Ted & Tamara’s Budget-Conscious ‘Tree of Life’ Wedding

June 11, 2010

There ain’t no one that ‘did it their own way’ as much as Ted & Tamara. “Our budget ‘tree of life’ themed day was filled with love” they began their email to me last week. “With a limited budget, I set out to make our special for us with simple tree stumps found along the Mississippi River. Our bridal party wore simple summer-loving attire that are so ‘re-usable’. My J Crew dream dress was found on ebay for $80. Orchids sang, yellow petals danced, willow branches waved all around us. Pure bliss.”  The couple only spend $2000 on their perfect wedding day. “When I started dreaming up my wedding,” Tamara continued “we were going to be starting a new life together. I always think of trees as representing life and when Ted found the perfect pieces of driftwood from the Mississippi River for us to use we knew that was what sort of wedding we wanted. We wanted a ceremony to be sweet, meaningful with a fun casual atmosphere.”

Thanks to Ted & Tamara for sharing thier gorgeous day with us today

Credit: Aurelia Photo
Location: Vintage Uptown – New Orleans, LA
Bride’s Dress: J Crew
Bride’s Locket: Trashie Diva
Bride’s Earrings: Anthropologie
Bride’s Bracelet: Vintage – Belongs to her Grandmother
Hair Stylist: Lisa at Salon M
Make-up: Kelly at Salon M
Groom/Groomsmen outfits: J Crew
Bridesmaids outfits: Anthropologie
Florist: Mya Frey from Pensecola, FL
Cake: Maurice’s French Pastries
Favours: Homemade Pralines