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Fly South For Your Winter Wedding

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Can’t decide between an off season winter wedding or saying your vows outdoors under the sun? Why not both? Jenna and Daniel may be natives of Arizona but their wedding idea still stands. Head south for your winter wedding where you can get great off season wedding deals and still have a fantastic outdoor wedding with weather in the mid 60′s and 70′s. Fabulous!

With pops of purple and teal to play up the wintery season Jenna and Daniel’s wedding is a must see, especially with a budget breakdown of the top 4 priorities this couple spent their budget on for their big day! Exquisitely captured by Charity Maurer Photography, you simply must see every last detail in the full gallery here!

strapless beaded wedding dress from Nordstrom

getting wedding ready

ring bearer box

classic bridal look

words from the vendor

From Charity Maurer Photography:

A cloudy and slightly windy day in the dry desert of our lovely Arizona can be a rare occasion, but the weather that welcomed Jenna & Daniel’s big day set the perfect tone for their elegant celebration. Jenna is naturally a beautiful girl, but when I arrived on the property and saw her gorgeous gown, veil, and lovely detailing, my photographer heart really came alive.

purple bridal party bouquets

floor length purple ruffle bridesmaid dresses

pink and purple bridesmaid bouquet

groomsmen style

first wedding look

tiny wedding style

Such a special component to the day was having Jenna and Daniel’s little son, Asher, join us for portions of their romance portraits. Like any little boy, he seemed more concerned with playing with sticks and dirt than relishing in the excitement and meaning of their First Look–too precious! Jenna & Daniel have a sweet, tender love for one another, and capturing this gorgeous day with a dream team of vendors was just an honor.

rustic ruffles and cowboy boots for your flower girls

i like our love story the best alternative guestbook idea

sparkly wedding ceremony chandeliere

saying i do

card box

elegant outdoor seating

vintage looking purple centerpiece

from the bride

I like to say I’m a pretty organized, collected, go with the flow kind of person which made planning our wedding run pretty smooth. I had an idea of what I wanted in my head which I described as simple elegance. I would rather have a ton of small elements than just a couple wow factor elements. The wintery color palette fit so perfect with the whole tone of the day. Shades of purple, gray, and a pop of vintage aqua blue made our day unforgettable. 

pops of black and chevron table decor

rustic barn reception

purple wild flower centerpieces

sweetheart and wedding party table

custom drink koozie

I wouldn’t do a single thing different besides find a way to slow down the time that seemed to fly on that day. We now have the most amazing memories we can look back on and reminisce thanks to the “dream team of weddings” consisting of our planner, photographer, caterer, and DJ.

vintage cupcake stand

cake cutting

wedding exit

Photography: Charity Maurer Photography & Anna Christy
Venue: Windmill Winery's Lakehouse
Cake: Heather Lundberg
Hair & Makeup: Mariana Marie Makeup. Hair. Style.
Dress shop: Nordstrom
Flowers & Prop/furniture rentals: Something Old, Something Older
Dj: Ella-gant Entertainment
Caterer: Kiss the chef

Read on to see how much this southern winter wedding cost. Please note that costs change as the years go by, and prices are subject to change. This is just one couple’s breakdown to give you a rough estimate on how much a wedding like this may cost you.

I had a $20,000 budget for our wedding.
venue: $9,500
caterer: $3,200
dress: $4,000
photographer: $2,100.

I would do the exact same venue, caterer, decor, and photographer all over again if had to. This is just proof that you don't have to spend $50,000 plus to have a beautiful wedding.

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  1. 0. @weddingchicks says:

    Pretty in purple for this winter wedding in Arizona! —> http://t.co/7yLEdJROWd @charitymphoto

  2. 0. @NguyenTHThanh says:

    Fly South For Your Winter Wedding http://t.co/OeOGTcv7lq

  3. 0. @WePlan_YouParty says:

    RT @weddingchicks: ” This is just proof that you don’t have to spend $50,000 plus to have a beautiful wedding.” —> http://t.co/7yLEdJROWd

  4. 0. Jenna says:

    Her budget doesn’t quite seem right…. what about florals? favours? rings? make up? hair? transportation? cake? rentals? officiant? bridesmaids and groomsmens gifts? looks like they spent a lot more than the 20K she mentions….

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