Kali and Carson in Elberta, MI

A budget-conscious couple designs a laid-back summer wedding that features creative handmade details and a charming small-town feel.

Kali wore a cream-colored silk dress with a sheer, antique pink-colored overlay embellished with dyed mohair. "My boss at the time was going to sell the dress for a friend on eBay, but asked if I wanted to try it on before she posted the listing. I did and loved it!" says Kali. "Plus, I was able to barter some freelance work with the gown's original owner, so I didn't have to pay a dime."