Receiving a budget breakdown from a bride excites me! I love seeing where couple’s splurged, how they saved and then being inspired through photos and seeing exactly what they did with the budget they had. This bride and groom spent $12,000, and in the grand scheme of wedding budgets, this would be considered on the lower end of what the average wedding costs now a days. But you would never be able to tell with this cute pig themed barn wedding captured by blink of an eye.
Pig Themed Barn Wedding
Bride’s Comments: “We tried to keep our wedding very true to who we are as a couple. We wanted a fun, friends & family celebration. We chose to have the wedding at my grandparents farm in Farmersville, Ohio. My mom had always dreamed of getting married there when she was younger but my parents wed in February so an outdoor wedding wasn’t really an option. It quickly became a dream of my own. It took a lot of hard work getting the barn back in order after being empty for several years. Growing up, it was used to house hundreds of pigs and then used as a produce stand to sell the fresh fruits and vegetables they grew on the farm. We incorporated some pigs into our wedding firstly because the barn used to house them and secondly, because my husband’s family raises pigs too. You could say pigs run in our families.
“We really wanted to keep to our budget. I’m very lucky to be involved in the wedding business and know so many talented professionals. We also tried to do everything possible ourselves to help cut costs. It was nice that we were getting married on my grandparents private farm so we could set most everything up in advance of the day. ”
“We were married down the tree lined lane by my 93 year old grandpa, who owns the farm. Matt’s grandma played the piano and our siblings and closest friends stood by our sides. We continued the celebration in the barn. Chandeliers hung in the barn and yummy pulled pork filled our bellies. The night continued to the back of the barn where we had the Ohio state ( my husbands Alma mater) vs Wisconsin football game playing through a projector on the side of the barn. We knew many people there were going to want to watch it so instead of them checking the scores on their phones we embraced it and even played “hang on sloopy” during half time! We danced the night away on the peach and cream checkered dance floor that we built. We ended the night with a noise maker exit and headed off to our honeymoon in Curaçao the next day. It was the perfect day and everything i had dreamed of!”
“The month before the wedding we power washed, vacuumed, and scrubbed on our hands and knees to make sure everything was perfect. I made most of the details for the day like the guys mismatched bow ties, pig place cards, my veil, dance floor, napkins, cornhole boards, and mini chandeliers. I had so much fun making everything. We tried to include as many special details as we could like the star trek communicator pins on the boutonnieres, the hanger for my dress that my dad made from an old tobacco spear from when my grandparents grew tobacco on the farm, the piece of my mom’s veil pinned to my bouquet, and tying an actual knot during the ceremony while making ten promises to one another.”
“Enjoy it all! Your wedding day goes by so quickly you have to remember to soak it all in. Something is bound to not go as planned but who cares. You’re still marrying your other half. Don’t look at the weather forecast EVER, even if it’s going to rain there’s absolutely nothing you can do about it. You have to remember that no matter how perfect and fabulous your wedding looks – it’s the marriage that really matters. The day is gone in the blink of an eye but your marriage is forever and that is what truly matters.”
And don’t forget to check out their wedding video
Photography: Blink of an Eye
Video: Studio 213 Films
Flowers: Floral v Designs
Hair: Square One Salon
Makeup: Preen Apothecary
Vintage China: Borrowed Vintage Rentals
Wood tables / string lights: Mama J Rentals
Cake: Elé cake co
Catering: Company 7 BBQ
Despite her dreamy wedding blogger lifestyle, Meredith's day job is running ClassicVeils.com and a full-time mom to an active toddler. If she could, Meredith would spend her days taking cruises, helping animals in need, and watching Big Brother!