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Glamorous Woodland Wedding at the Breckenridge Nordic Center

June 25, 2017 | juliette

Megan and Blake’s woodland wedding at Breckenridge Nordic Center was a beautiful mix of glamorous and rustic mountain style! Inspired by the colors of the season and the scenic views of the mountains, the couple chose a classic autumn color palette of blush, beige, and gold accented with orange and purple, which looked beautiful against the rustic vibes of the venue. Their impressive DIY skills also came in handy with the groom making all of the wood tables for the space and the bride making the custom thank you cards. We love that Megan incorporated a slightly bohemian feel into her wedding day look with a sheer, beaded Jenny Packham and a crystal headpiece from Twigs & Honey. The artists at Cork Creative did a beautiful job capturing both the photos and the video of this glamorous Colorado wedding!

The Couple:

Megan and Blake

The Wedding:

Breckenridge Nordic Center, Breckenridge, Colorado

My wedding day fashion, beauty, and style was all about bohemian fall romance. I was inspired by the location of the wedding, season of the year, and my own style. I chose a Jenny Packham gown, Emmy London beaded heals, Twigs & Honey headband and earrings and a bracelet. I loved the comfort and classic romance of my dress, as well as the unique gold and silver beading, which inspired the makeup and flowers. I adored my Emmy shoes and can’t wait to wear them on our future anniversaries!

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I have so many good memories from our wedding day, it is hard to narrow it down to the most memorable moment, but I know there was one moment that stood out amongst the rest. When I arrived at the venue it appeared as though it was going to rain. My dad came to me and said “I just want to double check, if it is going to down pour we will move the ceremony indoors, otherwise we will do our best to keep it outdoors?” I replied “yes” and crossed my fingers that the sun would shine. As you know one of the most important aspects of our wedding was having it outdoors in the stunning rocky mountain setting of Breckenridge Colorado so the idea of having to move the ceremony indoors, steps from the stunning backdrop was not exciting. No more than an hour passed and I was walking down the isle to marry Blake. It had stayed overcast and gloomy for that hour I waited, but the moment I got up to the alter with Blake the sun peaked out from all the clouds. It was like the universe was acknowledging our love.

Blake and I chose to write our own vows and share them with each other two day’s before our wedding after we had gone to the court house and gotten our marriage certificate. We were hesitant to share our vows with one another before the wedding day but we did so because we wanted synergy and balance between our vows. Our vows turned out great and I am so glad that we chose to write our own

Because neither Blake or I have any friends of family members with young children who could act as the ring bearer and flower girl we chose to incorporate our dogs into the ceremony. They walked down the isle with the best man and the maid of honor.

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Cork Creative were great. They were always present, organized, prepared, creative and fun. They were patient with Blake and my needs and at the same time were directing the show making sure we stayed on schedule. There was not a moment that I lost trust in the photographer. The photographers are experts. They have mastered the science of capturing Weddings.

We chose the Breckenridge Nordic Center because it could accommodate the size of wedding we wanted to have, it had a great rustic Colorado vibe with stunning mountain views and because they have exceptional wedding service offerings.

I wanted an authentic wedding favor that some how represented our wedding or our love for one another. I love to collect crystals and rocks so I decided to gift each one of my guests a raw 4 inch rose quartz crystal. Rose quartz is known as the crystal of love so it had great intention and a local shop here in Breckenridge had 100 pieces so it made a great gift.

I designed a placemat thank you card for my guests that explained the purpose of their rose quartz gift and thanked them for sharing this special day with Blake and I. I did this by designing a message and printing it on card stock.

Blake custom made all the 8ft farm tables in the Nordic Center and cut a variety of log sections to utilize as decorations.

First Dance – “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran

The Wedding Team:

Photography and Videography – Cork Creative
Venue – Breckenridge Nordic Center
Floral Design – Lady Bird Poppy
Catering – Vinny’s Restaurant
Cake – Sugar Breck
Makeup Artist – Steele the Spotlight
Hair Styling – Voltage Salon
Wedding Dress – Jenny Packham
Bridal Accessories – Emmy London and Twigs & Honey
Favors – Nature’s Own

 

Congratulations to Megan and Blake, and a big thanks to Junebug member Cork Creative for sharing this incredible wedding with us! Looking for more mountain wedding inspiration? This charming Norwegian wedding in the mountains will make you feel like you’ve stepped into a fairytale!

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DIY Irish Wedding at The Millhouse

June 24, 2017 | juliette

Adelle and Stephen’s Irish wedding at The Millhouse was full of handmade details, timeless style, and touching moments. The couple pulled together all of their family and friends to help with nearly every element of this wedding, from playing music to baking cakes to decorating the venue. The result was an absolutely charming even that Darek Novak Photography captured with such attention to detail that we can feel the love that went into every moment. The bride’s elegant Laure de Sagazan wedding gown and pink bouquet created by Boutique Blooms were the perfect finishing touches to this lovely wedding!

