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WEDDING BLOG

This Wedding at The Glass Factory Proves That Minimalism Can Be Totally Romantic

February 25, 2018 | juliette

Megan and Sean’s wedding at The Glass Factory was minimalism at its finest. The industrial venue offered the perfect blank canvas for them to add their artistic flair, which included a modern hand-painted black, white, and grey canvas ceremony backdrop, black and white letter boards, tons of natural greenery, and mismatched glass vases. The contrast between the feel of the space and the crisp decor, which Natalie Broach Photography captured perfectly, was as refreshing as it was beautiful. This sweet couple also nailed their youthful wedding day style. Megan’s simple lace BHLDN dress, long braid, and lush floral bouquet looked effortless, and Sean’s suit jacket, black skinny jeans, and messy bun were a modern twist on traditional groom style.

The Couple:

Megan and Sean

The Wedding:

The Glass Factory, Jacksonville, Florida

We both get a little nervous when any/all attention is on us, so the thought of everyone looking at us during our ceremony was quite intimidating! We did all of our pictures before the ceremony, and had a little time scheduled between pictures and the ceremony where our close friends and family could come into the back area and just hang out. We’re so glad we did! It ended up being one of our favorite and most memorable parts of the day – as a bonus, it took some of the pressure off the ceremony since we’d already seen and talked to about half of everyone there.

Ironically, while we were wedding planning it was most important for us to not get caught up in what can easily become the frenzy of wedding planning. We didn’t want to forget the best thing about our day: we’d come out of it getting to keep each other forever! This mindset led us to make decisions that really were the best for and true to us — we didn’t want to do anything “because that’s what you do.” It was important that each element of our day was something we really wanted.

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Our photographer, Natalie, is also one of our very close friends. I call her our “life photographer” because she’s photographed pretty much every special and significant moment in our lives! We feel so at ease and comfortable being ourselves, and she captures it all so beautifully. Her images always take us back to the best moments in time, and exactly the way we felt while we were in them. One of our favorite photos is from right after we first saw each other. We were doing some portraits and Natalie was directing us, but Sean must have tuned her out for a moment. He snuck behind me and gave me the sweetest hug and kiss on the shoulder. It looks (and was!) so beautiful and natural. I remember the moment and it still gives me stomach flips!

Sean and I both work in creative fields, he’s in video production and I’m a graphic designer. Sean is also an incredible fine artist. We knew we wanted to create our own invitations, so after finalizing the layout, content, and design elements of each card, we had the idea to make the back of the main card an art print that could be displayed beautifully in our home. I grabbed paints in black, grey, and white tones on my way home from work one day and we made a date night out of it! Sean scaled the same idea and painted it onto a massive canvas backdrop for the ceremony. We love the way it turned out!

One thing that really helped us in wedding planning was controlling our exposure to all the resources out there. There are so many great places to get wedding inspiration, but being exposed to too many could put you in decision (and comparison) paralysis! We picked a couple resources (Junebug was our number one!) whose content we appreciated and thought reflected our style and personality. It made it way easier if/when we hit a roadblock: we’d just head to one of our chosen resources and do some research. Aside from that, you know yourselves best, so do what you like!

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Natalie Broach Photography
Venue – The Glass Factory
Floral Design – Verdure Florals
Catering – TacoLu
Cake – Good Dough
Officiant – Pastor John Wyatt
Live Music – South City Live
Videography – Brady Bigalke
Stationery – Megan Burns
Makeup Artist and Hair Styling – Jessica Rowe
Wedding Dress – BHLDN
Groom’s Apparel – Nudie Jeans
Rings – Global Diamonds
Photo Booth – Gifn

 

Congratulations to Megan and Sean, and a big thanks to Natalie Broach Photography for sharing this lovely wedding with Junebug! Are you into the minimalist vibes Megan and Sean channeled into their decor? Then you’ll love how Taylor and Ryan made their Portland wedding at The Colony minimalist with a touch of glam!

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Sophisticated Black and White Vancouver Backyard Wedding

February 25, 2018 | juliette

Kelsey and Rhys’ backyard wedding was so elegant and sophisticated that we almost can’t believe they planned it in just one month! They nailed the laid-back outdoor dinner party vibe by keeping the decor simple with eucalyptus greenery from Our Little Flower Company, lanterns, wine bottle table numbers, and beautiful calligraphed signage. What really put the decor over-the-top, though, were the DIY elements, especially the hexagonal backdrop Kelsey’s father built for the ceremony and the photo display the couple built using old crates for the reception. We also love the nods to Rhys’ Mexican heritage with the Mariachi Del Sol band that played during margarita hour and the ice breaker game that involved sombreros and tequila! Photographer Kaoverii Silva could not have captured this day more perfectly!

The Couple:

Kelsey and Rhys

The Wedding:

Private Residence, Vancouver, Canada

We didn’t do a first look, so the first moment walking down the aisle with my Dad by my side and seeing Rhys was an extremely special moment for us. Our vows were another memorable moment. I would highly recommend everyone write their own vows! 

I found my dress at The White Peony in Victoria and absolutely love it! It was so me and fit the vibe of our wedding, too. I knew I wanted a deep V neckline, but tried on so many before this one. This dress had the perfect mix of mature yet a fun skirt. The bracelet I wore was a gift from my in-laws for my 30th birthday, which made it extra special. And I had pictures of my dog that we lost tragically last year around my bouquet. I always imagined Bella at my wedding, and losing her was a really challenging time for Rhys & I, along with our families. So I felt adding her to my bridal bouquet was a touching tribute to her, and calming for me to know she was with us for the day.

