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Down to Earth Wedding with Boho Vibes at Cochrane RancheHouse

Kelly and Mike’s boho-inspired Alberta wedding at Cochrane RancheHouse is proof positive that all good things come to those who wait! After 12 years, this insanely sweet couple tied the knot outside — with a stunning panoramic view of the Canadian Rocky Mountains all around them — and then danced the night away in the venue’s rustic, contemporary indoor space. The couple’s goal was to create a down-to-earth celebration that incorporated their love of bohemian decor, and the planners at Paper Doll Events helped them totally nail the look! With a neutral color palette that blended with the moody landscape, the whimsical florals designed by Chickweed Cottage Floral Design, and some signature macrame and wicker accents, this wedding had all the elements a truly enchanting and bohemian wedding needs. We seriously can’t get enough of the laid-back yet elegant vibe, the joyful wedding party photos, and the romantic newlywed moments that photographer Erin Fraser managed to capture throughout this entire day!

The Couple:

Kelly and Mike

The Wedding:

Cochrane RancheHouse, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

I have always loved bohemian things. Macrame, big flowers, feathers, and wicker are my jam, so I knew I would incorporate those elements into our wedding! I wanted our overall feel to be down to earth and bohemian. My amazing wedding planners helped bring our overall look and feel together!

There are so many emotions before walking down the aisle, but when the doors opened and I walked out I felt so excited. All my nerves and worries about the day just vanished! Seeing Mike standing at the end of the aisle gave me this incredible feeling of love and joy. That was the moment we had waited 12 years for!

I would highly recommend hiring a wedding planner! I felt like I had so many ideas of what I wanted the day to be like and, thanks to my planner’s guidance, I was able to execute the day to be exactly what I wanted. Also, our wedding planner was there to receive the flowers, talk to vendors, plan times and places that other vendors needed to be the day of the wedding. It took so much stress off of us on the day of the wedding! I was able to enjoy the morning with my bridesmaids and family and didn’t have to lift a finger or worry about the small details.

Processional – “How Long Will I Love You” by Ellie Goulding
Recessional – “I Like Me Better” by Lauv
First Dance – “You Make It Easy” by Jason Aldean

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Erin Fraser
Event Planning – Paper Doll Events
Venue – Cochrane RancheHouse
Floral Design – Chickweed Cottage Floral Design
Catering and Cake – Gourmet to Go Catering
DJ – Pez Productions
Stationery – Minted
Hair and Makeup Artist – Top Knot Brides
Wedding Dress – Pearl and Dot
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Show Me Your Mumu
Groom and Groomsmen’s Apparel – RW&CO.
Photo Booth – Flash Co.

 

Congratulations to Kelly and Mike, and a huge thanks to Erin Fraser for sharing this bohemian wedding at Cochrane RancheHouse with Junebug! Dreaming of a wedding in the mountains? This thoughtful North Arm Farm wedding has the most jaw-dropping mountain backdrop!

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Our Favorite Weddings from 2018 | Part 1

December 12, 2018 | juliette

photo by Brooke Taelor

The new year will be here before we know it, so what better time than now to think back on our favorite weddings of 2018? From epic ceremony locations to killer bride and groom style to eye-catching floral designs to unforgettable newlywed moments, these weddings stole our hearts the moment we saw them — and refuse to let go!

Gina and Fernando’s Epic DIY Wedding at Zona Colonial

Where it took place: Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Why we love it: This art designer bride and her woodworking groom made sure no detail of her wedding went untouched! While Fernando made all of the wood pieces, Gina painted signs, designed floral arrangements, crafted paper goods, personalized two leather jackets, and turned the Spanish-style patio venue into a tropical haven. Every single detail was the Pinterest-perfect, DIY gold!

