Don’t let the glam modern theme of this next wedding at Chateau Luxe in Arizona fool you, this couple knew how to have fun and made their black-tie event a celebration they won’t soon forget.
From the bride shotgunning a beer with the groomsmen to the adorable beer burro with a flower crown, they kept their wedding personal and fun from start to finish. Catch a closer look + see the budget breakdown below, and see every last photo captured by Monique Hessler Weddings in the full gallery.
From the bride: I envisioned a very glam, romantic, and traditional wedding - with some fun elements, such as the beer burro, fun photo-booth props, etc. Our color theme was white, ivory, champagne, lilac, plum, and hints of evergreen. We even had up-lights all around the reception room's walls with a lilac color, it was amazing.
FLOWERS! I love flowers. I believe flowers truly "make" a wedding. I also found that it's the little things that matter. For example, the GOBO's we had were amazing, the glow foam sticks we passed out, our wedding favors, our personalized photo booth props with our dog's face on it, the beer burro- just fun, exciting, little things that make your day/night memorable for you and the guests.
I had a very specific vision of exactly how I wanted my wedding to be and it exceeded my expectations! Everything looked so nice. The beer burro we had was definitely a surprise because the guests were not expecting that and a lot of our guests had never seen anything like that before! We also had ALL of our photo booth props personalized from the hashtags, to the pictures. I even spent about 4 hours with the photo booth owner designing the template for the photos. We had two different pictures of our dog's head with her cute underbite as a photo booth prop, we also had a Nebraska Huskers football, a slice of pizza, fun words, etc... BUT all of our wedding hashtag photo booth props were black glitter for the background with gold glitter letters... it looked amazing!
Curious what a wedding like this may cost you? The bride was kind enough to share her budget breakdown with us, see it below.
Venue: $36K (Including Bar Tab/Alcohol: $5500 and Catering: $108 pp)
Wedding Coordinator: 10% of total budget (around $7500)
Hair & Makeup: $2,300 (Bridesmaids were $180 each, and bride was $375)
Wedding Party Gifts: $1800 ($900 for bridesmaids, and $900 for groomsmen)
Groom's Ring: $800
Groom's Attire (Tuxedo Rental): $250
Officiant: Free (her uncle officiated)
Reception Details (Escort Cards, Menus, Favors, etc): $2,800
Beer Burro: $550
Photo Booth: $1,500
Miscellaneous Details: $1,000