Wedding of the Week: Amanda from We and Serendipity

Can you believe March is already halfway over? I am dying with how fast time is passing, but I sure am loving the warmer weather we're having here!  So, on this lovely spring morning, I want to introduce you to Amanda from the blog We & Serendipity! She has graciously agreed to be our wedding feature this week and I couldn't be more excited (Plus, have you seen her wedding checklist post from last week? Brilliance.)  I have gotten to know Amanda through blogging and, let me just say, she is seriously the sweetest, most honest girl out there and everyone should be her friend.  You are going to love her! So, without further adieu, here's my favorite girl talking about the most gorgeous wedding ever.

Amanda & Trevor were married on 2.11.12 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.

Where was your reception held?
Our reception was at a greenhouse, because of the winter, in Sandy, Utah called Le Jardin. It was absolutely beautiful! 

What were the things you spent the most money on for your wedding?
Photography (which I recommend) done by Sara Boulter, my dress (designed by me & made by Penelope's in SLC), and the catering done by Lori Tolbert in Utah. We also got a fabulous lady to do our cake for cheaper than anywhere else.  It was a place in the Salt Lake Valley called Heritage Cakes.  We brought in a picture, tasted the amazing cake, and picked within an hour. The cake was exactly how we wanted it & extremely delicious!  

How were you able to cut costs during your wedding planning?
To cut costs, we didn't hire a wedding planner or a videographer. We also shopped around on best prices for everything. Now that there's Pinterest, that was my wedding planner! So it was awesome. We did our own music. I searched and searched for playlists, downloaded some music, and put it on a CD for the dances.   I also made my own video for guests to view (on windows movie maker)  while waiting in line at the reception. 

Did you end up over or under budget for your wedding?
We stayed under the budget! Wahoo! 

What is your best advice for those planning a wedding?
My best advice is to find everything yourself and to shop around. Look on Pinterest, get ideas, ask friends and family for referrals, don't take what you find immediately. 
Also, bridesmaid dress & catering were the hardest thing for me! Our bridesmaid dresses were from Mikarose & I actually don't recommend them. 

Our wedding was perfect & there are so many details I could talk about forever! If you have any questions on any sort of anything, please contact me at I look forward to seeing you stop by at my blog

Okay, she's great, right?  You definitely won't regret going over to her blog & snooping around.  I would even dare say that you will become totally addicted, in a very good way.  Thanks for stopping by, Amanda!


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