Modern Yet Natural Huerto de San Vicente Wedding

July 23, 2024 | justine

Gema and Jose are a fun-loving and adventurous couple passionate about design, fashion, music, and food. They wanted their wedding day to reflect their lifestyle and tastes with a modern, daring, yet elegant style that truly represented them. Starting with a venue that allowed them to bring all these elements together, their Huerto de San Vicente wedding featured dreamy florals, a contemporary aesthetic, and fashion-forward attire, perfectly embodying who they are.

The ceremony occurred in the property’s grove, surrounded by towering trees, creating a truly picturesque moment. The aisle followed the natural contour of the location, lined with dried grass and white blooms, and ghost chairs led to the altar. As guests moved to the reception hall, they were greeted by beautifully decorated tables filled with flowers and candles. Adding a final touch of elegance were towering arrangements that seemed to sprout from the ground, all tied together with raffia lamps.

Searching for ideas to combine modern elegance with natural beauty for your wedding? Your search ends here! These stunning photos by Junebug vendor Lara Onac are filled with inspiring details so you can visualize how to make them a part of your special day.

The Couple:

Gema and Jose

The Wedding:

Huerto de San Vicente, Valencia, Spain

Selecting Wedding Attire That Was Appropriate, Comfortable, and Reflective of Their Personalities

I’ve always loved wearing hats, especially headpieces. Eliurpi’s designs have fascinated me for years, so I knew I had to wear one of their creations for this special occasion. Edgar Molina designed an outfit that made the hat the focal point. I wore an elegant and simple dress with a silk cape to balance the look and added a bold touch with black shoes by Amina Muaddi. Later at the party, I opted for a more relaxed feel. I removed the hat, let my hair down, and wore a shiny bolero jacket that looked beautiful as I moved. José Miguel followed daytime wedding etiquette by wearing a morning coat—a three-piece suit with a long tailcoat custom-made by Seligra tailors. Our goal was to enhance our silhouettes while staying true to protocol and feeling comfortable so we could fully enjoy our big day. Working with Edgar Molina and Adrián Seligra on these custom designs was a wonderful experience, and we will happily repeat it.

How Their Wedding Planner Brought Their Dream Huerto de San Vicente Wedding to Life

Our wedding planner skillfully brought all our ideas to life on our special day. They utilized the estate’s spaces to enhance its architecture beautifully. For instance, during the ceremony in the grove, they creatively used the natural curves of the trees to create a stunning, organic aisle, complemented by clear acrylic chairs that added a magical touch. The gardens at cocktail hour were transformed with minimalist white and neutral-toned furniture, looking spectacular. The planner achieved a wow effect inside the hall with three long tables, including a gracefully curved central table. Floral arrangements sprouted elegantly from the ground, blending seamlessly with suspended raffia lamps. The curved table, adorned with ceramic candelabras, anthuriums, and candles, looked stunning. The overall ambiance was incredible, and the outcome was genuinely breathtaking.

Recalling Their Emotional and Unforgettable Huerto de San Vicente Wedding Ceremony

There were so many incredible moments, but if we had to pick one, it would be the ceremony. It was profoundly emotional yet filled with joy, simply beautiful. The first moment of walking out arm in arm with our parents and seeing everyone looking so happy and radiant was unforgettable. Walking to the tune of “A Thousand Years,” each step filled with joy, and singing the song in my head was incredibly special. And seeing him at the end of the aisle, so elegant and handsome, visibly moved with a huge smile and teary eyes, was a moment I’ll never forget. We enjoyed the entire ceremony together, listening to our story amidst knowing glances and smiles and sharing anecdotes until we exchanged our sincere vows.

A Venue That Ticked All the Right Boxes

We chose Huerto de San Vicente because its surroundings reflect our Mediterranean culture perfectly, surrounded by orchards and orange fields. The estate features expansive gardens with versatile spaces, including a charming grove and pine forest where we held our ceremony. Its spacious hall accommodated all 250 guests comfortably. We also loved the estate’s catering, which emphasizes local produce and offers meticulously crafted, exquisite gastronomy that resonated with our tastes.

