Kelsey
Dedicated September 2019

Bam- with breakdown! and pics!

Kelsey, on October 10, 2019 at 1:06 PM Posted in Married Life 1 25
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Sept 28th was the best day of my life!

Almost everything went perfectly (and if it didn't, nobody told me until after the honeymoon lol). Apparently, our shuttle was leaving the hotel to take guests to the venue with only 2-3 guest on board...well 20 mins before the wedding was supposed to start and a good portion of our guest were still waiting at the hotel due to the driver not filling every seat before making a trip. The shuttle company did apologize and even sent a limo to our hotel to provide extra rides! The wedding only started 10 mins late! The rain held off during the ceremony and pictures! My 2.5 y/o niece walked down the isle throwing her petals perfectly (at rehearsal she was running around like crazy). Our two pups did amazing during the ceremony and walking with our bridal party...we had so many compliments on how well-behaved they were. The trick is to get them bones to chew on during the ceremony. All of our vendors were absolutely amazing to work with!

The whole weekend really did go by as fast as everyone told me! Sunday night I was just in awe by the amount of love we were given the whole weekend. I was actually really sad for it to be over. I felt like I missed so many things at my reception.

Breakdown for our 125-130 guests in Mid-Missouri:
Venue (ceremony and reception at one place; all-inclusive, included dinner, cake, decorations, setup/tear down, rehearsal dinner, wedding invites, personalized guest "book", personalized cake topper,)- $6,800

Bar (free beer, wine, and two signature drinks)- $1,800

Shuttle- $500 for 9 hours

Dress- on sale for $900, plus $300 for alterations

Men's outfits- $200 to rent from Men's Warehouse. Husband bought his for $400.

Flowers- $1,100, real flowers for 5 bridesmaids, bride, 7 corsages, 10 bouts, a throw bouquet, plus a personalized vase to keep

DJ- $500 for 6 hours (ceremony and reception)

Photog- $1,200 for 10 hours plus her traveling 3 hours

Videographer- $1,200 for 10 hours (booked 1 week before wedding lol)

HAMU- $75/girl

Honeymoon- $3,670; 5 days in Jamaica all-inclusive, with airfare.


Here are a few pictures from our day! Still anxiously waiting for our professional photos and video. But I have a few sneaks and a few non-pro pictures!


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  • Kelsey
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    Forgot to attach the pictures!! Here’s a few pro and non and a few honeymoon pics!

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  • Amber
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    Congratulations!! I love your dress and your color scheme, everything looks beautiful!

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  • Kelsey
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    Thank you!!
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  • Fenja
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    Congratulations! It looks like it was a beautiful day! I love your favors!
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  • Melle
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    Congratulations 🎉 beautiful pictures ❣️
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  • Devin
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    Congratulations!
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  • Cyndy
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    Congratulations! Beautiful pictures and I love your colors.
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  • Ashley
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    Congratulations! Everything was beautiful! May I ask, who did you use to book your honeymoon? I am having trouble
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  • Renay
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    Looks perfect!!! So glad your day was wonderful. Where did you stay in Jamaica? FH and I have been looking at our options there!

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  • Megan
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    Congratulations!! You both look so happy 😁 and your flowers are gorgeous!!!
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  • Kelsey
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    I’m not sure where you live, but we used Five Star Travel and Cruise, out of STL. It was free to use them and we never met in person, only phone calls and email.
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  • Kelsey
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    We stayed at Iberostar Grand Rose Hall. They have 3 resorts connected, but staying at the Grand gives you access to all 3. And it’s adults only. Currently, it’s their off season, so the resort was kind of dead..but we loved it! The beach, food, and guest service were amazing!! They surprised us with many honeymoon perks without costing extra or us paying for it
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  • Desiree
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    Are those little planters as favors? I love it! That's so wonderful

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  • Jasmine
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    BEAUTIFUL! Congrats Kelsey! Smiley catface

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  • Kelsey
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    Yes! My MIL and her church friends planted succulents for us. Then she added the signs and pebbles. I loved them!
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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
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    That group dance pic is my fav!!!!
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  • Andrea
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    Congratulations! Everything looks amazing, you did a fantastic job!
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  • Renay
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    Awesome! That was one we looked at Smiley smile Definitely will consider it! Thank you Smiley smile

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  • Taylor
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    Y'all are precious!!! Love everything about this. CongratulationsSmiley heart

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  • Meghan
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    Beautiful. Congratulations!
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