Real Wedding: Jenna + Ryan’s Colorful Handmade Arizona Wedding

I love all the bright colors and handmade elements from Jenna + Ryan’s Wedding. The groomsmen’s bow ties are FABULOUS as is Jenna’s gorgeous bouquet and handmade details. Congrats to you both!

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Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

After much consideration and even some hesitation, we chose to have a “first look”. I can honestly say that this was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding day. Seeing Ryan in private and spending uninterrupted time together before the big celebration began allowed us both to feel overwhelmingly calm and excited all at once. Yet the anticipation we felt before seeing eachother in private was not at all diminished when we saw each other for the first time surrounded by all of our loved ones.

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What song did you walk down the aisle to? Phil Wickham – You’re beautiful

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One of the themes for the style aspect of the wedding was colored glass. My senior year in high school, I inherited several unique pieces of antique colored glass from my grandmother, and quickly after began collecting colored glass vases and household decor from every antique store we visited. When we first started the planning/dreaming process for the wedding, it did not take me long to realize that I wanted these pieces to be a central component of our design. Another important stylistic theme of our wedding was handmade/homespun. I can honestly say that my love of crafting and creating is paralleled by Ryan’s. We both love raw art in all forms- which I feel was reflected well in our choice of wedding music, photography, videography, and decorations. We really wanted our wedding to be an accurate reflection of us as a couple.

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Our Advice To Those Planning Now

Ryan and I truly could not have made any of this happen without help from our family, our friends, and our fabulous wedding vendors. It is amazing to see how willing and eager people are to support, encourage, and contribute time and effort to your big day. Planning an Arizona wedding from Tennessee would have been impossible without my treasured momma and sister, who ran errands, made phone calls, and worked on projects for 9 months leading up to the wedding. We are equally as grateful for the rest of our family and friends, who folded programs, cut out seating assignments, boxed up centerpieces, and most importantly prayed for us every step of the way. My last piece of advice comes from my aforementioned mother, who reminded me daily to “enjoy the journey”, because the day really does fly by.

Photographer: Austin Gros Photography
Videographer: Brinton Films
Venue: Seville Golf & Country Club
Wedding Dress: Casablanca 1975, donated by Lillian Lottie Couture
Hair and Makeup: hair done by Erika Duncan of Vintage Studios, makeup done by bride
Shoes: Seychelles
Bridesmaid Dress: Anthropologie
Hairpiece: Custom-designed veil created by Meghan of Lillian Lottie Couture
Groom Suit: J.Crew
Day of Planning: Inspired Events
Floral Design: donated by Jan Dekker Designs
Invitations/Paper Goods: created by bride & groom, printed by Be In Love Designs
Cake: donated by Designer Cakes by April
Music: Ben Maughan, worship leader at Redemption Church
Catering: Bolero’s at Seville