Setting the Mood with a Thoughtful Music Choices Throughout Their Huerto de San Vicente Wedding

Choosing the music was crucial for our wedding, especially during the cocktail hour and reception. We hired a Funky-Jazz band called Ay Trick for the cocktail hour, who got everyone dancing and enjoying themselves. After dinner, we brought in the Portuguese Marching band, Alta Cena, who energized us all and made the transition from dinner to the party unforgettable. We ended the night with a fantastic session by DJ Kid Rizzo, keeping the dance floor alive and ending the celebration on a high note.

Honoring a Legacy Through Their Wedding Favors

My aunt, a talented ceramicist, had a tradition of crafting wedding gifts for her loved ones, including traditional Valencian dolls. As the youngest in the family, I knew she would want to create something special for our wedding. Instead of dolls, we decided on a unisex design: a beautiful vase for guests to take home, part of the wedding decor. We collaborated closely on the design, and she lovingly created 250 glazed vases that adorned the reception hall’s tables. Just two weeks before our wedding, her passing was unexpected, but her presence was felt in every vase, each a piece of her final artwork. It made the gift even more meaningful, ensuring she remained in our hearts and memories and allowing each guest to take home a part of her legacy.

The Importance of Choosing the Right Team

Finding professionals who can capture your essence and align with your tastes is crucial. That’s why conducting thorough interviews and initial contacts is essential. It’s important to establish trust and feel a good connection with them. While conveying your ideas is essential, it’s also valuable to be open to their advice. On your special day, it’s about enjoying every moment to the fullest without worrying about the details, which is why entrusting the work to professionals is invaluable.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Lara Onac
Event Planning – Eventos Clandestine
Venue – Huerto de San Vicente
Floral Design – De Bohemia Lab
Bouquet – Floristeria Sayas
Catering – Gourmet Catering
Bartenders – Bartender Spot
Officiant – Meraki Plan
Light and Sound –  Gente De Bien
Live Band Cocktail – Ay Trick
Live Band Party – Alta Cena
DJ – DJ Kid Rizzo
Videography – Maiky Iglesias
Invitation Design – JDN Paper
Makeup Artist – Cristina Crespo Makeup
Hair Styling – Bigudies
Wedding Dress – Edgar Molina Atelier
Bridal Accessories – Amina Muaddi + Eliurpi
Jewelry – Moret Joyeros
Groom’s Apparel – Adrian Seligra
Rentals – Mafesa Integral + Tents and Events
Transportation – Cars and Love


Congratulations to Gema and Jose on their modern yet natural Huerto de San Vicente wedding. A heartfelt thanks to Junebug vendor Lara Onac for skillfully capturing all the beautiful details and creating unforgettable memories that this couple will cherish for a lifetime. Check out her profile in our directory of the world’s best wedding photographers.

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This Casa Adela Destination Wedding Was Bursting With Color

July 21, 2024 | justine

Josline and JJ had always dreamed of traveling to San Miguel de Allende, a city renowned for its colonial charm and stunning architecture. Captivated by its beauty, they knew it was the perfect place to celebrate their big day. With the help of Junebug vendor Bougainvillea Weddings, they ensured the florals and decor reflected their fun personalities. Their goal was to create a unique and memorable experience for their friends and family, and they successfully pulled off a breathtaking Casa Adela destination wedding bursting with color and style.

Surrounded by breathtaking 360-degree views of the high desert valley, the garden ceremony was a standout moment of the couple’s special day. The couple exchanged heartfelt vows under a trellis adorned with colorful drapery, garlands, and lush blooms. This was followed by a dreamy poolside reception featuring tablescapes of vibrant floral arrangements, earthy accents, and gold settings, all illuminated by string lights. It was a night of endless partying and dancing, creating unforgettable memories for everyone.

If you and your partner dream of a romantic wedding in a beautiful location, you’ll fall in love with these stunning photos captured by Carolin Volker. This is the ultimate inspiration for your perfect destination wedding.

The Couple:

Josline and JJ

The Wedding:

Casa Adela, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

How They Brought Their Dream Casa Adela Destination Wedding to Life

San Miguel de Allende has been a city high on our bucket list of places to travel together. We also knew we wanted to create a unique and memorable experience for our friends and family when they attended our wedding. We were immediately drawn to the colonial-style charm and architecture of the city, as well as the romantic gardens displaying the most stunning florals and trees. We found all that and more. Once we finalized our venue, it was easy to envision the vibe of our perfect day. We couldn’t wait to get married under the romantic sunset in San Miguel. Our guests had such a fantastic experience and are already planning their return.

