August 12, 2012

My Country Chic Wedding!

I found it would be appropriate to post about my wedding today for two reasons:

1) Our 2 month anniversary was on Thursday the 9th
2) We are visiting home this weekend and I get to relive our wedding every time because we got married at my in-laws home.

After almost a year and a half of planning, the wedding is over! It's so hard to believe because when I first started planning after we had chosen a date, I kept saying that its so far away and I have so much time. Next thing I know, I have one week and am scrambling to finish small decoration details. I never had the idea in my head that I could pull off the best wedding ever seen. I knew that with my budget it would be hard to make my ideas and dreams come true. But with a lot of family and friends that love us, we pulled it off and it was more than I could have ever imagined. I hope that you enjoy a glimpse into the best day of my life so far. I am now very happily married to my best friend and high school sweetheart Tim. :) (after over 6 1/2 years of dating!!)


Breakdown of Budget:

Venue: Free
Food: $1760
Cake and Cupcakes: $700
Flowers: $280
Photography: $540
Dress: $890
Stationary: $500
Music: Free
Wedding Gifts: $400
Officiant and Coordinator: Free
Rentals: $400
Decorations: $200
Extras: (tablecloths, dishes, miscellaneous) $300 roughly

Total (not including honeymoon and landscaping)
$5970 for about 150 guests!

Special Thanks to:

Food: Bill Mitchell
Cake: Billie Collins at Billie's Cakes
Flowers: Kroger Florist
Photography: Lani Patrick- Snapjoy Photography
Dress: Oleg Cassini David's Bridal
Decorations: DIY (and my Mom, sister, Eva and bridesmaids), supplies from AC Moore, etc
Invitations, Guest Book: Etsy (Blue Envelope and Itsmyday)
Coordinator: Kaye Roakes
Bridesmaids Dresses: J.Crew
Groomsmen: J.C. Penney
Rentals: Tru Value Rentals
Officiant: Pastor Wayne Gilbert

Thank you to our friends and family for supporting our relationship and marriage!

P.S There will be more posts soon about our wedding. I couldn't cover everything in one!
XO Samantha


  1. So I'm a bridal consultant and I LOVE looking at wedding pics so naturally I had to check out yours!! I love the Country Chic theme and you looked beautiful in your dress!! I know it's been a while since you made this post, but I'll just say congratulations anyways :)

    ~Rachel aka Rae

  2. I'm doing rustic chic at my wedding in October! I'm LOVIN these pictures!

  3. I seriously love your dress blog bestie! One day, let's take pictures together in our dresses! haha but really, wouldn't that be fun?

  4. Oh my gosh girl! I totally just stumbled upon your blog from the new linkup! My husband and I were married one year this past February! But... the best part of finding your blog... we totally had the same wedding dress!!! I love it more and more every time I see it. You look fabulous.


  5. Your wedding was beautiful! I enjoyed seeing all the pictures! Looking forward to reading your posts this month! :)

  6. I am a southern girl at heart too and love country music - your wedding was beautiful! I live in Fredericksburg - we are practically neighbors!


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