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GM Photography

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Greg Mennegar
360-866-0366 /phone

Greg loves shooting at the Swantown Inn and takes great pride in providing high quality service and great photos. Your special day should be fun and stress free, leave the photos to me!
There is even some photo of a wedding here at the Inn in his Wedding Portfolio.

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Lacy Nicole Photography

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Lacey Nicole Photography889 G ST SW Tumwater, WA 98512
360-701-0518 / phone

Take a look at her blog it is more regularly updated than her website.

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Wedding on a $1500 Budget

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[intro]An intimate and complete wedding for around $1500, including everything, even your rings![/intro]

Elopement Package at the Swantown Inn – $549

Wedding Dresses – $170
There are a number of dress shops that have off the rack wedding dresses for a lower cost but there are lots of online options that have all the romance of a wedding dress and cost less than having your hair done! There are lots of options too if you would like to have a coordinating dress for your attendant(s) if you have them. If you really want that crisp white gown, has them and they are all under $200!

Hair & Makeup – $55
If you aren’t comfortable doing your own hair, or are looking for something special, let a professional handle it at a reasonable price. Tabitha’s Hair Design does Updos starting at $55. Makeup should be simple and natural. Pick a new shade of eye shadow and lipstick just for the occasion and do your own.

Menswear – $50
The groom doesn’t have to wear a traditional tuxedo, but you can rent one for a reasonable price. Better yet if you have a nice suit, buy a vest and/or tie in a color you both love!

Marriage License – $63
The Thurston County Courthouse in the Auditors Office. This includes the fee to have a certified copy mailed to you after the ceremony for your records and name change.

Invitations – $20
They don’t have to be expensive to be customized and beautiful – 10 invitations for $9.99, 20 invitations for $19.99 – Might be better for announcements as the minimum is 100

Photography – $300

Aaron Barna (Aaron Barna Photography) has Elopement Packages starting at $300.
Amy Davenport (A Day to Remember) has hourly rates starting from $150 per hour.

Food – $120
This would be an excellent dinner for two with a moderately priced bottle of wine. You don’t have to provide food for your guests, and we actually recommend going to one of the local restaurants for a fabulous meal, you can add “You are welcome to join us for a no-host dinner at ______ after the ceremony” and your guests can decide for themselves to join you or not.

Rings – $225 Ok ordering a ring online may seem scary to you, but we ordered ours from them and they are amazing as are the prices. Every order is shipped free via FedEx® shipping, guaranteed and returnable within 30 days, so you can be sure you made the right decision.

Music – Complementary
We have several acoustical CDs that are appropriate as wedding music, including traditional wedding music. Even better, if you have a special song, incorporate it into your ceremony, it can play in the background while we sign your wedding certificates.

Transportation – $45
Why not have a designated driver for your trip out to dinner and back. There are limo services available with low hourly rates.

Total Budget: $1498

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Elopements and Intimate Weddings

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Aaron Barna Photography has done a number of Elopements and Intimate Weddings at our Inn. The quality of his work is excellent and along with Ami Davenport is one of our favorite wedding photographers.

Aaron has put together an album of one of his weddings at the Inn to give you an idea of what the Inn looks like during a wedding.

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