This Botanical Inspired River Bend Lyons, CO Wedding Included a Build-Your-Own Flower Crown Bar

Nothing says summertime romance like the plethora of flowers used in every inch of this River Bend Lyons, Colorado wedding! Kate and Dustin used their love of the outdoors to guide the vibe and style of their lovely outdoor wedding, from the vibrant color palette to the camp-inspired teepees and trailers they integrated into the decor. The oh-so-talented team at root + gather events helped them create a cohesive look that was equal parts whimsical and romantic, and  June Cochran Photography captured it all with exceptional attention to detail. We’re not exaggerating when we say you’ll want to make space on your Pinterest boards for every single detail of this Colorado wedding, especially the make-your-own flower crown station provided by Red Daisy Farm!

The Couple:

Kate and Dustin

The Wedding:

River Bend, Lyons, Colorado

We knew that we wanted to get married outdoors, surrounded by family and friends. It was also important to us that we could feel like ourselves on our wedding day. Through the planning process, we tried to make choices that would reflect who we are as a couple.

The ceremony — especially the walk down the aisle — was the most memorable part of the day! We decided not to do a first look, so seeing each other for the first time walking down the aisle was pretty surreal.

We didn’t choose formal wedding colors, but we wanted to keep things cohesive with the amazing natural setting already offered by our venue. Wood, leather, and copper with warm earth tones and silvery greens seemed to fit the venue’s exposed sandstone formation and surrounding landscape.

We met while traveling to a winter bouldering area near El Paso. We were camped next to each other for 2 or 3 months, Dustin in a trailer and me in a tipi. To make this story part of our wedding, we used the tipi poles to build a ceremony arch and we brought our travel trailer in to create a guest lounge area.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – June Cochran Photography
Event Planning – root + gather events
Venue – River Bend
Floral Design – Plume & Furrow, Farmette Flowers
Catering – GB Culinary
Cake – Tee & Cakes
DJ – Sound Down Party
Live Music – Mark Diamond Music
Stationery – Sweet Dates Prints
Hair Styling – The Sidedoor Salon
Wedding Dress – Alexandra Grecco
Groom’s Apparel – Burberry
Rentals – Colorado Party Rentals
Cross Back Chairs – Charming Chairs
Coffee Bar – Espresso Affair
Flowers for Flower Crown Bar – Red Daisy Farm


Congratulations to Kate and Dustin, and a huge thanks to root + gather events for sharing this beautiful River Bend wedding with Junebug! This wildflower wedding in Olympia, Washington honored the couple’s hometown roots!

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Bohemian Wedding Dress Giveaway with Dreamers & Lovers

February 21, 2019 | nicole

photos by For Love & Light

In honor of the month of love, we’re combining two things we love most: our favorite wedding dress designer and a giving stuff away! We’ve teamed up with the squad over at Dreamers & Lovers to give one lucky winner a freaking WEDDING DRESS! If you love romantic lace and ethereal embroidery made from heirloom quality fabrics and feminine silhouettes that are made to your exact measurements, you’re in luck! We love Southern California-based Dreamers & Lovers for their mission to outfit the laid-back bride in bohemian wedding dresses they can try on at home before buying. Scroll on to fall in love with a handful of our favorite styles (narrowing it down was basically impossible!) and to enter to win the Dreamers & Lovers boho wedding dress of your dreams!


– You must be 13 years of age or older to enter
– Giveaway open to US and Canada
– You must enter prior to the giveaway close date on March 21 at 11:59 PM Central Time
– Winners will be notified via email on March 22
– Winner will receive a credit of $1700 to be used towards a Dreamers & Lovers wedding dress
– By entering, you agree to be contacted via email by Junebug Weddings and Dreamers & Lovers regarding future promotions and news
– By entering, you agree to the Official Rules and the Junebug Weddings Terms and Conditions

Enter to Win

Good luck!

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Tons of DIY and Love Went Into This Washington Wedding at The Loft in Chehalis

Between the industrial-meets-rustic vibes, the DIY decor, and the pops of autumnal colors, we’re all in for this downtown wedding at The Loft in Chehalis! With the ultimate goal to create a wedding day that represented the quirks of their relationship, Sarah and Barnabas let sentimentality and creativity be the driving force behind every decision they made during the planning process. Playing off the industrial vibes of the historic downtown venue, the couple and their planner from Olive + Rust brought together tons of handmade and yarn decor and the prettiest autumn-inspired florals created by For the Love of Floral. The result was pure romance from beginning to end. And to say Olivia Strohm Photography captured the essence of this wedding would be an understatement!

The Couple:

Sarah and Barnabas

The Wedding:

The Loft in Chehalis, Washington

Our priority from day one was to plan a celebration of our love that reflected our quirks. Everything about our wedding – the classical guitarist playing Beyonce hits during cocktail hour, the excessive use of yarn as decor, the lavender flavored gelato, and the classic “Puyallup” fair scones – was chosen because it evoked some memory we wanted to share with our loved ones. Hardly any decisions were made simply for the sake of tradition; instead, every decision was made because we felt it represented our love for one another and our community.

Although it was the shortest part of the day, our ceremony was the most memorable part of our wedding day. We had a few priorities for our ceremony: that it represent our faith, that it emphasize the importance of community in marriage, and that it reflect the unity of our family and friends from all over the country. None of this would have been possible without Shannon, our officiant. Shannon effortlessly blended some traditional elements of a religious wedding ceremony with a few of our less-traditional wishes. We will never forget the feeling of our family and friends surrounding us on all sides, passing the peace to one another, and committing to love and support us from both near and far.

I have always loved crafts, so a DIY wedding was inevitable for me! My mom and I spent hours on the floor making yarn tassels and throwing balls of yarn back and forth to cut string for the ceremony backdrop. In fact, we watched all of Game of Thrones while we tied yarn, painted signs, and designed invitations. Ultimately though, the real DIY MVP was my dad. He made many of the essential structures for our day-of signage out of wood, acrylic, and copper and finished up painting (by hand!) many of the signs I couldn’t finish up myself. It was fun to see all of the personal touches and hours of labor come to life on our wedding day!

If there is any way you can, hire a wedding planner. Or, at the very least, a day-of coordinator. We are both organized people with lots of friends and family who were willing to do whatever we needed them to do leading up to the wedding and on the day of. But, with that being said, it was 110% worth it to have someone whose sole job it was to flawlessly execute our dreams. Because of our coordinator and planner, everyone who may have otherwise been stressed out with fulfilling their role on our wedding day could simply relax and enjoy the celebration.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Olivia Strohm Photography
Event Planning – Olive + Rust
Venue – The Loft in Chehalis
Floral Design – For the Love of Floral
Cake – Sugar Dots
Gelato – Sofie’s Scoops Gelateria
Officiant – Shannon Meacham
Live Music – Max Cobb
Makeup Artist – Lisa Marie Makeup Artistry
Hair Styling – Hair by Sydney Olmstead
Wedding Dress – Rue De Seine
Bridal Accessories – Ann Taylor
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Valdenize
Groom’s Apparel – Bonobos
Groomsmen’s Apparel – The Tie Bar
Rings – Market Square Jewelers
Favors – Fisher Scones


Our biggest congratulations to Sarah and Barnabas, and an extra special thanks to Olivia Strohm Photography for sharing this incredible DIY wedding at The Loft in Chehalis with Junebug! If you love downtown wedding vibes, then you have to see this perfectly chic downtown wedding at Brix and Mortar!

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