This budget friendly Waco wedding was a labor love put on by the couple's entire family...and I love the outcome!  Starting with the bride's beautiful handmade lace bolero to the homemade wedding cake.  It just goes to show that when you have a creative mind and the helping hands of friends and family, you can put on a publish-worthy wedding!  And Shelly Taylor didn't disappoint with her images.  Check out even more homemade goodness in the gallery.



From Shelly Taylor Photography...When a law enforcement officer (he) and a firefighter (she) planned their DIY wedding on a budget, the results were stunning. Jacob and Christy had a romantic and personal day, with a lot of help from family and friends.  Right down to the vegetables that Christy grew for the reception dinner side dishes, she planned meticulously a charming and homespun dream wedding with authentic Texas flair.

Christy rode to the ceremony in a police vehicle with lights and sirens blaring.  The antique fire truck was graciously loaned to us for bridal portraits by the Bremond Fire Department.

Set on the rolling hills of Christy's grandmother's farmland, fall was the perfect time of year for their pallette of eggplant and purples.  Christy's father and uncle built an altar for the ceremony, and her aunt designed the florals.  Christy and her mother decorated every inch of the ceremony and reception with items they picked up here and there at second hand sales and antique stores.  The minister cooked the main dish for the reception dinner.  The cake was made by Jeanie Bailey, a family friend, and the groom's cake was made by the bride's cousin, Tess Phillips.

The bride purchased her gown from Nolen's, and she added the custom-made lace, long-sleeved bolero.  The bride also made the flower girl's dress.