Taylor is a chef so he cooked all of the food and was able to smoke the brisket at The Porch where he works in advance. We helped a few friends with their weddings so they were amazing with returning the favor and setting the food out for us and watching it throughout the evening. (Ethan and Bonnie Phillips) Smoked brisket, smoked ham Mac and cheese, fingerling potato salad, mixed greens with blood orange vinaigrette, assorted homegrown pickled veggies, home fermented hot sauce, bbq sauce. The best part of the food for us was that we were able to grow all of the pickles and peppers for Taylor to make the hot sauce and pickles with! The only thing Taylor didn’t have his hands on was my fish. I am a pescatarian so unfortunately couldn’t eat the brisket.” – Mallorie

Mallorie was able to keep her wedding on a budget by shopping in unique places to get good quality items at an affordable price. Her wedding dress is Allure Bridals which was purchased on a Lakewood Facebook Yardsale. Alterations were done at Martha’s Alterations. The seamstress transformed the dress into something
that was magical! Originally, it was way too large and she made it fit like a glove! Mallorie’s shoes were purchased on Amazon and was Betsey Johnson but above all they were something blue! Her old and borrowed was Taylor’s grandmothers Bracelet that was passed down to Taylor’s Mother. It was a special treat for Mallorie
to take part in the heirloom.

Now on to a few groom details… Taylor wore a Combatant Gentleman suit paired with a tie from The Tie Bar. His shoes were Meermin Mallorca. He spoiled his groomsmen with Timex watches all with different bands. The
couple thought it would be fun to give the guys their favorite band t shirts to wear as undershirts. The groomsmen loved the personal thank you gift!

Mallorie couldn’t have celebrated with out her ‘maids by her side! She went with these VonVonni Bridesmaid dresses for the simple reason that all the dresses were the same and are able to transform into so many different looks!

“ Dawn Robinson made the most beautiful bouquets I have ever seen! My mom and Dawn have been best friends since they were 17 years old. She was one of the biggest power players in making this whole thing happen. My friend Katie Klein and I picked out flowers from The Flower Market. I made Taylor’s boutineer and
Katie made the rest. I put way too many projects on my plate and so many people swooped in to help finish them all.” – Mallorie

There were quite a few DIY and budget savy project Mallorie and her family took on. Mallorie saw a picture of a cake topper and decided she could make it herself, so she did and it turned out great! A close friend, Mallory Uvere makes cakes and cupcakes so she helped create the desserts for the evening. Mallorie bought the plates from a local wedding Facebook page. It just so happened that the woman selling the plates is a caterer. Mallorie shared her dilemma of the wedding coordinator quitting so she offered to step in. The box the ring bearer was holding was upgraded with a few DIY accessories. Mallorie used corks from random bottles in the house and hot glued them in as holders.

“I saw a similar altar on Pinterest and made it. I bought the wood and stained it. Hung lace curtains and put together some bouquets from craft store flowers. I took the birdcage from my backyard decor and it turned out beautiful! I put it up in my yard and realized I made it for a giant at first lol. Luckilly my sister threw a crafting bridal shower and one of my gifts was a full size Dremmel Saw-Max so I easily cut it down to normal person height. I bought used shepherds hooks and attached mason jars using ribbon. We then filled them with babies breath.”, Mallorie discussing her Do It Yourself Altar project.

Wine Box- I bought the box at Hobby lobby and cut corks and got glued them in to hold it steady in the box. The corks are from the wine we drank the day we got engaged. 🙂 We enclosed letters in the box and we will open them and drink the wine on our first anniversary.

From the small details such as Table name cards to the big details like the altar and aisle, Mallorie and taylor cut down the costs by making the decor and wedding necessities by hand or purchased and resurfaced. The couple was lucky enough to be surrounded by talented and giving people that used their talents to assist in making their wedding the best it could be! The DJ, the officiant, and a few other key
pieces of the night were good friends. It definitely made for a night of appreciation, love, gratitude, and togetherness!

Mallorie and Taylor saved on their honeymoon in a smart way! They attended their neighbors wedding in Colorado and then stayed with them to have a couples retreat in Colorado before heading back home

Pharris Photos | @PharrisPhotos
Wedding Gown:
Allure Bridals | @AllureBridals
Betsey Johnson | @xoBetseyJohnson
Combatant Gentleman | @CombatGent
The Tie Bar | @TheTieBar
Grooms shoes:
Meermin- Mallorca | @MeerminMallorca
Bridesmaid Dresses:
Cupcakes & Sweets:
Madisynsweets| @madisynsweets
Dustin Breazeale
Kris Hightower
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