Shabby Chic Wedding
November 18, 2009

This next feature is for all of you shabby chic brides out there that are desperate for your daily fix. It's SO pretty and the bride, who along with her husband just happens to be a pretty incredible photographer, is well... drop dead freaking gorgeous. Photographed by Jasmine Star, this particular wedding is jam packed with so many pretty details, so many approachable and yet completely charming details. Held at the DC Ranch Country Club, you ladies will love this affair.

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From the lovely and talented Jasmine Star...

Throughout the course of Stephanie and Stephen's wedding day at DC Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona, Stephen was so accutely tuned into what Stephanie wanted, needed, or wished for, it appeared they'd been married for fifty years. At least. The way they looked at each other was as if they hadn't seen each other for years and the love they shared could, quite literally, be felt throughout the venue. From a photographer's perspective, there are some things that just come together, like two puzzle pieces interlocking at the right time.  I was extraordinarily blessed to document the series of moments as they strung together to create a beautiful and memorable wedding day.

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From Stephanie Fay, the bride...

We had SO much fun planning this wedding and every little detail had meaning. I searched through thrift stores to find tea cups, bird cages, chandeliers and chairs of all sorts to decorate our venue with.  Details can get quite expensive while trying to plan a wedding on a budget, so being creative is the trick. It took a lot of work and a lot of ideas. Wedding blogs definitely helped get the ideas flowing! Style me pretty was my favorite of course.

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The moss chair was a DIY project. It was an old chair that we found at an antique store. My Aunt Mary and I personally covered and designed the chair in moss along with the sign on it that says "He loves me, He loves me not, He loves me...We tied the knot."

My dress was by Jim Hjelm, shoes by Kate Spade. I wore a vintage lace shrug that was custom made by Holly Stalder on Etsy. She made it to fit the design of my dress and I was so impressed with how quickly she worked.  She's amazing! We hired Tamara from AZ Petal Pushers who did an amazing job on the flowers for the entire event. The La Tavola Linens were a leek lace overlay and set the vintage tone for the entire reception.  I absolutely loved the look we got from these linen overlays. Our invitations and paper goods were designed by Dina Remi. She has such a creative eye in design and is full of ideas.

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I actually bargained shopped for many of my decor items.  I bought the birdcages from TJ Max believe it or not. Found all the China at antique and thrift stores. Our cake topper was a 100 yr. old antique china cup that I found at an antique store for $1. The menus, programs, and paperweights were all designed by my talented cousin Dina at She has such a creative eye in design and is full of ideas.

You can see even more of this gorgeous wedding right here. Thank you so much to Stephanie Fay, the incredible bride behind the day. You will definitely find TONS of eye candy on Stephanie's gorgeous blog.