Budget-Friendly New York Wedding :: Sage & Chris

When Sage and Chris found out they were expecting, they sent out an email to their closest friends and family to find out what weekends were free, and decided on the first weekend in June. Their intimate, at-home wedding was not only sweet and charming, it also reflected the couple’s sense of humor.


Sage and Chris knew they wanted to get married at their home from the first time they saw it, even before buying it! All of their 23 guests stayed with them at the house on the wedding weekend. Says the bride, “It was perfect – we were just surrounded by our very favorite people in our favorite place.”



One of Sage’s favorite parts of the day happened before the ceremony – at her 20-week checkup, she had the doctor write down the baby’s sex on paper and put it in an envelope so that they could be surprised on their wedding day. “We were so sure it was a girl, but it was a boy!” she says. They announced the news to their guests just after saying their vows.



Sage found her dress just a month before the wedding, buying a sample at Kleinfeld‘s because there was no time to have the dress made-to-order. “I needed an empire waist since I didn’t know how it would fit by the day of the wedding,” she says. “And I didn’t wear shoes – I went for the barefoot and pregnant look.”





Catering by The Farmer’ Wife.



The couple designed a “shotgun wedding” themed logo that they had printed on t-shirts and temporary tattoos for their guests. One of their guests surprised them by having the logo printed on a onesie for the baby.



Congratulations to you, Sage and Chris, on your wedding and on your new addition! And thank you to Jean Kallina for sharing these photos.







New York


  • Album Boutique Team says:

    Congratulations to Sage & Chris on their wedding AND the pregnancy! What a fun idea and it looks like a beautiful ceremony and reception.

  • Becky says:

    They definitely have a great sense of humor! Beautiful wedding! Congratulatinos!

  • chelsea says:

    This is simply an adorable wedding. I think pregnant brides are the cutest! And I am so head over heels in love with that table top!! this is awesome, Kathryn!

  • Amberdawn says:

    Haha, a shotgun wedding theme! It sounds like they are happy, and it looked like a lovely ceremony. Didn't come across as rushed at all :)

  • Michelle says:

    Congratulations Sage & Chris! This looks like it was an intimate and lovely ceremony. There is nothing like a summer, backyard wedding!

  • susie says:

    Gosh what a true presentation of love! I liked the way they announced the baby after the vows! Aaaw So darn cute! The decorations and themes…everything just perfect! Happy Day! susie

  • Tino&Pip says:

    Love the tablescape, but particularly love the idea of the photo canvases for the guests to look at. Overall, a really lovely wedding!

  • Tino&Pip says:

    Love the tablescape, but particularly love the idea of the photo canvases for the guests to look at. Overall, a really lovely wedding!

  • Laura says:

    What a perfect day. Sage or Chris, if you're reading this, can you tell us where you found Chris's suit?

  • Anonymous says:

    Beautiful!!! Love it all!!!
    So simple but elegant at the same time.
    Congratulations to the new parents, Sage and Chris.

  • abigail says:

    what a beautiful wedding, so full of humor and love. wonderful!

  • Elle says:

    The real weddings is my favorite feature of your blog (okay it's a close two way tie with the inspiration board), but I do love seeing great couples throw affordable weddings it gives me hope as I will be a medical student and will be paying for my wedding on my own…. YIKES!

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