Incredibly Vibrant Botanical Garden Wedding

Anabelle and Alexander’s love story was 12 years in the making. Because life had other plans, the couple tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in the middle of the pandemic. So having a sequel wedding–this time with their loved ones–was something they looked forward to. And with the help of the Events by Denise, the pair was able to bring to life a celebration full of personality that perfectly complemented the natural beauty of their botanical garden wedding venue

A 19th-century estate with hacienda-inspired architecture and lush gardens, a vibrant color palette, and spectacular floral displays—everything about their big day at Rancho Las Lomas was beyond romantic and magical. Nestled under ancient oak and sycamore trees, the couple said their “I dos” under the marble theater. The same space was flipped for the reception, and the repurposed floral arch drew the attention to the show-stopping pressed flower cake by Grace & Honey

You may think the dreamy aesthetic can’t be topped, but the couple still managed to surprise their guests with their stunning attire. The groom rocked a teal suit paired with a pink tie for the ceremony while the bride glowed in her deep-V wedding dress. The pair then changed into gold Cambodian ensembles fit for royalty. Scroll through to see every incredible detail beautifully captured by Junebug member Julie Pepin. This gorgeous botanical garden wedding is full of inspiration you’re going to want to share with your talented team of vendors.

The Couple:

Anabelle and Alexander

The Wedding:

Rancho Las Lomas, Silverado, California, United States

Why A Botanical Garden Wedding

We loved how diverse Rancho Las Lomas was. It was spacious with beautiful architecture and luscious greenery. When we first visited the venue in person, it felt like an adventure going through the space and discovering wonderful pockets throughout the venue.

Personalizing The Ceremony By Having The Groom’s Brother Officiate And Writing Their Own Vows

We had Alex’s younger brother Eli as the officiant as we found him to be the most fitting to lead such a special ceremony. He has a calming and compassionate presence and, of course, has seen our relationship grow for over a decade of being together. During the pandemic, we also did a civil ceremony a year prior, so we decided to save our vows for our wedding celebration when all of our family and friends would surround us.

They Picked Their Wedding Date Based On Junebug Member Julie Pepin’s Availability

It was tough to postpone our wedding, but the main upsides were to have it at a safer time with an abundance of loved ones and to book Julie for our new date. We are huge fans of Julie’s work and were super excited to have her capture our day in what we knew would be a very special way.

Setting Expectations With Vendors And Letting Go Of The Little Things That Don’t Go According To Planned

Although the month before the wedding feels particularly hectic, I think going the extra mile to ensure everything is communicated correctly to vendors helps. We recommend dropping an email with concise reminders of your requests for a specific vendor. Conversations with vendors about your vision are made well in advance, so a refresh would be helpful on their end. Naturally, a few slip-ups happened that possibly could’ve been avoided, but that’s just how it is. At a certain point, you just have to go with the flow on the wedding day to be able to take in all that is wonderful.

They Were Proud Of How They Brought Their Dream Wedding To Life

We are proud of how everything came together visually–to have a wedding that felt thoughtful, personal, and tastefully colorful. The colors were extremely satisfying to see on the day of—whether it was attire, florals, table setting, or the cake. It was the best to see all the details come to life.

The Bride Made Custom Cookie Favors With The Help Of Her Entire Family 

Anabelle is very proud of the  decorated sugar cookies she made for the favors. She started a sugar cookie business during the pandemic, which she now operates full-time, so it only made sense to put in the love and care to make all the favors. It was of the crest shield that she designed. Alex, Anabelle, Alex’s brother, and Anabelle’s mom created an assembly line of gold boxes, thank you inserts, cookies, and ribbon to make these favors feel extra special. Anabelle wanted the favors to feel Wes Anderson-esque.

Heartfelt Speeches From Their Loved Ones

Following dinner, we had toasts from the parents and four bridal party members, which was truly memorable. It was beautiful to relax and be present yet reflective while hearing our nearest and dearest talk about their experiences with us. It was comforting and so emotional. It embedded how lucky we are to be surrounded by an abundance of loved ones.

