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Foraged Wildflower Wedding in Hanna City, Illinois

February 27, 2020 | brooke

Hannah and Jordan couldn’t wait to get married! After a six-week engagement, they tied the knot with a beautifully simple wildflower wedding in Hanna City, Illinos. Everything from the reception decor to the floral arrangements were planned and executed by the couple and their loved ones. And we’re obsessed. We love the handmade ceremony arch that Jordan’s father made from trees he found! Pro tip: You never know who might be willing to use their talents to help you save some cash by hand making something for your day—don’t be afraid to ask! With all of this and even more, we’re feeling grateful Meredith Washburn was there to capture the DIY goodness and many emotion-filled moments.

The Couple:

Hannah & Jordan

The Wedding:

Private Residence, Hanna City, IL

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The style of our wedding seemed to just fall into place. Choosing dried florals for the decor and bouquets brought out the neutral, earthy tones that I wanted..the colorful trees helped with that as well! 

The two biggest projects were the arbor and floral decor. The arbor was hand-hewn by Jordan’s dad. He found fallen trees in the woods, made them into beams, and nailed them together! The floral decor was done by gathering lots of wildflowers and grasses, drying them, and making arrangements to be put throughout the venue. It added subtle, natural beauty and saved us a lot of money!

Walking down the aisle will be engraved in my mind forever. Jordan and I decided not to see each other before the ceremony, so that moment was just really sweet. Waiting for this day felt like forever, so the fact that it was happening for real left me in a weepy puddle!

Meredith was amazing. She created such a comfortable, relaxed setting making pictures one of my favorite parts of the wedding. I have never enjoyed getting pictures..in fact I absolutely hate it, so that should give an idea of how talented she is! What Jordan and I wanted most was pictures that captured the nature of our relationship, our interactions. Meredith ran with us through the fields and adventured into creeks capturing so much more than we could’ve asked for.

The main thing I learned from planning my wedding was that doing things yourself does not require sacrificing your vision and style. In fact, I think it’s one of the ways our wedding was so special to us. It was so fun getting to add in personal touches to make our wedding unique and true to us!

We had our ceremony and reception on his family’s farm. It’s a really special location to us, because it’s where we will one day build our forever home. The natural beauty made decorating feel effortless. We were surrounded by fall-colored trees which created a breathtaking scene.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Meredith Washburn
Dried Bouquet Arrangements – TheBloomingGift
Catering – One World Cafe
Live Music – Sarah & The Underground
Videography – Nikki Erin Films
Wedding Dress – Lulus
Rentals – Spruce Rentals

 

Congratulations, Hannah and Jordan, and many thanks for sharing your wedding Junebug! If you love these backyard-style wedding vibes, we think you’ll feel inspired by this DIY backyard wedding in Nashville.

 

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6 Boho Bridal Hairstyles That are So Free-Spirited Chic

February 26, 2020 | brooke


photo by Sunnie Heers Photography

Where are our bohemian babes at?! If you’ve been dreaming of a bridal look that shows off your wild and free side, you are in the right place! From botanical-infused looks to chic, half-up waves, we have all the inspo for you to show your hair stylist and rock that bridal style.

Here are Junebug’s favorite boho bridal hairstyles that are so free-spirited chic:

HALF-UP WAVES

The half-up (or half-down) style is a classic, but if you want that extra little boho twist, your stylist can mix it up with braids or buns! We love when brides let this look be slightly “messy” or add in gems for a touch of texture.


photo by Naba Zabih Photography; see more of this real wedding here!


photo by Jamie Mercurio Photography; see more of this real wedding here!


photo by Meltem Salb; hair styling by Sinem Yavsaner; see more of this real wedding here!


photo by Stefanie Keeler Photography; hair styling by Braid Bar St. Augustine; see more of this real wedding here!


photo by Karin Lundin Photography; see more of this real wedding here!

BOTANICAL-INFUSED

Whether you add a touch of floral to your ‘do or go full-on flower crown (which, will probably never go out of style!), this look is one of the easiest ways to add that flower child vibe to your bridal look.


photo by Mémorelle; hair styling by Tania de Sousa; see more of this elopement inspiration here!


photo by Casey Crowe Taylor Photography; hair styling by Kerri Fawley; see more of this real wedding here!


photo by Memory Box Photography; hair styling by Alex Corbanezi; see more of this real elopement here!


photo by Joy Zamora; see more of this real wedding here!


photo by Olguin Photography; hair styling by Belinda Vangelov; see more of this real wedding here!

HEADBANDS AND HAIR PIECES

If there’s one trend we’re here for: it’s the bridal head piece. You can rock a headband, crown, or even a chic scarf, and have a look that’s totally one-of-a-kind. Pro tip: If you’re worried about wearing a hair piece all day, throw it on for a few photos or just for the reception!

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photo by Hailey Pierce Photography; see more of this real wedding here!


photo by Anni Graham Photography; see more of this elopement inspiration here!


photo by Light as Gold; hair styling by K Malynn Beauty; headband from Blue Jean Revival; see more of this elopement inspiration here!

SHOP SIMILAR STYLES: Tiny Quartz Crystal Crown ($58); Natural Gemstone Clear Crystal Headband ($79.91); Crystal Quartz Headband ($48); The Claire – Crystal Quartz Tiara Crown ($70); Raw Quartz and Gold Wedding Headpiece ($105)


photo by Hipster Wedding; hair styling by Nguyễn Minh Quân; see more of this real wedding here!


photo by Rachel Rowland Photography; hair styling by Ritual Hair; floral design by greenSinner; see more of this real wedding here!

