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This Vintage-Inspired Bride and Her Marine Corps Groom Said I Do Along The Pacific Crest Trail

May 3, 2016 | samantha

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Getting married along the Pacific Crest Trail seemed like a no-brainer to Julia and Chase, who both love to hike and think that Julian, California is the most beautiful place in the world. On the day of their wedding, the duo got ready together, Chase wearing his Marine Corps uniform, and Julia wearing a short, open back dress from Bebe. Their photographer Jami Laree trekked up Mount Laguna with them and captured the exact moment they said “I do” next to the cliff’s edge, the whipping wind and fresh air all around.

The Couple:

Julia and Chase

The Wedding:

Pacific Crest Trail, Julian, California

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I loved everything about my dress; the lace, the long sleeves, the neckline, the open back! It was everything I ever could have wanted for a short wedding dress. My look was a vintage/bohemian style.

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I’ve always liked the vintage look for weddings. With my husband wearing his Marine Corps uniform, I knew we could pull off an awesome vintage vibe!

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The most memorable part of the day was getting to our location and looking down hundreds of feet off a cliff, and knowing this is where I’m going to marry the love of my life. It was the perfect representation of our love; beautiful scenic mountains, fresh air and the wind whipping.

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We knew it was going to be colder on the mountain, but we didn’t realize how cold! We were all so cold by the end of the ceremony that we could barely move our hands. I thought I was never going to be warm again! But we stuck through it and my husband warmed me up in his arms. It was a big surprise, but it was also a fun adventure!

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My photographer was absolutely amazing! She was so helpful to me and worked quickly. She and her husband were so friendly that I felt like I had known them my whole life! They had such great ideas and were open to doing whatever the had to, to get the perfect shot! The wedding ceremony on the mountain top was absolutely freezing, but they trooped right through it and didn’t complain once!

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The Wedding Team:

Photography – Jami Laree
Ceremony Venue – Pacific Crest Trail
Reception Venue – Mister A’s
Floral Design – Root 75
Officiant – Chad Richards
Hair & Makeup Artist – Jessica Lee Kephart
Wedding Dress – Bebe
Groom’s Apparel – Marine Corps Service Alphas
Rings – Gordon’s Jewelers
Transportation – Rolls Livery

 

Many thanks to Photographer Jami Laree for sharing Julia and Chase’s Pacific Crest Trail wedding with Junebug. For more Pacific Trail wedding inspiration, take a look at this WWII inspired elopement at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse!

xoxoSamantha

Passionate Water-Lovers Wedding Anniversary Photos in Maui

May 2, 2016 | samantha

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Talia and Nakoa have been married for three years, so to celebrate they suited up – swim style – and hit the surf! These two water-lovers were born and raised in Hawaii, so they are both avid paddle boarders. They both are very passionate about water sports, but in these sweet wedding anniversary photos taken by J.M.Hunter Photography we can’t help but focus on the passion they so very clearly have for each other. It’s very clear, from the playful and passionate way Talia and Nakoa interact with each other, that three years of marriage is still just the beginning for them.

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The Talented Team:

Photography – J.M.Hunter Photography
Venue – Maui, Hawaii
Talia’s Dress – Free People
Talia’s Swimwear – Tori Praver Swimwear
Nakoa’s Swimwear – Hurley
Jewelry – Pashey Bella

 

Thank you to J.M.Hunter Photography for sharing Talia and Nakoa’s anniversary session with Junebug. For more Maui wedding inspiration, take a look at Ivana and Jan’s spontaneous seaside elopement in Kapalua, Maui!

xoxoSamantha

Two Photographers Eloping in the Barkley Sound is the Sweetest Thing You’ll See Today

May 2, 2016 | samantha

Photography by Tomasz Wagner http://tomaszwagner.co

Brittany and Sam’s wedding day was truly their own — they ate breakfast and got ready together before taking a boat ride to an undecided island in the Barkley Sound to read their custom vows and say “I do” to each other. They are both photographers, so they knew that choosing a wedding photographer was going to be one of the most important decisions they made. Brittany and Sam loved the artistic vision that Tomasz Wagner Photo & Films provided, and the pictures from their big day perfectly captured the raw displays of emotion and sentiment from their simple and spontaneous day.

