Real Arizona Chic Glam Wedding: Nicole + Jake

Posted by Jeffra on Sep 21, 2010

Nicole + Jake

February 2010

Blackstone Country Club, Arizona

From the Bride, Miss Arizona 2007, Nicole Turner: “For our wedding I wanted to go with something very timeless. Something not too trendy that I looked back on in 20 years and go what the heck was I thinking and look at how goofy we all look! I love vintage and Shabby chic and wanted something that was chic, glam, couture, antique and trendy, but still classic and traditional.”

“What I decided right off the bat was that I wanted to do a color scheme and not “a color(s).” I saw nightmares happen with friends and brides on blogs whose wedding colors were a mess. They went with Tiffany blue and white for example and the Bridesmaid dresses were one shade of blue, the linens were a different color, Grooms ties a different shade, flowers didn’t match and what a nightmare! I chose gold, ivory, champagne and blush pink for my wedding colors. If something were a little too gold that was fine, if something was a little too bubble gum pink it would work and still go with the “scheme.” For accents with the colors I did lot’s o f crystals, chandeliers/candeliers and blush ostrich feathers. I am a “go big or go home” kind of girl, and VERY into detail. I spent countless hours on the internet, blogs, magazines and doing research as to what exactly I wanted and didn’t want. I had a huge binder (I nicknamed my “Wedding Bible”) that I would put ideas in, cut outs in and it was a real life version of what I was picturing in my brain. We knew we wanted a large wedding (once again, “go big or go home”) so we made a list of about 12 venues that looked nice and would accommodate our size. Blackstone Country Club was the 4th venue we looked at (I kept a diary of every venue and the pro/cons about each one) and as soon as the gates opened to the venue I went, “Oh my gosh! This is it!” Jake knows I can be dramatic so he is always playing Devils advocate with me. After we looked and got into the car in the parking lot he turned to me and said, “I think this it. This is where we are getting married!” I was thrilled! Jake wanted the AZ desert scene and to be outdoors and I wanted columns, pillars, architecture, detail and in nutshell that is exactly what Blackstone County Club is. I gathered lots of information about the various vendors that were necessary in order to have a wedding. I nailed down about 3-4 photographers, florists, officiants, etc., and Jake and I interviewed each one and decided who best fit with our personalities.”

Venue: Blackstone Country Club | Photographer: Pangburn Photography | Reception Site Coordinator: Elizabeth Todd (of Blackstone Country Club) | Wedding Cake: Blackstone Country Club | Florist: Petal Pusher | Brides Gown: Uptown Bridal and Boutique | Bridesmaids Dresses: Uptown Bridal and Boutique | Make-Up: Deanne Rene | Tuxedos: Mens Warehouse Tux Shop | Photobooth: A2Z Rentals

A Special Thanks to Elizabeth Todd from Blackstone Country Club for sharing this amazing wedding with us!