I was a PW bride and planned almost my whole wedding using this website. I got a lot of my inspiration from this site, especially my DIY projects and huge deals. I took pride in ensuring every detail was covered while sticking to a very tight budget. Our picture perfect wedding is proof that a wedding can be planned on a budget and still be a dream come true...it just takes time, a little creativity, a type A personality and a lot of patience!
I enjoyed planning my wedding so much that I have decided to start a business of my own - Cassidy Event Creations - so that I can share the knowledge and expertise I have gained in the last 5 years of planning memorable, creative events! Contact me if you are interested...happy planning PW brides!
Ceremony Site - Mariner's chapel in Newport Coast.
The bridal bouquet w/ hand wired sea shells and coral berries
Bridal shoes w/ "I do" hand placed swarvoski crystals
Custom made Dallas Cowboys garters as my "something blue"
The girls outfit for getting ready (thanks Target)
The girls sashes - hand made silk from non-profit on whiteaisle.com and brooches from ebay, necklaces from Target ($19.99) and dress on special at Target ($20 each)!
Of course, the shoes:
The boys flowers which we added very small wired sea shells to (this is the grooms, groomsmen had a coral rose with shells):
Our reception was at Cannons Seafood Grill in Dana Point:
View from our reception:
This is the inspiration for half of our centerpieces:
Update - These were 1/2 our centerpieces all DIY:
These were the other half w/ DIY reserved signs:
DIY Invitations (this is a framed version - they were 5x5 square invitations)
Unity Candles - $10 at Ikea, Ring Holder - Sea Shell w/ sand
Custom runner - $40, DIY died silk rose petals - $10
DIY coordinating programs and MyPublisher photo guest book
DIY Photo coaster favors with tags that say "thank you" - less than $1.00 each!
DIY Manzanita Tree
Lantern Card Holder
Cake and cake topper
DIY Card Table Decor - We Do
All 4 of my grandparents passed away before our wedding but they were there in spirit and this is how they were remembered on our day:
I carried them with me:
Big Woody Tours - yet another highlight of the day, our wedding party LOVED it!
Brandon Kidd- photography http://www.bkiddphoto.com/
Ryan Chiang- Best Wishes Video http://www.bestwishesweddingvideos.com/
Cristina- day of coordinator (Events by Criss) http://www.eventsbycriss.com/
Reception venue- Cannons Seafood Grill, Dana Point (Suzy Fairchild - wedding coordinator) http://www.cannonsrestaurant.com/
Ceremony venue- Mariners Church, Newport/Irvine http://www.marinerschurch.org/
Transportation- Big Woody Tours