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Sweet Garden Romance Wedding + Budget Breakdown

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Mark and Claire's dream was to create a wedding that felt like a home away from home, and that's exactly what they did! From the amazing garden venue at Gerry Ranch, to the GORG vintage decor throughout. You'll be swooning over every detail! Not to mention their little furry friend in their wedding portraits. Be sure to keep reading to see the budget breakdown!
There is so much more to see of this sweet garden romance wedding! You simply must view the full gallery here. Beautifully photographed by Loretta at Pie Shoppe.

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Garden Party

I wanted our wedding to be like a big garden party, but also super romantic because I am a hopeless romantic. Our inspiration was to add a lot of personal touches to the wedding so that our guests were reminded of our love and our personalities. We wanted our guests to feel very welcome just like they were at our home. We wanted an outdoor wedding so that we could feel nature and beauty all around, like everything was just meant to be.

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Dreamy Venue

Gerry Ranch had just opened for weddings 6 months before our visit, therefore, they hadn't hosted any weddings yet when we visited them. While we drove through the dirt road into the orchard, I knew it was the one. Once you step on the the actual wedding area, it was enchanting. The ceremony area was filled with white roses, the backdrop was acres and acres of blueberries, surrounding the other 3 sides were citrus and avocado trees.

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Fresh blooms

The reception area was nothing but romantic...strings of bistro lights lit the area from above, a ledge elevated the newlyweds from the main reception area, and the dance floor was perfectly in the center. 
 Allie, from These Buds A Blooming, was very fun. Her designs are absolutely stunning and made our vision come true. The quality of her flower supply is superior, it's full bloomed and fresh.

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From one bride to another

I recommend some alone time with you and your makeup artist to clam the nerves before your girls arrived to provide you some company. Also have your makeup artist designated only to you so that she take all the time she needs for the bride and not rush so she can finish makeup for the other ladies. If you can afford to have a makeup artist for everyone, make sure she/he does your makeup first!

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Be sure to watch the video from Cotton Love Studios


Read on to see how much this sweet garden romance 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.

15,524.47 Food Command
520.00 Open Photo booth 4 hrs Photocube
790.00 Saturday Fees Gerry Ranch
5,200.00 Venue Site Rental Gerry Ranch
3,738.77 Venue Furniture rental Casi Cielo
3,500.00 Wedding Planner partial planner Events by M&M
1,284.00 Make up artist- full 8 hrs of service Grace Lin
205.00 Bridal Party Gifts Target
213.41 Bridal Party Gifts Mommywholesale.com
109.00 Embroidery for Bridal Party Gifts Joy's Sportwear
151.07 Save the Date Postcards Wedding Paper Diva
20.35 Wedding Website Go Daddy.com
2,687.50 Photography Pie Shoppe
4,500.00 Videography Cotton Love
2,382.00 Wedding Dress by Sonthai Gi Bridal Gown Studio
400.00 2nd Wedding Dress by Nicole Miller Sample Sale
26.00 Sandals for Guests Michaels
8.74 Fans for Guests Michaels
125.88 Event Insurance
4,228.19 Flowers Buds of Bloom
981.00 Furniture Circa Rental
647.15 Lace overlay & uplight Party Pleaser
920.00 Chirvari Chairs
2,250.00 DJ Scratch DJ
320 Wedding cake- 64ppl Janice Wong
246.4 Bread Basket- Sheet Cake for 100ppl Bread Basket
150.00 Dress Alternation 2nd Dress
353.23 Flavors: Strawberry, Tags, Ribbon, Burlap Bags
490.27 Wedding Invitations
163.10 Parents gift
110.00 Mark's Dad Suit Rental cost
526.33 Dress Shirt Purchase Groomsmen gift
197.50 Groomsmen Flasks
651.63 Mark's Suit- Purchased
98.00 Bow Ties
119.99 Sparklers
400.00 Wedding Bands-his White Gold band 18K
3,588.75 Wedding Bands- hers
600.00 Wedding Décor Ross, Michaels, Home Goods
10.00 Cake cuttery Amazon & Michaels
100.00 Costco Photobook and Canvas
47.80 Ayden's outfit
180.00 Welcome gifts
1,430.00 Tips to vendors
251.00 Bride Accessories
246.32 Hair extension
420.00 Security Guards
1,240.00 Shuttle Hotel to Venue 5 mile radius
1,400.00 Alcohol- BYOB

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