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Romantic Italian Destination Wedding at Borgo Bastia Creti

February 10, 2016 | nicole

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Jessica and Peter weren’t interested in a pre-packaged wedding for their destination celebration in Italy. Luckily, the pair found Italyweddings, who created the bespoke affair of their dreams at Borgo Bastia Creti. Breezy white details have never looked as romantic as they did against the lush venue grounds. We love that just a few small features elevated the whole look of Jessica and Peter’s day, including chic gold accents and Jessica’s glamorous lace Benjamin Roberts gown.

The Couple:

Jessica and Peter

The Wedding:

Borgo Bastia Creti, Perugia, Italy

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We both were very keen to make sure that even though we were getting married abroad we still had a wedding that was personal to us. Lots of wedding planners for destination weddings only offer package weddings and so we were really pleased when we found a wedding planner that offered bespoke and personal weddings. We wanted to ensure we got a say in everything to do with the wedding so we knew the end result would be exactly what we wanted!

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There were so many memorable parts of the day, but one that sticks out was when we took a moment to be alone and just take everything in. It was great to look around and see all our friends and family having a great time, and the venue just looked fantastic. It was quite surreal to finally be at our wedding after a year of planning it.

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If we had any advice for planning it would be to say exactly what you want during wedding meetings, and if possible show people ideas of things you like. It helps the wedding planner/florist etc as they feel confident they are doing along the right lines and you won’t have to spend time worrying that you won’t get what you have in mind. Apart from that, just try to enjoy the planning process! It can be great fun!

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The Wedding Team:

Photography – Lisa Poggi
Event Planning – Italyweddings
Venue – Borgo Bastia Creti
Floral Design – Le Petit Jardin
Invitations – Here Comes The Bride Wedding Stationery
Makeup Artist – Makeup by Cheri
Hair Styling – The Egg Salon
Wedding Dress – Benjamin Roberts
Bridal Accessories – Jimmy ChooBenjamin Roberts
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Dessy
Groom’s Apparel – Favourbook
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Chester Barrie
Rings – Tiffany & Co., Tombland Jewellers

 

A big thanks to Italyweddings for sharing Jessica and Peter’s Italy destination wedding with Junebug! For more white and gold wedding inspiration, be sure to check out Jaimie-May and Terry’s elegant Santorini wedding at Theros Wave Bar.

xoxoNicole

The 3-Day Icelandic Engagement Adventure You Have to See

February 10, 2016 | nicole

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They say that love is the greatest adventure of all, so it’s easy to see why Claudia and Tom honored that sentiment with a 3-day Icelandic engagement adventure. Joined by M2 Photography and Solidity Films, the couple explored the massive, majestic terrain of southern Iceland that continues to take our breath away. From the black sand beaches to the Northern Lights, Claudia and Tom’s engagement photo backdrops are nothing short of epic.

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A big thanks to M2 Photography for sharing Claudia and Tom’s Icelandic engagement adventure! For more awesome destination photography from M2 Photography, be sure to check out Sophie and Andrew’s Caribbean wedding at Manchebo Beach Resort.

xoxoNicole

Sentimental New York Wedding at Sleepy Hollow Country Club

February 10, 2016 | nicole

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From a Jurassic Park theme song processional to a ceremony that blended each of their religions, it’s safe to say that Kait and Ben’s personalities didn’t get lost in their Sleepy Hollow Country Club wedding. The look of the day was as timeless as could be thanks to Belle Mariee Events, with the stunning venue and grounds providing a sophisticated and romantic setting for the festivities. The Markows Photography brilliantly captured Kait and Ben saying “I do” in front of friends, family, and their golden retriever, and then dancing their faces off as husband and wife.

The Couple:

Kait and Ben

The Wedding:

Sleepy Hollow Country Club, Briarcliff Manor, New York

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I fretted over the processional music for a while struggling to find the perfect song that evoked a certain old school romance, epic love story feel. I ultimately found the perfect song for my walk down the aisle in the most unexpected place — Jurassic Park. I’d listened to the theme over and over again in the lead up and knew it was the perfect song for me, so when the string musicians started playing, and my dad and I walked out the door onto the lawn, that was definitely a memorable moment for me.

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We customized everything from our officiant, to our programs, to our blended religion ceremony. Our officiant was Ben‘s mom’s partner and she wrote the entire ceremony from start to finish. She incorporated personal stories and anecdotes, and she made the ceremony extremely authentic to us.

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We literally had THE MOST PERFECT weather on our wedding day, and standing under the chuppah, facing my almost-husband, with the sun slowly setting behind the Hudson River and a faint warm breeze tickling my face, a golden hue covering everything, THAT was something else and it’s a moment that will stick out in my mind forever.

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There were a few things that were equally as important to us through the wedding planning process. In no particular order, we wanted the emotion of the day and the love we have for each other to be palpable. We wanted our guests to be a part of our story and we wanted everything to be as authentic to who we are as a couple (which is super mushy and romantic) as possible. We also wanted our guests to have a GREAT time — we didn’t want anyone ever feeling like “ok, I’ve had enough <<fill in the blank>> and I’m ready to go home now.” And last, we wanted to dance our faces off. Throwing an awesome dance party was a very high priority.

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The bridal party’s processional song was the theme from The Hobbit, my processional song was the theme from Jurassic Park, the recessional song was the Star Wars theme song, and our first dance was “You and Me” by Dave Matthews Band.

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The Wedding Team:

Photography – The Markows Photography
Event Planning – Belle Mariee Events
Venue – Sleepy Hollow Country Club
Cake – Maysville NYC
Live Music – The Joel Young Band
Videography – NST Pictures
Invitations – Envelopper
Hair & Makeup Artist – Nancy Caroline
Wedding Dress – Tony Ward
Rings – Cornell’s Jewelers
Transportation – White Planes Bus Company

 

Congrats to the newlyweds on their thoughtful New York wedding! For more of The Markows Photography, check out Laurie and Nick’s Texas-inspired wedding at the Inn at Millrace Pond.

xoxoNicole