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Industrial Glam Maine Wedding at 58 Fore

February 25, 2017 | juliette

Kate and Luke had two main goals for their glam wedding at 58 Fore: to have a meaningful ceremony that broke tradition and was uniquely “them,” and to throw a killer party for their family and friends. When you see these photos by Abby Lorenz Photography, you’ll agree that they totally nailed it! Their ceremony was filled with loving advice from married couples whom they admire, a special song from the groom’s parents, and even a slight mishap with the rings that had everyone crying with laughter. With the help of expert planner Sarah Goodwin of Daisies and Pearls, they were able to cohesively tie together an industrial + glam + rustic vision with flea-market finds, DIY décor, and moody floral arrangements from Broadturn Farm. All in all, this is a great example of how to customize a space to fit your personal style(s)!

The Couple:

Kate and Luke

The Wedding:

58 Fore, Portland, Maine

We both strongly felt that having a meaningful ceremony was important. We wanted someone who knew us and understood us as a couple to marry us, so we asked Luke’s uncle to officiate. Instead of traditional readings, we asked three couples we admire — my brother and sister-in-law, Luke’s sister and brother-in-law, and the couple who introduced us — to offer advice and wisdom on marriage. Luke and I did not know what they were going to say beforehand, and it was amazing to take in how each couple was able to express their love and our love so eloquently. Luke’s parents sang “Perhaps Love” by John Denver, which was also their wedding song and a moment we’ll never forget.

One of the most memorable moments was when our officiant reached for my wedding band from Luke’s brother, and it slipped from their fingers. Our ceremony space was incredibly rustic, and there were large spaces between the floorboards. We thought for sure the ring was a goner, but instead of panic, Luke and I just started laughing. Soon, the whole room was laughing. Luckily, Luke’s brother had kept a careful eye on the ring and was miraculously able to recover it. We’ve since deemed the event the “ceremonial tossing of the rings.” We have no illusions that life will be perfect, and we loved that our wedding day embraced wonderfully imperfect instances such as this.

Luke and I had an unbelievable experience working with Abby Lorenz. It’s not only her stunning pictures that make her such an excellent photographer, but it’s also the manner in which she connects with people. She made us feel so comfortable and was able to sense what each of us needed in the moment. She took our great dance party photos by jumping in and dancing right along with the guests. Abby recognizes that a wedding is about more than just capturing the memories — it’s about living them. This outlook allowed us to enjoy and take in every second of our day.

The DIY details were some of our favorite décor from the day. My dad and I went to the Brimfield Flea Market and found distressed windows that we used to partition the lounge and reception area. My mother-in-law made all the signs on vintage window panes. She also wrapped pencils with pages from each of our graduate theses. Luke’s aunt hand-wrote the menus, also on vintage windows, and one of my bridesmaids hand-wrote all the place cards on agate slices. To display our signs, Luke’s uncle made stunningly crafted easels out of metal fence posts. We also constructed a wall made of vintage doors to hang our parents’ and grandparents’ wedding photos. We are so thankful to have had so many talented hands work together to make our day so beautiful and personal!

Our first piece of advice is to have fun with the process and work together. We stayed up late nights and listened to music, carefully selecting our wedding songs. We ordered food and watched movies while stuffing our invitations. We embraced each step and made it an experience. We also loved including our families in the planning. Our next piece of advice — trust your vendors! Luke and I were so lucky to have fantastic vendors who understood our hopes for the day. With Sarah Goodwin of Daisies and Pearls at the helm, we could not have asked for a better team to make our vision a reality.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Abby Lorenz Photography
Event Planning – Daisies and Pearls
Venue – 58 Fore
Floral Design – Broadturn Farm
Catering – 111 Maine
Bar – The Dog Fish Company
DJ – Event Mix DJ
Makeup Artist and Hair Styling – 02 Salon
Wedding Dress – Amy Kuschel via Flair Boston
Bridal Accessories – Allegria Bridal
Rentals – One Stop Event Rentals
Lounge Furniture – New England Country Rentals
Transportation – Maine Limousine Service
Lighting – The Event Light Pros

 

Congratulations to Kate and Luke, and a special thanks to Abby Lorenz Photography for sharing their gorgeous wedding photos with Junebug! Want to see what other couples have done to personalize an industrial space? One of our faves is Chandler and Jesse’s organic industrial Louisiana wedding at Aubrey Hall!