Surprising Their Guests By Changing Into Traditional Cambodian Attire and A Special Mother Dance

We surprised our guests in a couple of ways. We changed into traditional Cambodian wedding attire decked out in ornate gold fabrics and accessories during our cocktail hour. It was great to pay homage to Anabelle’s background. Another surprise was that we did a mother dance together to celebrate the women who raised us. At one point, we turned to switch up partners so we could dance with our mother-in-law too.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Julie Pepin
Event Planning – Denise Holt
Venue – Rancho Las Lomas
Floral Design – The Bloom of Time
Catering – 24 Carrots
Cake – Grace & Honey
Officiant – Eli Brown
Videography – Ferris Media
Invitation Design –
Hair & Makeup Artist – Marie Tran
Wedding Dress – Madi Lane
Groom’s Apparel – Jimmy Au’s
Cambodian Attire Rentals – Vannary Bridal
Favors – Bananabelle Brown


Congratulations to Anabelle and Alexander on their incredibly vibrant botanical garden wedding. And a big thank you to photographer and Junebug member Julie Pepin for capturing and sharing their stunning day with us. For more swoon-worthy inspo like this wedding, check out her profile in our directory of photographers from around the world.

Whether you and your partner lean into personal preferences or draw inspiration from the venue or the season, the wedding colors you choose will ensure that everything looks on theme. After all, picking out the combo you’re happy with will make all the design decisions a lot easier. Struggling to decide on a color scheme for your big day? Let these combinations in our list of floral color palettes inspire your own. 

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Timeless Tropical Saba Estate Wedding Inspiration

June 25, 2022 | riley

Imagine this, walking down the aisle with sand between your toes and bright blue waters as far as the eyes can see. Or dancing under the stars with the waves crashing in the background. This is exactly what Junebug member Avavi Bali Weddings wanted to showcase through this Saba Estate wedding inspiration, but on a more glamorous level. Using a timeless color palette, opulent florals, and gold decor, this styled shoot is the perfect inspiration for tropical luxury.

The talented vendor team completely transformed the pool area into a stunning ceremony space with lush florals lining a reflective aisle and a chic lounge. And with the panoramic ocean views and tropical landscape as a backdrop, it was the ultimate romantic setting for exchanging vows. Meanwhile, the reception featured lavish florals, candles in towering glass candelabras, and gold furniture and settings. Nothing quite says elegance and glam more than gilded details against an all-white tablescape. 

To top things off, the sophisticated wedding fashion perfectly tied into the theme. The groom stayed cool in a beige jacket while the bride stunned in a strapless gown. When it comes to destination weddings, it doesn’t get any dreamier than an oceanside soiree. One look at these photos by Imaj Gallery and you’ll want to fly to Bali for your big day. So keep scrolling because this Saba Estate wedding inspiration will leave you gushing.

Recommended Reading: 8 Tropical Wedding Ideas To Transform Any Venue Into Paradise

How This Saba Estate Wedding Inspiration Came To Be

We did this styled photo at a brand new villa in Bali called Saba Estate. This six-bedroom luxury villa is a true beauty with its unique architecture and stylish, tropical chic interiors. The huge oceanfront garden features expansive lawns big enough to seat 300 guests. The theme of this styled shoot is timeless elegance. White roses and trailing greenery filled the space with floral beauty, while crystal candelabra and mirrored decor added the perfect touch of luxury. As for the massive floral backdrop at the sweetheart table, call us speechless. Also, we wanted to tell the world that Bali is open now. We hope to have destination weddings back soon.

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The Talented Team:

Photography – Imaj Gallery
Behind-the-Scenes Photographer – Dwiko Arie
Event Planning – Avavi Bali Weddings
Ceremony Venue – Saba Estate
Floral Design – Aisle Project
Catering – Amazing Bali Catering
Cake – Thyme and Caramel
Bar + Cocktail Rentals – Bali Sewa Sewa
Officiant – David Herbert
Live Music – Azimuth Bali
Videography – Bespoke Film Bali
Invitation Design – Atelier Plum
Makeup Artist + Hair Styling – Yeanne Make-Up Artist
Wedding Dress – Phangsanny
Bridal Accessories – Ma Gee Kha
Groom’s Apparel – Quinton Windsor
Flooring + Structure – AllSet Event Hire
Rentals – Bali Table Top
Furniture – Luxe Living Bali


A big thank you to Junebug member Aviva Bali Weddings for sharing this timeless tropical Saba Estate wedding inspiration with us. And of course, thanks to Imaj Gallery for capturing all the gorgeous details and romantic vibe that have us dreaming of a tropical escape. To see more of the incredible weddings that Aviva Bali Weddings has planned, check out their profile in our directory of wedding planners from around the world!

