A wedding on a real budget

A glimpse into my wedding…….

you know how people say you won’t remember anything about your wedding.  A day you spend thousands of dollars on for your family and friends to eat, drink, and party. I mean how do you forget something like that.

Let just say that I only wish that it was true I remember everything good and bad. Yes! bad there are some very upsetting things of family that always seems to make it’s way to your special occasion. Well I put all the crazy behind me and just had fun????

You know no one never tells you how difficult it is to plan a wedding on a budget. A real budget I did not just plan my own wedding did all the designs and decorating but I did it all for less then $10,000.00. WTF! I can’t even believe myself but I really did it. The worst but most rewarding thing I have done. I have planned and worked on other weddings and events but to do it all for your own wedding can turn into a bad idea really fast. So happy to be good at what I do CREATE.

Where I saved:

My husband is a graphic web designer so we bartered his service for our Photography.( big Save) 0.00

We did our own flowers and decoration (I got a really good deal on my flowers due to the company making an mistake on my order.) 300.00

Did not rent a limo  or party bus, ( but we did rent an SUV from car rental shop) 200.00

DJand Video 600.00

Did not get a full bar but had beer, wine, one dark and white liquor ( biggest expense was bar and food) 7,000

Design and did all print work (biggest save) 150.00

Cake 70.00

Favors 100.00

total cost 8,420

What you can get for less then 10,000.00

I will never forget luv my baby

xoxo Love Orange

My trip to Quakertown, PA

The hubby and I out antiquing one of our favorite pastimes, each time we visit new place we always make sure to check out all the local antique shops. We also like to pretend that we live there and see how well we fad in with all all the locals. Here are a few of our great finds while spending time in Quakertown, Pa.

MyBirthday, beginning of the summer fun…..

Hell yeah! I finally completed my birthday beach day outfit and had a BLAST at South Beach (Staten Island), lol every time I say that I give a little chuckle each time. People always think that I am at south beach FL, but truth is that some times when in  NY visiting my in-laws in Staten Island where my hubby grew up this is a spot that I like to chill out at and relax.

Hat from Gap, sheer black dress w/floral print made by love orange, belt Forever21 sun glasses Balenciaga

I am really hoping that this summer be a life changer so far this year has been just that, becoming a wife and quieting my job as a teacher to pursue my dreams to work in fashion.

It truly sucks not to be working but I have been keeping my self pretty busy,with  my best friends wedding, having fun creating my art, I have been painting, doing graphics and designing clothes. This time I have been doing a bit of photography and been having fun (pic’s above) I will be updating you of my projects and looks for the summer.

I wish everyone a lovely summer and embrace the change.

A broke girl, Love Orange