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photos by Ricardo Enrique Photography, additional photography by Lourdes Rojas, event planning by Decor Insider, ceremony venue: La Altagracia Church, reception venue: Zona Colonial, art direction by Los Plebeyos, bridesmaids’ apparel by ASOS, groom’s apparel by ASOS, and groomsmen’s apparel by Zara

Hanna and Matthias’ Cozy Cathedral Park Wedding

Where it took place: Cathedral Park and The Blockhouse, Portland, Oregon

Why we love it: Hanna and Matthias’ wedding ceremony took place underneath a bridge…must we go on? With just a few simple touches, like a copper arch draped with greenery, an antique rug, and a copper bar cart altar, they made the iconic bridge location into a charming wedding ceremony site. Then they ended the night with a quintessentially Portland reception of burger, fries, and beers!

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photos by Olivia Strohm Photography, ceremony venue: Cathedral Park, reception venue: The Blockhouse, catering by PDX Sliders, stationery by Hanna Wilson, hair and makeup by McKenzi Renae, wedding dress by Dreamers and Lovers, and rentals by Artifact Rentals

Angélica and Emiliano’s Fashion-Forward Italian Destination Wedding in Tuscany

Where it took place: Monteraponi, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy

Why we love it: This destination wedding was planned in just 4 months and was the perfect combination of effortlessly elegant and rustically charming, all of which complemented the villa venue perfectly. The true showstoppers of the day, though, were the bride’s custom lace gown, the bridesmaids’ chic mismatched dresses, and the groom’s floral-print suit, which updated classic Italian romance with a unique, eclectic twist!

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photos by Chris & Ruth Photography, event planning by A Modo, venue: Monteraponi, floral design by Il Filo D’erba, catering and cake by Lo Scalco, officiant from My Wedding in Italy, hair and makeup by Marcelo Sath, wedding dress by Fabiana Milazzo, and groom’s apparel by Gianni Feraud

Bobby and James’ Moody Luxe NOLA Wedding at The Marigny Opera House

Where it took place: Marigny Opera House, New Orleans, Louisiana

Why we love it: Bobby and James channeled the darker side of New Orleans and used a moody fall palette along with luxurious textiles to give their venue a deeply romantic vibe. They also traded in traditional florals for lush greenery installations that made it look like guests were dining in an overgrown indoor garden. From the blue velvet tablecloths to the grooms’ dark custom tuxedos, this NOLA wedding was the epitome of sophistication.

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photos by Kristen Marie Parker, event planning by Clark and Kelly, venue: Marigny Opera House, floral design by Pistil & Stamen, catering by Catering D’Orleans, grooms’ tuxedos by Commonwealth Proper, grooms’ shoes by Christian Louboutin, and rentals by La Tavola LinensPompadour ProductionsYur Event, and Luminous Event

Crystal and Rawle’s Romantic Glam Wedding at Trinity River Audobon Center

Where it took place: Trinity River Audobon Center, Dallas, Texas

Why we love it: Crystal loves all things earthy and bohemian while Rawle prefers clean lines and bold accents, so the modern architecture of their venue and the indoor/outdoor spaces provided the perfect compromise for their “Modern Romance” theme. They also added a touch of glam with the formal wedding party style, and Crystal added a pop of edge with a black leather jacket over her stunning gown.

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photos by Chelsea Denise Photography, event planning by Truly Ewers Events, venue: Trinity River Audobon Center, floral design by Belle Decor, makeup by Ryan Whitney Makeup Artistry, hair styling by Aeleise Jana, wedding dress by Sarah Seven via The Dress Theory Nashville, and rentals by Posh Couture Rentals

Celbi and Gabe’s Blissful Boho Tulum Wedding

Where it took place: Papaya Playa Project, Tulum, Mexico

Why we love it: Tulum wedding are notorious for being bohemian dreams, but Celbi and Gabe took boho bliss to a whole new level! Not only was their decor the perfect mix of relaxed and tropical, but the bride’s a stunning lace gown and statement earrings are what beachy bridal dreams are made of.

