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Vintage Wedding at Hidden Oaks

November 23, 2014 | nicole
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Planning a vintage-inspired wedding takes a clear vision and carefully selected elements. Rachel and Pieter’s wedding planning process is one to which brides with vintage wedding dreams should pay close attention! Their vintage wedding at Hidden Oaks in Temecula was based on a soft color palette of peach, sage green, and gold, all muted to appear truly antique. The bride’s Allure Bridals gown had a delicate vintage flair, and her simple styling and dramatic makeup pulled the lovely look together. Photographer Ryan Horban of Rock This Moment seemingly captured the whole wedding experience through a lens that mimicked the old photographs Rachel and Pieter hung around their reception décor.

The Couple: Rachel and Pieter

The Wedding: Hidden Oaks, Temecula, California

The Inspiration: “Before we had a theme, we knew we wanted to be married under a canopy of trees. The beauty and rustic nature of the outdoors dictated a lot of our initial design choices in working with moss, natural greens, pine cones and succulents. I’m attracted to all things vintage which came into our bigger style pieces like a vintage couch and coffee table, mismatched floral plates and flatware and lace. Our colors were a soft, muted peach, sage green and accents of gold. Wedding day fashion was so much fun! My bridesmaids were given a color pallet and dress length and told to purchase something that they would absolutely wear again. Pieter‘s groomsmen were in gray slacks, ivory shirts and were given the option of bow tie, or tie, along with suspenders or a vest. Only Pieter was in a full suit. My dress was magnificent. I wore no jewelry and no veils. I didn’t want to detract from the dress!

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The Moments: “Seeing his face while I was walking down the aisle. I didn’t see anyone else, I didn’t see the ceremony site and all of the decor we had worked so hard on. All I saw was him. For Pieter, it was when we first sat down as a married couple to have an incredible meal with all of the people that we love around us.

The Couple Recommends: “Our photographer was incredible! Ryan has such a remarkable and artistic eye, we could not have been happier with the beautiful shots he captured of our wedding day. We didn’t feel forced or posed in any way. He really captured what the day felt like for us in a beautifully honest way. He worked quickly, professionally and made the day so much fun for us, really relaxed. In love with his photography!

Our florist, Lisa Martin, is a genius with floral design. she went above and beyond for us. I came to her with a Pinterest page full of ideas. She helped me narrow down, and then fulfilled every dream I had and more. We didn’t have a cake topper and Lisa burned wood rounds with our initials on them. That is just one example of her amazing eye for detail in going above and beyond. She made our rustic vintage wedding come to life. She made woodsy and elegant mesh perfectly! And she was so positive, such a blessing to us.

Deb Abeel, our coordinator made the day run flawlessly. She had an answer to every question, every concern, every detail was under her control. We were so secure in her hands. We cannot thank her enough for her work on our wedding. It ran so smoothly. She was the glue that made this wedding come together. We couldn’t have done it without her. ”

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Rock This Moment
Venue – Hidden Oaks
Floral Design – Hidden Oaks
Catering – Chuck Wagon Guy
DJ – Pro City DJ
Invitations – Wedding Chicks
Wedding Dress – Allure Bridals
Rentals – Seidl’s Party Rentals

Thank you to Ryan Horban for sharing these beautiful images from Rachel and Pieter’s special day. For more vintage wedding inspiration, check out Deborah and Tung’s fun vintage wedding at Mercury Hall.

xoxoNicole

Rustic Aspen Wedding

November 22, 2014 | nicole
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Illuminated by the golden leaves surrounding the ceremony location, Mackenzie and Jeromey’s rustic Aspen wedding is a breath of fresh air. Limelife Photography captured absolutely stunning portraits of the couple in front of the fiery backdrop. We love the sweet aqua and yellow color palette, which perfectly complements the natural landscape, and also provides a soft playfulness to the wedding décor. Mackenzie’s unique bridal style is rustic chic and reflects her personality beautifully. We love when a couple chooses a wedding location that represents them. Jeromey was raised in the mountains, so Aspen was the ideal spot for their special day.

The Couple: Mackenzie & Jeromey

The Wedding: Aspen, Colorado

The Inspiration: “Jeromey grew up in the mountains, his soul lives there and I love the feeling of being tucked up an away in the mountains. We both agreed that using our venue as the focal point would be best, utilizing the amazing scenery and of course the Aspen trees changing in color. Making sure not to overpower the landscape, I wanted to accent it with vintage and very personal details.

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The Moments: “Oh wow, a favorite single moment? Is that possible? At diner during the speeches, I (Mackenzie) was defiantly crying. I was so overwhelmed with love. Sitting next to my now husband, surrounded by all my favorite people in such an amazing place, literally took my breath away. That all these people where here for us! I kept thinking, I just want this night to last forever! How many times in a lifetime will you be in one of your favorite places on earth with all your favorite people? Not many, that’s why that moment will always be the most vivid in my mind from our wedding.

The Couple Recommends: “They were all AMAZING, but Jamie with Blue Bird Events and Weddings made it all happen. She was a dream come true, as she literally made our dream come true. She and her team went above and beyond making every last detail perfection and most of all made our day stress free! And of course Becky and Jesse with Limelife Photography. Without them and their amazing talent, we would not have these breathtaking photographs to remember our special day!

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Limelife Photography
Event Planning – Blue Bird Weddings & Events
Ceremony Venue – Hidden Meadow at Mount Crested Butte
Reception Venue – Uley’s Cabin
Catering – Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Cake – The Local Market
Live Music – Todd Blythe
Invitations – Wood Chick
Hair Styling – Mandy Perusek
Wedding Dress – Pronovias
Bridal Accessories – Rosy Posy Designs
Groom’s Apparel – J.Crew
Transportation – Alpine Express Shuttle
Rentals – Crested Butte Events

Thanks Limelife Photography for sharing these breathtaking images with Junebug! For more Colorado wedding inspiration, don’t miss Laura and Mark’s fall elopement in Colorado.

xoxoNicole

How to Give Back on Your Wedding Day

November 21, 2014 | nicole

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we’re especially aware of how important it is to give back to our community. Even if you’re not planning a Thanksgiving affair, there are many ways you can give back on your wedding day any time of the year.

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Donate Your Wedding Gown

Adorned in Grace – The proceeds of this amazing organization are used to promote awareness and prevention of sex trafficking, as well as towards restoration for trafficking survivors.

Bridal Garden – Perfect for New York brides, this bridal boutique sells discounted, donated wedding gowns and the proceeds benefit education initiatives for disadvantaged children in the city.

Brides Against Breast Cancer – Your donation to this wonderful project allows the organization to provide programs for the families of cancer patients.

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Feeding America – Donating your leftover food to local food banks is an easy way to help in an immediate way. Feeding America allows you to track down the closest food bank to your venue and learn about other ways to put your extra food to good use.

DC Central Kitchen – For DC brides with excellent taste, this company will cater your event while empowering the cooks who graduate from their culinary job training program.

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Assisted Living – At the end of your wedding, you likely have an abundance of beautiful blooms. Instead of handing out the extra bouquets at the end of the night, donate your wedding flowers to a local nursing home.

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Do Someone a Favor

I Do Foundation – In lieu of wedding favors, consider making a donation in honor of your guests. The I Do Foundation allows you to honor a loved one with a donation to their favorite charity, choose a charity in your community, or make a memorial donation.

Your wedding day is about celebrating love, and these are some great ways to spread that love a little further. Besides, giving back just feels good, doesn’t it? For more ideas to make your wedding day special, check out our wedding lighting inspiration board.

xoxoNicole