Advice for a Memorable and Stress-Free Wedding Day

The best advice I can give any future bride and groom is to remember the reason for your wedding day—to celebrate the love you share and declare your commitment to one another. Friends and family will have a lot of input about the details of your wedding, but try not to sweat the small stuff and stick to what makes you, as a couple, happy. If your budget allows, find a wedding planner whose portfolio reflects your envisioned wedding day. Our incredible planners, Bougainvillea Weddings, turned our dreams into reality. Every aspect of our wedding weekend was planned down to the last detail, and we were lucky enough to have the most talented photographer and videographer capture these special moments in film.

Celebrating Vibrant Personalities Through Vibrant Floral Displays

We are most proud of the beautiful floral arrangements created by Bougainvillea Weddings for our special day. We have never seen such an elegant display of floral decor. I would like to think that my husband and I have fun, colorful personalities, and it was important to us that our florals and decor reflect that. Our planners took our inspiration and created the most beautiful arrangements. In fact, I took my bridal bouquet back to Texas so we could preserve it and display it in our home.

How Casa Adela Became Their Dream Wedding Venue

We were completely enamored by Casa Adela as soon as we saw photographs of the venue and property. Casa Adela offers simplistic and artfully designed spaces that allow the beauty of San Miguel de Allende to shine through. When we rented the property, we were excited to be able to host our families for the whole weekend. Beyond that, the intimate courtyard and stunning views from the terrace were exactly what we were hoping for. We experienced exceptional care and hospitality from the staff, and we cannot wait to return.

Exceptional Wedding Planning with Junebug Vendor Bougainvillea Weddings

We were so pleased with our exceptional experience with our wedding planners at Bougainvillea Weddings. We met with Estela Maldonado, director of Bougainvillea, in a virtual call and knew she and her team could turn our dream into reality. Their ability to offer “turn-key” wedding planning services is precisely what we needed. They create florals and decor, offer catering and bartending services, and coordinate all the logistics of your wedding events (welcome party, rehearsal dinner, wedding day). I don’t know what I would have done without their expertise, and we are forever grateful for the amazing experience Bougainvillea Weddings created for us and our families. 

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The Wedding Team:

Photography – Carolin Volker
Event Planning – Bougainvillea Weddings
Venue – Casa Adela
Videography – Amour Films
Makeup Artist – Adriana Abraham
Wedding Dress – Bridal Boutique Lewisville

Congratulations to Josline and JJ on their Casa Adela destination wedding bursting with color. Thank you to Carolin Volker for capturing every special moment and beautiful detail that made their intimate celebration truly memorable. And a special shoutout to Junebug vendor Bougainvillea Weddings for bringing to life their dream celebration. To see more of their work, check out their profile in our directory of planners from around the world.

Choosing a wedding venue is often a sentimental decision. However, if you and your partner are adventurous, tying the knot somewhere new could be perfect for you, just like what this couple did. Regardless of the location, a reliable local planner and vendors are essential to bringing your vision to life. Start your search by exploring our curated list of the best wedding pros!

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15 Summer Camp Wedding Ideas For Outdoor Lovers

July 19, 2024 | riley
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Image by Kindred Weddings. Keep scrolling for some of our favorite summer camp wedding ideas

Planning a wedding is always a fun yet challenging task, but if you’re looking to create an unforgettable and unique experience, a summer camp wedding might be the perfect choice for you and your nature-loving partner. Imagine exchanging vows under a canopy of towering trees, celebrating with loved ones by a serene lake, and dancing the night away beneath a star-filled sky. A summer camp wedding is the perfect blend of nostalgia and romance, offering endless possibilities for creativity and personalization.

Whether you’re envisioning a rustic celebration or simply a bold, fun-filled weekend with friends and family, a summer camp wedding can bring your vision to life in the most magical way. So, if you’re looking at hosting your very own weekend getaway, consider incorporating these touches to elevate your outdoor affair.