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The property set the tone for us. We knew we wanted something laid back, like an outdoor dinner party, because our wedding was actually on my (the bride’s) 30th birthday! I love black calligraphy, so all our signs were simple and we just added eucalyptus for an extra green touch.

Our Emcee had anyone who wanted us to kiss play a game. They had to come up to the mic, wear a sombrero or swig tequila, and teach everyone a word in Spanish. Rhys’ Dad is from Mexico, and it was a really entertaining way for everyone to get to know each other. We also had a churro cart for late night snack!

Processional (Groom) – “Forever” by Ben Harper
Processional (Bride) – “You and Me” by You+Me
Recessional – “Everything” by Michael Buble
First Dance – “In Case You Didn’t Know” by Brett Young

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Kaoverii Silva
Day-Of Coordinator – Bright Gray Events
Floral Design – Our Little Flower Company
Catering – Restaurant 62
Churro Cart – Hugo’s Churros
Officiant – Young Hip & Married
Live Music – Mariachi Del Sol
Videography – Hera Studios Inc.
Makeup Artist and Hair Styling – The Glamoury
Wedding Dress – Mikaella Bridal via The White Peony
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Show Me Your Mumu
Groom’s Apparel – Hugo Boss
Rentals – Bespoke Decor
Wood Tables – Woodpecker Tables
Favors – Rainy Days Cookies

 

Congratulations to Kelsey and Rhys, and our biggest thanks to photographer Kaoverii Silva for sharing this sophisticated backyard wedding with Junebug! Planning a backyard wedding of your own and looking for more inspiration? You have to see how this bride transformed her childhood home into an epic California backyard wedding venue!

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Rustic Southwestern Temecula Wedding at Wolf Feather Honey Farm

February 24, 2018 | juliette

Amber and Courtney threw tradition to the wind in their wedding at Wolf Feather Honey Farm and created a truly heartfelt celebration of love! They fully embraced the rustic setting and sprinkled southwestern vibes everywhere, from their wood and floral teepee backdrop and pampas grass ceremony decor to their canvas teepee lounge area filled with geometric textiles, pelts, and copper table accents. Luna Wild Design and Watersigne Floral went above and beyond in designing and curating every element, and Singler Photography captured it all in exquisite detail. Two of our favorite elements, by far, were the brides’ stylish and chic wedding day looks, which included a boho-inspired BHLDN dress and a navy blue suit with a whimsical lining and bowtie. They both looked sensational!

The Couple:

Amber and Courtney

The Wedding:

Wolf Feather Honey Farm, Temecula, California

It was most important for us both to feel like the wedding was genuinely “us” and not what society tells us a wedding should be. We had no interest in outdated traditions or doing anything that didn’t celebrate us and our family of powerful women. Our mothers walked us down the aisle, officiating was a collaborative effort of two of our best people, and we had the most influential women in our lives standing with us. We didn’t toss a bouquet or do a first dance, and we had the best time!

From Courtney: Our day was so magical. I think the moments that stick out to me as the most memorable are the tiny moments we shared privately surrounded by those we love. Walking down the aisle to our song, all I saw was her and our future. Reading our vows to one another and sneaking away during dinner for golden hour photos to look over the rolling hills and sun setting.

Honestly, we really left our ceremony up to our officiants. We chose two of our best people: Laura and Amber‘s sister, Ashley. They both worked double duty as bridesmaid/maid of honor and co-officiants. We trusted them completely, and I think that was really important for us. We wanted to be surprised and they really blew it out of the park. There were Prince lyrics, jokes, advice, and love. It was all just so… us.

From Amber: Communication is key! There are so many details that can potentially go into a wedding, so talking about our budget, our individual “dream” wedding, and finding compromise around all of it was an important challenge to face together. Don’t expect rainbows and unicorns 24/7 during the process. Be willing to budge on some things and hold your ground on others. Everyone deserves a piece of their dream wedding, and it will all be worth it in the end.

The Singlers were one of our most positive vendor experiences. We were able to spend real time getting to know them at our engagement shoot, and likewise, them getting to know us. They really honed in on all of our idiosyncrasies, making the wedding day a breeze. When we weren’t interacting directly, it was like they weren’t even there. They melted into the background and captured so many amazing, natural moments. They are the kind of people you keep as friends and that’s really special. We can’t wait to use them for our next celebration!

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Singler Photography
Event Planning – Luna Wild Design
Venue – Wolf Feather Honey Farm
Floral Design – Watersigne Floral
Catering – A MIHO Experience
Bar Service – RG Bar Services
Officiants – Ashley Lemaster and Laura Rice
Live Music – Stay Sweet
Makeup Artist and Hair Styling – The Owl & The Pussycat Salon and Salon Bordeaux
Wedding Dress – BHLDN
Bridal Suit – Kipper Clothiers
Rings – Marrow Fine Jewelry

 

Congratulations to Amber and Courtney on the beginning of their forever, and a special thanks to Singler Photography for sharing this incredible wedding with Junebug! If you loved the southwestern vibes of this wedding, you’ve got to see our round-up of the best southwestern wedding decor ideas from around the world!

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