gaelgirl

gaelgirl

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482 weeks ago @ Offbeat Bride - Marie-Gael & Michael's... · 0 replies · +1 points

thank you!

482 weeks ago @ Offbeat Bride - Marie-Gael & Michael's... · 0 replies · +1 points

don't get frustrated. i assure you it was added up.

this was answered earlier, so i'll copy paste the answer for you. if you read the post, it was under $100 not counting the clothing (mostly since our clothes are entirely re-wearable). however, my heels & his suit were both clearance. i think his shoes were like $3 from goodwill. all of my jewelry was inherited. & all of it is something we can wear again. & though your engagement ring is never included in the wedding budget, mine was totally affordable b/c it was from the silver tiffany collections, many of which you can get for around $100.

$100 covers the cost of the ceremony & reception (much of which was free).

ok, here are the comments that should answer your questions:
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photography: all of our photography was free. my brother is the fashion photographer's assistant. we also have several friends who are photographers. FREE
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*comment from ashley- I was one of MarieGael's freelance photographers - it turns out that her bit of advice works: "We didn't ask anyone to wear or do anything but arrive on time. People stepped up and helped us without us having to ask for anything. People will show their true colors. Just let them."
I was just happy to photograph such a happy event for my friend, I think that's how all the other ones felt as well, most of us (if not all) volunteered :)
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music: both are our friends. so, they did it for free. FREE

mason jars: these usually cost quite a bit! i used a few i had inherited from my grandmother. i bought a couple vintage ones on ebay. then, i bought a few large lots of the plain ones you can get from the grocery store & hand painted them w/ glass paint. so, that was a little over $30.

green depression glass: i inherited glass from my grandmother. FREE

mid century serving pieces: also inherited FREE

coffee makers: borrowed from friends who already owned them FREE

food: made by friends & family FREE

renting the cave: $36

flowers: $20

mg cups: $6

sign: made by another artist friend FREE

both of us, our families, most of our friends are artists. so, it makes it easier to be create solutions. also, rethinking what you already own & what you can borrow helps. it also means less waste.

i hope i answered your question! ^_^

484 weeks ago @ Offbeat Bride - Marie-Gael & Michael's... · 0 replies · +1 points

IN HONOR OF VEGAN WEEK ON OBB ...

i'm vegan! i made sure to have a few vegan & gf options at the wedding
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TIP #1: it's much, much easier to do if you avoid the formal sit down where everyone eats the same thing.
TIP #2: people are under the misconception that being vegan is complicated. it's not. it's extremely simple. so, don't over think it. most stuff comes out of the ground delicious & in it's own wrapper.

484 weeks ago @ Offbeat Bride - Marie-Gael & Michael's... · 0 replies · +1 points

oh & i still have really good directions. if you'd like them, just message me & i'll give them to you.

484 weeks ago @ Offbeat Bride - Marie-Gael & Michael's... · 0 replies · +1 points

i guess you just have to look. i'd lived in ohio for years & had no clue there was a park that beautiful. his mom just happened to live in it & brought it up.

484 weeks ago @ Offbeat Bride - Marie-Gael & Michael's... · 2 replies · +1 points

VERY MUCH SO!
for one, at first we were planning a spring wedding, but michael saw that the traveling i had to do (90 miles) while dating was making me sicker (i have cfs). so, he brought up the idea of considering having the wedding sooner. then, i had to get it all ready within 3 months!
i had made a huge effort to eat extremely healthy during that time to give my body a better chance of fighting things off (i also got h1n1 the week of my engagement party & bridal shower). so, on top of my normal vegan food, i stuck to mostly fresh fruits & veggies. i also made sure to give myself lots of time to rest & not pack my days w/ to-do lists & i avoided the pre-wedding day parties that most people do.
so, yes being sick brings complications, but if there's one thing i've learned about life from being disabled, it's that you HAVE to prioritize & simplify. even if you aren't ill, it'll bring you peace.

485 weeks ago @ Offbeat Bride - How planning your wedd... · 0 replies · +1 points

well, i learned how to diy my own vintage reproduction aqua ball jars b/c they are just too $$$ & hard to find. i just posted them on etsy & can do them in custom colors for other people's weddings.

485 weeks ago @ Offbeat Bride - Marie-Gael & Michael's... · 0 replies · +1 points

i'm really glad. ^_^

485 weeks ago @ Offbeat Bride - Marie-Gael & Michael's... · 0 replies · +1 points

well, for one, my brother is his assistant. so, i saw allot of his work. i really loved what he did w/ lighting & i respected him as an artist. i'm an artist also, so, having someone who's style doesn't clash with yours is very important.

did you mean the pros & cons of a fashion photographer?

485 weeks ago @ Offbeat Bride - Marie-Gael & Michael's... · 0 replies · +1 points

thanks! & i didn't have to eat any poisonous apples or sing to blue birds & squirrels! hehe