hold him back from "attending" nor did it keep the bride from having him apart of most every event of the day. There were large, life-size cut outs of him in various poses that were used for some groomsmen and family pictures, toasts and dancing. He skyped in on family phones for the ceremony (in full suit attire as planned) and gave a toast via phone from the stage at the reception. She carried him around as she chatted with guests at the reception even.
Words from Cara Dee Photography: From beginning to end this, couple was so in love and displayed it! Speeches from friends and family spoke of their contagious laughter and kind hearts that were already obvious and evident to everyone in attendance. It was a perfect day for one of our sweetest and most unique couples of the season.
Read on to see how much this bed and breakfast 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.
Venue-Storybook Inn: $6,200.00
Photographer-Cara Dee: $3,300.00
Florist- Belair Florist: $3,000.00
Band- Superfecta: $1,850.00
Wedding and Groomsman Cake- Sweet Lilus: $450.00
tent, tables, chairs etc: $4,900.00
wedding dress and veil: $3,000.00
bridesmaids dresses: $1,000.00
alterations for dresses: $800.00
bridesmaids shoes: $100.00
bridesmaids jewelry: $150.00
groomsmen accessories and clothes: $400.00
groom attire: $200.00
wine, champagne and custom brewed beer: $1,600.
Wedding Planner: $1,200.00
Flower Girls: $140.00
Hair and Makeup- : $720
Gifts-Bridesmaids Robe (I painted the girls names): $50, Groomsmen boxes (I painted their initials): $10
Grand Total: $30,770