Featured Bride: Candice McDonald

All images in this post by Chad Zavala

What little girl doesn't dream about her wedding day. From the makeup, to the hair, dress, food, guests, every last detail. We spent roughly $6,000 all together. I always dreamt of having a backyard wedding. On September 4th 2015, we had our backyard wedding.

We decided on a cake buffet, we got our cakes from Smith's and Dicks. Also we did a chocolate fountain. We found small fountains at Macy's. Then we went to Windco and got fresh strawberries, and pineapple. SAMs club we got bulk gummy bears, Swedish fish, and cinnamon bears. My mother in law made small rice crispy treats, and grabbed big puff marshmallows.


We bought our flowers in bulk from a flower retail shop, borrowed vases from friends, and we made all the bouquets, boutonnières, arrangements for the tables, and mason jars that hung from the Shepard's hooks. My mom made a 3 their white cake, and placed flowers down it. We were sent off by sparklers we found online. Brides maids outfits were found at Gordmans, Macys, and Groupon. My wedding dress was from David's Bridal, they added sleeves, and increased the corset. 


Forever Memories By Design : Tables, Chairs, Linen, Shepards hooks, Bistro Lights, Christmas Lights, Isles, Backdrop, lanterns, set up and take down. Pretty much the best decision ever! I basically told her exactly how I wanted things, and she put it all together beautifully. 


Brian Trevort : Dj very reasonably priced, easy to work with, great sound quality.


A Love Story Films : Videographer, best decision of our whole wedding was getting a videographer, I absolutely adore our videos. 


Chad Zavala : photographer. Chad was very personable, and captured all of the things that I wanted.