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WEDDING BLOG

Naturally Stunning Texas Wedding at The Greenhouse at Driftwood

February 22, 2018 | colleen

With pops of orange and blush, Lexi and Lee’s wedding at The Greenhouse at Driftwood was as dreamy as ever. Lexi’s overgrown and organic bridal bouquet by Color Theory Collective set the tone for the rest of the wedding and carried into the ceremony space. The tables were lined with greenery table runners and wildflower-inspired blooms that added a touch of whimsy to the day’s overall vibe. We’re always fans of mismatched dresses, and Lexi’s maids in blush and floral dresses were no exception! It’s clear that Lexi and Lee’s decision on a warm color palette paired so well with the all the green tones in the greenhouse. Kindred Wedding Storytellers took the newlyweds for couple portraits around the venue and the resulting images couldn’t be more perfect.

The Couple:

Lexi and Lee

The Wedding:

The Greenhouse at Driftwood, Driftwood, Texas

It was important that our day was a thoughtful and honest reflection of us and our ten plus years together. We wanted our family and friends to feel, without a doubt, that they were at “our” wedding.

I wanted to look and feel like myself, wild curls and all.

Work with vendors you genuinely like and can connect to! We were cost conscious, but at the end of the day, we wanted a team of people that we both admired and trusted. Our litmus test seemed to be, “Would we grab a beer with him/her?”

Both of our Dad’s passed in the time we’ve been together. Coincidently, they both had old cowboy hats that each would exclusively wear when shoveling snow. (We’re both from outside Philadelphia.) We placed the hats on the end of each aisle where they would have sat.

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A large number of our decorations stemmed from home projects. But none were quite as special as the several glass terrarium’s put together by my (Lexi) Mom. Each depicted a small scenery of us taking part in a favorite activity, such as hiking, skiing, kayaking, etc.

Our first dance was to “Baby” by Donnie and Joe Emerson.

The most memorable moments were the few minutes we had to simply look around, absorb the beauty of the day and the many people we are grateful to have in our lives. (AND personally, Lee‘s heart melting performance of Al Green, “Let’s Stay Together.”)

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Kindred Wedding Storytellers
Event Planning – Dominque Mercado
Venue – The Greenhouse at Driftwood
Floral Design – Color Theory Collective
Catering – Pink Avocado Catering
DJ – Look No Further Entertainment
Live Music – Steel Betty
Makeup Artist – Avery Allen
Hair Styling – Mandy Johnson
Wedding Dress – Carol Hannah
Groom’s Apparel – Suit Supply
Rentals – Whim HospitalityPremiere Rentals
Transportation – Clark Travel

 

A big thanks to Junebug member Kindred Wedding Storytellers for sharing this whimsical greenhouse wedding with us! If you can’t get enough of outdoor ceremonies, then you have to check out this elegant tropical Phoenix wedding at The Boojum Tree.

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Etsy Wedding Favors Your Guests Actually Want to Take Home

February 21, 2018 | nicole

photo by Let’s Frolic Together

Searching for the perfect way to thank your guests for their presence at your wedding? We’ve rounded up a selection of the best Etsy wedding favors that your guest will actually want to take home! From scented candles to temporary tattoos to extra virgin olive oil, choose the Etsy wedding favors that best fit your personality and wedding style!

Drinkware & Drink Accessories

 

Sweets & Spices

 

Plants & Seeds

 

Candles & Matches

 

Fun & Games

 

Love these Etsy wedding favors? Check out our other Etsy wedding picks!

