I told everyone at my wedding reception that it was a dream of mine to see all of my family and close friends in the same room together.  In today’s economy and times, this can be unrealistic to do in under 5k and with no additional wedding debt. The Orthodox gentleman and myself focused on practicality and the beautiful essence of seasonal simplicity that turned our dream day into a memorable affair that our guests were raving about for weeks.

Of course, I don’t expect our wedding experience to be the norm nor does every wedding rarely pull together in the same fashion. Every couple will be different and “We did it our way,” or in similar words as Frank Sinatra put it. 

Here’s our story and how we’ve done it: