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WEDDING BLOG

Surprisingly Glam Courthouse Wedding

September 15, 2021 | olivia

Having a glam courthouse wedding is no easy feat, but Logan and Eddie did it beautifully. They didn’t want to wait any longer to get married—not even the rain could stop their love. To make their love story official, they decided on having a civil ceremony now and a huge party later. 

Thanks to event planner Honey + Thyme Events, they made the most of their courthouse wedding by incorporating wedding traditions, unique personal touches, and gorgeous wedding day fashion. Logan wore a puffy-sleeved mini dress with pearls, low heels, and a simple pink rose bouquet while Eddie wore a tan suit with brown loafers. Scroll down to see more of this gorgeously glam courthouse wedding captured by Jessi Lancaster.

The Couple:

Logan and Eddie

The Wedding:

Mecklenburg County Courthouse, Charlotte, North Carolina

Why A Glam Courthouse Wedding?

We chose the courthouse because we knew we wanted a location that represented Charlotte, our new home, and the place Eddie proposed. It didn’t hurt that our courthouse has beautiful architectural details and colors that perfectly tied into my overall vision for our wedding day celebration next year. We would go on walks around the city and I would always admire the columns and quotes etched into the building—it was a perfect fit.

The Groom’s Most Memorable Moment

The rain was pretty memorable in a good way. It made everything reflective and cool. It also meant we had to stay close to each other under the umbrella, which I loved.

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Most Memorable Part for the Bride

The most memorable part of the day was running out of the courthouse full of adrenaline and feeling so elated and even silly! We danced and ran around while Jessi captured the perfect memories. I remember letting out a big laugh and exclaiming “babe, did we just get married!?”

Not Following Their Original Plan

I’m proud that I trusted my gut even though this wasn’t our original plan. And that we stayed true to ourselves and kept it just us two. With it being just Eddie and me, I was able to be in the moment with him completely the whole day.

Advice From The Bride

Embrace the traditions you love and throw out any you don’t care about or that don’t suit you. And although it can be difficult, avoid focusing on trends and focus on the details of your relationship instead! Also, hire a wedding planner.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Jessi Lancaster
Event Planning – Honey + Thyme Events
Ceremony Venue – Mecklenburg County Courthouse
Floral Design – Seeded Events & Design
Cake – Button Bakery
Makeup Artist + Hair Styling – Look Love Beauty
Wedding Dress – Odylyne The Ceremony
Groom’s Apparel – Joseph Abboud

 

Congratulations to Eddie and Logan on their glam courthouse wedding! Thank you to Honey + Thyme Events for sharing it with us. From elopements to large ceremonies, there are many US cities to choose from for your destination wedding. If you can’t decide on the venue in your destination, check out these Airbnbs from every US state. 

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Gorgeous Salt Flats Elopement Inspiration Shoot

September 15, 2021 | riley

If there is one thing that 2020 taught us, it’s that elopements are far from boring–especially when they take place in an epic location like this Salt Flats elopement inspiration shoot. Junebug member and photographer Heather Anderson Photography knew that she wanted to create something ethereal in one of the most unique destinations in the world and to say she was successful would be an understatement.

The Salt Flats acted as the perfect blank canvas for these faux “I do’s.” With 300,000 acres of salt-crusted Earth–beautifully lit by the sunset–the affair was as magical as it was otherworldly. And when paired with the stunning boho wedding gowns from Raw + Golden Rentals and the bouquets from Tuesday Floral Co. that beautifully complement one another, we can’t help but swoon. 

If you’re looking for a sign to downsize your special day and trade it for an adventurous elopement, look no further because this one’s chalked full with inspiration!

Recommended Reading: The Prettiest U.S. National Parks for Your Wedding

Heather Anderson On The Inspiration For The Shoot

This shoot was inspired by my desire to create something magical at the Salt Flats. I’ve been wanting to shoot something very ethereal at this location for some time.  I also knew I wanted models that were a real couple and had a story of triumph. Their gowns and bouquets also needed to be different in style yet complementary, as many relationships are.  We wanted the evening to feel intimate yet playful to show couples that they can elope somewhere unique like the Salt Flats and you don’t need to fuss too much with rentals, props, and accessories–you just need love and maybe a little wedding cake!

Recommended Reading: How To Plan An Unforgettable Post Elopement Party

The Real-Life Couple’s Love Story

Aimee and I met almost six years ago on an app–classic! When we first met, I felt so comfortable talking to her. She has this way of making people feel so calm when they are around her. Aimee always said that she knew she was going to marry me on our first date and I just thought she was way too good for me. But it worked out. We have been through so much together. Coming out, leaving our religion, new jobs, buying a home, truly just growing into ourselves and identifying who we are individually on top of who we are as a couple. We are both so proud of how far we have come and how much we have grown through our relationship.

Recommended Reading: Elopement Ideas To Make Your Small Wedding Special

 

The Talented Team:

Photography – Heather Anderson Photography
Venue – Salt Flats
Floral Design – Tuesday Floral Co.
Wedding Dress – Raw + Golden Rentals

 

Thank you again to Junebug member Heather Anderson Photography for sharing this Salt Flats elopement inspiration shoot with us. To see more of Heather’s work, be sure to check out her directory of wedding photographers from around the world. And don’t forget to check out this elopement planning checklist to help you plan your own special intimate “I do’s!”

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Stylish And Chic French Castle Elopement

September 13, 2021 | olivia

This elopement was proof that an elopement can be a grand event, even just for two. While creating this French castle elopement shoot, this talented wedding team knew that lighting would make the moment more special. 

Playing with the colors of golden hour, the ceremony looked sunkissed with the groom’s rust suit, golden-toned floral arrangements, and the glow of the venue. Event planner The Paris Elopement created a truly stunning ceremony backdrop with candles and floral arrangements to the steps leading to the Chateau Bouffemont

Junebug members Through The Glass Paris captured all the details of this French castle elopement that you won’t want to miss. Scroll down to see what this talented team created. C’est tres chic!

 

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Recommended reading: Ready to elope? Check out our ultimate elopement planning checklist to get started!

Recommended reading: Want to whisk off to a castle far away or a tropical island? Our ultimate guide to planning your perfect destination wedding has all the tips you’ll need. 

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The Talented Team:

Photography + Videography – Through The Glass Paris
Event Planning – The Paris Elopement
Venue – Chateau Bouffemont
Floral Design – Verde Fleurs
Cake – Fu De Patisserie
Invitation Design – Splendid Moments
Makeup Artist + Hair Styling – Adele Langlois
Wedding Dress – Alma Real
Groom’s Apparel – L’apiéceur

 

Congratulations to this talented wedding team on creating this chic French castle elopement. And a major thank you to Junebug members Through The Glass Paris for capturing and sharing this day with us. See more of their work in our directory of photographers from around the world

If you’re ready to plan a destination elopement of your own, head to our ultimate elopement planning checklist and our destination wedding guide for everything you’ll need to get started.

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