I am so excited to share this next little gem with you. Not only does it involve a ton of creativity and love but it also happens to be a beautiful budget wedding, as in a $5000 budget which is no easy task but this gorgeous couple managed to pull it off to perfection. They rolled up their sleeves, got crafty, and called on the help of friends and family and together this community built one heck of a backyard wedding. From the swoontastic succulents to the perfect picture capturing by Flutter Glass Photography and the rock star style that so embodies this couples lively personalities, we are eating it up. Still hungry? See more of this yummy day in the gallery.

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From the gorgeous Bride, Heather…

We really wanted our wedding to have a romantic backyard, garden vibe. It was truly the best day of my life adorned with antiques and twinkle lights. We held the ceremony then went off for pictures at Hosp Grove Loop which is a beautiful hiking trail with tons of eucalyptus trees in Carlsbad. We brought Brandon’s 61 VW which is one of his favorite possessions so it was fun to include this in some of our pictures. We really wanted our pictures to be romantic and timeless and along with our wedding, represent us. For the reception, our backyard was transformed into the perfect wedding location. Mirrors in the trees, lighting everywhere, a popcorn machine and candy bar, cigar humidor, a home made photo booth with pics for our guest book while an old victoral played. The reception was so very romantic. I think whenI got feed back from all of our friends and family, intimate was always a word they used. Along with the ultimate dance party!!! We boogied down!!  I think our wedding was truly put together by all of our friends and family. Without the help from our “power squad” it would have never happened. Seriously, how do you throw a wedding for 123 people with a 5,000  budget? ….with amazing friends and family there to donate time and a hand.

Photography: Jenna Kageyama of Flutter Glass / Dress: BCBG / Suit: Macy’s / Head band: Twigs and Honey / Hair: Megan Wayt / Makeup: Chanel Gardner / cupcakes: Jaimie Hileman / Flowers: Lisa Distel / Coordinator: Donna Hernandez / Party rentals: Rapheals / Bride’s shoes: te casan / Groom’s Shoes: Sperry