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Bohemian Elegance Long Distance Wedding

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Planning a wedding together while being in a long distance relationship is no easy matter but this couple pulled it off flawlessly! An easy going groom and a creative bride made the perfect pair. They both picked out the colors, blush pink, burgundy, and touches of gold.
The flowers in this bohemian elegance long distance wedding, by La Petite Fleur, were stunning! Their flowers included roses, hydrangea, proteas, peonies, and orchids, so you know it's going to be good! Take a closer look in the full gallery here, photographed by Danielle Bacon Photography.

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protea and peony wedding bouquet @weddingchicks

Reasons To Hire A Coordinator

One thing I do wish was that we had hired a day-of-coordinator. We had a ton of help from my mom's staff however no one was quite as experienced as my mom so I felt like she was taking on too many tasks throughout the day. I wanted it to be a day of joy for her too. Don't get me wrong she absolutely loved everything about our wedding and had a blast. I would just advise other brides to set aside a budget for help on the actual day (especially if you are DIY for a lot of it) so that all family and friends can stop and really enjoy it.

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Danielle Bacon Photography

Based in sunny Southern California, I am a wedding and portrait photographer. My style is sweet, airy and romantic. I will happily pack my bags for your fabulous destination wedding or elopement. I live for photographing thoughtful outdoor weddings for easygoing, creative, madly in love couples that are excited to have their love captured on their big day!I believe that when you're comfortable and having fun - that's when the magic happens!

beautiful sweetheart table @weddingchicks

thank you not gold rimmed glass @weddingchicks

protea and peony wedding centerpieces @weddingchicks

Unique Wedding Favors

As a way to keep the clean up to a minimum we decided to let our guests take home their vintage plates and goblets. We spent months writing love quotes and our date on the plates and tied thank you cards to the goblets. For dinner we had our guests use plastic plates and then use the vintage plates as a charger so they wouldn't get dirty. It worked out perfectly! We also decided to make CDs of our favorite songs and songs that were played at the wedding to give to our guests and they loved it!

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Read on to see how much this bohemian elegance long distance wedding cost and how they achieved it. 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. Ugh. (am I right?!) but it's got to be done! And let me tell you, it is super important to know how much you want to spend from the VERY beginning or else it can all get out of control. We had a pretty tight budget. We set an amount of roughly $10,000 and with the help of both of our parents we made it work! Our wedding was basically all DIY. From the vintage china plates on the tables that we found at thrift stores and flea markets to the CDs of our favorite songs that we gave away as favors, we got to work early knowing that we wanted to save as much money doing it ourselves. We also have the best families in the world who were there for us on multiple weekends to go thrifting or to have a full day of crafting. We could not have pulled this off without them. So brides, take advantage of that fact that you have so many people wanting to help and support you on your big day. It's really okay to ask for favors! Your family wants to feel involved :) I also have to say that not every bride is blessed with a florist for a mother. I won the jackpot there! She was my superhero from day 1 and I could not have done it without her! Plus, do you see how freaking gorgeous our flowers were? She rocks! It is possible to have a beautiful wedding on a budget. It might take a lot more late nights and crafting days, but in the end it's all worth it and you'll look back on those times with big smiles and happy thoughts.

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PhotographersDanielle Bacon Photography@daniellebaconphotography
CakeVrej Pastry
CateringSergio's Mexican Restaurant
FlowersLa Petite Fleur
Paper Goods & CalligraphyKaitlin Karchefski