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photos by Brooke Taelor, event planning by Jayne Bubis Events, venue: Papaya Playa Project, floral design by Maria Limon, catering by Ginger Catering, cake by Zaida Marcos, stationery by You’re Invited, hair and makeup by Prep Tulum, wedding dress by Rue De Seine, bridesmaids’ apparel by Show Me Your Mumu, groom and groomsmen’s apparel by Gap, rentals by Archive Mexico, and favors by Brayco

Juliana and Lais’ Deliciously Beautiful Rio de Janeiro Wedding

Where it took place: Private Residence, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Why we love it: Juliana and Lais’ awesome party vibe was only outdone by the killer bridal styles, which included a white jumpsuit, a classic white gown, minimalist accessories, and stunning hairpieces. They filled their venue with pops of pink and gold and filled every nook and cranny with brilliant florals to match their vibrant personalities.

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photos by Thrall Photography, event planning by Vou Casar e Panz, floral design by Nega Fulô Floral, catering by Malagueta Buffet, cake by A Merenda, makeup by Ju Sales and Jo Portalupi, hair styling by Carol Castilho, wedding dresses by Suia Store and Mel Bessa Atelier, bridal accessories by Sunflower Acessorios and Diana Benchimol, event styling by Menta e Pessego, and candy by Brigadeiros da Bia and Confeitaria Neves

Ghazal and Luvh’s Fusion Destination Wedding in Santa Barbara

Where it took place: Crossroads Estate, Santa Barbara, California

Why we love it: Ghazal and Luvh wedding day was a whirlwind of love and impossibly beautiful moments that included not one, not two, but three wedding ceremonies! We love that they dedicated time to pay tribute to their Indian and Persian cultures, as well as to their Western roots and that all of their ceremonies took place under the same flower-adorned wood arch to create a cohesive feel. From the vibrant colors to the couple’s exceptional style, this Santa Barbara wedding was one for the books!

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photos by Jenny Smith & Co., event planning by Bright Blue Events, venue: Crossroads Estate, floral design by Clementine Floral Works, makeup and hair by Marlaine Reiner, wedding dress by Tara Lauren, groom’s apparel by Paul Smith, rings by Main Street Jewelers, rentals by MTB Event Rentals, and transportation by Santa Barbara Airbus

Jen and Marshall and Kelly and Justin’s Double Wedding in Maryland

Where it took place: Private Estate, Maryland

Why we love it: Sisters Jen and Kelly couldn’t imagine getting married without each other, so the planned the most epic double wedding we’ve ever seen! Their traditional and rustic styles worked like a dream together in shades of pink, green, and gold and the DIY projects they completed together looked gorgeous alongside the summery florals that rounded out their relaxed backyard party vibe. Also, we’re firm believers that two wedding dresses are always better than one, and these sisters’ looks were perfectly complementary while still being distinctly their own.

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photos by Cody & Allison, floral design by Ona Rose Floral, cake by Peace of Cake, makeup by Rachael Wontrop, hair styling by The Brushing Bride, wedding dress by Etsy and Serendipity Bridal, bridal accessories by Jimmy Choo and Badgley Mischka, grooms’ apparel by Hugo Boss, groomsmen’s apparel by Men’s Wearhouse, rings by Mark Broumand and Ben Bridge, and rentals by Ebb Tide Tent and Party Rentals

Iva and Giulian’s Naturally Sophisticated Laurelville Manor Wedding

Where it took place: Laurelville Manor, York, Australia

Why we love it: It’s no easy feat to combine black-tie elegance with bohemian charm, but Iva and Giulian made it look effortless! Between the bride’s cascading orchid bridal bouquet, the wedding party’s chic black, white, and red style, and the pampas grass that was bursting from the ceremony backdrop and the centerpieces, this Australian wedding was eye-candy from top to bottom.

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photos by iZO Photography, venue: Laurelville Manor, floral design by Travelling Jaspers, catering by All Seasons Catering, stationery by Fenton Ink, wedding dress by Zanzis Couture, and rings by Ross Ezekiel

Let us know your favorite weddings of 2018 in the comments below and be sure to stay tuned for part two coming next week! In the meantime, check out these 18 elopements that will have you wanting to nix tradition!

