Jessica
Expert December 2016

Over a hundred days later... a BAM?

Jessica, on April 5, 2017 at 11:42 AM Posted in Community Conversations 0 38
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Better insanely late than never? We got married during the holiday season at the end of last year. Our ceremony was shared with our immediate families under the tree at the edge of our yard. We spent the morning listening to Christmas carols, drinking hot cocoa, and feasting on Christmas cookies. DH tried to figure out how boutonnieres work while simultaneously complaining about their existence. I DIY’d my bouquet from a grocery store floral arrangement, wrapping it with lace and later dropping it off at my late grandmother’s grave. When it was time, we walked down to the tree and said our vows while our godson/nephew threw snowballs into the air and giggled uncontrollably. After we said I do, we walked back inside and had our mothers sign the marriage license while we hunted down the cookies our dog, Obi, didn’t eat while we left him unsupervised. We then spent the rest of the day/week with our family – as we do every Christmas season. Below are first kiss, me swooning, and ceremony.




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  • Jessica
    Expert December 2016
    Jessica ·
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    For those of you wondering, the temperature that day was a lucky 42°. We did have our fire pit ready just in case, but no one wanted it going. I'm amazed we still had snow but I'm very happy we did as I think it looked beautiful in the yard. The only vendor we had was our officiant. All other photos were taken by my little sister and SIL (as you can tell) and edited by me later on.

    My cost breakdown went something like this:

    Dress: $70

    Suit: $110

    Flowers/DIY supplies: $15

    Officiant: $350 with tip (worth every single penny and more - Gretchen was AMAZING)

    Food/Drink: $100

    Below photos include my beautiful mother, another kissing photo, and our awesome officiant and us.




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  • Brittany
    VIP May 2017
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    This is gorgeous and with all the budget bride posts, I would love for them to see your beautiful, meaningful ceremony that can easily be obtained.

    I am super jealous of you dress....Love Sleeves!

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  • Ashlee
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    This is so sweet. Your bouquet is gorgeous and so are you! I hope there's more photos to come Smiley smile

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  • Jessica
    Expert December 2016
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    Thank you Brittany! Totally got it off of Amazon and it was a steal. Wasn't expecting much for the price but it wasn't bad quality wise (a step above a Macy's but not quite a bridal shop gown).

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  • APZ
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    Beautiful! Congrats Smiley smile

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  • Jessica
    Expert December 2016
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    Just me

    More ceremony (so serious)

    My dad stepping on my dress ft. a famous triple chin laugh




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  • melanie
    Master August 2017
    melanie ·
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    Beautiful Congrats!

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  • Jessica
    Expert December 2016
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    Me running down to the edge of the yard because getting married is exciting

    Momma signing our marriage license

    Cookie stealing dog giving kisses




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  • NewlyMrsLachney
    Master September 2017
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    This is absolutely lovely. Congratulations!

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  • The New Mrs. F
    Expert May 2017
    The New Mrs. F ·
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    Absolutely gorgeous! I love the pics and Congratulations to you both!

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  • RaeGin
    Master September 2017
    RaeGin ·
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    Congratulations! Beautiful photos.

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  • Mrs. DeNigris
    VIP October 2017
    Mrs. DeNigris ·
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    This is so simple and lovely. I'm swooning.

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  • Jo
    WeddingWire Administrator May 2015
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    It is not possible for me to love this any more. I'm so glad you did come back and share your BAM and some details about your wedding. You look so lovely. Congrats!

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  • Kia9
    Super August 2017
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    Awww this is so beautiful! I love the snowy background. Congrats.

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  • MNBride
    Master June 2017
    MNBride ·
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    Wow what beautiful photos. I would have thought you hired an expensive professional photographer.

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  • Aylenrose
    VIP January 2018
    Aylenrose ·
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    Beautiful pictures the snow really added to them! The dress looks beautiful on you and the lace sleeves gives it that something extra congratulations!

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  • ShakespeareBride
    Super January 2018
    ShakespeareBride ·
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    Congrats

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  • Naomi
    Expert July 2018
    Naomi ·
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    So insanely beautiful! So romantic and sweet

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  • Shy-Bull
    VIP March 2017
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    So beautiful and romantic. Congrats!!!

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  • Jessica
    Expert December 2016
    Jessica ·
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    Thank you @MNBride! I set my camera up for my little sister (35mm on a Nikon D500) and she did an awesome job. It worked out great.

    Thank you everyone!

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