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Sweet and Intimate Treehouse Elopement Inspiration in The Netherlands

July 23, 2017 | juliette

If tree houses had a special place in your childhood, get ready to fall in love with this treehouse elopement from Liza Lente Styling! From the cozy pre-ceremony cuddles in bed to the moody first look photos in the woods to the sunset canoe ride across the lake, Ilka van Wieren Photography did an incredible job capturing every nuance of this styled shoot. We’re also obsessed with the bride’s off-the-shoulder lace dress from Wild At Heart Bridal Boutique and the dried flower bouquet Raket & Distels created to match the vintage vibe.

From the photographer: For us, the perfect intimate wedding day has to be an elopement where you can create the best adventure you can think of. So, this is the story of two people who are deeply in love and who want to get married while celebrating the simple outdoor life.

The ingredients for every bride-to-be: Get your soon-to-be husband in a treehouse like this, just the two of you, have a slow and easy morning, see the sunrise, make fresh coffee, jump straight back to bed, cuddle each other (and your coffee cups), and enjoy the quiet surroundings of the woods. When you feel it’s time for a little action, go wander in the woods to find the perfect spot to say yes to each other and celebrate with an intimate dinner! What’s not to love?

The Talented Team:

Photography – Ilka van Wieren Photography
Event Styling – Liza Lente Styling
Venue – Het Kleine Paradijs
Floral Design – Raket & Distels
Catering – Carene Donders
Videography – Lize Prins Productions
Invitations – Anja Mulder
Makeup Artist – nwLooks
Wedding Dress – Wild At Heart Bridal Boutique
Groom’s Apparel – Critisized

 

A big thanks to Liza Lente Styling for sharing this lovely treehouse elopement inspiration shoot with Junebug! If you want to see a real treehouse wedding for more dreamy inspiration, you’ve got to check out Daiane and Steven’s unique Atlanta treehouse wedding!

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Charming Natural North Carolina Wedding at Beaver Dam Historic House

July 23, 2017 | juliette

Micilin and Landon put a charming twist on minimalist and organic vibes in their wedding at Beaver Dam Historic House. This dynamic bride and groom, who are both professional wedding photographers and cinematographers, have a keen eye for design that allowed them to create an effortlessly cohesive look from their barn-front ceremony to their tent-covered reception. The bride totally impressed with a two-piece lace ensemble from ASOS and a bold red bouquet created by Herr Fresh FlowersSophie Brendle Photography captured so many memorable moments, but the groom’s emotional reactions during the first look and the ceremony had to be some of our favorites!

The Couple:

Micilin and Landon

The Wedding:

Beaver Dam Historic House, Davidson, North Carolina

As wedding photographers and cinematographers ourselves, we have seen A LOT of weddings. This was such a huge help in the planning process because we knew exactly what we wanted for our own wedding. Going into the planning process, our focus was on celebrating our love with our family and friends in an organic and intimate way. In addition to that, we also wanted to have a huge dance party! To accomplish this, we stripped away anything that would distract from our vision. For example, we chose not to include a cake-cutting or bouquet toss in our reception because we didn’t want to interrupt the dancing.

The most memorable part would have to be a tie between our vows and our first dance. We decided to write our own vows together and organized them so that we took turns reciting one vow at a time back and forth. There were no “his” vows and “her” vow, instead, we had “our” vows. This little spin we made on the classic ceremony staple ended up being so deeply emotional and memorable. It truly felt like we were becoming one at that moment.

Choosing our wedding vibe wasn’t that hard actually. We knew we wanted things to be minimal, organic and natural, while still inviting family and friends into the celebration of our day. This meant that if it felt like clutter, it wasn’t there. Our centerpieces were glass jars with water and eucalyptus. Anything more than that felt like clutter. Our plates were borrowed and were each different, all while still having gold or greenery on them. They kept the feel natural but also minimal. If it was something that was our style and added to the party, we were sure to include it. We made sure to have sparklers, christmas lights, and design our reception for everyone to have the most fun night. 

We also wanted our wedding guests to leave with something they could use while still being true to who we are. Something about us is that we LOVE coffee. We purchased cheap brown paper bags with our initials and date on them and had a “coffee packing party” with friends. Each person went home with a full pot of coffee.

