Free Spirited Cowaramup Farm Wedding

September 25, 2017 | colleen

Every wedding is special and unique to each couple, but this Cowaramup farm wedding takes the cake. With most of the wedding being DIY, Hannah and James truly made it their own. With James’ uncle officiating the ceremony held on the family farm, to Hannah’s Nana making her wedding dress, there are plenty of sweet DIY details that will have you reaching for some tissues. Shannon Stent Images photographed the magic of the day.

The Couple:

Hannah and James

The Wedding:

The Wynyard Grove, Cowaramup, Australia

The property we got married on belongs to James’ Uncle Phil and Aunty Ali. The first time I saw this property I was about 15 and James took me along to a family event. The chapel on the property was designed and built by his Aunty and Uncle – I knew as soon as I saw it that I was getting married there.

The most memorable part of the day was being pronounced Mr and Mrs Black. It gave us such a rush!

The photos speak for themselves. Shannon and Jayde were amazing. They are very relaxed and blended in well on the day. They didn’t ask us to do anything weird and we’re great at capturing the moment. They understood what we wanted to achieve and weren’t afraid to try new thing. We got on like good friends, making us (and everyone) feel very comfortable. They are very passionate and best of all, they have a great Troopcarrier 4×4, providing a bid of fun transporting us off-road for the photos. 

If everyone tells you it won’t work and it’s too risky, don’t listen to them. We did a 100% DIY wedding, achieving the day we wanted on a tight budget. If you’ve got a vision and your willing to work for it, go for it. Make sure you have people around you who are willing to help you achieve your goal, even if they don’t always agree with you.

We wanted to have an intimate day and small reception. This is hard to do when we both have big families. However we achieved this by having two receptions. A picnic lunch for everyone, followed by a second reception with only immediate family and bridal party. This was in the evening at James parents house under the trees.

Processional: Concerning Hobbits – Howard Shore, Lord of The Rings Soundtrack
Recessional: L-O-V-E – Nat King Cole
First Dance: Can You Feel the Love Tonight – The Lion King

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Shannon Stent Photography
Ceremony Venue – The Wynyard Grove
Reception Venue – Private Residence
Cake – Sweet Sarahnade Cakes
Officiant – Phil Ashton
Hair Styling – Guest Room, Hair & Design
Rings – Fusion Jewellers


Thank you to our Junebug member Shannon Stent Images for sharing Hannah and James’ big day with us! For more of Shannon’s work, take a look at this Western Australian vineyard wedding!

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Poolside Wedding Inspiration at The Unscripted Hotel Durham

September 24, 2017 | emy

This sunny and relaxed poolside wedding inspiration by Autumn Berrier Photography and a team of talented professionals at the Unscripted Hotel Durham is a seriously cool tribute to retro glamour with a modern twist. Bower Bird Flowers created artistic floral designs that reflected the pops of bright color, 60s geometric patterns and gold accents found throughout the mid-century modern venue. Every styling decision was beautifully curated with unexpected details: from the sweetheart table beside the funky rooftop pool with his-and-hers signature cocktails to the white flag inspired cake, Frank Sinatra’s signal for party time. We absolutely love the bride’s dramatic, non-traditional romper wedding dress with a floaty skirt overlay!

The Talented Team:

Photography – Autumn Berrier
Event Planning – The Lion House
Venue – The Unscripted Hotel Durham
Floral Design – Bower Bird Flowers
Cake – Kindred Cake Company
Videography – Blest Studios
Makeup Artist and Hair Styling – R.A.E Makeup Artistry
Wedding Dress – Lana Addison Bridal
Rentals – Green House Picker Sisters


Special thanks to Autumn Berrier Photography for sharing this incredible styled shoot with Junebug! For more mid-century modern wedding inspiration, check out this mid-century modern wedding inspiration at La Mula de Moscu.


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This Classic German Wedding at Hochzeitshaus Aurich Has Some Unconventional Details

Imke and Sönke’s classic wedding at elegant 19th century villa turned modern hotel at Hochzeitshaus Aurich or ‘Wedding House’ in a charming German village was full of romantic décor and rustic details like a bohemian teepee. The couple chose natural colors found in the spacious garden like blue, rose and green, reflected in the gorgeous centerpieces and explosively full bouquets of oversized, colorful blooms by Melanie Noorman Hochzeitsfloristik. The bride’s look was full-on fairytale chic, from her elegant gown from Elbbraut with delicate lace details to her beautiful braided up do with peacock feathers and fresh flowers. We love the rain and tears featured in the couple’s heartfelt first look from Maria Dittrich Photography, underneath their umbrellas in the heart of Aurich’s historic Old Town district, such an authentic and genuine moment.

The Couple:

Imke and Sönke

The Wedding:

Hochzeitshaus Aurich, Germany

For us it was very important that we find ourselves in every detail. This should be OUR wedding and not a wedding that had been organized and arranged for the guests. We put emphasis on this, so that our ideas and concepts would be achieved.

This was the most impressive moment and this is the moment that we will always remember. It was really beautiful when we saw each other for the first time, being alone and without hundreds of eyepairs looking at us. The first look was a very emotional and touching moment for us.

We would advice couples to design and organize the wedding according to their own wishes and expectations. To focus on their selves and their partner on this so a special day. Because it is about you as the wedding couple. It is your wedding day.

We chose the “Hochzeitshaus” (Wedding House in German) because it is a classic and natural venue. It already is, without excesive preparations, a special venue, elegant and classic. The Bar and also the garden fit very well with us and with our wedding concept.

We chose blue, rose, red and a lot of green, because this combination reflects our personality as a couple. It was important for us to have use natural and not exagerated colours.

We gave our guests a little jar of jam with a label designed accordingly with the stationery we used. We wanted to show our guests that we are very happy that they are celebrating with us. We chose marmalade, because this is a natural product and we hope that our guests think about us and our wedding, while savouring this delicious homemade marmalade.

Processional: John Legend “All of Me”
Recessional: The Verve “Lucky Man”
First Dance: John Legend “All of Me/Tiesto Remix”

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Maria Dittrich
Ceremony Venue – Evangelisch Reformierte Gemeinde Nüttermoor
Reception Venue – Hotel Hochzeitshaus
Floral Design – Melanie Noorman Hochzeitsfloristik
Catering – Hotel Hochzeitshaus
Invitations – Papierhimmel
Makeup Artist – Frau Debus
Wedding Dress – Elbbraut
Bridal Accessories – Brigitte Adolph Jewellery Design
Groom’s Apparel – Rooks and Rocks
Rentals – Tipi Yeah


Congratulations to Imke and Sönke on their gorgeously classic wedding day and special thanks to Maria Dittrich Photography for sharing this beautiful couple with Junebug! For more European wedding inspiration, check out this vintage Irish wedding at the Europe Hotel!

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