The Best Etsy Groomsmen Gifts

The Best Etsy Bridesmaids Proposal Gifts for Popping the Question to Your Girls

The Best Etsy Save the Dates to Announce Your Wedding

The Best Etsy Wedding Cake Stands

The Best Etsy Card Boxes for Your Wedding

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You’ll Love the Fashion Choices in This Classy Cool Moss Denver Wedding

February 21, 2018 | colleen

Blair and Pedro’s fashion-forward Moss Denver wedding was full of super cool vibes. To start, Blair rocked a Berta wedding dress with a cape and we seriously can’t get enough of it! This elegant and modern dress went perfectly with Blair’s classic and glamorous hair and makeup done by Serena Guzman and Stephanie Holmlund. For the ultimate timeless look, Pedro and the rest of the wedding party dressed in black and looked as chic as ever. From Blair and Pedro’s busy schedules, they turned to Calluna Events to help in planning their dream wedding! From the many candles and lush Lale Floral greenery, the reception space was the perfect mix of modern and classy. Photographer India Earl captured Blair and Pedro’s wonderful wedding day!

The Couple:

Blair and Pedro

The Wedding:

Moss Denver, Denver, Colorado

We knew from being in other weddings and stories from our friends that the process can be incredibly stressful on the relationship, friends and family. We knew that we did not want to burden our friends and family, so we set off to do it ourselves. However, we quickly realized working 60-80hr weeks and planning a wedding was not feasible. We were stressed and needed help, that was when we reached out to Calluna Events, which ended up being one of the best decisions we ever made. From the moment we met our wedding planner, Francesca, we knew the weight was lifted off of our shoulders and we had the support that we needed. Our relationship, friends and family didn’t take a toll in planning the wedding and that was what was most important to us when planning the wedding.

Our most memorable part of our day was definitely our first look. We went back and forth about whether we wanted to do a first look and we are so glad that we did. We were so filled with emotion and to see each other in our wedding attire, Pedro in his tuxedo and I in my dress, was overwhelming but also calming. The few minutes that we got to share alone were precious and something that we will never forget.

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Our officiant Joel, did a phenomenal job. He had us both write the story of us (which is a nine year story), he then took both versions (which you can imagine had a little different perspective) and melded them together. It was so special to share our entire story with our guests, as most of our friends and family only knew bits and pieces. It was so special to reminisce and share our journey to remind us of how we got here and the commitment we were making to each other and our future. You can tell from the photos, that there was a lot of laughter and many, many happy tears.

If you haven’t already allocated a portion of your budget to a wedding planner, you NEED to! It was the best investment and worth every penny. Our planner Francesca, exceeded all of our expectations. She kept us sane when we were crazy, made us laugh when we were stressed, and kept us on track with vendor deadlines. The piece of mind that she gave Pedro and I allowed us to relax and fully enjoy our day.

I didn’t have a style inspiration, but I did see the gown on Instagram and fell in love immediately. I knew that would be the dress, as I had a gown with the same silhouette that I loved. The cape however, was not planned and a complete surprise. When I went to try on the dress, the Berta trunk show was at the bridal salon and the cape was draped over another dress. The moment I put the cape on with the dress I knew that it meant to be. I never had envisioned wearing a veil, the cape was grand, beaded, sparkly and most important, different. It was so me. I loved my entire look – my Berta gown, cape, flowers, hair, makeup, shoes and stunning Maria Elena earrings. It was exactly how I imagined, glam, timeless and reflective of my personality.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – India Earl
Event Planning – Calluna Events
Venue – Moss Denver
Floral Design – Lale Floral
Catering – Footers Catering
Cake – Kim & Jake’s Cakes
Officiant – Joel Davis
DJ – DJ RIPM
Live Music – Palladio Quartet
Videography – Amor in Motion
Invitations – Minted
Makeup Artist – Stephanie Holmlund
Hair Styling – Serena Guzman
Wedding Dress – Berta
Bridal Accessories – Maria Elena
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Katie May
Groom’s Apparel – Hugo Boss
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Kenneth Cole
Rentals – Eclectic Hive, Event Rents
Transportation – Presidential Worldwide Transportation
Calligraphy – Whimsy Design Studio
Decor – Yonder FloralEclectic Hive

 

Congratulations to Blair and Pedro on their wedding, and thank you to India Earl for sharing their fashion-forward wedding with Junebug! If you loved this modern vibe, then be sure to check out this classy butterfly inspired wedding at the industrial Strongwater Columbus.

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