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Naturally Stunning Moore Cove Falls Wedding

David and Caitlin Moore cove falls wedding

Weddings are all about celebrating love for one another in a place that is meaningful to you as a couple. That’s why Caitlin and David settled on a Moore Cove Falls wedding to celebrate their love. The two always loved the mountains, so they figured why not tie the knot in the middle of a national forest with nature as their incredible backdrop? With the help of planner Elope Asheville, they said “I do” surrounded by their loved ones, their furry friend Phenix, and the gentle sounds of the waterfall.

While we could talk about how special the intimate celebration was, we love what photographers—and Junebug members–The Stewarts Roam had to say about the couple and the love-filled day.

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The Stewarts Roam’s Take On The Day

These two chose Moore Cove Falls for their special day and exchanged their vows on the rocks, right beneath the breathtaking falls. It was a killer spot, and we couldn’t have pictured a more beautiful scene for this special couple.

We fell in love with David and Caitlin’s generous spirits and knew our personalities would suit their day well. We were completely honored by the number of times David and Caitlin told us that they trusted us and wanted our vision and artistic styles to guide their day. And we were beyond happy to oblige! When a couple gives us that much creative freedom to truly document their day to the best of our ability, we know that we’re working with the right people. David and Caitlin are two absolutely wonderful people.

We loved getting to know these two and getting to witness their love for one another. Another very special addition to this awesome day was their gorgeous dog, Phenix. He kept a close watch over his humans and added a gentle, calming presence. 

The Couple:

Caitlin and David

The Wedding:

Moore Cove Falls, North Carolina

Wedding venue

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Incorporating Nature At A Moore Cove Falls Wedding

We wanted something small, intimate, and in the mountains—we love the mountains. Moore Cove Falls was the perfect place–a quiet waterfall within the Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina. The rest fell into place. Nature doesn’t need many decorations. It does all the work for you with its beauty. With the sun shining on a warm autumn day, our vibe was set. Our closest family wore deep reds and navy to match the groom–including our husky, Phenix, who sported a rose-covered leash and formal bandana–and I carried matching flowers. The waterfall served as our music.

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Personalizing The Day With A Pet

We had our dog Phenix join our special day. You could say he was one of the best men! We think he knew his mom and dad were getting married because he was just such a good and happy boy all day. 

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Honoring The Bride’s Father

I tied my dad’s wedding ring around my bouquet. He passed away five years ago, and I felt like he was walking with me throughout the day by keeping his own band close to mine.

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Moore's cove falls wedding portraits

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What It’s Like Working With A Junebug Member

Our photographers–The Stewarts Roam–were the best! They are such a fun couple who create magical photos of natural moments. They captured who we are as a couple within every shot throughout the day. Our whole essence is in these photos. We had such a fun time, too, talking and laughing and getting to become friends throughout the day.

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Moore's cove falls wedding first dance

The Wedding Team:

Photography – The Stewarts Roam Photography
Event Planning – Elope Asheville
Ceremony Venue – Moore Cove Falls
Videography – Inkspot Crow
Makeup Artist – Flawless Makeup

 

Congratulations again to Caitlin and David on their Moore Cove Falls wedding! We’re so thankful that Junebug members The Stewarts Roam were there to capture the magic of the day. To see more of their work, check out their profile in our directory of wedding photographers from around the world!

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Multi-Cultural Cafe de L’Horloge Wedding Full of Impromptu Dancing

March 3, 2021 | kailey

Two cultures, two big families, and a lot of dancing—we can’t think of a more unique and fun way to celebrate the joining of two lives. From the food to the fashion, Grace and Toni’s multi-cultural Cafe de L’Horloge wedding was full of beautiful Indian and Nigerian influences. 

After the original venue canceled 72 hours before their big day—Grace and Toni leaned on their talented team of vendors to recreate their wedding on a short timeline. Wedding planner and designer, Salar Events & Design, brought the couple’s dream ceremony to life in less than three days at Cafe de L’Horloge. The whimsical reception space—complete with stained glass windows and a quaint fireplace—was dressed in simply elegant Efflorescence floral arrangements and draped twinkle lights

Photographer and Junebug member, Annabelle Agnew Photography captured jaw-dropping images that prove a simple wedding doesn’t mean sacrificing incredible and meaningful moments. Sometimes, less is more. 

The Couple:

Grace and Toni

The Wedding:

Cafe de L’Horloge, Quebec, Canada

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Less Is More At A Cafe de L’Horloge Wedding 

Our ceremony was simple but filled with meaningful moments of laughter, gratitude, and reflection. In light of all the difficult circumstances of 2020, and the uncertainty of whether we’d even have our wedding, it was with sweet relief we sang (or in some cases, hummed ) the hymn “Great is Thy Faithfulness” before the vows. We will otherwise remember that at our wedding, we danced…and we danced often! An especially fun memory is the impromptu dance down the aisle after our vows.

