Sentimental, Budget-friendly Wedding & Reception
Written by on Monday, June 17th, 2013

Over Spring break, I attended a beach wedding that was so beautiful, yet laid back and sentimental too.

And now that it’s June and the wedding season is in full-swing,

I’m sharing some photos I took of this cute couple’s budget-friendly creativity…

just in case you’re looking for ideas and inspiration!

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The first great idea was their location choice for the ceremony and reception.

They could have chosen an extravagant hotel, but they settled on a small, family owned (1950’s) beachfront motel.

Sea View Resort Motel

This kept their “location” costs down and provided a wonderfully quaint & cozy setting.  Being a Florida native… I loved it!

I’m not sure how budget-friendly the tropical bouquets were, but they were lovely, so I had to snap a photo to share.

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The wedding rings included family heirlooms, which I thought was such a nice way to keep costs down,

and honor their families

by combining the past with the present.

ring ceremony

rings

The Bride and Groom did a great job on the special touches at their reception also, utilizing many budget-friendly ideas.

In the courtyard of the vintage, beachfront motel,

they set-up wooden, picnic benches and decorated them with bamboo runners over simple white tablecloths.

For a touch of greenery, they added banana leaves, cut from nearby trees.

Sand, shells and a large candle in a simple tall, glass vase was placed in the center with smaller votive candles on each end.

table centerpiece

The cake was a perfect match to the wedding location but not over-the-top… just perfect!

The couple’s monograms were a nice, personal touch, with the simple accent of a burlap bow,

and their rustic look was perfect with the beachfront setting.

The guest favors (small silver sand pails filled with yummy seashell chocolates) were adorable

and a welcome 2nd dessert on the trip home.

wedding Cake

I honestly think this is one of my favorite weddings I’ve ever attended and

I had a blast, dancing barefoot, at the reception… what a workout!  LOL

The day was very special and sentimental, just like this couple

and I think it’s fair to say that they will never regret their choice of such an intimate setting

or the money they saved by keeping things simple.

the kiss

Enjoy the Creativity!

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