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Relaxed Rustic Wedding in Cat Spring, Texas

October 31, 2014 | nicole
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We love sharing weddings where the whole family had a hand in making the day special. Beth and Carter were married on her parents’ ranch in Cat Spring, Texas, and the floral arrangements and decor were all put together by their loved ones. The couple didn’t care for tradition so much as they cared for each other, and their love shines throughout their relaxed rustic wedding. The dark wood of the structures on her parents’ ranch and the light pink of the roses scattered around create a beautiful contrast, as captured by expert photographer Joseph West.

The Couple: Beth and Carter

The Wedding: Cat Spring, Texas

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The Inspiration:Our inspiration was to throw tradition out the window and just celebrate the decision to spend the rest of our lives together.

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The Moments:It’s difficult to think of one particular moment that was my favorite. I truly treasured each one. But if there is one thing I would tell brides, it’s to stop caring so much about what other people are going to think of your wedding, and just plan something that makes you happy. That’s what we did, and we think it was the best wedding ever!

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The Couple Recommends:Joseph West is an incredibly talented photographer. He captured our day so beautifully, we can’t even believe it.

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The Wedding Team:

Photography – Joseph West
Venue – Private Residence
Floral Design – Taylor Wholesale Florist

It’s clear how excited these two are to be spending the rest of their lives together. For more rustic wedding inspiration, check out Carrie and Scott’s stylish, rustic wedding in Calgary.

xoxoNicole

Junebug Love Story – Brenna & Andrew’s New York Proposal

October 30, 2014 | nicole
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As we start to cozy into cooler fall weather, we’re looking back at Brenna and Andrew’s rustic mountain wedding for inspiration. We love their style so much, we had to know more about what brought them together before making their way to Junebug. We love a relationship with a little bit of healthy competition, and this couple has the cutest story behind their first date. After being together for many years, Andrew planned to surprise Brenna with a New York proposal. His plans were almost foiled by high heels and a taxi cab, but in the end, this perfect pair were meant to be.

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How They Met:

Brenna: We went to Vassar together, but met our freshman year when we ran against each other in a student council election. Andrew won (by three votes), but we went on our first date right after.

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The Moment They Knew:

Brenna: Honestly, we’ve loved each other a long time, almost 10 years, but looking back, there’s a photo our very dear friend Jeremy took of the two of us when we were both 18. We are both lying outside on the quad in the sunshine laughing together and while we didn’t in that moment realize the significance, that photo captured something very special. When I look at it, I know it was the first days of us being in love, not even realizing it, but just basking in being together and so happy.

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The Proposal:

Brenna: We live in New York and had spent the morning wandering around the city. For some reason, Andrew kept trying to get me to take a helicopter tour but I was in heels and not remotely interested. We were down in Battery Park, overlooking the harbor, and I had no idea what was happening and kept trying to get in a cab. Andrew kept trying to drag me to more and more picturesque locations. When he finally pulled out a ring on the top of this staircase over looking the Statue of Liberty and the beautiful harbor, I started to panic. But he just laughed and kept going. I finally pulled myself together enough to say yes, only to find some tourist woman had filmed the whole thing from below. She sent it to us after.

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I Always Think of My Partner When:

Brenna: Oh gosh, all the time. We’ve been together so long and shared so much. But honestly I also think of him when it’s dinner time because he’s the best cook on the planet and I would starve to death without him.

Thank you so much to Brenna and Andrew for sharing your story with us, and to Chowen Photography for capturing their special day. For another sweet love story, check out Veronique and Glen’s Christmas proposal.

xoxoNicole

Cider and Cheese Pairings + Citrus Marmalade

October 30, 2014 | nicole

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Lisa Dupar Catering‘s menu always leaves our mouths watering, so we knew they would be the experts on what foods are trending this fall. According to Lisa, cider has been extremely popular, so she shared with us a few of her favorite cider and cheese pairings. This would make the perfect appetizer spread for your cocktail hour.

Expert Cider and Cheese Pairings:

Alpenfire Organic Ember Bittersweet Cider, Port Townsend, WA +  Willapa Hills’ Big Boy Blue

Alpenfire “Spark” Semi-Sweet Sparkling Cider, Port Townsend, WA + Beecher’s Flagship Reserve Cheddar

Finnriver Cranberry Rosehip, Chimacum, WA + Quillisascut Traditional Curado – Raw

Sea Cider Organic Rumrunner (Prohibition) Dry Cider, Saanichton, BC + Mt. Townsend Cirrus Brie

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Another trending food this season is homemade marmalade, which makes a sweet favor for your wedding guests. Lisa was so kind as to share her recipe for citrus marmalade, which we think would be delicious with the cheese and cider as well!

Three-Citrus Marmalade Recipe:

Ingredients –
4 large grapefruit
8 oranges
6 lemons
6 cups of orange juice
Sugar (quantity depends on citrus juice volume)

Method –
Carefully section (supreme) all of your citrus fruits, saving the rinds. Grind the rinds together.
Add orange juice to the rinds and allow this to sit overnight.
Measure the volume of the rinds and juice combined. Measure twice the amount of sugar as juice and rinds combined, then add it to the rinds and cook for 30-45 minutes until the marmalade rises to the top of the pan.
Turn down until bubbles cease.
Repeat this three times, being careful that the liquid doesn’t run over.
Fill into canning cars with heat sealed lids. Use canning instructions.
Personalize with label, ribbon, fabric square, etc.

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The Talented Team:

Catering – Lisa Dupar Catering
Photography – Matthew Land Studio
Event Styling – Sinclair & Moore Events

Thanks so much to Lisa Dupar Catering for sharing the yummy cider and cheese pairings and the delicious marmalade recipe. For more food inspiration, check out 24 Carrots Catering and Events’ Love You a Brunch styled shoot.

xoxoNicole