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  1. Making Your Own Save The Date Cards


    February 16, 2013 by Emily


    Alex and I picked a popular date to get married…apparently some of our family members have already gotten several save the date cards from other couples for the same day and we realized we needed to officially tell our family and friends the date for our special day!

    I’ve always been drawn to hand lettered type for invitations, and it fit in perfectly with our DIY/barn/hootenanny/low key wedding, so the search was on for a unique and vintage-y card with a hand made look.

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  2. Inspiration for Tying the Knot!!


    January 24, 2013 by Emily

    Alex and I have almost exactly 9 months until our wedding day!! I’m so excited!

    This is something Alex and I talked about for a while before he proposed, so we are on the same page about pretty much everything, from location, to food, to music. How lucky am I?! There’s no wedding stress coming from my man!


    I’ve always wanted to get married at my grandparents (now my parents) barn in western Maryland and the moment Alex saw it he agreed that this was the place for us!

    The barn, paired with a promise to play our reception from our super talented musician friends from The Manly Deeds set us on the path to a Rustic and Retro inspired hootenanny wedding.

    Now I don’t know about you, but I’m addicted to Pinterest, I see things and go YES! that’s what I want, that’s what we’ll do! And sometimes I see things and know that while beautiful, they’re completely ridiculous. A typewriter in a snowy forrest, with a fur wearing bride does not a wedding (nor marriage) make…. But it’s still my go to for ideas! Here are the images that have popped out the most (I’ll try my best to have the photos click through to the original content, Pinterest is amazing, but not always the best at linking back to the person who deserves the credit!)



    First and foremost we want our wedding to be FUN! What better way than to have lawn games?! My parents have always put up a badminton net or bocci balls during parties at our house so it only seems fitting to have them at THIS party! Recently one of our groomsmen introduced me to corn hole, and apparently I’m a natural! I can’t wait to kick everyones butt!


    On to decor!!


    Thanks to Jenn, I’ve become enamored with the aesthetic of mismatched chairs, fingers crossed I’ll be able to thrift, beg, borrow and steal enough chairs for our guests. Who ever doesn’t get a chair…


    can rest their laurels on some fabric topped hay bales.




    I love the idea of have simple “filler” flowers in simple canisters as our centerpieces, and utilizing my parents herb garden to create boutonnieres and bouquets. I’d love to carry something that smells amazing down the aisle, and since I can’t carry pot roast I think lavender and rosemary work right?
    Thats enough wedding spam for now, I hope you’re ready to live through our journey of wedding planning! Stay tuned for the real fun when we actually start planning things instead of just ogling things on the internet. look forward to lots of DIY posts and mini-online-freakouts about getting hitched!
    What should I talk about for my next weddingly update? THE DRESS?! Food? Invites?! Let us know what you want to hear about!

  3. New Year, New Adventures


    January 1, 2013 by Emily

    Happy New Years!

    So long 2012, it’s been swell! Heres a quick year in review with some of my favorite snapshots from each month (I must remember to take more pictures this year!):



    I hope you said good bye to 2012 with friends and loved ones, But I can’t wait for what awaits me in 2013, and here at The Cheap Luxury we are a flutter with excitement about the adventures to come! There’s going to be a beer budget wedding soon!


    That’s right, Alex liked it, so he went and put a ring on it (yes, I am Beyonce dancing as I type that… one shouldered leotard and all)

    People always ask us how we met, and if it was love at first sight….

    Answer: NO

    Fun fact, when Alex and I met at a friends superbowl party 5 years ago it was not even close to love at first sight. In truth, we really got off on the wrong foot…I may have said I hated him… He was being prickly and a bit rude and I was a disaster from being neck deep in a break-up, but our dear (match-making) friends saw potential in our personalities and kept trying to throw us into the same setting hoping one day we would hit it off.

    Eventually, we did. We bonded over snarky humor and “The Birdcage” and have been inseperable ever since. Four years, two apartments, multiple jobs, a giant hyper dog and grad school later, I’m ready to start the rest of my life with this insane man who loves my quirks.

    As of today, our plan is is to get married September 21st 2013 at my parents barn!

    We’re on a super tight budget, well under $10,000, and most people think that’s insane (did you know the average couple spends at least $30,000 for their wedding?!). But we know that the money we aren’t spending on our wedding will only help us build the future we want (hello home ownership!!)

    But hopefully we’ll have the outdoor hootenanny barn wedding we both want, stay tuned for our wedding, on the cheap, tips and tricks as well as updates on how things are going!

    Hope you’re having the best start to 2013!!

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