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Adorably Chic Seattle Sweetheart Session for Two Fashion Designers

March 25, 2017 | juliette

There are few things we love more than moody PNW vibes and impeccable fashion, and this Seattle sweetheart session gave us both! Momo and Alec, who are both fashion designers, let their playful spirits run free in these photos by Elizabeth Anne Studios. From cuddling on the ferry to dancing on the beach to snuggling up on a picnic blanket, these two make being love look good!

From the photographer: Momo and Alec actually met on Tinder! They started talking because they were both in the apparel design business. She bribed him into treating her to dinner by telling him that if he did, she would give him some special Japanese fabric. The same trick worked the second meeting. Fast forward two years later, and they are still so in love and bonding over their interest of apparel design. They do a lot of stuff together: sew, go to concerts, go hiking and camping, and enjoy new restaurants. They say that they balance each other out in many ways. Alec is brilliant with design work while Momo’s skill is more technical. He likes washing dishes and hates cooking, and Momo enjoys those things. He introduces her to a world of new things and, in return, she tries to do the same because it means the world to her. She calls him the John to her Yoko.

The shoot took place in Seattle, WA on an absolutely beautiful February day. We took the Ferry over to Bainbridge Island where we had lunch at a cute coffee shop. We then headed back to Seattle for sunset at Discovery Park. We got to the park at just the right time, parked, and started walking to the shoreline. We then ventured along the beach, danced in the setting sun, and skipped rocks we found along the way. It was truly a special day filled with lots of belly laughs, love, and good people.

A special thanks to Elizabeth Anne Studios for sharing this sweetheart session with Junebug! Need another dose of adorable? This stylish sweetheart session in the Big Cottonwood Canyon will keep you smiling for days!

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Magical South African Forest Wedding at Die Woud

March 25, 2017 | juliette

Nestled deep in the heart of a South African forest, Klarese and Jonker’s wedding at Die Woud will make you think you’ve fallen into a fairytale. The day began with an open-air ceremony under a canopy of large oak trees and ended in a clear tent that offered both the grandeur of a ballroom and the coziness of a garden reception. Floral designer Adelaine Breedt brought the bride’s vision of a “timeless fairytale sanctuary” to life by filling the tent with lush, organic floral arrangements and creating a stunning floral arch that was placed over the sweetheart table. Every detail — from the DIY coffee tin vases and candle holders to the bride’s custom ballet-inspired body suit and shear skirt wedding ensemble — was full of artsy and quirky romance that Justin Davis Photography captured so brilliantly.

The Couple:

Klarese and Jonker

The Wedding:

Die Woud, Caledon, South Africa

As a costume designer, I needed to make sure my wedding dress was not just another design. This was my wedding dress; it had to represent exactly who I am! I am an old soul. I have an incredible love for nature, and I enjoy the things in life that some people classify as outdated or old-school. The other side of me loves gangster music! I am like a weird combination of old school meets new school. Therefore, I went for a classic style with a sexy twist, and the veil added a little drama. The shoes tied in with the ballet style cut of the body suit and, weirdly enough, my love for dancing. Megan Taljaard just got me. She understood the method behind the madness and created something more than I could ever have imagined!

The flower grown that I wore to the reception I actually grew in my garden! I saw this beautiful piece of branch with the most detailed and uniquely colored leaves, and I knew I had to use it as my crown.

We chose to get married at Die Woud because I wanted us to escape into another world, where the forest fairies live. I wanted to be in the core of nature, in a timeless magical sanctuary, as I married the love of my life.

One thing that made this day magical for us is that we got married at the end of the rainbow — literally. It was raining the entire morning, and we had to choose a few hours before if we are going to take the risk of setting up the ceremony in the forest or move to Plan B (which was in the tent). As soon as it was time for to start setting up, the weather was perfect, and there was a rainbow right above us, looking like it ended on the venue property.

Justin and Simone Davis made us feel incredibly comfortable, invincible, and on top of the world. They gave us so much confidence. I never even looked n the mirror before I left for the ceremony! They made me appreciate every single moment and moments that I didn’t even know of. I only saw my myself fully done and dressed, and my entire wedding and all the details of the day when I got the photos. They didn’t just take pictures: they captured the atmosphere, emotion, and the finer details of our entire wedding day.

My family helped so much when it came to the DIY things. From the seating chart and sparkler “sets” to the branches that hung above the tables (that were from the garden of my childhood home). We collected coffee tins and smaller tins. We dipped them in pool acid and left them in the sun to rust. The big ones we used for flowers and the small ones used to hold candles.

We made wooden coins for the guests (instead of gifts) that they could place in a box of their choice. Each box had a charity: one for nature, one for animals, and one for kids’ education. Each coin was worth an amount that we then donated.

There are three moments I will never forget: Jonker’s reaction the moment I took his hand at the altar; walking into the reception as Mr. and Mrs.; and Jonker’s speech during which he turned to me and quoted his favorite band: “She is the sole provider of my happiness.”

Processional – “Your Song” by Ellie Goulding
Recessional – “L.O.V.E.” by Frank Sinatra
First Dance – “I Love You for Sentimental Reasons” by Nat King Cole

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Justin Davis Photography
Venue – Die Woud
Floral Design – Adelaine Breedt
Videography – Epitome
Makeup Artist – Shanaaz Alexander
Wedding Dress – Megan Taljaard

 

Congratulations to Klarese and Jonker, and a special thanks to Justin Davis Photography for sharing these gorgeous photos with us! Love the whimsical vibe they created? You’ve got to see this fantastically whimsical French wedding at Château du Bourg!

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Botanical Warehouse Wedding at 701 Whaley

March 24, 2017 | juliette

Botanical meets industrial in Taylor and Fred’s late-summer wedding at 701 Whaley. The warehouse venue offered lots of natural light and historical charm, which made it the perfect canvas to add minimal details, such as exotic floral arrangements from Mea Flowers and a DIY polaroid guest book station. The bride’s bohemian-inspired look from Ivory and Beau stayed true to the organic vibe the couple created for their day. We love how Sanford Creative captured every romantic moment, especially the groom’s emotional reaction during the first look!

The Couple:

Taylor and Fred

The Wedding:

701 Whaley, Columbia, South Carolina

Our best advice is to enjoy the journey and treasure every moment you have to plan this incredible day with your loved ones!

My mom is the DIY queen! My favorite project was the Polaroid guest book. It’s such a special way to remember the day!

Processional – “These Days” by Vitamin String Quartet
Recessional – “This Will Be Our Year” by The Zombies
First Dance – “Real Love Baby” by Father John Misty

Right after Fred and I left the reception, we pulled over on the side of the road, held each other and just kept saying, “We’re married!” We were bursting with joy and excitement. I’ll never forget that special moment we shared as husband and wife.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Sanford Creative
Venue – 701 Whaley
Floral Design – Mea Flowers
Catering – White Duck Taco
Cake – Whole Foods
Donuts – Double Trouble Donuts
Invitations – Beau Beavers
Hair Styling – Colorboxx
Wedding Dress and Accessories – Ivory and Beau
Groom’s Apparel – H&M

 

Congratulations to Taylor and Fred, and a special thanks to Sanford Creative for sharing these beautiful wedding photos with Junebug! Looking for some inspiration to create a botanical wedding vibe? We’re got everything you need to make a beautiful botanical-inspired wedding!

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