Amanda and her mother met with me regarding her plans of tying the knot with Shane on a Tuesday afternoon at the beautiful and quaint location of the Wright House in Mesa. A seemingly undiscovered venue in Arizona, this little gem brought back memories of a stroll through a European style garden with cobblestone walkways, blooming roses, orange trees, and a multitude of medieval statues and fountains.
Here are a few images from their wedding day:
With a bit of research and creativity, Amanda and her bridesmaids as well as her mom and aunt got together and designed their own bouquets, corsages, boutineers, and center pieces. The flowers came from places like Trader Joe’s, and local grocery stores who can make special orders and get them at a less expensive price than florist shops. Some of the more specialty flowers came from fiftyflowers.com .
Amanda: “We had to do a lot of foot-work to find which stores carried what
kinds of flowers, but it was worth it!”
You know what’s great about mid-week weddings?
I have been getting a lot of inquiries from my brides about Tuesday weddings.
Week rates are much less expensive and you don’t have to worry about running into another bride or worry that the staff will be less attentive.
Since the wedding was during the week, Amanda had her pick of which section to be married in. We were able to take advantage of both the garden and the village for her bridal party pictures and made the most out of the space since we had it all to ourselves.
Amanda always loved the colors of the rainbow and decided to incorporate those colors into her wedding day. As bridesmaids gifts, she bought shawls for each of the girls and let them pick out their own black dresses that they can always wear again.
Her birdcage veil and clip came from Sally’s Fabric store. The design of feathers from an image she found in a magazine and recreated out of accessories she bought from Michaels.
“I saw feather “fascinators” in magazines, and I really wanted something big and ostentatious to put in my hair. The ones I saw in magazines were So Expensive (between 120-195 dollars for a little feather clip). I made mine for about 25 dollars.”
I just love the creativity that she put in to her wedding! Now that’s a DIY wedding.
Thank you Amanda & Shane. I wish you the best!!