Wednesday, March 6, 2013

A Batman Wedding and a $9 Wedding Dress

I was on this blog today and she was talking about how women spend so much money on wedding dresses.  It reminded me of my wedding and then I realized I've never blogged about it!!!  It's already been a year and half and I still haven't even scrapbooked it!!!  Where does the time go?

Ok...to the dress.  I knew exactly what I wanted.  I wanted it to be short, satin, and a "pick-up" style dress.  I looked around at David's Bridal and other stores but I just couldn't see spending more than $100 on my dress.  (I've been married before and had the big, fancy wedding - and we see how well that worked out!!)  So this time, I wanted a small wedding and didn't want to spend much.  I walked into Ross one day looking for something else and decided to walk through the dresses to look for a dress for my sis, the MOH.  It was like the clouds opened up and the angels were singing and the sun beamed down on this dress. 


You can't really tell from this pic, but it is a shiny, satin...EXACTLY what I wanted!!  And it was only NINE DOLLARS!!!  SCORE!!!

I had ordered this Batman garter from Etsy because David loves Batman.  Well he pretty much thinks he's Batman but I just don't have the heart to tell him otherwise.   

Pic by Photographer, Stacy Trigg from Oklahoma City

I sent my mom a pic of the garter and she said we should have a Batman colored wedding.  I said there is NO WAY I am having a bumble bee wedding.  Well, I started searching for black and yellow weddings online and actually found some really pretty ideas.  So, I went to all my favorite craft stores and made most of my decorations!

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**Note: My sister is the Kelly in Kelly Corpuz Photography.  She wore 2 hats in the wedding...2nd photographer and matron of honor.   
My pride and joy...Custom shoes from Nina Shoes.  I spent about $175 on these lovelies but I got my jewelry at $1 Jewelry Galore!  It's all about balance, right??

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Here is my bouquet..made by yours truly.

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I made our invitations...

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and all the decor for the sign-in table (except for flower arrangement - a friend made this for the shower and gave it to me. And also the clipboard - I had a friend make this to use for our "guest book")

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David did help with this pen holder.  I took a cheap mardi gras necklace and tore the beads off to use inside the pen holder.  Way cheaper than using actual beads.

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I ordered this wine bag from Etsy.

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I added some black and yellow ribbon to our toasting flutes and serving pieces.  That way you can just buy the cheap ones and cutify them with ribbon!!

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I bought some cheap baskets, spray painted them and added some ribbon and flowers.

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I made the favors.  I bought the cheap, clear tubes of bubbles, ordered some clear and black damask packing tape and wrapped them with it.  They turned out really cute!  Then I went to the candy store and bought yellow and white Sixlets (remember this candy) and wrapped them in black tulle.

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Orderd from Etsy

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We did the unity candle and a sand ceremony...so fun!

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Our cakes were made by Sugar in Oklahoma City.  Loved it!!  I wanted a cupcake on top because of this!

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The Groom's Batman Cake

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Wondering if he made a mistake :) 

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My sis and me 

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The entire wedding party...see, I told you it was small!

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My sis and her familia

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Two of the flower girls

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David and his Best Man - doesn't he look enthused??

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My brother-in-law and me...not really sure what was going on here!

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Me and my familia

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The groom and his familia

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I thought he was going to be nice...I was wrong!


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My heel got stuck in the deck!!

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After the reception at Outback...drinking some Wallaby Darned cocktails!  Yum!!

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We had the wedding and reception at Inspirations Tea Room in Edmond, Oklahoma.  It was absolutely beautiful there.  Perfect for a small, outdoor wedding.  We had the reception in the sunroom and we even stayed there in the Bed and Breakfast called Two Hearts Inn.

We didn't have a first dance or a bouquet toss because we had such a small wedding.  I'm sure there were other traditions that we didn't do, but I wouldn't change it for anything! 

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13 comments:

  1. I had to come over after I saw your comment on Linny's Vault! I couldn't believe $9!! Your wedding was beautiful and the dress went perfectly! That's so awesome =D

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  2. Wow..I LOVE your "Bumblebee colors" : ) They came out amazing! I never would have guessed that you scored that dress for $9. My blog is Thrifty and Frugal Living....but I wasn't really that frugal with my wedding. Would you be interested in letting me repost this on my blog in about a month or so? I would love to share an awesome frugal wedding with my readers (I would link to you of course). Let me know. Latsyrc728@yahoo.com

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  3. Stopping by after clicking on your link on "Linny's Vault".
    Girl, you look stunning and from the pictures it looks like the perfect wedding to me :)

    New follower! Smooches from Germany!

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  4. Seriously can't believe it's already been a year and a half! Such great memories! :-)

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  5. Loving the Batman details at your wedding and what an awesome deal for a perfect dress! Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I'm following you now. :)

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  6. your wedding was BEAUTIFUL!
    I can't believe you spent $9 on that baby, love it.

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  7. This was awesome!!! I loved all the details... and loved that it was a Batman theme. I think cool and simple weddings like this are the best. I tried doing a small wedding... hubby and his family were fine with the idea but it didn't fly with my parents. I'll just live vicariously through people like you..lol. ;)

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  8. That is soo cool! Whoohoo BATMAN! you look beautiful! I love how simple & elegant everything looks!

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  9. I Love all your little details! And the shows are crazy cute!! Batman's definitely a unique theme, I love it!

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  10. This is so awesome! I love your dress and can't believe it was $9!!! I love the colors and don't think bumblebee at all. You had so many fun personal touches and I love your shoes and garter so much! Everything was so pretty!

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  11. SO MUCH AWESOMENESS I can't handle it!! WHOOHOO for your perfect dress and seriously I LOVE it and want one!

    Your details with your theme are amazing!! Those shoes? I die!

    Featuring you at this weekend's party! :)))

    THANK YOU for linkin up to my Sunday FUNday party! Hope to see you tonight!!
    Kristine - The Foley Fam {unedited}

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  12. LOVE LOVE LOVE everything about this!!!! :)

    We had a VERY small wedding too, and I didn't want to spend a lot on my dress or other *stuff* ... there are so many cool ideas that I have NOW that we could've done ... maybe in another year for our 10th anniversary we can have another ceremony! :)

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