Lush and Lovely Protea Inspired Wedding at White Willow Farms

October 20, 2019 | brooke

Abigail and Jeremy celebrated their love in style at White Willow Farms in Indianapolis, Indiana! The couple’s goal for their wedding was to make everyone feel like they were at home, so they hired Boldly Chic Events to help them create a day that didn’t feel like a production, but gave off all the boho elegance and “homey” vibes. From the Proteas (Abigail’s favorite flower) Jim Sims used in the floral design to the couple’s go-to dessert: WheelHouse Donuts — the day was truly a representation of their love. If hometown, lush vibes are your thing, you won’t want to miss every gorgeous photo Sarah Kriner captured from this lovely day at White Willow Farms!

The Couple:

Abigail & Jeremy

The Wedding:

White Willow Farms, Indianapolis, Indiana

The bride’s (second) most memorable part of the day: Honorable mention on the most memorable part would have to be the wind (as you’ll see from the pictures, lol). I think my sister said it best, “It was windy, for God to hold off the rain and it simply sprinkled – only for a minute – to show Heaven’s tears of joy.”

Wedding planning advice from the bride: Don’t sweat the small stuff. Honesty, nothing should feel stressful until the invites go out (and then the crazies come out) but honestly, you just have to remember it’s your day, not theirs. People will ask questions and have opinions but as long as you’re honoring you and your future spouses’ hearts then all will be well.

We only toured two wedding venues in the Indianapolis area and instantly fell in love with White Willow Farms located right outside the city in Arcadia, IN. The venue actually had just opened in October 2018 and we toured it right before its first wedding weekend and booked it the same day for June 8th, 2019. We loved that it was a modern barn, but nothing about it felt like a farm. The owners, Holly and Joel Phillips have such an amazing vision and we keep in touch with them often. Everything they have created from the outdoor chapel with church pews, to the gorgeous bridal and groom suites, it’s just perfect and really allowed our day to feel relaxed, yet boho elegance.

From the rug we were married on (I love home decor and boho aesthetics), to the proteas (my favorite flower) flown in for the ceremony from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa that was adorned throughout so much of our day, to our signature drinks (bourbon for him, mezcal for me) we are truly created this beautiful, relaxed wedding day that turned into such a fun party that both of us ended up being hoisted onto chairs by the end of the evening.

Sarah Kriner is the most amazing soul! Like adore her and the whole reason I chose her is because I wanted the emotion and love of our wedding day to be captured and to tell a story– and we did exactly that. She is so low key amazing. I love the photos of us in front of the Bronco.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Sarah Kriner
Event Planning – Boldly Chic Events
Wedding Venue – White Willow Farms
Floral Design – Jim Sims
Catering – Jacquies Catering
Cake – The Flying Cupcake
Donuts – WheelHouse Donuts
DJ – Track Seven DJ
Videography – Northernlight Filmworks
Stationery – Athena Stree
Makeup Artist – Hello Gorgeous
Hair Styling – Laura Michelle
Wedding Dress – Pronovias
Bridal Accessories – Anthropolgie
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Jenny Yoo
Groom’s Apparel – The Black Tux
Groomsmen’s Apparel – The Black Tux


Congratulations Abigail and Jeremy, and thank you so much for sharing your lovely White Willow Farms wedding with Junebug! If you loved this couple’s day, we think you should see this cozy and lush Netherlands wedding at Domaine D’Heerstaayen.

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Ultra-Fashionable Puerto Rico Elopement Inspiration in Lajas Valley

October 19, 2019 | brooke

Photographers Fran and Mils of Love Bears created this styled Puerto Rico elopement shoot to show the diverse possibilities Puerto Rico has to offer, besides the traditional tropical experience — and we’re totally obsessed with how they pulled it off! Models Bryan and Mairaly totally rocked their ASOS attire, making the affordable fashions look like custom pieces. We love Love Bears’ choice of a romantic, modern Airbnb mixed with a variety of natural landscapes. Scroll on for all the ultra-fashionable Puerto Rico elopement inspiration!



The Talented Team:

Photography – Love Bears
Models – Bryan ReyesMairaly Rodríguez
Makeup Artist & Hair Styling – Mairaly Rodríguez
Wedding Dress – ASOS
Bridal Accessories – Eva Guadalupe
Bride’s Hat – Johnny y June
Groom’s Apparel – ASOS


Our biggest thanks to Love Bears for sharing this Puerto Rico elopement inspiration shoot with Junebug! Want to see more ultra-fashionable wedding inso? This fashion-forward couple had the most romantic Buoakirkja black church elopement we’ve ever seen.

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Earthy Romantic Utica, NY Wedding at Best View Barn

October 19, 2019 | brooke

Simplicity and community were top priorities at Victoria and Ilya’s earthy, romantic wedding at Best View Barn in Utica, New York. It’s always a great thing when you can hire a team of creative vendors to work on your special day and make your vision come true, but when it came to Victoria and Ilya’s wedding, they choose a different route. They hired GLDN Soul Events to help their vision of a happy, family gathering vibe come to life — and that’s exactly what it was! The florals, dessert, stationary, catering form Zeina’s Cafe, and even the furniture, were all carefully handcrafted by members of the community. Lawn games, blowing bubbles, and heartfelt patio chats were the highlight of the evening at Best View Barn. We can’t wait for you to see how Afrik Armando beautifully documented it all!

The Couple:

Victoria & Ilya

The Wedding:

Best View Barn, Utica, New York



The most memorable part of our day was just before the ceremony. Upon arriving at the venue, it was almost overwhelming to see all those people there to celebrate our marriage. Before walking down the aisle, my husband and I took some time aside for a few minutes just to freak out and let everything settle in. We couldn’t believe after all the planning, our day was finally here! I was a little nervous and that small moment before walking down the aisle helped ground me and calmed my nerves.

Afrik Armando was incredible. He helped put us at ease and made our day so much fun. We haven’t had much experience being in front of a camera and Afrik made us feel comfortable. He made sure we had all dreamy photos we wanted.

The most important part about planning our wedding was definitely finding the right wedding planner. Planning is not my forte.. at all. So when I met my planner Ilona, she helped me design a mood board and select decor that was in line with my vision. I also didn’t want a traditional wedding. I wanted it to feel more like a party and celebration rather than a formal event.

For me, simplicity was key. The venue was so beautiful on its own, and I didn’t want to clutter with decor. I used inspiration from other weddings and decided I love the look of greenery, bohemian elements, and whimsical wildflowers.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Afrik Armando
Event Planning – GLDN Soul Events
Wedding Venue – Best View Barn
Catering – Zeina’s Cafe
Cake – Serendipity Cakes
Stationery – Afrik Armando
Wedding Dress – Lovely Bride


Congratulations Victoria and Ilya on your most romantic day at Best View Barn! We’re feeling so grateful that Afrik Armando shared it with Junebug! If you’re into these DIY, family-style vibes, you definitely should check out this sentimental DIY Sandpoint wedding.

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