Ashley and Brandon had a three thousand dollar budget for their wedding – that’s right, 3k! They had 150 guests Ashley did nearly everything herself, from invitations to dress embellishments, from flower arrangements to birdseed pouches.
They were the lucky winners who won free photography from Evoke Photography. April did a fantastic job capturing their day!
From the bride, Ashley (who is now branching out into Wedding Planning – she’s got talent y’all!):
My wedding dress. Found with bustles (think Beauty and the Beast). Originally $3000 itself, but I was in the right place at the right time: $100. That’s not a typo. One hundred dollars. Bustles gone to make it long enough. Already a crinkled dupioni silk with sweetheart neckline. Ashley and her mom did the bird embroidery on the sash.
The bird sash was hand embroidered by Ashley and her mom.
Continuing with Katy and Mat’s 1930′s inspired wedding…
From the bride, Katy:
The most important thing to us was location, I’m from the UK and Mat is from the other side of Australia, so most of our guests were travelling from all corners of the globe. We wanted a hotel so everyone could stay for a few days and not need to go anywhere. There are plenty of choices around the area, but very few have any character. We chose Caves House Hotel in Yallingup for a few reasons, first because we could have the ceremony and reception there, second because we could all stay there and third because of it’s incredible Art Deco heritage. Oh, plus the word Yallingup is an Aboriginal term meaning “Place of Love” (a bit vomit inducing cheesy, but rather quaint!).