I followed Liana’s blog throughout her whole planning process and was thrilled when she agreed to come on the site after her wedding to share all her lovely details. I really could go on and on how amazed I am at how they were able to pull of such a charming wedding on a budget, but I think I will let Liana and the lovely images below do the talking…

The Henry Miller Library in Big
Sur was an easy choice for us, since we love Big Sur. It was the perfect
place for a bbq and we could bring our own beer and wine. We were also
able to use an iPod for the music.

Our budget started at $12,000
and we ended up going slightly over, about $12,900 (not including rings
and honeymoon). I still feel like that’s way too much to pay for a
wedding, but we did everything we wanted to and it was definitely worth
it. Our best purchase was the shuttle to take people back to the hotels
after the wedding.

The best advice I can give for
keeping it cheap is to take your time. I had 18 months to plan, and
it gave me plenty of time to find the best deals, as well as find 100
thrifted plates to use. We also tried our best to just keep it simple.
That part was harder than I thought it would be.


Liana’s amazing dress was from BCBG and her gray shoes were purchased at the  Nordstrom Rack.


Her beautiful, yellow hairpiece was custom made by K. Autumn.


Troy’s entire wedding day outfit was purchased from Target. How awesome is that?

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The groosmen were asked to provide their own white shirts and gray pants, but were given gray, skinny ties from Hot Topic. Liana created all the pine cone boutonnieres by hand to complement their forest setting.


Liana didn’t want to leave her best friend, Kyle, out of the ceremony or festivities, so she decided to have a “man of honor” instead of a “maid of honor”.


The bridesmaids were asked to provide their own gray dresses.

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All the yellow and orange dahlias were provided by Fifty Flowers.


The flower girl’s charming yellow dress came from Costco.


Liana and Troy’s lovely reception is coming up next…

[Images c/o Joshua Caine]


Comments (6)

Daniel | Reply

I love her dress and bouquet. Everything feels so comfortable and homey.

Amy | Reply

I love the look of pretty flowers in mason jars. Seriously simple beautiful.

Ali | Reply

The pinecones are such a fun touch. What a sweet wedding.

ROOM design studio | Reply

the photos have a lovely nostalgic feel !! what a lovely wedding!

leigh miller | Reply

lovely images. great style. congrats to the happy couple.

Rebecca | Reply

yay for k autumn! what a delightful twist!