The Couple:

Adelle and Stephen

The Wedding:

The Millhouse, Slane, County Meath, Ireland

I chose a dress by Parisian designer Laure de Sagazan as I was drawn to her relaxed, effortless style. She uses beautiful materials such as French Calais lace and silk crepe. I found a boutique in London called The Mews of Notting Hill that stocks only Parisian designers. As soon as I tried on a Laure de Sagazan dress, I knew there was no going back! The only difficulty was choosing just one dress from her collection as I loved them all. I had to return to The Mews several times before I decided on the Verlaine dress. It’s such a beautiful dress, and I had so many compliments about the dress on the day, so it was definitely the right decision!

Stephen is a graphic designer so he designed the invites, order of service, table plan, table names, menus… everything really! He created some illustrations of the two of us for the invites which I loved as it was so personal using his own work.

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It was a real DIY event. We got all our family and friends on board and involved! Stephen‘s brother Warren, who was also the Best Man, is a musician and he played a song he’d written for the ceremony. Warren’s girlfriend Aine also played live traditional Irish music during the ceremony and drinks reception. Stephen designed and created everything from scratch. My mum and bridesmaids cut and arranged the table flowers. Stephen‘s cousin Alison did mine and the bridesmaid’s hair. We made our own favours — bags of coffee beans. Our friends and families baked cakes, and everyone was on hand to decorate the venue the day before. It was a real team effort, and we’re very thankful for everyone who was involved!

Processional – “3 College Square” by Ensemble Eriu
Ceremony Music – “The Morning Prism” by Warren McCarthy
First Dance – “Slow Show” by The National

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Darek Novak Photography
Venue – The Millhouse
Floral Design – Boutique Blooms
Cake – The Cake Cafe, Dublin
Officiant – Eithne Dempsey
DJ – Aidan Kavanagh
Live Music – Let’s Set Sail
Invitations – Loft27 Design
Wedding Dress – Laure de Sagazan via The Mews of Notting Hill
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – ASOS
Groom’s Apparel – Beggars Run
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Next
Rings – E Katz & Co Ltd

 

Congratulations to Adelle and Stephen, and a special thanks to Darek Novak Photography for sharing this beautiful wedding with Junebug! If you just can’t get enough DIY wedding inspiration, you’ve got to see this absolutely enchanting southern DIY wedding at Aurora Acres!

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Exceedingly Elegant St. Louis Wedding at The Ludwig Building

June 24, 2017 | juliette

After Jaimie and Marshall bought The Ludwig Building in downtown St. Louis, they knew it was the perfect place to host their wedding! With just three months to plan, the couple had to not only decide on decor but also fix up the venue itself. They chose a simple color palette of white and green that gave the space an elegant energy and looked beautiful against the architectural details of the historic venue. One of the most beautiful and unique elements of this wedding was the staircase lined with candles and greenery, which served as the ceremony backdrop. The only thing more captivating than the details was the bride’s stunning beaded-back Galina Signature wedding gown and romantic up-do. Thankfully for all of us, Photography by Ben and Kadin was there to capture every gorgeous element of this wedding!

The Couple:

Jaimie and Marshall

The Wedding:

The Ludwig Building, St. Louis, Missouri

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We chose this venue because we bought the building a few months prior. We both knew we wanted our wedding to be in this space from the first time we walked into it. The fact that it’s our space and we were the first people to get married there made it so special for us. Everything else just fell into place.

Our photographers, Photography by Ben and Kadin, were amazing! I personally don’t really like getting my picture taken, and they made me feel completely comfortable the whole day. I felt like I actually got to spend some one-on-one time with Marshall while we were getting our pictures taken. It all just felt so natural.

Because the venue space was ours, we basically had to do everything ourselves. We had to figure out all decor and space prep ourselves. We then either hired someone to come and help, or got a couple friends together and had a wedding prep work night. We did everything from painting the walls to stringing lights in the reception area to potting trees in planters out front.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Photography by Ben and Kadin
Venue – The Ludwig Building
Floral Design – Walter Knoll Florist
Catering – Mission Taco Joint
Cake – The Cakery Bakery
Wedding Dress – Galina Signature via David’s Bridal
Bridal Shoes – Aldo
Groom’s Apparel – Express
Rings – Blue Nile

 

Congratulations to Jaimie and Marshall, and a big thanks to Photography by Ben and Kadin for sharing this gorgeous wedding with Junebug! Can’t get enough of the timeless and elegant feel Jaimie and Marshall created? Then you’re going to love this elegant California vineyard wedding at Vintage Ranch!

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