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Magical Mendenhall Glacier Wedding with Waterfalls and Wildflowers

August 29, 2016 | nicole

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After visiting when she was only 12 years old, Hannah fell in love with the raw beauty of Alaska. She and Charlie decided to say “I do” among the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, sharing that same exquisite natural landscape with their family and friends. The bride wore a delicate A-line gown that moved effortlessly in the wind of a nearby waterfall, and a pair of moccasin booties that allowed her to adventure freely in the glacier’s shoreline with her new husband. Photographer Joel Allegretto showcased both the newlyweds’ immense love and the diverse nature Juneau has to offer, from the rugged waterfront rocks to a field of romantic wildflowers.

The Couple:

Hannah and Charlie

The Wedding:

Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau, Alaska

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Our ceremony was special because we actually sort of patchwork style-built our vows together, and they turned out just how we hoped. We did throw in a Game of Thrones reference at the end, which felt like the perfect way to seal the deal for us!

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I had been to Alaska once before when I was only 12 and I’ve wanted to go back ever since. Charlie had never been and really wanted to go so we figured this would be a great way to get everyone back to that magical place together, and it worked!

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Our photographer Joel Allegretto was wonderful, everyone loved him and everything he did was so effortless. He seriously was amazing and played a huge role in making our day unforgettable. And now I have these images, which perfectly reflect the way we felt on that wonderful day, to look back on forever. We are so grateful.

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I would say that most memorable part of the day would definitely be all of the stunning places we got to experience together in such a short time, from the glacier, to the waterfall, to the field of wild flowers it all felt like a beautiful dream.

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The Wedding Team:

Photography – Joel Allegretto
Event Planning – Blomma Designs
Venue – Mendenhall Glacier
Floral Design – Bloomsbury Blooms

 

A big thanks to Hannah and Charlie for sharing their Mendenhall Glacier wedding with Junebug! For more of Joel Allegretto‘s stunning photography, be sure to check out Amanda and Jordan’s organic autumn Tallahassee wedding.

xoxoNicole

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Announcing the 2016 Best of the Best Destination Photo Collection

August 29, 2016 | carrie

virginia Photo by Virginia & Evan Studios | Destination: Seljalandsfoss, Iceland

It’s here, it’s here! Nearly 4,000 images were submitted to this year’s Best of the Best Destination Photo Contest. Featuring more than 25 countries, this year’s collection is adventure-filled bliss. We would like to give an enormous shout out to our renowned judges, Jim Pollard of Jim Pollard We Are, Komang Diktat of Diktat Photography, and Ekaterina Mukhina of Purlita Photography for helping us curate a stunning set of images.

268939128-3 Photo by Jonnie + Garrett Wedding Photographers | Destination: Imperial Sand Dunes, Brawley, California, United States

http://nordicaphotography.com Photo by Jakob Granqvist of Nordica Photography | Destination: Hamar, Norway

268973411-11 Photo by Aljosa Videtic

268015574-15 Photo by James Frost Photography | Destination: Bombo Quarry, NSW, Australia

268957507-9 Photo by Eric Ronald Photography | Destination: Egypt

268915949-9 Photo by Maciej Suwalowski | Destination: Iceland

268558240-3 (1) Photo by fer juaristi | Destination: Isle of Skye, Scotland

267856320-1 Photo by Blue Glass Photography | Turtle Bay Beach at Caneel Bay, St. John, United States Virgin Islands

268800676-6 Photo by WeddingNama | Destination: Cappadocia, Turkey

269045452-10 (1) Photo by Alexandra Botvinovskaya | Destination: Vestjurland, Iceland

chazcruz_destination2016 collection Photo by Chaz Cruz Photographers | Destination: Queenstown, New Zealand

View all 50 winners here!

Didn’t get a chance to submit your work? Be on the lookout for the Best of the Best Wedding Photo Contest, which opens for submissions on 11/2/2016.

