Real Weddings | Phoenix, AZ

We love when a couple expresses themselves through their wedding details. There’s no better to way to personalize the best day of your life! Including favorite colors, hobbies, foods, or even experiences guarantees that the wedding belongs to the bride and groom and the guests feel like they’ve learned a little something along the way, too.

Katie and Justin’s wedding colors were inspired by their vintage baby blue bicycle and a yellow floral arrangement. Due to the Sunday morning wedding, Katie and Justin’s concept for the wedding was a charming garden party. Men wore sport coats; women wore sun dresses. They used vintage accents whenever possible, like mason jars as glasses, eclectic second-hand silverware, and lace napkin rings. Katie and Justin named the tables after different bicycles. The kids table even had a special name — training wheels! Cute! This theme made Katie and Justin’s old blue cruiser (aka Big Blue) a welcome addition to the decor.

The intimate wedding was created on a budget! It can be achieved! Katie and Justin’s biggest challenge was the expense of having a wedding during an economic recession. A tight budget meant attention to detail. They purchased a cake for $70 from a local restaurant that they decorated with extra flowers (for free) from the florist. Katie’s dress was chosen based on the minimal amount of alterations necessary. They purchased, not rented, their silverware from Goodwill for a total of 35 sets for almost $10. Katie and Justin now have a mixture of “vintage” silverware that can be used for parties or family get-togethers in the future. The groom’s attire was also carefully planned and purchased, not rented, so it could be worn again.

Jewish traditions. Garden chic. Personal details. Tight budget. Katie and Justin specifically chose these elements and succeeded in planning the wedding of their dreams.

Mazel tov Katie and Justin!

Venue – Private Residence, Arizona
Photographer – Simply Knot Photography
Florist – Petal Pusher
Wedding Dress – Venus Bridals
Bakery – Le Grande Orange Cafe
Rentals – Y-Knot Party Rentals

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  • Ryan & Denise Gotcher says:

    Thanks Nicky & Alison for featuring this adorable wedding! We heart The Wedding Yentas!

  • Sharri U says:

    So cute! I went to high school with her…didn’t expect to find her wedding on here! :) Love your site!