Our first dance was just so much fun! We danced to “Final Song” by MØ. The song starts slow and then builds to a dramatic beat drop. Our bridal party was cued up to join in our dance on that beat drop, so when it happened, the entire dance floor filled up with all of our friends and family. It was a fun surprise for our wedding guests and a perfect way to kick off the dance party for the night!

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Sophie Brendle Photography
Venue – Beaver Dam Historic House
Floral Design – Herr Fresh Flowers
Catering – Armins Catering
Cake – Nothing Bundt Cakes
DJ – Russell Newton Productions
Videography – Compass Wedding Collective
Invitations – Invitations by Dawn
Makeup Artist and Hair Styling – Mirror Bomb Studio
Wedding Dress – ASOS
Bridal Accessories – A Golden Garden
Groom’s Apparel – H&M
Favors – The Paper Shoppe CA

 

Congratulations to Micilin and Landon, and a special thanks to Sophie Brendle Photography for sharing this oh-so pretty wedding with Junebug! If minimalist vibes are your thing, you need to see Cathy and Zach’s vibrant twist in their romantic minimalist wedding at One Eleven East!

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Peach and Copper Washington Wedding at Belle Gardens

July 22, 2017 | juliette

If you’re looking for idyllic garden wedding inspiration, look no further than Julia and Clifford’s wedding at Belle Gardens! Using a unique color palette of peach and copper tones and floral-forward décor, they tapped into and enhanced the natural elegance of the venue while also adding their own personal flair. From the balloon-lined ceremony aisle to the yard games, and even Julia’s elegant yet relaxed style, all of the details truly spoke to the couple’s laid-back personalities. They even ditched the “typical” wedding day menu for homemade pizzas, donuts, and craft beer. Kat Skye Photography did an incredible job capturing every dreamy moment of this garden wedding!

The Couple:

Julia and Clifford

The Wedding:

Belle Gardens, Deer Park, Washington

My style inspiration was comfort! I wanted to feel beautiful but also be able to spend the day feeling completely comfortable in my own skin – and that meant finding a dress that allowed for both. I actually found my dress for $200 at a bridal shop and then added the lace sleeves, which was my favorite part of the dress. I also wore a sapphire ring that belonged to my great aunt (who shared the same birthday as me) who provided me with so many life opportunities, including helping me with college and giving me chances to travel. I wanted to honor her and her memory.

I gave Clifford a list I had written five years prior (before ever meeting Clifford) of about 20 things I promised someday I would find in a partner. They were things like, “Someday I’ll be with my best friend,” and “Someday I’ll be with someone who thinks I’m funny.” And Clifford fit every single one of them! That was really special for me to be able to give him – especially after five years!

SHOP THIS LOOK

 

There are thousands of options for every piece of your wedding, it can be easy to get overwhelmed with choices. I found myself making choices about something, then seeing something even more cool online, and second guessing myself. Don’t second guess yourself – choose what makes YOU happy. There will always be hundreds of choices for cake flavor, flowers, dress design, etc. There are endless ways to have a wedding. Be present to the wonderful things YOU chose.

One of the most memorable parts was our first dance. We didn’t really have a song that was “our song,” so I chose the song that Luke and Lorelei first dance to in Gilmore Girls when they attend Luke’s sister’s wedding, because what could be better than that? Throughout the dance, we just talked and laughed and were able to revel in that we were now married. Our wedding was outside, so during our first dance the sun was setting and there was this beautiful, golden glow on the dance floor. It was a perfect moment.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Kat Skye Photography
Venue – Belle Gardens
Floral Design – The Garden of Eden
Catering – Veraci Pizza
Cake – Sweet Frostings Blissful Bakeshop
Donuts – Casual Friday Donuts
DJ – DJ Gellis
Videography – Matt Green Films
Invitations – Minted
Hair Styling – Jaazz Salon
Wedding Dress – Bridal Collections
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Nordstrom
Groom’s Apparel – Banana Republic
Rings – Jewelry Design Center
Rentals – Event Rents

 

A heartfelt congratulations to Julia and Clifford, and an extra big thanks to Kat Skye Photography for sharing this lovely wedding with Junebug! Looking for more garden wedding inspiration? This UC Botanical Garden wedding is the epitome of laid-back glamour and offers great inspiration for DIY-savvy brides and grooms!

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