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WEDDING BLOG

This Tropical Industrial Millwick Wedding is Full of Laid-Back Vibes

September 27, 2020 | riley

Does it get any better than an industrial and tropical wedding? We don’t think so. Lauren and Julian’s tropical day at the industrial Millwick in LA plays up the venue’s lush aesthetic perfectly. One look at the ceremony space and you would think we were in Tulum.

The beautiful white and green flower arrangements by Best Day Ever Floral Design totally pop against the brick interior, and we can’t get enough of the couple portraits the two took with Gabriel Conover outside on the streets of Los Angeles. The couple–with the help of Pop The Champagne Events–clearly paid attention to all of the small details, and we love every minute of it. So, get those Pinterest boards ready, Junebabes, because this one is totally pinnable.

The Couple:

Lauren and Julien

The Wedding:

Millwick, Los Angeles, California

Why A Millwick Wedding

The question we always asked ourselves when touring a venue was, “Is this the kind of place we would hang out at?” Walking into Millwick’s quirky, tropical-meets-industrial space–with tons of lush greenery and a low-key, casual vibe–felt like a place we would grab a drink—if it were open to the public. I think we decided before our tour even started that it was going to be the place.

A Quiet Moment Before The Ceremony

There’s a photo of us in the couple’s suite before the ceremony. We’re sitting in two armchairs, holding hands and chatting. It was a small moment where we were preparing for what was about to unfold–what five years of love led up to. It’s my favorite picture of the day.

Personalizing The Ceremony With Friends & Family

Instead of having a flower girl, we opted for “flower grandmas!” Both of our grandmothers did tremendous work helping raise us, and we wanted to make them part of the procession somehow. We had them walk down together and hand out flowers to our guests, which ended up being one of our favorite moments. We also had our moms do a couple of readings from authors that were meaningful to us–Shel Silverstein for him, Haruki Murakami for me. To top it all off, our friend Nick graciously agreed to officiate and marry us. He’s known us both as friends and as a couple, so he was the perfect choice. Together we collaborated on a ceremony script that was short, sweet, and best of all, uniquely us.

Wedding Advice From The Bride

Make peace with the fact that you probably won’t have the time or budget for every single thing in your wedding planning vision. You may set out wanting x, y, and z, but all of a sudden, z is no longer attainable for whatever reason. This happened to me with custom invitations. Initially, I wanted a custom-designed invite, but after prioritizing my list of must-haves, I realized it wasn’t as important to me as having other things.

Laid-Back Tropical Wedding Day Vibes

Millwick is a cool, unconventional venue with a tropical-industrial aesthetic and we really wanted to embrace that. So we opted to keep the florals tropical yet modern in terms of the color palette. We stuck to creams and muted pastels accented by pops of amber and lots of tropical greenery. Annie–our florist–kept things from becoming too monotonous by playing up textures and hues.

 

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Gabriel Conover
Event Planning – Pop the Champagne Events
Venue – Millwick
Floral Design – Best Day Ever Floral Design
Catering – Two Doughs
Cake – Mwokaji Cakery
DJ – Hey Mister DJ
Videography – Kristine + Charles
Makeup Artist – Nikki Davis
Hair Styling – Carmina Milian
Wedding Dress – Sarah Seven
Bridal Accessories – Untamed Petals
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Lulu’s
Groom’s Apparel – The Black Tux
Rings – Anna Sheffield
Photobooth – Flipbooth
Bar – Huntington Catering

 

Congratulations again to Lauren and Julien on their tropical industrial Millwick wedding! Thank you to Gabriel Conover for sharing it with Junebug. Ready to recreate this look for your venue? Check out our 8 tips to turn any venue into a tropical paradise! 

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Creative + Modern Chinese Wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch

September 26, 2020 | riley

Here at Junebug, we love good food and fashion. So, when we saw that Tawny and Julian’s wedding had a welcome dinner complete with an In N Out food truck and three–yes, you read that correctly–different bridal looks, we were head over heels in love. With the help of expert planner CCL Weddings and Events, the couple’s nuptials at Hummingbird Nest Ranch were the perfect combination of creative, modern, and fashion-forward.

The pink flower arrangements put together by Of The Flowers added the perfect pop of color against the black and white decor and the fairy lights added a romantic feeling to an otherwise modern set-up. We’re thrilled that May Iosotaluno was there to capture every well-thought-out detail. From the tender moments of the ceremony to the futuristic LED light installation, this wedding is easily one of the most unique that we have ever seen.