BRAIDS, BRAIDS, BRAIDS

When you think boho bridal style, you probably have imagined a braid at some point. And let’s just say it: We love braids. Loose braids, messy braids, up-do braids — give us all of the braided styles!


photo by Nikk Nguyen Photo; hair styling by LUSTREbella; see more of this wedding inspiration here!


photo by Lindsey Boluyt Photography; hair styling by Pixie and Prim; see more of this real wedding here!


photo by Nikki Mills; hair styling by Joujou Hair; see more of this real wedding here!


photo by Valerie Gay Bessette; hair styling by Romain Le Moellic; see more of this real wedding here!

PUT A HAT ON IT

If you’re following this year’s trends, you know that western flare is totally “in” right now. Adding a hat to your bridal free flowing bridal hairstyle is an easy way to add a little free-spirited, trendy touch all while being able to let your locks flow the rest of the day! Bonus: This is an accessory you can wear over and over again!


photo by Samantha Donaldson Photography; bridal hat from Heartbeat Bridal; see more of this elopement inspiration here!


photo by Alex Lasota Photography; see more of this elopement inspiration here!


photo by Autumn Nicole Photography; see more of this real wedding here!

We hope you free-spirited babes loved these boho bridal hairstyles! If you’re searching for even more boho inspo, we’ve got you covered.

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photo by Sunnie Heers Photography

 

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This Playful Colorblock Wedding at SmogShoppe is a DIYer’s Wonderland

February 26, 2020 | brooke

Calling all 2020 wedding trend followers! Daniela and Moe are showing us how it’s done with their vibrant colorblock wedding at SmogShoppe in Los Angeles. If you love all things DIY—which we do—you’re going to fall in love with the details this couple hand crafted for their celebration. It was only natural for these two to dream up some fun creations for their day since they met in architecture school and are both keen on design, and with the extra help from THREAD Events Co. they totally rocked it. Out of all the do-it-yourself elements, we especially love their colorful seating chart with lots of funky shapes! Get ready to be inspired, because Tida Svy graced us with lots of beautiful images of it all!

The Couple:

Daniela & Moe

The Wedding:

SmogShoppe, Los Angeles, CA

We came up with the idea to give out gift totes – tote bags with a whole bunch of goodies inside (chocolate bars, popcorn, kind bars, fruit bars, tide pens, Pedialyte, sunscreen, bandaids, Advil, and Pepto Bismol). But to personalize the totes, we came up with a design with the botanic shapes from our website/invitation design. We cut out foam stamps and block printed the shapes onto canvas totes and also made custom paper tags with our guest’s names to identify the totes.

Although we live in San Francisco (and we got married at San Francisco City Hall), we really wanted to have our wedding reception to celebrate with all our friends and family in LA. We lived in LA for a few years and fell in love with so many neighborhoods, but we were particularly fond of our neighborhood in Culver City. We happened upon SmogShoppe and loved the story of an old smog shoppe (something you see everywhere in LA) turning into this totally unexpected magical lush oasis! We love greenery and can’t get enough plants in our home, so the vibe at Smog Shoppe felt perfect. We also really liked the indoor/outdoor feature along with the industrial nature of the venue – it felt more casual and relaxed.

Since this was just our reception, the pressure was off (a little) in terms of expectations around the ceremony – meaning our main focus was on planning the celebration! We of course wanted it to be fun and memorable, but also represent us as a couple and what we love – which is good food, lots of dancing, and design! We went into the process with one main thing in mind – planning something that we would enjoy. While we wanted everyone to have a good time, we knew that was an impossible standard and so whenever there were decisions that felt hard or we started feeling outside pressure from family or anyone to do things a certain way, we always came back to the standard of making sure we would actually enjoy our reception!

We knew going in that the day was going to be a whirlwind, but we were surprised and so thankful to Ashley, our planner, for taking us aside during the cocktail hour (outside) to take a moment to walk through the venue (inside) to see how everything we had spent months working on and planning for had actually come together! It was such a special moment for us. We both cried with just the release of emotion knowing that we had actually pulled it off and it went beyond what we had ever dreamed.

We went a little crazy with the DIY… from the very beginning, we got it in our heads that we needed to make an amazing website (https://danielaandmoe.com/). Moe is a web designer and I’m an architect, so design is super important to us. We spent about 6 weeks designing the website! It was definitely a passion project but we knew it would set the tone for everything else – it was essentially a brand guideline for the wedding and was incredibly useful in communicating our vision with all the vendors. In the months leading up to the reception, we started dreaming up other things to DIY and ended up making our seating chart, table numbers, and photo booth props! We met in architecture school and are both makers at heart, so we really couldn’t resist.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Tida Svy
Event Planning – THREAD Events Co.
Ceremony Venue – San Francisco Court House
Reception Venue – SmogShoppe
Floral Design – Rawfinery
Catering – Fundamental LA
Cake – Susie Cakes
DJ – Red Shoe LA
Makeup Artist – Courtney Lauren Beauty
Hair Styling – Ana Morales
Groom’s Apparel – Maple Propeller
Linens – The Hostess Haven
Rentals – MTB Event Rentals
Custom Signage – Corey Wolford of See Wolf Design
Valet – Jeffrey Valet

 

Congratulations, Daniela and Moe, and many thanks to Junebug member THREAD Events Co. for sharing their day with us! If you love THREAD Events Co.’s work, be sure to check out their page in our directory of the world’s best wedding planners.

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