15 Summer Camp Wedding Ideas

1. Set Up Tents

To bring in the full summer camp feelings to your big day, pitch tents around your venue for your guests to enjoy during cocktail hour or your reception. Filled with blankets and games, these are the perfect pockets of peace to escape the dance floor for a bit.

summer camp wedding tent

Image by Maria Bryzhko

2. Camp-Themed Table Numbers

Instead of traditional table numbers, opt to include flags with different names as table markers so your guests know where to sit. They’re not only useful, but they also make for really adorable detail photos.

3. Camp-Themed Seating Chart

Speaking of seating, the theme doesn’t have to stop at the table numbers. If you want to use regular numbers but still want to incorporate the theme, you can add it to your seating chart. Of course, there’s no stopping you from using it for both! Why not name your tables after camp items or campgrounds that are special to you and your partner?

camp themed seating chart

Image by Maria Bryzhko

4. Al Fresco Dinner

There’s nothing more magical than dining under the stars. It’s not too often that you get to enjoy dinner with your closest loved ones in a beautiful setting, making your wedding the perfect place to create memories to last a lifetime.

summer camp themed wedding tablescape

Image by Alex Mabrey

5. Colored Suit

We’re always going to advocate for unique wedding attire that makes you feel most comfortable on your big day. While you don’t need an excuse to wear a colored suit, a summer camp wedding, which typically involves a brighter color palette, is a great setting to bring in more color into your outfit–especially emerald green to match the surrounding scenery.

6. Go for a Canoe Ride

If you’re tying the knot near a body of water and have access to a body of water, take time after your ceremony to go on a short canoe ride. It’s a moment that you can spend with just your significant other to soak in the day, and it’s a great photo opportunity.

7. Incorporate Picnic Baskets

Whether you use them as decor, a place to hold any cards guests may bring you, or favors, picnic baskets are an easy, inexpensive way to elevate the theme. If you’re unsure of where to find baskets (or you’re looking to save a little), start at your local thrift stores.

picnic basket wedding

Image by Eryndae Photo

8. A Unique Drink Holder

Although you may be serving signature cocktails along with beer and wine, if you’re planning on having any canned drinks (including non-alcoholic), consider filling up a canoe with ice and using it as a drink holder for guests to visit whenever they need another beverage.

9. Camp-Themed Wedding “Guest Book”

Guest books are a great way to look back at all of those who helped celebrate you years after the wedding is over. If you want something more aligned with your theme, take a note from Ali and Jesse’s book. The couple created a mini questionnaire for their guests, which was the perfect entertainment to fill some time. Now they can look back at their guest’s answers to help bring them back to that special moment.

10. Flag Guest Book

As we mentioned earlier, there’s something about flags that are the epitome of summer camp, so if you’re looking for another guest book idea, this is another themed option that also doubles as home decor once you’re finished. You could also store the flags in a scrapbook for safekeeping.

flag wedding guest book

Image by Eryndae Photo

11. A Customized Logo

From kayaks to oars to tents, there are countless items that you can incorporate into a customized logo that you can display throughout your wedding. Whether you add it to your favors (like these patches and hot sauces) or include it on some of your signage, it’s a simple way to make your wedding more personalized.

12. Sweetheart Table Banner

Flags don’t have to be all over the wedding if it’s not something you’re interested in. If you want something more subtle, add one to your sweetheart table to help it stand out amongst the rest.

13. Food Trucks

If you want to have a plated dinner at your summer camp wedding, go for it. However, we’re big fans of food trucks. They’re a lot more laidback, which is fitting for the atmosphere, and they’re an easy way to get multiple different food options so that everyone is happy and fed.

14. S’mores Bar

Whether you’re doing a traditional wedding cake or a dessert bar, a s’mores bar is a fun addition for everyone with a sweet tooth. Include it with other desserts (pie and ice cream, anyone?), or set it up next to a bonfire as a late-night snack.

wedding s'mores bar

Image by Ariana Tennyson

15. Mug Favors

If you’re going to spend money on wedding favors, you want to make sure they’re something that your guests are going to use again. That’s why we love camping mugs. Every time they drink their cup of coffee or tea, they’re going to think about you and your partner and the love you shared on your big day.

Summer camp weddings are a fun, lighthearted way to bring your closest loved ones together and celebrate you and your partner. To find a venue for your outdoor celebration, consider one of these 25 venues across the US! And for more seasonal wedding ideas, check out these 21 summer wedding ideas that will help you embrace the heat.

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