Inspiration for a Beautiful Wedding on a Limited Budget

Just because you are on a limited budget, doesn’t mean you can’t still have a beautiful wedding. Today, Scott Clark + Kathleen Hyppolite are sharing their ideas on how they would do a beautiful wedding – with a limited budget. The day starts at the courthouse for the official marriage certificate. Then it’s off to a local park for a small ceremony with your closest friends…

elopement in the woods

elopement in the woods

bride in vintage wedding dress with pink shoes and bouquet

Just adore her beautiful bouquet!

pink white maroon wedding bouquet

black and white photos elopement


elopement in woods with fabric bunting

groom in blue bow tie and newsboy hat

Stop for a bit of fun on a carousal…

bride and groom on carousal

bride and groom on carousal

Then end the day with a casual Mexican fiesta with your closest friends + family…

reception at mexican restaurant

reception at mexican restaurant

sangria and bouquet

reception at mexican restaurant

reception at mexican restaurant

Brides – I hope this story illustrates that a beautiful wedding is possible on ANY budget and leaves you inspired. Thanks so much to all these talented vendors for sharing their ideas for a wedding on a budget.

photography: Scott Clark Photography // styling + floral design: Kathleen Hyppolite // wedding dress: van hees vintage, available at the brooklyn flea // cake: kumiko mitarai // hair + makeup: Maysoon Fara of Face Time Beauty

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  1. Seriously!
    My dream wedding:
    *Parade to Courthouse
    *”Just Married” Parade around the block
    *Go to our House for BBQ in the Backyard

    This shoot resonates this thought in me!

  2. What a wonderful dress and a beautiful bride.

  3. Thanks for sharing this with us! It really does show that even on a budget… a wedding can be stunning!

  4. She’s stunning. He’s stunning! Scenery stunning & photograpy stunning. Oh! I love.

  5. Love your dream wedding HillJo! I’m kind of loving the idea of a parade after the wedding too. :)

  6. How much was this budget? It’s not clear.

  7. Love this couple! They are gorgeous!!!!

  8. scott and i are super excited to have our work featured on green wedding shoes! this shoot was a labor of love and i loved every minute of it. thanks very much for posting.

    kathleen x

    p.s. sonya, feel free to email me for budget specifics —

  9. Wow! This is gorgeous and these pictures are beautiful! I’m loving this simple wedding idea. And I would DIE to have parks with trees like that in AZ. For real. xo

  10. Beautiful! Great inspiration for a simple but stunning wedding on a budget!

  11. Gorgeous flowers and really sweet ideas for a budget-friendly wedding. Beautifully done!

  12. Gorgeous all around – fantastic concept and, as usual with kat flower, flawless execution. LOVE the flowers!

  13. Kathleen is my FAVORITE florist! The arrangements and ideas KatFlower comes up with never disappoint. I always look forward to seeing her work.

  14. Stunning. In love with everything about this shoot – the beautiful bride, handsome groom, the styling and most of all the flowers. So original. Well done!

  15. She’s so elegant in that dress, and great work with the flowers.

  16. Amazing and beautifully done. Certainly doesn’t look like anyone had a limited budget!

  17. I love this inspirational post. So many couples believe the only way to get married is to go all out and inevitably put yourself in the “poor house”. A wedding is all about the couple and the love you share. No amount of money can demonstrate this. Congrats to the happy couple and thanks for sharing the post.

  18. I love this idea.. a modern take on a very nature driven wedding.. almost like a fasting ceremony..

    i arrange fasting ceremonies in the uk, they are very much driven by utilising natural things from the environment, hence we have an outdoor theme and the flowers would look very flowing and natural (like the ones you have here).. the wedding dress and grooms outfit would tend to be hand made and gothic in appearance or at least vintage and you would exchange vows.. the whole experience i think means that the occasion itself is far more spiritual.. i wondered what you think? love the pics to.. hope to see more of what you do..
    kind regards

  19. wow this is sooooo beautiful and unique. I loooove it. Great post!

  20. LOVE your Blog! I look forward to following you.


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