The past two days have been all about weddings that fall in the $5,000-$10,000 range. But more importantly, they are weddings where the bride and groom allow those that are closest to them to really help define the day. Those where their unique personalities are infused into the wedding style. Those where details really shine. And, regardless of their budget, I love that Amy + Matt did just that.

budget friendly real wedding

Ahh…I can just breathe a sigh of pure happiness when I look at these photographs. They were shot by Luna Photography and do an absolutely brilliant job at conveying the soft, pretty elegance of the day. Here are a few more details from Amy…

We recycled everything that we could and along with having some yummy micro brewed beers we chose to get a keg of my husband’s favorite organic beer to cut back on the waste (and cost). For a year we collected glass mason and milk jars, some vintage and some spaghetti sauce jars to use as vases and candle holders. All of our candles were hand made by a local man who only uses soy and chemical free products. We wanted our flowers to have a “hand-picked” feel and we brought down a bunch of potted herbs that we planted ourselves. This was a big money saver for us and now the herbs are growing in our garden and in some of our family and friend’s gardens too! The day after our wedding was Mother’s Day so we decided to take our left-over flowers to a retirement home so that the flowers could be enjoyed by the mothers there. We hated the idea of just throwing them away!

All flowers were done by Bouquets of Austin and event planning was done by Aimee of Liz Belle. More on the way!

Oh and here’s a hint about the upcoming giveaway…we are officially calling June, Green Wedding Month, so think super chic, super green, unbelievably awesome.

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