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The Wedding Pie: Stacey + Joseph

Budget Weddings

We’re back with another Wedding Pie post! Stacey and Joseph from this wedding we featured yesterday were super kind to show us how they split their wedding budget. Always good to note, these budget pies are ball park estimates based on real wedding examples and it can vary depending on location, season etc. Budgets can be split in endless ways. How will you divide yours?

So how did they do it?
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Redfield Photography

We are a husband and wife team. We live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with our beautiful and majestic cat; Ms. Beans. We met in art school and one of our favorite parts about wedding photography is using our artistic backgrounds to tell your story with a fine art perspective is what we love to do.

We love exploring new places, making new friends, and collaborating with you to tell your story. We take our job very seriously and we have just about the best time ever doing it.

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Colorado Mountainside Wedding

Vintage Weddings

Poring through these pictures was like stepping into every little girl’s dream — bridesmaids in shades of pink, breathtaking mountain scenery, and horses roaming freely. Add in a stunning couple shot by Rachael Grace Photography and you have Joseph and Stacey’s Colorado wedding. Keep an eye out for some incredible bouquets and a lace wedding cake!


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From the bride, Stacey: Our theme was definitely mountain wedding. We had a outdoor/indoor cozy lodge wedding. It was vintage, romantic, casual, and intimate. There were tons of DIY projects involved. My self and the groom spent countless hours in antique stores picking out the books for the centerpieces, the vintage suit cases, and some of the old jars. We made all of the glass candles for the centerpieces that we wrapped some in lace and some in book pages. Each book page was something that was meaningful to us. Some had definitions of love, love poems and maps of places we have lived or traveled to, and some had our invitations wrapped around them. The brooches on the bouquets were all from my grandmother and great-grandmother.


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colorado mountainside vintage wedding from rachael grace photography

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colorado mountainside vintage wedding from rachael grace photography

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The groom stained all of the mason jars that sat on the windowsills blue and tied twine around them. We borrowed the green glass vases from another bride who had used them for her weddings centerpieces. (She cut 150 green glass wine bottles into vases.) We made the mini chalk boards that had menu items on them. We went to our favorite local candy shop to get all of the candy for the dessert table. I made all of the favors from pretty boxes and ribbons that I ordered online and the paper straws were ordered in the same place. One of the bridesmaids, who is a graphic designer, designed and made all of our invitations and response cards. We also bought all of the pillows and blankets that covered the seating during the cocktail hour for a cozy feel.


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colorado mountainside vintage wedding from rachael grace photography

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The unity candle was the same candle that my sister used for her wedding 10 years ago and it is pink in honor of our mother who passed away from breast cancer. We also made welcome baskets for all of our guests, most of them were from out of town. They included all local Colorado themed items and little gift bags for any of the children that were at the wedding including little games and candies to keep them busy! We also spent a Saturday going out to a farm and picking up pumpkins, mums, and cider and other tasty treats that were used for ceremony decor and welcome baskets.


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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Something that I am sure every bride has heard numerous times but keep in mind what you and your soon to be spouse want. If you try to please everyone you will not be able to please yourself. It is your day and should be done your way. Ask for help if you need it. I had amazing support from all of my friends and family who went above and beyond and they really made everything that much more special for us. Don’t be afraid to ask for help! They will be happy to help and you will be less overwhelmed.

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colorado mountainside vintage wedding from rachael grace photography

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Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “All I Want Is You,” U2 cover by Vitamin String Quartets
Bride’s Processional: “Canon in D Major,” Pachelbel
Recessional: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
Cake Cutting Song: “You and Me,” Dave Matthews Band

Wedding Vendors (Tabernash, Colorado):

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Devil’s Thumb Ranch / Wedding Photographer: Rachael Grace Photography / Event Planner and Large Wedding Sign: Jazmine Polite of A Touch of Bliss / Wedding Dress: Melissa Sweet “St. Barts” / Wedding Veil: Sara Gabriel “Rae” / Bridesmaids Dresses: Jasmine Belsoie / Wedding Flowers: Pretty Petal / Wedding Caterer: Devil’s Thumb Ranch / Wedding Cake: Teacup / Cake Pops: Starbucks / Linens: Linen Hero / Makeup Artist: Blush Artistry and Company / Wedding Invitations: Elizabeth Mitkish / Wood Signs: Made by groom

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Chicago Woodland Wedding Inspiration

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Even though wedding season might be slowing down as the cold weather continues to roll in, some vendors are taking this as an opportunity to meet up and throw together incredible inspiration shoots. A Chicago team of vendors did just this, led by Katie of Jayne Weddings and Events and Jessie of Simply Jessie Photography. We love how this shoot manages to be somewhat masculine while still retaining a sense of regal femininity!

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From the Event Stylist, Katie of Jayne Weddings and Events: A group of Chicago vendors worked together on this barren forest look. Wedding season has slowed and we all wanted to do something creative and fun with only one rule: no pastels. We all love happy sunny weddings, but what about the bride with a love of nature and the beautiful emptiness it holds during the winter months. We painted a picture of our lovely snow-white-esque bride awaiting her prince, semi-vintage and a bit more opulent then rustic.

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We set the table to reflect how long she waits. Woodland creatures take over the once lush table, flowers are replaced my items found on the forest floor, but the candles still flicker and the linens still gleam a bright shade of purple. Using candle plates instead of typical salad plates brought a nice matte black finish to the table. The chairs were wrapped in a braided fabric rope to make them look festive, but not over the top. Bundles of sticks were wrapped in matching mini rope as a “favor” to the guest.

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We paired the wedding dress with a knee high lace up boot to create a more edgy feel. Her hair and makeup was done to be more dramatic then most brides would choose to have, and looked a bit regal. The bride lays and daydreams of her love in a bed of gold fallen leaves.

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In keeping with the natural melancholy aesthetic of shoot, the film was shot in an dramatic raw perspective with an original music composition by Paper Door. We didn’t want a smooth over-produced video but the edges a bit unkempt and an intimate perspective into this bride’s waiting.


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Wedding Vendors (Chicago, IL):

Event Design and Coordination: Katie of Jayne Weddings and Events / Wedding Photography: Simply Jessie Photography / Wedding Dress: Mignonette Designs / Hair: Shelby Smith / Makeup: Dena Miller / Wedding Flowers: Fleur / Paper Goods: Ruby the Fox / Linens: Private Label Linens / Vintage Rentals: Aged Vintage Rentals / Cinematography: Put Down the Bourbon by Simply Jessie / Model: Brit Cooper Robinson

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