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1930s Inspired Berlin Wedding at Schloss Vichel

February 25, 2017 | juliette

After 10 years of dreaming about their big day, Albertine and Hagen threw a summer festival-style Berlin wedding that is truly unforgettable! The couple put their design skills to work in creating nearly everything themselves, from the invitations and website to the floral design and event styling. Then they hired the oh-so talented Merve & Nils Photography, who could not have been a more perfect fit to capture their aesthetic and energy. The day started with a church ceremony, where the couple entered hand-in-hand so they could admire everyone who made the trip to celebrate with them. After the “I dos,” they danced and ate the night away with their family and friends in a backyard festival at Schloss Vichel, which had a stately old-world charm that was the perfect backdrop for the 1930s vibe they created.

The Couple:

Albertine and Hagen

The Wedding:

Schloss Vichel, Berlin, Germany

The most memorable moment of the entire day was walking hand in hand into the church and seeing all of our friends and family from so many places and countries for the first time (sometimes for a really long time) and all their emotions!

We love swing music, summer festivals, old buildings, 1930s charm, wild parks, lots of green, flowers, laughter, and a happy and relaxed vibe. So we didn’t have to choose a special theme; we just combined everything we love into a summer fest.

Our best piece of advice is to celebrate each step in the planning process and exchange many kisses along the way!

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Merve & Nils Photography
Ceremony Venue – Kirche Vichel
Reception Venue – Schloss Vichel
Floral Design, Invitations, and Makeup Artist – Anna Albertine Baronius
Catering – Lindner
DJ – Maya Nikolic
Live Music – Swing Bopers
Wedding Dress – Zara
Bridal Accessories – studio na.hili
Groom’s Apparel – Strellson and Isola (bowties)
Rings – odd studio jewellery
Decoration Supplies – Partyerie and Oh So Pretty

 

Congratulations to Albertine and Hagen, and a special thanks to Junebug member Merve and Nils Photography for sharing these beautiful wedding photos! Do you love weddings inspired by times past? This ’70s wedding inspiration truly looks like it came from another era!

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Portuguese Countryside Wedding Feast Inspiration at Sublime Comporta

February 24, 2017 | juliette

Nestled in the woods of Portugal’s Alentejo region – where food, friendship, and celebration abound – TFY Weddings brought to life a wedding inspiration feast at Sublime Comporta to entice and engage all of the senses. Playing with the theme of “Eat Like You Mean It,” the venue’s chef prepared fish, steak, sausage, and a plethora of veggies for the six-person wedding party to relax and enjoy in the rustic and rural environment. Using mismatched pottery, wooden bowls, candles, and a variety of pillows and blankets, the team created a dreamy boho dinner party in the woods that truly embraced the free-spirited and generous nature of Portuguese culture. We love how Golden Days Photography and Videoart beautifully captured this wedding inspiration, particularly the artistry and romance that was present in every detail.

Intimate weddding with Portuguese charm at Comporta from Carlos Ferreira {Vídeoart} on Vimeo.

The Talented Team:

Photography – Golden Days Photography
Event Planning – TFY Weddings
Venue and Catering – Sublime Comporta
Floral Design – Flor de Laranjeira
Videography – Videoart
Makeup Artist – Flamerose Makeup
Wedding Dress – Pureza Mello Breyner

 

A huge thanks to Junebug member Golden Days Photography for sharing this incredible wedding inspiration! Do you have your heart set on a woodland wedding but not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered with this handy guide that explains how to throw an enchanting woodland wedding!

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