At the age of 20 we knew one thing, we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together. Our budget however was telling us something different.
So we sat down and meticulously mapped out our DIY backyard wedding. Ryan folded 500 paper cranes to hang from lights that were strung above the banquet dinning area. I sat for hours researching flowers; what was in season mid July, what matched my vision but was cost effective? We researched and called dozens of bakers, caterers, and rental companies. We used every resource and connection we could find.
What we pulled off was beyond my imagination, especially for a "simple backyard wedding". We had transformed a simple space into a true wedding venue.
We have acquired years of education and experience since this day and have learned that there is a way to make any budget workable. You can still have your wedding dream, it just takes a little love and creativity.