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Charming DIY Wedding : Ashley and Brandon in Nashville

Today's charming DIY wedding was sent to me by the bride herself and I'm in love! From the details to the colors this wedding is quickly becoming one of my favorites. Plus it's eco-friendly and a little bit hippie. The wedding is completely handmade and ended up coming in at a cost of $3,000. AMAZING! As Ashley writes... "I made everything from the invitations to the bouquets to floral arrangements to programs to centerpieces to wreaths on the doors to the favors to ring bearer pillow (or nest, in this case) to my hairpiece and my dress embellishments." Ashley also writes... "We had 5 themes or focuses, if you will: nature, eclectic vintage finds, eco-friendly and handmade endeavors, our love for music, and color!" More talk in a bit, let's first see some photos . . .
Dress originally: $3000 | price at time of purchase: $100
Ashley added a polka-dotted organza overlay and sash to raise the waistline and the bird embroidery was done by her and her mom.
Hairpiece was made by Ashley to incorporate her aqua shoes, colors from her bouquet and the birds on her sash.
Flowers purchased at Michael's during a half-price sale on all their silk flowers (personally, I though these were real flowers)
Guess what? I've got even more to show you later this morning from this lovely wedding. And... Ashley is now planning weddings - but, more details on that later . . . I have to show you the rest of her wedding first. Please do come back

Church and reception: both were at Blakemore Church of the Nazarene in Nashville
Photographer: April Sirit of Evoke Photography
Hair and makeup: Amy Lynn Larwig of Nashville
No other vendors were used