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WEDDING BLOG

Spectacularly Multicultural Brazilian and Puerto Rican Wedding

April 13, 2021 | olivia

From incorporating two different cultures on their wedding day to the bride’s parents singing I’ll Stand By You, this wedding was anything but ordinary. Jennifer and Edmar’s Brazilian and Puerto Rican wedding took multiculturalism to a new level. With help from their wedding planner Truly Yours Coordinator, they were able to incorporate their different cultures in the food, drinks, and yes, even Samba dancers. 

To top off this spectacular ceremony, the wedding day fashion was straight out of a magazine. The bride’s gown gives Bridgerton meets modern-day princess vibes and the colorful teal groomsmen suits were a perfectly coordinated pop of color. But seriously, you’re not going to want to skip past this wedding. Keep scrolling and let pictures from Jessica Jones Photography sweep you off your feet.

The Couple:

Jennifer and Edmar

The Wedding:

Sydonie Mansion, Mt. Dora, Florida

A Brazilian and Puerto Rican Wedding

The one thing we wanted most was to embrace both of our cultures and bring them together. Edmar is Brazilian and I am Puerto Rican so we incorporated a few of our favorite desserts and drinks from each of those places to add a special touch to our wedding. We served traditional beverages such as Coquito and Caipirinha. Guava pastries, quesitos, and brigadeiro were some of our favorite desserts to share with our guests as well.

Advice From The Bride

Stay true to yourself!  It’s so easy to get caught up in beautiful styled shoots or wedding traditions. Although styled shoots are a great way to get inspiration and find vendors, it can sometimes make you feel that your wedding needs to meet a certain expectation. Remembering the true meaning of this big day and making it about what you both love will put your mind at ease, and give a unique touch to your wedding.

First Surprise: Parents Performing

The first surprise at our wedding was one from my Mom, Dad, brother, and Uncle. They dedicated to us the song “I’ll Stand by You,” by The Pretenders, and performed it for us. My mom sang beautifully in English for the first time. My dad held it down with the saxophone along with my brother and uncle, who accompanied on the guitar. They are all musicians and it was such a beautiful and emotional moment. I wasn’t the only one shedding a tear during their performance.

Second Surprise: Samba Dancers

The second surprise was from me. Edmar’s family is from Brazil and I wanted to incorporate a part of their culture into our wedding celebration. So, I hired Samba dancers and stilt walkers as part of the entertainment of the night. After cutting the cake, my coordinators snuck me back into my room to change into my festive gown for this part of the night. On cue, the Dj played Samba music as the Samba dancers and I walked out together into the crowd to start the Hora Loca (which translates to crazy hour). His family was so excited about the surprise and danced the night away reminiscing on popular songs from Brazil. You can see in the pictures how our families and guests were having such a great time celebrating us both.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Jessica Jones Photography
Event Planning – Truly Yours Coordinator
Venue – Sydonie Mansion
Floral Design – Orlando Flower Market
Catering – Premier Catering
Cake – Kenny’s Cakes
DJ – DJ Danny Garcia
Videography – The Artisan Films
Makeup Artist – Richelle Ramon
Hair Styling – Jashua Villatoro
Wedding Dress – Rara Avis
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – ASOS
Groomsmen’s Apparel – ASOS
Rings – David Yurman
Rentals – Premiere Events
Samba Dancers – All-Stars Dance Entertainment

 

Congratulations to Jennifer and Edmar on their spectacular Brazilian and Puerto Rican wedding. Major shout out to Jessica Jones Photography for capturing and sharing this day with us. If you’re looking for more multicultural wedding inspiration, check out this dazzling multicultural Western and Sikh wedding celebration and multicultural fiesta wedding at City Centro Oaxaca

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Playful Garden-Inspired Italian Summer Wedding

April 13, 2021 | olivia

Whether it’s food, fashion, or wedding day styles, inspiration from Italy is never a bad idea. Plus, with a wedding inspired by an Italian summer, who could resist? Nadia and Thomas wanted an Italian summer wedding—but in Germany. With the Weingut Mussler as their venue, they opted for a wedding color palette inspired by lemons and olive leaves and included their guests’ fashion as part of the wedding decor.

The details of this Italian summer wedding are so dreamy. Grand chandeliers, an altar with white shutter doors, and a spacious cypress grove. With the help from their wedding planner Svenja Fischer, this couple had the wedding of their dreams. Ready to feel like you’ve flown to Italy? Keep scrolling to see how Junebug member Candida & Max Jan Photography captured this picturesque day. 

