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WEDDING BLOG

This Organic Chic Acre Baja Wedding Showcases Some Seriously Unique Bride and Groom Style

October 21, 2018 | juliette

This Cabo wedding at Acre Baja is for the foodies and the fashionistas! Alexandra and Steven took wedding day style to a whole new level with the bride donning not one but two custom capes alongside her Pronovias gown and Gucci shoes and the groom rocking a classic black tux accessorized with a non-traditional Gucci tie and Stetson hat. Their goal was to create a chic, modern, and — most importantly — fun destination celebration, and we think they did just that! With tiny bottles of Mezcal and maracas for each guest, a carefully curated selection of the best foods, and the expert design eye of Bliss Events by Bonnie Chase, they created a one-of-a-kind celebration we’re sure none of their guests will forget! There were so many unbelievably stylish moments, as well as some outrageously fun party moments, and photographer Stefanie Vinsel captured them all brilliantly and harmoniously!

The Couple:

Alexandra and Steven

The Wedding:

Acre Baja, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

My dress was by Pronovias and my shoes were by Gucci. Because I work in the fashion industry, I had to do something to personalize my look. So, I made two separate capes that hooked onto my dress. The ceremony cape was made of silk and extended 5 feet past my dress, and the reception cape was hand-beaded and weighed over 7 pounds!

For us, it was important to be able to spend as much time with our friends and family as we could. We wanted to love, laugh, dance, eat, drink with all of them for more than just our big day. We also wanted them to really get time to know each other better as well. That said, if anyone else feels the same way, a piece of advice would be to have a destination wedding. It almost forces that situation to create itself.

The food and drink were provided by Acre and it was unreal (and that comes from two foodies)! Upon entering the venue, guests were greeted with a choice of welcome cocktails; a tamarind old fashioned and a mezcal cocktail with lime, pineapple, and hibiscus. 

After the ceremony, canapes were served by the pool, including quesadillas with squash blossoms and salsa verde, oysters with Michelada, red wine mignonette and soy peppercorn and a chorizo flatbread with cucumber yogurt and pumpkin seed pesto. For dinner, guests were served a family-style menu. We also had a custom lemon rosemary cake with cream cheese frosting and a boysenberry drizzle.

The most memorable part of our wedding, for both of us, was sitting at our sweetheart table and taking it all in. That all our friends and family were there to celebrate the love we share. It was pretty incredible to see so many people there that supported us on our journey.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Stefanie Vinsel
Event Planning – Bliss Events by Bonnie Chase
Venue – Acre Baja
Floral Design – Flowers and Events Los Cabos
DJ – Marcus Russell Price
Videography – Max Cutrone
Stationery – Bauer Haus
Hair and Makeup Artist – Kat Thompson
Wedding Dress – Pronovias
Bridal Accessories – Gucci
Groom’s Apparel – Lanvin, Alexander McQueen, Gucci, and Stetson
Transportation – Impala Ground Services

 

Congratulations to Alexandra and Steven, and a huge thanks to Rayce PR for sharing this beautiful wedding at Acre Baja with Junebug! Planning a destination wedding of your own? You have to see this rustic Phuket destination wedding at Chalong Bay Rum Distillery for inspiration!

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This Boho At-Home Couple Shoot Has Us Craving Breakfast in Bed

October 20, 2018 | juliette

Grab a blanket and some coffee, and cozy up with this at-home couple shoot captured by the brilliant Nicole Ashley Photography! Set in a boho-inspired apartment in Edmonton, Alberta, this couple shoot proves that at-home sessions are the way to go if you want to create a truly intimate vibe. Filmmaker Kimberly Wynn helped style this shoot, which featured cozy nooks, pretty plants, and bohemian decor, and ended in the best possible way — with breakfast in bed. We’re all in for at-home engagement and couple sessions, and this one gave us an extra dose of sweetness!