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This Charleston Wedding at William Aiken House was Filled with Italian Flair

December 12, 2018 | juliette

We’re traveling to Southern Italy without even needing to leave the U.S. thanks to Lisa and Jeremy’s stunning South Carolina wedding at William Aiken House! Because the bride’s family is from Italy, the couple incorporated a classic Italian feel and wedding traditions into their big day with whimsical flowers and olive branches designed by Stephanie Gibbs Events, an al fresco dinner party with a distinctly European-rustic feel, and tradition favors for their guests. Lisa took our breaths away in her lace-topped Sassi Holford gown and romantic updo, and her girls made laid-back elegance look effortless in neutral Jenny Yoo dresses. The hopeless romantics in us were swept away by every Italian-inspired detail that A Charleston Bride and their entire dream team helped the couple create for their special day, and Sean Money + Elizabeth Fay could not have captured it all more brilliantly!

The Couple:

Lisa and Jeremy

The Wedding:

William Aiken House, Charleston, South Carolina

Our wedding vibe was primarily inspired by Southern Italy where my (bride) parents are from. We wanted to bring Italy and our traditions to Charleston. Having an al fresco dinner under a beautiful lite trellis mixed with loose, colorful flowers, and olive branches, giving the traditional wedding favors (five almonds given as wedding favors to symbolize five wishes for the bride and groom: health, wealth, happiness, fertility, and longevity) as well as dancing the traditional Tarantella, did just that.

Magical, fun-filled, dynamic duo are only some words that come to mind when I talk about my photographers Sean Money and Elizabeth Fay. They have become such great friends that the day of the wedding just seemed to be a big party that they just so happened to have their cameras on them. Sean and Elizabeth truly captured the fun, crazy facial expressions our wedding day brought to us as well as unplanned moments such as trying to feed a taco to Jeremy on our way to take pictures and spilling it on both his tuxedo and my dress. Trying to recreate the champagne tower toast my parents (bride) had 37 years ago on their wedding day and accidentally knocking over the glasses – don’t worry, second times a charm. Moments we will never forget and friendships that will truly last forever.

The best wedding planning advice I have for other couples is, if you can, have some sort of welcome reception or pick a place to meet for after dinner drinks with everyone the night before the wedding. It was so nice for us to catch up with out of town guests and family we haven’t seen in a while the night before and spend the day of the wedding just enjoying the day and not missing out on any moments.

It is impossible to pick one moment that was more memorable than the next but an unplanned moment right before dessert definitely sticks out! Our photographers and videographer stole sparklers for our sparkler exit and told us to follow them. We lit the sparklers and danced, ran around in circles, were spelling words in the air, jumping on each other’s backs – a moment of us getting to enjoy being husband and wife. The photos and videos of these ended up capturing some of my favorite shots!

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Sean Money + Elizabeth Fay
Event Planning – A Charleston Bride
Venue – William Aiken House
Floral Design – Stephanie Gibbs Events
Catering and Cake – Patrick Properties Hospitality Group
DJ – Darby Events
Videography – Life in Rewind
Stationery – Studio R Design
Calligraphy – Sweet Magnolia Paper
Hair and Makeup Artist – Paper Dolls
Wedding Dress – Sassi Holford via Ladies of Lineage
Bridal Accessories – Ladies of Lineage
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Jenny Yoo via Bella Bridesmaids
Groom’s Apparel – Hickey Freeman via Nordstrom
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Men’s Wearhouse
Rentals – Snyder and Ooh! Events
Lighting – Technical Event Company

 

Congratulations to Lisa and Jeremy, and a big thanks to Junebug members Sean Money + Elizabeth Fay for sharing this beautiful wedding at William Aiken House! Love the romantic style of Italian weddings as much as we do? This modern Italian garden wedding at Villa La Vedetta is enchanting AF!

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