Intimate Arizona wedding: Jackie + Brandon

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Jackie is a gorgeous bride with a healthy obsession for paper pinwheels. She’s also a DIY extraordinaire with an amazing trick on how to save for the biggest party you’re ever going to throw and have all the stuff you want. You know – the small things that end up adding up to hundreds of dollars. Strict spending habits aside, Jackie was able to win over $1000 worth of items for her wedding! She’s obviously amazing.

intimate arizona wedding

intimate arizona wedding

These adorable pinwheel bouquets are just a few of the many DIY projects Jackie made. She also made the pinwheel boutonnières, pinwheel wreath (above their arch), table numbers, tissue paper poms, chalkboard drink menu, wine bottle centerpieces, wooden chalkboard program, and lemon aisle décor. Whew!

intimate arizona wedding

intimate arizona wedding

Music: She walked down the aisle to “Heaven” by Brandi Carlile,  exited to “What I Got” by Sublime, and had their first dance to “Let it Be Me” by Ray LaMontagne.

intimate arizona wedding

intimate arizona wedding

intimate arizona wedding

intimate arizona wedding

intimate arizona wedding

intimate arizona wedding

The secret:

There were many items that I so coveted but simply couldn’t afford – so I set out to win some via entering giveaways. My technique? Constantly visualizing my name being announced as the winner was my way of putting the energy out there. I had NO IDEA how well this would work. Hundreds of giveaway entries later, I ended up with over $1,000 worth of items: invitations by Paper & Thread, a ring bearer bowl and custom hangers by Paloma’s Nest, a veil & feather hair fascinator, and my Mother’s dress to name a few. What a blessing!

Jackie has us inspired to enter giveaways now! Congratulations Jackie + Brandon!

Photography: Sloan Photographers / Videography: NoBox Films / Venue: Val Vista Lakes / Flowers: Jennifer Wood of Mignonne Handmade / Catering: Nando’s Mexican Cafe / Day of coordinator: Swanky Cue / Desserts: Liberty Market / Plantable placecards: Pulp Art / Bride’s dress: Allure Couture / Shoes: Miss L Fire / Bowties: Wickham House

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Jackie L. on Jan 27, 2012

What a honor it is to be featured on what I consider to be one of the top blogs in the industry! We couldn't have pulled it off without the help of friends and family that organically came together in the end to lend a hand. Shout outs to my bridesmaid Kelsey ( who created all the pinwheel decor. With persistence & determination you too could win a few things via giveaways. You just have to keep on entering! Thank you...

Connecting Four on Jan 27, 2012

Wow that looks so amazing! I would love to have a wedding like that someday :)

Jenna on Jan 27, 2012

Wow so lovely!!!!!!!

Annalisa on Jan 28, 2012


Sara on Jan 28, 2012

Love her colors and the pinwheels are so fun. What a gorgeous wedding this is!

half orange photography on Jan 29, 2012

Her wedding dress is absolutely stunning, and I love that it was her mothers!

jen on Jan 29, 2012

Does anyone know where the bridesmaids dresses came from?

Bloomington Wedding Photography on Jan 29, 2012

There's so much laughter and joy in the pictures. Beautiful!

Jenna Stratman on Jan 29, 2012

This wedding is absolutely stunning! And the vows they exchanged brought tears to my eyes instantly. Just beautiful, Jackie and Brandon!!

Calie Rose on Jan 30, 2012

How fun! I love all the pinwheels for the bridesmaids, boutonnieres, and the wreath at the wedding arch!

Kaye on Jan 30, 2012

Beautiful wedding Jackie and Brandon - thanks so much for sharing your budget bride tip of entering lots of competitions!

Tim Duncan on Feb 1, 2012

The ceremony photos are so gorgeous! I also love the photobook pictures.. so fun!

Kristen on May 9, 2013

Oh my goodness! What a gorgeous couple and lovely wedding. I watched the video and I teared up! Thanks for sharing.

Martha Starke on Feb 21, 2015

I am so honored that I was able to make the plantable place cards for this wedding. It was neat to see the video of the bride and groom, and learn who it was that I made these place cards for, and see them all set up. A beautiful wedding!

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