The Talented Team:

Photography – Nicole Ashley Photography
Styling – Kimberly Wynn
Hair and Makeup Artist – Behind the Blush

 

A huge thanks to Nicole Ashley Photography for sharing this dreamy at-home couple shoot with Junebug! Love the idea of an at-home couple shoot? Here’s everything you need for your cozy at-home engagement shoot!

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Organic Jewel Tone Austin Wedding at The Union on Eighth

Small town charm met big-time romance in Amanda and Tyler’s wedding at The Union on Eighth! The couple, who wanted their day to be a whirlwind of love that allowed their nearest and dearest a glimpse into their life, planned an unforgettable celebration with the help of Kelly Jones Events. Using a palette of jewel tones perfect for the Texas winter, they brought moody blooms designed by Sweetwater Stems together with vintage, rustic decor to create the coziest feel. The couple infused personal touches by writing their own ceremony, hiring a caricature artist for the reception, and serving Freebird’s for dinner (as a nod to where they first met). But, of all the unique details, our favorites have to be Amanda’s non-traditional wedding dress from Renegade Bridal, which was printed with a letter written by Tyler, and her fiery red exit dress! From the first look to the exit, this sweet Texas wedding was bursting with emotion, and Feather & Twine captured it all brilliantly!

The Couple:

Amanda and Tyler

The Wedding:

The Union on Eighth, Georgetown, Texas

As a pretty private couple, the most important thing was to create an immersive experience for our friends and family. We wanted, above all else, to bring our loved ones into our world and show them the incredible love we had for them and for each other!

Our fashion and beauty inspiration followed the same theme as the rest of the ceremony. We didn’t want to look or feel different than ourselves. We just wanted to be the wedding version! I kept my hair and makeup simple, and Tyler wore a slim fit suit and some sneaker sole dress shoes, which were great for dancing! The coolest part of our look was my skirt, which had a letter that Tyler wrote printed on it! The light pink print played off of my sister’s pink dress and the bridesmaid’s wine dresses. The boys wore blue suits to compliment Tyler.

I had both of my dads walk me down the aisle, which was really special. We also wrote our own ceremony! We were able to include a handfasting, self-written vows, and the story of how we met.

The most memorable part of the day was right after the ceremony. We had been together for 7 years (to the day!) and had waited to get married. We wanted to graduate from school, move to Colorado, and get settled before planning a wedding. Once the ceremony was over, we were so overwhelmed that we had finally done it! We were married! It was worth the wait, and that moment was truly everything to us. We had taken our time and did right by each other. It was the best feeling in the world to cry and look at one another knowing that we wouldn’t change a thing.

Our colors were jewel tones. These are also the colors we have in our home and what we surround ourselves with on a regular basis. In order to be true to our vision of bringing everyone into our world, moody tones were the way to go!

We love getting our caricature drawn! We have 5 different renditions from different artists that we hang in our house that serve as a fun reminder of different times in our life together. To share this with our guests, we had a caricature artist at the reception! It was so much fun to see everyone walk away with a fun and special memento. There were even a few that came out really funny! Grandma got a crown and a scepter, and my stepmom’s dog even got drawn!

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Feather & Twine
Event Planning – Kelly Jones Events
Venue – The Union on Eighth
Floral Design – Sweetwater Stems
Catering – Freebird’s
Cake – Coco Paloma
Bar Service – Sourced Cocktails
Officiant – Katrina Baecht
DJ – Infinity Sound Lab
Stationery – Butler’s Pantry Calligraphy
Hair and Makeup Artist – Lola Beauty
Wedding Dress – Renegade Bridal
Bridal Accessories – Kendra Scott
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – BHLDN
Groom’s Apparel – Men’s Wearhouse
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Al’s Formal Wear
Rings – Helzberg
Rentals – Loot Vintage Rentals
Favors – Amy Draws Faces

 

Congratulations to Amanda and Tyler, and a special thanks to Feather & Twine for sharing this unforgettable wedding at The Union on Eighth with Junebug! Love this jewel tone color palette? You have to see the pretty palette in this jewel tone Joshua Tree wedding at a secluded High Desert Homestead!

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