A Colourful Budget Savvy Wedding Inspiration Styled Shoot

Today I am thrilled to share a colourful budget savvy Wedding inspiration Styled Shoot.

Images were captured by Chastidyi from Star Noir Studio alongside a fabulous creative team.

Star Noir Studio collaborated with the amazing Jennifer Dukes from Knox Occasions to show how a couple on a budget can still put together a gorgeous wedding….


The main focus on budget savvy is to be able to repurpose the items following the event when possible.

You can save tons of money using rentals, but you can also save tons of money by buying the items you intend to use for the wedding and reception to reuse after the wedding.

We used plates from the Hearth and Home collection from Target to show that you can use items the newlyweds would be able to reuse in their home post wedding.

For the greenery we used moss from the woods surrounding us, saving us hundreds on floral cost although we did splurge for a gorgeous bouquet from Melissa Timm Designs.

We purchased Pottery Barn tablecloths to be able to be reused by the newly weds after too.

We used inexpensive but adorable coffee wedding favors from Millstone Crafted along with their coordinating invitations.

The amazing gown came from the Gilded Gown and is a fun twist on the traditional wedding dress that would make any plus size woman look extra fabulous.

The Groom’s outfit came from Target making our male model look super sexy for very little output.

Southern Sirens provided hair and makeup (an excellent splurge for any bride) that gave our model that little extra oomph.

She had her lashes done a few days before by Whiplash Studio – a gift every bride should give themselves that will last long after the ceremony.

The venue, Chapel in the Hollow, offers the wall with florals included with the regular rental fee, it’s a perfect place for nature lovers to have their intimate wedding or elopement.

Mandie Bakes created the luxurious wedding cake, and we brought in two spectacular rental pieces from Vintage Inspirations to give it a wow factor.

Get The Look ~ U.S Costings

Venue: Chapel in the Hollow ($450 1 Hour of Venue Rental plus Officiant)

Photography: Star Noir Studio ($300 1 Hour of Photography)

Cake: Mandie Bakes

Heirlooms and Extras: Vintage Inspirations ($30 Buffet, $15 Table, $5 Chair, $40 White Sofa, $5-$10 Lanterns, $1 per Candlestick, $10 Cake Stand, $40 Delivery and Pickup)

Planner: Knox Occasions ($800 Event Day Package)

Dress: The Gilded Gown ($500 Dress)

Menswear: Target ($24.99 Pants, $19.99 Shirt, $42.99 Blazer)

Florals: Melissa Timm Designs ($350 Bouquet)

Invitations: Millstone Crafted ($17.50-$55)

Favors: Millstone Crafted ($15-$40)

Hair and Makeup: Southern Sirens ($130 per person if 4 or more people on location or for bride only if in studio, $250 for bride only on location)

Lashes: Whiplash Studio ($99 Classic Set)

Wedding Total ~ 25 Guests: $2944


Get The Look ~ UK Costings

Phase Eight Marion Crinkle Maxi Dress – Violet £175.00 / Coast Tizzy V-Neck Jacquard Midi Dress – Lilac – £89 / Jolie Moi Lace Bodice Pleated Maxi Dress – Dark Purple  £95

Groomswear – Burton – Purple Suit  – £99.00 + FREE shoes with suit / Slater Menswear –  Shirt FELLINI – Lilac Regular Fit Single Cuff Shirt – £12

Decor – Amazon – Linen Look Soft Feel Easycare Slubbed Tablecover in Purple  (Rectanglular) – £7.99 / The Range – Gold Brush Finish Lantern – £2.99

Stationery – Hip Hip Hooray – Burgundy Watercolour Floral Wedding Invitation  – £2.25 or £46.25 for 25 invitations

Floristry – Fauxevermore – Bouquet – £95 Decorative Floral Hearts – £28.50

Favours: Wedding in a Teacup – Personalised Seed Favours – £1 each

Cake: Marks and Spencers – Blushing Rose Cake  – £199 feeds 95

Tableware: Amazon – Gold Tableware Set


Thanks so much to the team for sharing these amazing budget savvy wedding ideas.

Research is key in saving those pennies and an utterly gorgeous wedding doesn’t have to be expensive.

Its about prioritising whats important to you, and budgeting accordingly. I hope both the U.S and UK comparisons have been a useful tool to see what can be achieved with a smaller budget.


UK Wedding Blogger with an eclectic style based in Glasgow

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