Involving Loved Ones 

Our community’s involvement is what made our ceremony personal and meaningful. Our sweet friend and former roommate played “Moon River” on her guitar as my father and I walked down the aisle. We had a close family friend officiate the ceremony, and another lead us in singing “Great is Thy Faithfulness.” Finally, our pastor, a friend of many years, gave a thoughtful wedding sermon.

Hire Vendors You Trust 

Hire vendors you trust to go above and beyond to bring to life the day of your dreams. For us, it was important and rewarding to work with vendors—particularly our wedding planner— who understood and worked with the nuances of our cultural backgrounds. Because of COVID-19, our initial venue canceled 72 hours before our wedding day. We can’t imagine what we would have done without the initiative and help of our talented team.

Anabelle Agnew’s Take On Dancing The Night Away 

It was a wedding full of surprise dance performances. At the reception, the bridesmaids choreographed a virtual dance mash-up—with appearances from family and friends all over the world. The evening ended with Toni and his groomsmen surprising Grace with a Bollywood style flash mob.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Annabelle Agnew Photography
Event Planning –Salar Events & Design
Ceremony + Reception Venue – Cafe de L’Horloge
Floral Design – Efflorescence
Cake – Bayard Gateaux
Videography – Authentik Weddings
Invitation Design –Deux Amoureux
Wedding Dress – Oui je le voeux
Groom’s Apparel – Maison Leporem
Rings – Ecksand
Rentals – Casa D’Eramo

 

We are grateful Junebug member Annabelle Agnew Photography captured every little moment that made this multi-cultural Cafe de L’Horloge wedding unforgettable. Grace and Toni’s day—full Indian and Nigerian cultural influences, fun, and a whole lot of dancing—is the perfect inspo for couples looking to ditch standard wedding traditions

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Wes Anderson Inspired Wedding With A Unique Color Palette

March 2, 2021 | riley

Weddings are not only a day to celebrate your love, but they’re also a day to let loose and have fun. There’s no better way to do that than surrounded by your loved ones, some disco balls, and a theme dedicated to your favorite Hollywood filmmaker. Chloe and Ethan’s Wes Anderson inspired wedding was as stunning as it was eclectic. One look at the photos beautifully captured by Mo Speer Photography, and you’d have no idea that the couple had to scrap all of their original wedding plans thanks to COVID-19.

With a yellow and orange retro color palette, an Alexandra Grecco wedding gown complete with a feather-covered cape, blankets to keep guests warm in the chilly October weather, and dramatic florals arranged by Flowers by Dreams, the couple thought of every single detail. Scroll on to be transported to a magical Wes Anderson inspired wedding–in the best way possible.

The Couple:

Chloe and Ethan

The Wedding:

Siegenthaler Farm, Madison, Wisconsin

Throwing A Wes Anderson Inspired Wedding In Their Hometown

My best friend’s parents own our venue. When we realized that we were only going to be able to host ten guests in Dane county–if at all–they were generous enough to offer their stunning property with lush green hills and an old oak grove forest that looked like it was made to host a ceremony. My best friend got married there a few years before, and we were so lucky that they were excited to host us. I always wanted an outdoor wedding, and it made it extra special that it was in my hometown.

Including Friends and Family In The Ceremony

Our ceremony was completely personalized and written by us, down to the custom vows and ring exchange. We carefully thought about every song that played as we led up to the processional and wanted to ensure the ceremony had substance but represented our love. It was not focused on any religion, so we had a friend read from the Alchemist. Another friend read a poem that I wrote about our love story, and my brother wrote and officiated a whole ceremony around the theme of “love stories.” There weren’t many dry eyes in the crowd when it was all said and done, and it was very laid back and custom to us.

Planning A Wedding With COVID-19 In Mind

The most important thing we learned while planning a wedding during COVID is to keep your love at the center of every decision. We knew we wanted to get married in 2020 and understood that to be able to do that, we’d need to ensure that our guests were safe. We wanted to feel confident knowing that we weren’t putting people at risk. Thoughtful decisions were made to see this through, including an outdoor wedding in late October in Wisconsin, as well as cutting our guest list drastically. We can’t say enough about how wonderful it was to have a small, intimate wedding.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Mo Speer Photography
Event Planning – Elevate Events
Ceremony Venue – Siegenthaler Farm
Floral Design – Flowers for Dreams
Catering – The Black Sheep
Cake – The Baked Lab
DJ & Rentals – Chance Productions
Stationary – Hall Creative Co.
Makeup Artist & Hair Styling – Laura Schweiger
Wedding Dress – Alexandra Grecco via Alice in Ivory
Groom’s Apparel – NL Suits
Calligraphy and Signage – The Crafty Peach
Rentals – Sunbelt Rentals, Cedar & Spice, A La Carte Rentals, BBJ Linen, La Tavola Linen, Tablescapes
Rentals Continued – Wildewood, Bucky’s Rentals
Transportation – Gallant Knight Limousine

 

Congratulations again to Chloe and Ethan on their Wes Anderson inspired wedding! We’re so thankful that Mo Speer Photography was there to capture every stunning detail. For tips on planning your own one-of-a-kind “I do’s” like this one, check out our guide on planning a unique wedding!

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