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Whimsical Black and White Palm Springs Wedding at the Avalon Hotel

August 28, 2016 | gabby

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Melissa and Ira’s whimsical glam wedding at Avalon Hotel features classy décor, fun textures, and the sweetest donut dessert bar we’ve ever seen! From their stationery suite to the table runners, this couple chose contrasting black and white stripes and touches of light pink to add classic vibes to every detail in their modern Palm Springs venue. We think Melissa’s beaded Art Deco Jenny Packham dress was an absolute dream, and we especially love how she found her dream gown in a budget-mindful way! Hazelnut Photography captured this couple’s special day with an amazing eye for detail, including some beautiful shots of their strikingly beautiful reception area.

The Couple:

Melissa and Ira

The Wedding:

Avalon Hotel, Palm Springs, California

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Our favorite DIY moment was when we enlisted the help of our talented friend Vince, a graphic designer, who helped us create our personalized save-the-dates, invitations, fans/programs, and menus to fit our style and design.

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For my wedding gown, I wore a timeless Jenny Packham gown, one of my absolute favorite designers. Her gowns were one of the first dresses I tried on and though I knew I should have never tried them on because they were over my budget, I found a way to make it work. I persistently searched online for the same Jenny Packham dress I fell in love with and discovered one used and at half the price. Here’s a tip for future brides out there, when there’s a will there’s a way!

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Jordana of Hazelnut Photography was an absolute pleasure to work with. Her positive personality and enthusiasm made the 113 degree desert heat bearable. We felt very comfortable shooting with her. One of the reasons we chose Jordana to be our photographer is her aesthetic and ability to capture all the small details so beautifully. All her photos came out jaw-droppingly gorgeous.

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Being from Los Angeles, Palm Springs has become one of our favorite local destinations. When we were dating, we stayed at the Avalon Hotel when it was formerly the Viceroy and immediately fell in love with the property. The hotel has a mid-century meets Hollywood-Regency decor vibe. We’re thrilled with our decision and can’t imagine a better place to get married than the Avalon Hotel.

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When envisioning a design for our wedding, we wanted to incorporate the laidback style of the desert but keep the aesthetic modern, simple, and whimsical. Our wedding color palette was nude, black and white (our favorite colors) with accents of light pink and gold.

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Ira and I like to think of ourselves as economical, which meant that we didn’t want to buy pieces for the wedding that we would never use again. We borrowed items from friends when we could and purchased items that could eventually be reused, such as the lightbox or shadow box guestbook (which now hangs in our living room photo gallery wall as a keepsake). I willingly learned to do calligraphy so that I could write the envelopes, escort cards, and table name cards myself.

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Our wedding day coincidentally landed on National Donut Day so we had to incorporate donuts in our reception. We had a dessert, donut, and candy bar that guests could bring home at the end of the night as a thank you for attending our wedding.

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Processional: Sam Smith – Latch (Acoustic)
Recessional: Kanye West – The Good Life
First Dance: Eric Benet and Tamia – Spend My Life With You

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The Wedding Team:

Photography – Hazelnut Photography
Event Planning – Abby Lee Events
Venue & Catering – Avalon Hotel
Floral Design – Artisan Event
Desserts – Over the Rainbow Desserts
Officiant – Pastor Dave
DJ – Renson
Videography – Prince Productions
Invitations – Vince Collyer
Makeup & Hair Artist – Jolie Beauty
Wedding Dress – Jenny Packham
Bridal Accessories – Twigs & Honey
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Jenny Yoo, Reformation, ASOS, Missguided, Revolve
Groom’s Apparel – Zara
Rentals – Photally Perfect Photobooth

 

Congratulations to Melissa and Ira, and a huge thanks to Hazelnut Photography for sharing this wedding with us! Love this wedding’s black and white color palette? Then you’ve got to see this glamorous black and white Brooklyn wedding!

xoxoGabby

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