Since the beginning, I’ve been trying to show our readers that weddings come in so many different shapes and sizes. There are million dollar brides who don’t want to spend a lot on their affair, there are budget brides who are willing to splurge a bit. There are perfect backyard affairs, unbelievable ballroom fete’s. There are weddings with 40 guests and weddings with 400 guests. There is simply no longer a right or wrong way to throw a wedding.

So, when the fabulous Courtney Toney of Joyful Weddings and Events sent me today’s second featured affair, I swooned! The wedding came in at just around $10,000 and it was ALL about the fun.

budget friendly real wedding

I mean, any bride that can rock a pair of red shoes and outfit her girls in candy stripes (from Anthropologie) while still looking fantastic is OK in my book. The photos were all taken by Kim Fox who together with Courtney must have had a complete ball helping to make this wedding a reality. We have more to come including some pretty fun details!