The Couple:

Brittany and Sam

The Wedding:

Barkley Sound, British Columbia, Canada

Photography by Tomasz Wagner http://tomaszwagner.co

Photography by Tomasz Wagner http://tomaszwagner.co

Do what you want. Don’t stick to traditions that aren’t significant to you. Eat some halibut omelettes for breakfast with rum and coke, be late to your ceremony to pick up some food cart tacos, wear things you will wear again, feel free to ugly cry your way through the ceremony, do it for yourselves.

Photography by Tomasz Wagner http://tomaszwagner.co

Photography by Tomasz Wagner http://tomaszwagner.co

Photography by Tomasz Wagner http://tomaszwagner.co

Photography by Tomasz Wagner http://tomaszwagner.co

Photography by Tomasz Wagner http://tomaszwagner.co

Photography by Tomasz Wagner http://tomaszwagner.co

My day to day fashion largely consist of vintage dresses so it was only natural nearly every piece had some story behind it. I was quite terrified of the concept of trying on bridal dresses so instead took to scouring Etsy, my normal hunting ground, knowing that a unique piece that could be worn again were my top two priorities. After buying my dress it became a bit of a mission to represent as many decades as I could.

Photography by Tomasz Wagner http://tomaszwagner.co

Photography by Tomasz Wagner http://tomaszwagner.co

Photography by Tomasz Wagner http://tomaszwagner.co

Photography by Tomasz Wagner http://tomaszwagner.co

Photography by Tomasz Wagner http://tomaszwagner.co

Photography by Tomasz Wagner http://tomaszwagner.co

We hired the boat with no destination in mind. It wasn’t until we passed the most unassuming island with a single tree in the centre of it did we all look at each other. Caleb and his crew-mate took the boat out to check its accessibility before picking us up and dropping us off by timing the waves. The spontaneity and uncertainty of it is one of our favourite things to reflect back on.

Photography by Tomasz Wagner http://tomaszwagner.co

Photography by Tomasz Wagner http://tomaszwagner.co

Photography by Tomasz Wagner http://tomaszwagner.co

Photography by Tomasz Wagner http://tomaszwagner.co

From the Groom: We loved writing personal vows for each other. The moment that hit us so hard is when we read each other our vows, I absolutely lost it. Just hearing each other’s voice and words written in their personal tone made the day so special and real.

Photography by Tomasz Wagner http://tomaszwagner.co

Photography by Tomasz Wagner http://tomaszwagner.co

Photography by Tomasz Wagner http://tomaszwagner.co

Photography by Tomasz Wagner http://tomaszwagner.co

Photography by Tomasz Wagner http://tomaszwagner.co

Photography by Tomasz Wagner http://tomaszwagner.co

Since both of us are photographers, choosing a photographer was obviously one of the more important decisions of the day. We knew we wanted it to be documented artistically and to be able to trust them entirely. Tomasz and Amy were just that. Their quiet presence made us feel completely at ease, and I cannot imagine anyone else there to be the sole witnesses of what was such an intimate moment in our journey.

Photography by Tomasz Wagner http://tomaszwagner.co

Photography by Tomasz Wagner http://tomaszwagner.co

Photography by Tomasz Wagner http://tomaszwagner.co

Photography by Tomasz Wagner http://tomaszwagner.co

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Tomasz Wagner Photo & Films
Venue – Barkley Sound
Floral Design – Crab Apple Floral
Officiant – Heidi Shaw
Hair Styling – Studio One
Wedding Dress – FabGabs
Bridal Accessories – Nosilla VintageJevda
Groom’s Apparel – Bonobos
Groom’s Accessories – Fox & Brie
Transportation – Cameron Sport Fishing

 

Many thanks to Tomasz Wagner Photo & Films for sharing Brittany and Sam’s Barkley Sound elopement with Junebug. Love their island elopement? Take a look at Hon and Matthew’s wild Isle of Skye elopement!

xoxoSamantha