Remember the groom from this wedding? Well he and his brother also happen to be awesome photographers, and they sent over this sweet DIY wedding (that also happens to be budget-friendly). Wait til you get to the part where they served In-N-Out for dinner…

Stef found her J.Crew dress for half the retail price on a used wedding dress website, and wore shoes that she purchased at Ross for $8. Jonnie wore a suit from Express. The morning of the wedding, he borrowed a tie from his soon-to-be brother-in-law.

How beautiful is this ceremony under a canopy of trees?! Stef loves orchids, and wanted to incorporate them into bouquets and boutonnieres. She says, “Since we were on a budget, each bouquet only contained two orchids, and the rest were seasonal flowers in our color scheme.” The bride and her bridesmaids each wore an orchid in their hair.

In lieu of a slideshow, the couple made a photo clothesline.

Jonnie’s favorite game is Scrabble, so Stef made “place cards” for each of the attendants using Scrabble letters that she found on eBay. They also placed board games at every table for guests to play. (Check out their Scrabble save-the-date!)

The cake – a four-tiered amaretto cake, decorated with Scrabble letters – was made by a friend. She also made a chocolate groom’s cake with coffee frosting.

How to feed 150 guests on a budget? “Appetizers came from Costco – fruit and veggie trays and a hummus spread,” says Stef. “For dinner we wanted to keep it simple and affordable and were blessed enough to get In-N-Out to cater. Being from Florida and having half the guests from out of state, In-N-Out was a big hit!”

Photography: Twin Lens Life

Venue: Temecula Under the Oaks in Temecula, California

Bride’s dress: J.Crew

Groom’s suit: Express

Catering: In-N-Out Burger

Thank you to the brothers Wright for sharing their awesome photos with us, and to Stef and Jonnie for sharing your beautiful wedding with us! There are tons more pics over on the Twin Lens Life blog, here and here.

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  1. Crystal

    Oh this is exactly the kind of wedding I want for ours! Do you know what website she used for her dress?

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  2. Jessica :: Delicatessen

    Every time I see a In-N-Out truck at a wedding, I get insanely jealous. Sigh.

    A beautiful wedding, congrats to the couple!

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  3. Kelly

    The wedding was a joy, and these pix are beautiful. Can’t wait to help you two work on the wedding books! <3

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  5. Amanda

    This is such a lovely looking wedding. I’ve been stressed about how I can keep my wedding in my budget range but this gave me some cute ideas. Thanks!

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  6. Gold Bridesmaid Dresses

    Congratulation to Stef & Jonnie!!

    I love the wedding venue, it is so nice!! The capture of the couples just make the whole thing romantic! It seems a sweet and fun day!!!

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  7. Laura @ Bridal Bubbly

    Love the Scrabble details!

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  8. Anna

    If I could have had In-N-Out cater my wedding. Divine. Love it. Thanks for sharing.

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