I love today’s sweet and intimate Arizona wedding from Jay & Jess Photography. With a small budget, this couple was able to pull off an elegant and chic event. How pretty is the soft blue and cream color palette? So perfect for a springtime wedding!
I wanted a soft spring elegance feel to my wedding. In all of my style choices I aimed to reflect that. We had blue and pink pastels, and lots of flowers and lace. Having my wedding at Boojum Tree Hidden Garden was the perfect location to bring together the ambiance I wanted.
I wore my grandmother’s pearl bracelet, and it meant a lot to both my grandmother and me.
The most important thing to us planning this wedding was first to have fun, and not stress about the process. And second, we wanted to create the elegant look we wanted but as inexpensively as possible.
Anything we could do ourselves, we did! We bought flowers in bulk from Costco and handmade the bridesmaid bouquets, my bridal bouquet, corsages for the mothers of the bride and groom, and boutonnières for the groomsmen, the groom, and the fathers of the bride and groom. We also bought a garden arch from Hobby Lobby and decorated it with flowers ourselves. Our center pieces were glass cake trays we made using candle sticks and plates from the dollar store. We collected old books and tiny candles for months before the wedding and created a unique center piece with the cake tray full of cupcakes, a stack of old books, small candles, all sitting on a lace doily at each table.
I really loved the special dances – first dance with my husband, my dance with my dad, and watching my husband dance with his mom. The dancing the rest of the night was also really great. We were having the best time dancing like crazy with all our closest friends and family celebrating with us. It doesn’t get much better than that!
Photography | Jay & Jess Photography | Venue | Boojum Tree Hidden Gardens | Flowers | Costco | Cupcakes | Safeway | Catering | Kim Cummings Catering | Video | Basix Wedding Films | Dress | Allure from Lillian Lottie Couture | Veil | Simply Blue Bridal | Hair & Makeup | Avery Armitage | Bridesmaid Dresses | ModCloth | Earrings | Laura’s Bridal Tucson | Shoes | INC | Groomswear | Brother’s Tailors and Clothing Co. | Entertainment | Valley Mix Entertainment
Ending the week off with this dreamy portrait session captured by Brittney Nestle Photo. The light is breath-taking and I love all the rich colors! And that Leanne Marshall gown is so effortlessly romantic and chic. The resulting look has this relaxed boho vibe, while still being elegant and fresh.
Today I am sharing the sweetest vintage courthouse wedding captured by Jill Doty! The bride actually wore two dresses: her mother’s wedding dress for the ceremony and then a romantic Claire Pettibone gown for the rest of the wedding day. I love this idea of two dresses! You can honor your mother or grandmother by wearing their gown, but then still show your own style.
We had tons of friends and family coming into town and wanted a venue that was convenient for travelers, close to restaurants and bars and had a hotel that was “stumbling” distance away from the venue. The Historic Decatur Courthouse was exactly what we wanted. In addition, the venue could only hold around 150 people and we didn’t want to have more than 150. The venue really help inspire my mom and I on decor and color scheme.
Starting with the venue we thought grey/purple would be our colors, but after my bridesmaids found their dresses, which were more blush and champagne colors, we decided to keep the colors very natural with earth tones with greens, blush and cream tones. Honestly, the decor and flowers were really all done by my mom and Holland Daze.
For the ceremony I wore my mother’s wedding dress. My mom paid off this dress for a few years after she got it. It’s special because she married my dad in it and he is wonderful. They are amazing and are such fantastic role models to what love and kindness looks like. They celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary this year so I think it’s pretty amazing to wear her dress (that I can’t believe I fit in and didn’t have to alter) as I start my new marriage with the love of my life.
My mom is incredibly talented, actually has a interior decorating business as a part-time gig. She has such a great eye and really lead all the creative choices when it came to working with Kim, our florist and Zest on table decor and layout. We purchased all of the table decor, finding deals at stores and finding cool silver pieces at the Goodwill and cleaning them up to use.
My favorite parts were getting to wear my mom’s dress, the “love table” with all the parents and grandparents on it, and the bridesmaid dresses. All were unique and wonderful. Stephen loved how the room transformed from the ceremony to the reception. He said it felt like an entirely different room.
Photography | Jill Doty Photography | Venue | Historic Decatur Courthouse | Florals | Holland Daze Weddings | Cake | Icing Cake Design | Planning & Catering | Zest Atlanta Catering | DJ & Lighting | Spectrum Entertainment | Dress | Claire Pettibone from Kelly’s Closet | Hair | Adore Hair Studio | Makeup | Jessica Marie Beauty | Groomswear | Mens Wearhouse