Whether you and your partner are tying the knot on an exotic island, celebrating in paradise a little closer to home, or you just have a deep love for all things tropical, a beach wedding can be a magical experience. Check out our list of tropical wedding ideas for inspiration you can add to your big day. 

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Colorful Rainbow Micro Wedding Inspiration

With a bold color palette, show-stopping vibrant florals, and whimsical details, this micro wedding inspiration has the full rainbow experience, and the vibe is off the charts! Deeply moved by Kelly Ginn Photography’s positivity and love for rainbows, Southern Sparkle Weddings and a visionary team of professionals created this styled shoot to inspire couples and wedding professionals to look forward with hope even during uncertain times. 

Taking to heart the quote “there’s no rainbow without the rain,” the team used lots of color and texture, which tied into the eclectic design of Brooxie’s House perfectly. For the romantic porch ceremony, bold, lush florals created by Southern Sparkle Florals framed the couple, while a rainbow  “oh happy day” sign was the perfect accent decor. The backyard reception featured a towering floral installation, a unique tablescape of iridescent settings, colorful taper candles in glass cylinders, and chargers made of real flowers. Not to mention the outdoor lounge with repurposed florals and decor, which was another fun addition to the celebration.

From the colorful signature drinks and charcuterie board to the bride’s rainbow accessories and the groom’s jacket with hot pink lace appliques—every detail was well-thought-out and beautiful. If you want to use every color under the sun for your big day, this rainbow micro wedding is for you. Kelly Ginn Photography captured the energy of this intimate soiree so perfectly that we’re sure you’re going to want to save it for later.

The Planner’s Inspiration Behind This Colorful Styled Shoot

My inspiration behind the design for the photo shoot was the photographer, Kelly Ginn Photography. Her branding and who she is are personally my inspiration. She’s one of the most positive people you will ever meet. She has a love of bright colors and rainbows. She understands that there are hardships in life—and 2020 was one big hardship for everyone—but without the rain, there are no rainbows. So I took this as my inspiration. To inspire couples and wedding industry pros to tough out the rain and the storms of what we are going through and know that on the other side of this is beauty, happiness, and of course, rainbows. 

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How They Chose The Perfect Location For This Rainbow Micro Wedding Inspiration

Picking the location for the micro wedding shoot was a no-brainer as we knew we wanted to create that intimate front porch feels for the ceremony. Pettigrew Adventures is a luxury short-term rental property company with nine unique properties. These properties were all curated and designed by owner Morgan Pettigrew. With over ten houses to choose from, the Brooxie’s House was the perfect fit.

Show-stopping Rainbow Details

Rainbow details were part of every element of the shoot design, from the custom invitations created by Lucky Letters–which even contained bright color confetti to truly set the tone–down to the silverware on the table. BBJ Linen’s Luster Mermaid Sequin linen truly sparkled and shined every time the light hit it. The rentals provided by Mahaffey Tent & Event Rentals accented the tables and ceremony. The florals from Southern Sparkle Florals took the shoot to the next level. They used hydrangeas, delphiniums, dyed baby’s breath, mums, and daisies to cover the front porch, which created a stunning backdrop for the couple. The same florals were repurposed to add height and even more color to the reception table design.

The Talented Team:

Photography – Kelly Ginn Photography
Event Planning + Floral Design – Southern Sparkle Wedding & Event Planning
Venue – Brooxie’s House via Pettigrew Adventures
Charcuterie – Cheese Please Company
Bartender – Candy Bar Bartender
Cake – The Flour Garden
Calligraphy + Paper Goods – Lucky 13 Letters
Makeup Artist – Kasey Acuff Makeup
Hair Styling – Emily Cohen Hair
Wedding Dress – Antonio Gual via Nicole Barré Bridal Boutique
Linens – BBJ Linens
Rentals – Mahaffet Tent & Event Rental
Transportation – Executive Coaches


Thanks to Southern Sparkle Weddings for sharing this colorful rainbow micro wedding inspiration with us. And, of course, a big thank you to Kelly Gin Photography for capturing every vibrant and romantic detail, making this one we just can’t get over!

To give your special day a unique vibe, splash it with color. Whether it’s a vibrant floral installation, neon lighting, or multi-toned attire for the wedding party, playing with colors can make your wedding stand out. To help spark inspiration, check out our guide to planning a unique celebration for tips on putting your own original spin on traditional wedding ideas. 

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