Budget Barn Wedding: Michelle + Sean


I am so pleased to share this amazing barn wedding with you today and the fact that this wedding was done on a budget of only $6,000. There is no doubt about it a wedding can cost a fortune but this wedding really demonstrates how on a tight budget you can still get an elegant rustic chic event. This bride was really going for a “A DIY Rustic Country Down-home Southern Barn Wedding” and from the pictures I would say she got exactly that. Thanks to Cali Ashton Photography for allowing us to show off such a great budget friendly wedding.

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Sources – Photography: Cali Ashton Photography / venue: Grace Chapel Barn, Tennessee

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    April 29, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    I am having a rustic wedding in Kansas here in a couple of months & I am having a hard time finding a suede vest for my ring bearer. I was wondering where you found yours?

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    […] décor de fête et cérémonie, des centres de table : 1. BUDGET BARN WEDDING: MICHELLE + SEAN // RUSTIC WEDDING CHIC Photography: Cali Ashton Photography – 2. Event Design: Stella Harper Events // STYLE ME […]

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    January 10, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Beautiful wedding, and thanks for answering the question about the boots!! I also really love the white flowers in mason jars. Such a beautiful wedding.

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    November 9, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Hey! I was wondering where those cowboy boots came from!? The ones with the blue on them?? I LOVE THEM!

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    September 25, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    I loved the boots as well and for all if the boot questions they are Corral boots, ladies chocolate sand/turquoise distressed goat laser #A1952

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    Laura Reynolds
    September 21, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Were was this wedding location. I have looked but can’t find it. Do you have the web site or phone number?

    Thank you! Laura

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    September 13, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Where did you get the bridesmaid dresses?? I love them. 🙂

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      February 1, 2013 at 9:54 am

      They are from a department store in Cool Springs, TN called Parisian. My mom made the brown satin sashes to go with them. 🙂

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    September 3, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Dear Michelle,
    I am not getting married anytime soon, but this is my exact dream wedding! I found the picture of your boots on pinterest months ago and have been looking at stores and websitesand cannot find them anywhere! If you could please tell me where you got them thatd be so awesome! thatnk you so much!

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    Alison Hammitt
    July 23, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Wow I really wish i could’ve found this site sooner… my wedding is in 5 days…. and we were on a very tight budget, but we already have everything…..

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    July 19, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Michelle, where did you get those boots from? I LOVE them!

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    July 4, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Also love your boots!!! Can you purchase them online?

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    July 2, 2012 at 2:01 am

    YES! I was wondering the same thing about the boots. I’ve been looking for something exactly like these to wear. They are gorgeous, please share!

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    June 29, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Love the boots too! I’ve been looking and trying out about a million pairs. Do you know the brand and style? Thanks!!

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    June 26, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    I was wondering where you purchased your boots from? The turquoise is one of my wedding colors and would go great. Thank you.

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    June 26, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Michelle – Do you mind sharing where you got your boots from? I LOVE them and have been looking everywhere.
    Thank you!

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    Tracey Helmick
    May 29, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Looks like a fun wedding! Wow… those boutonnieres are so cool! Great ideas!

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    May 29, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    I love this! Everything about it 🙂

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    May 29, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    What an honor to have our wedding featured on the site that offered so much inspiration for us as we planned our own wedding! Brides, you really can have the wedding of your dream on a small budget and I encourage you to do so! I couldn’t have pulled it off if it weren’t for the generosity and creativity of dear friends and family. Many people lent their rustic country chic items from their own home. My mom gathered a crew of helpers and we were able to do everything except for the catering and photography ourselves. I found my dress marked down, almost 90% off, only paying $200 for it. The chairs and tables were all part of the fee for using the Barn, which belongs to Grace Chapel in Leipers Fork, TN. And Nyk and Cali were amazing! Nashville Brides, check out their amazing work at caliashtonphotography.com!!! Brides be blessed and happy planning!!!

    Michelle Lynn

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      May 30, 2012 at 8:21 pm

      Michelle – I love your wedding!! Congratulations!! Also, do you mind sharing your dress designer/brand? And did you buy it online? I live in Florida and am looking for a deal for a dress as we have a tight budget too and are trying to go more “rustic” as well.


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        June 10, 2012 at 12:21 pm

        Hi Tracy,
        I actually got my dress from the White Room in Nashville. They have a “White Friday” sale the day after Thanksgiving. I don’t remember the brand of the dress. But I highly recommend shopping the big sale weekends at bridal boutiques and shops near where you live. There is also a great website that I was going to fall back on if I did not find a great deal called recycled-bride.com. Brides from all over sell their designer wedding gowns that have only been worn once. Happy Wedding planning!

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      August 7, 2012 at 5:26 pm

      Hi Michelle,

      I am currently in search of boots for my wedding and I saw yours and ADORE them! I was wondering if you would mind sharing where you got them from or at least the brand? Thank you!

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      September 3, 2012 at 8:54 pm

      Hi Michelle! i have been looking for those amazing boots for 5 months now and cannot find them anywhere! do you mind sharing where you purchased them?

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        February 1, 2013 at 9:52 am

        I’m glad you all love the boots! I do too and wear them all the time! 🙂 The brand is corral and I got them from a western store in Nashville. I believe that Sheplers and Cavendars sell them online. They are an older boot, so it may be hard to find. Do a search for “turquoise inlay” cowboy boots. Good luck!

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      September 3, 2012 at 8:57 pm

      where are those boots from?! they are so grgeous! i love them!!

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      October 16, 2012 at 6:04 pm

      I am very interested in having my wedding at the barn after looking at all of your pictures. I am having a destination wedding and I am from Ohio so I am having trouble finding a place just from online searches. I tried searching the barn and was wondering if you could give me more infmoration on this location I would really appreicate it!

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        February 1, 2013 at 9:53 am

        The Barn belongs to Grace Chapel in Leiper’s Fork.

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          July 4, 2013 at 1:47 pm

          I love your wedding photos! I am currently looking for affordable wedding venues on a very small budget. Where can I find more information about The Barn?

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        robin jones
        January 10, 2014 at 4:41 pm

        My daughter is having her Barn wedding this June at the Diamond V Farm in Roanoke, Va. A beautiful location in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The venue is 1700.00 and includes tables, chairs and tablecloths. We also have access all day Friday, all day Saturday and Sunday until 11 am to take down any decorations. You can find their website easily if you google Diamond V Farm.

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    May 29, 2012 at 10:18 am

    beautiful. stunning, really. i actually know this couple and was pleasantly surprised to see their wedding featured on your website. michelle introduced me to rusticweddingchic.com when i got engaged and it has inspired many ideas for my wedding that happens in 11 days! and i can say that michelle and sean are as wonderful as they look in the pictures 🙂 peace.

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    Julie in Houston
    May 29, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Love this wedding!! I love seeing such stylish fetes with such a small budget! They look like such a sweet casual couple.

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