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bam (anniversary) – Disney Pirate Wedding

Pirate & 60s Bride, on March 20, 2020 at 4:55 PM Posted in Married Life 0 52
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Today is our anniversary! Here’s my BAM breakdown. I didn’t join WW until after my wedding and didn’t realize how to do a proper BAM breakdown. Hope this helps.

Life throws curveballs. I lost my job while planning which changed our wedding priorities. If you’re dealing with Coronavirus or other stressors, BREATHE because you’re STRONGER and more CREATIVE than you realize and your wedding will be special, no matter how altered from your original plan. It may even be better!

Venue: Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley, CA

Cost (excluding attire & mini-moon): $14,891

Violinist: Ilana Thomas

Accordionist: Dan Cooper

Photographer: Ken Viale

MUA: The Powder Room

Dress: Martina Liana bodysuit + Morilee skirt

Tux rental: Friar Tux

Guests: 15

Tips:

Choosing a weekday, off-season date saved us 50%+ off venue fees

Choosing a venue that fits your theme/style makes it much easier to decorate

DIY = a TON more work/stress, not necessarily less money

HIGHLY recommend a 2nd photographer to capture different shots during key moments

Skip décor details unless YOU want them—nobody notices

De-stress the week before—we had house guests, hubby got sick, I told myself I didn’t need to spend money on a massage, hubby & I had big fight. Self-care would have helped us so much!

Choose your budget priority. Our #1 was venue (for the photos, 5-star food and our mini-moon). So, we cut our guest list from 40 to 15 guests. We hosted a local reception three months later. Uh… our original budget for both events was $18,500… due to unexpected costs and intentional decisions we spent $28,791. Whoops.

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Invites, menu, cards

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Top two are venue's pro pics: the resort and their wine cave (reception)

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Our movie inspiration scene:

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Our ride inspiration scene:

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Latest activity by Pirate & 60s Bride, on July 21, 2020 at 5:52 PM
  • Melle
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    Man these photos are so stunning ! Happy anniversary
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    Thank you Melle! 🤗
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  • Cyndy
    Rockstar May 2019
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    Happy Anniversary! Your pictures are gorgeous and it looks like it was an amazing wedding.
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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
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    Hearty thanks, Cyndy! 🏴‍☠️
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  • Gen
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    Happy anniversary! Your wedding looks so unique and like so much fun
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  • Hallie
    Dedicated August 2020
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    This is so fun and creative ! I love it! Congratulations!

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  • Chrysta
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    I love love love this!!! So cool!!!!
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  • Belle
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    What a fun wedding!
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  • Danica
    Devoted November 2020
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    I love everything about this! Happy Anniversary!!

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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
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    It was very US, Gen. We loved it!
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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
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    Tee hee. Thanks, Hallie! Argggg.
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  • Melanie
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    This is amazing! I love the inspiration and how yours turned out. Happy anniversary! 🤍
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    Yay yay yay! Thanks, Chrysta! 🏴‍☠️
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    Hearty thanks, Amanda!
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  • Rebecca
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    Happy Anniversary!

    This looks like it was so much fun!

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  • Fenja
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    This is beautiful! Happy Anniversary!!

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  • Nicole
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    Wow, looked amazing! Happy anniversary!
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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
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    Aw, thank you so much, Danica! ❤️
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    Thank you, Melanie! We're both Disney fans and wanted a fun theme our guests would enjoy. My favorite Disney ride is Pirates of the Caribbean and we both love the 1st movie. We have Disney passes so it was totally fun going on the ride a few times while we dissected the decor ideas. Our place cards were from the "Fortune Red" pirate by the ride. Only $0.25 each!!

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  • Lex
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    Happy anniversary! I always love seeing your pictures.
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