Jena + Steven | Bell Jars & Pinwheels

by becky on 06.24.13

in Real Weddings

by becky
06.24.13

As you all might know – we are sort of obsessed with weddings. 😉  Especially weddings that capture the brides vision – without breaking the bank. And the super-talented Julie Paisley Photography captured Jenas days perfectly. Jena tells us about her beautiful day and how she did just that in her own words below. Our favorite sentiment from the bride: “Don’t give in to the idea that you need to spend tons of money on one day of your life. The most important thing about your wedding day is that you are there to marry your best friend and start a life together.”

From the bride:  The inspiration behind our day was a country carnival and saving money! Our budget was very small, but we wanted a big wedding, which is a difficult combination. I like to think I am a creative person and I love all things handmade and personal. So we wanted our wedding day to reflect that and fit who we are. We are not formal people, nor do we enjoy formal situations. We are laid back and like to have fun! We wanted to make sure the day showed that.

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Everything at our wedding was handmade by myself with help from friends and my Mom. My Mom helped me make all our flower arrangement and bouquets. The total for everything was under $7,000 and we had 170 guests! If you know where to look and look long enough, you can do everything you want on a tight budget!

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Don’t give in to the idea that you need to spend tons of money on one day of your life. The most important thing about your wedding day is that you are there to marry your best friend and start a life together. If you keep that in mind, you don’t get so caught up in wedding details that won’t matter after that day.

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Photographer: Julie Paisley Photography | Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Bride | Venue: Newland Barn

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Charlie Walkrich 11.09.15 at 9:31 pm

I love the shot of the groomsmen jumping! They are good jumpers! 🙂 Great work!

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