It is always a treat to receive a wedding from a couple who read Once Wed while planning their wedding. This wedding in particular caught my eye not only because the bride found her vintage dress on Once Wed, but she pulled together the entire wedding on a budget of only 4k. How beautiful is the ceremony installation below they created out of simple white and cream honeycomb paper streamers?

Vintage Marriage Certificate

Vintage Lace Wedding Dress

Vintage Nashville Wedding

Oh My Deer Hairpiece

Oh My Deer Weddings

Vintage Wedding Ideas

Austin Gros Wedding Photography

Vintage Wedding Ceremony Decorations

Austin Gros Weddings

To see more images from their wedding and lovely reception, check out Chelsey’s blog here.

Photography by Austin Gros

Hair/Makeup Nichole Lim for Rsquared Salon

Hairpiece/Boutonnieres by Oh My Deer

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Comments (36)

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ | Reply

OMG – on 4K! – that’s MY GIRL! .. amazing!

postcards and pretties | Reply

beautiful done with such a low budget!

WeddingXpert | Reply

My goodness. You think they’re in love? I bet I’m more in love with that headband. How dreamy and divine is that? The groom is very handsome, but that bride steals the show. Gorgeous.

Courtney | Reply


Erin | Reply

Where can I get a marriage certificate like that?!

Lyoness | Reply

4K… My new best friend. What did she do for the lunch/dinner?

suzy | Reply

oh gosh, i can hardly stand how cute they are!!

chelsey | Reply

lyoness: we skipped dinner, we insisted people go a few blocks to see downtown since we had a lot of travelers and instead we went and took all those photos together, then we had an open bar and a dessert bar with lots of dancing! it worked out wonderfully!

Thanks for all the kind words!

Meredith Perdue | Reply

What a truly beautiful setting- the light was heavenly! And how inspiring is her style + budget?! Love it!

Lizzie [TenThouBride] | Reply

Great wedding! On 4k! That’s incredible. They are a totally adorable couple too!

Lauren | Reply

I’m in love with the bow ties made by Tux and Tulle on etsy! http://www.tuxandtulle.etsy.com It’s so cool she can customize them to match your wedding colors too!

Carson | Reply

I love that marriage certificate. Where did you get it?

Kristi | Reply

lights! lights! lights! I am on a 5k budget. so far I am do so well…we are having a late ceremony and serving hot chocolate and cookies for dessert (food is such a huge wedding cost); but I have been lusting and drooling over the commercial string lights used in the venue. I have had no luck finding them at a price to fit the budget. Please share your fortunate find. Did you purchase them? Rent? I’m begging. :)

Album Boutique Team | Reply

Such fun pictures – the wedding looks amazing and I love the vintage details. Congratulations!!

chelsey | Reply

hey kristi, the lights are actually the lights for our church. Not sure where they got em! sorry lady! we also cut out dinner and had a dessert bar! it was awesome.

Julia R | Reply

Oh, I love it! Chelsey, PLEASE tell me you’ll sell me that headband? PLEASE!
(Is the begging a bit much? Oops. =P)

Stacy | Reply

Where is you dress from? I absolutely LOVE it :) and your wedding was dreamy and beautiful!

michelle | Reply

Gorgeous all around! I just got married two weeks ago and this wedding makes me want to do it all over again!!!

Parks | Reply

The Tennessee countryside – what a beautiful place for the photo shoot. Yet another reason why I love Nashville. The bride looks great!

Linda | Reply

I MUST know where you got or how you made the groom’s boutonniere! I have been searching for something exactly like that, and can’t find anything that doesn’t have the stem going through it!

Laura | Reply

This is great inspiration! I love it and 4K?! Wow! Beautiful :)

Kristi | Reply

aw shucks. lucky church…and lucky you. thanks anyway. everything was beautiful. i was feeling so limited with my budget…but honestly looking at this bundle of wonderfulness is very inspiring. :)

nichole | Reply

kristi- the lights from the church were found 5 or so years ago on a simple garden supply website. hope that helps!

Teresa | Reply

Love the wedding! I’m from Nashville, do you know what church they got married?

eryn | Reply

chelsey your wedding was so beautiful! i can’t stop looking at the pictures! that last picture especially is just wonderful. Austin did an amazing job, and well, you two are fantastic. can’t wait to see you!

and teresa – at The Anchor Fellowship. The building is 150+ years old – absolutely beautiful and tons of character. we all kind of love it.

Maggie L | Reply

Beautiful wedding especially on such a tight budget! Very impressive.

nichole | Reply

The Anchor Fellowship. its downtown.
I got married there too. Its so beautiful.

Karen | Reply

How lovely! Where did you find that beautiful marriage certificate? Also, a tip on the lights: I found similar ones at Target.

Gemma | Reply

Chelsey’s dress is incredible!! Where is it from?!

emily | Reply

Hey Gemma

It is vintage. She found it on Once Wed though:)



jessica define | Reply

This is a very sweet, very beautiful wedding!

Brandi | Reply

Chelsey who is the designer of your dress? I am looking for something like this.

C. Bee | Reply

Such a beautiful wedding!

Several people have asked about the marriage certificate, but I don’t think there has been a response. We’re super jealous. :-) Please let us eager brides-to-be know where we can get one!

Melody | Reply

The wedding certificate is from weddingdepot.com. I bought one just like it and it was only 10 bucks!

Katelyn | Reply

I was wondering where you got the marriage license? THANKS!!!

Sarah (Simply Stunning Events) | Reply

This is amazing- and just the inspiration I needed for my March bride!

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