The Couple:

Nadia and Thomas

The Wedding:

Weingut Mussler, Bissersheim, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

Italian Summer Wedding Fashion

We wanted the wedding to be like a summer party in Italy. The groom’s suit was linen and he wore dark brown Italian shoes with no socks. The bride’s dress was modern white and flowy. We told the guests to dress for a beautiful garden party.

Recommended reading: If you loved the groom’s style, check out more unique groom style ideas and our dreamy colorful suit roundup

Italian-Inspired Color Palette

Our wedding day color palette was linen, yellow (inspired by lemons), blue, and green (like olive leaves). These are the colors we connected to an Italian summer.

Recommended reading: Italian-inspired weddings don’t have to be in Italy. Get more Italian wedding inspiration from this modern vintage Florida wedding and this Whispering Springs Italian influence wedding.

Shop similar reception dress: Cream Cowl Neck Maxi Slip Dress ($98); White Satin Cowl Neck Maxi Dress ($198); Petite Satin Cowl Neck Maxi Dress ($72)

The Wedding Team:

Photography + Videography – Candida & Max Jan Photography
Event Planning – Svenja Fischer Weddings & Events
Venue – Weingut Mussler
Floral Design – Blume Exclusiv
Catering – Bantschow & Bantschow
Cake – Bauer Bäcker
Officiant – Sabine Traumoomente
DJ – Nico Rockman
Live Music – Soulmates Music
Invitation Design – Oh Julie Calligraphy
Makeup Artist + Hair Styling – Isabella Kirchner
Wedding Dress – Bridal Boutique
Rentals – Weds4U and Drumherum Eventgestaltung
Bar +Drinks – Barmänner im Quadrat
Transportation – Rent Your Oldie

 

Congratulations to Nadia and Thomas on their dreamy Italian summer wedding. Major shoutout to Junebug member Candida & Max Jan Photography for capturing and sharing this day with us. Check out more of their work in our directory of wedding photographers from around the world!

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Neutral And Pantone Color Palette Wedding With Candles Everywhere

April 12, 2021 | riley

There’s nothing cuter than couples tying the knot at the place where they met for the first time–and that’s exactly what Dylan and Jeff did after their large summer wedding was postponed. The couple transformed Eden–an American eatery in Chicago–into a wedding venue full of roses and pampas grass arranged by Flowers for Dreams, muted grey decor, and candles galore.

Dylan looked timeless in her Bec + Bridge satin gown–which was initially her rehearsal dinner dress–and Jeff paired perfectly with the decor thanks to his grey ASOS suit. And although it’s a small detail, we love how lovestruck Dylan looked in the heart-shaped glasses she donned at the reception. So if you love killer wedding fashion, dreamy decor, and romantic tablescapes, you’re going to want to see these photos captured by We Are The Bowsers.

The Couple:

Dylan and Jeff

The Wedding:

Eden, Chicago, Illinois

 

The Satin Bec + Bridge Gown

We wanted–and needed–to keep the wedding small, and my original wedding dress was a little too “grand” for a 15 person wedding, so I decided to wear the dress I purchased for the rehearsal dinner. This satin Australian-made gown by Bec + Bridge was almost too perfect with what we were going for.

Walking Down The Aisle With The Bride’s Father

Even though the aisle was only three rows long, I still wanted the experience of walking down the aisle with my dad. We walked down the aisle to ‘Crazy Love’ by Van Morrison. And although the aisle was short, the feeling of seeing my man staring back at me was just the best.

 

 

A Pantone Color Palette Wedding At A Memorable Spot

As soon as we decided to elope, I envisioned the day with our immediate family sitting around one large table, eating great food and drinking great wine. I loved that our family and friends went around the table as we were eating, sharing memories about us and their well wishes. The restaurant we chose was where we had our first date. We actually got married in the exact spot that we met for the very first time. The restaurant is also gorgeous and lent itself well to our vibe.

 

 

The Wedding Team:

Photography & Videography  – We Are The Bowsers
Ceremony Venue – Eden
Floral Design – Flowers for Dreams
Catering – Paramount Events
Makeup Artist – Shannon O’Brien
Hair Styling – Rhona Kane Hair
Wedding Dress – Bec + Bridge
Groom’s Apparel – ASOS
Rings – Dana Rebecca Designs

 

Congratulations again to Dylan and Jeff on their neutral and Pantone color palette wedding at Eden. Big thank you to We Are The Bowsers for sharing it with us. If you’re hosting your own micro wedding, check out our guide on how to host a creative micro wedding.

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