The Couple:

Tawny and Julian

The Wedding:

Hummingbird Nest Ranch, Simi Valley, CA

A Welcome Event Complete With Goody Bags

The day before our wedding, we hosted a welcome event for all our guests to attend at Casita Hollywood! We had Guerilla Tacos, an In-N-Out truck, and cocktails! We also passed out personalized tote welcome bags for our guests, which included: a garden in a bag, Rx bars, Compartes chocolate, Sour Patch Kids, and a polaroid camera.

The Creative & Modern Wedding Vibes at Hummingbird Nest Ranch

We didn’t want the wedding to be too serious–as we are very laidback. We wanted our guests to have fun and relax with us. The wedding was influenced heavily by our love for food, so the menu was very important to us–from the snacks served at the welcome party to the after-party food. In terms of style and design, I wanted a more rustic vibe with touches of refined elegance. With wild florals placed inside a contained plexiglass box, you will see the perfect juxtaposition of neat and messy.

Multiple Wedding Day Surprises

We had so many surprises for our guests throughout the night! Julian and I choreographed our dance for our first dance to show our guests just how thankful we were to have every one of them. Julian’s mother and father also “Love me Tender” by Elvis Presley. This was by far the sweetest gift we received as a couple. Fashion is extremely important to me, so I had a total of 3 outfit changes! We also had a fashion-forward LED light installation designed and built by CCL Weddings, where our guests could take photos. We knew this would make our wedding stand out!

The Wedding Team:

Photography – May Iosotaluno
Event Planning – CCL Weddings and Events
Venue – Hummingbird Nest Ranch
Floral Design – Of the Flowers
Catering – Hungry Bear Catering
Cake – M Cakes Sweets
DJ – Hi Def Event Group
Videography – Wild Light
Makeup Artist & Hair Styling – Chelsea Shepard
Bridesmaid Makeup & Hair Styling – Studio MM&B
Wedding Dress – Pronovias
Bridal Outfit #1 – Lanvin
Bridal Outfit #2 – Toni Maticesvki
Bridal Outfit #3 – Dion Lee
Rentals – A Rental Connection, Borrowed Blu

 

Congratulations again to Tawny and Julian on their creative and modern wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch! Thank you so much to May Iosotaluno for capturing every magical minute of it. If you’re interested in throwing a one-of-a-kind wedding personalized to who you are as a couple, check out our guide on how to plan a unique wedding!

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Boho Singapore Beach Wedding at Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa

September 25, 2020 | riley

A wedding day full of Chinese traditions, silly photos, a glamorous beach set up, and four wedding dresses? Sign us up! Rachel and Anders boho Singapore beach wedding at Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa was the perfect amount of elegant, colorful, and boho. With the help of neutral flower arrangements and greenery by amyt.fleur, a whimsical flower crown, a personalized neon sign, and twinkle lights galore, the evening looked like a tropical fairytale. 

Photographer Bridelope Productions captured every detail of this day and the fun personalities of the two. It’s not every day that we get to see a wedding full of special family traditions and multiple clothing changes. We loved how Wan Yong of Bridefully Yours–the designer of the bride’s wedding gown–explained the traditions that Rachel and Anders honored:

Bridefully Yours’ Wan Yong On The Day

Rachel is Singaporean Chinese, while Anders is caucasian Chinese, so they had a few Chinese traditions in the wedding ceremony. This included a gatecrash and tea ceremony with the family before proceeding with the reception at the beach. So, many of the crazy photos you see at the beginning are part of the gatecrash–a ritual to “torture” the groom and his groomsmen so that he remembers how difficult it is to win his bride over and serves as a reminder to cherish her for a lifetime. To cater to Rachel’s Singaporean Chinese family, they also wore a traditional Chinese cheongsam and ma-kua for the tea ceremony.

The Couple:

Rachel and Anders

The Wedding:

Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa, Singapore

Beach Boho Vibes at Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa

We wanted to move away from the traditional banquet styled weddings you typically see in Singapore–where guests attend the wedding, sit, are served food, eat, and leave. A beach wedding with long table seating and buffet-style food is more open and allows people to get up, mingle, and interact more!

Wedding Advice From the Bride

Delegate the work and trust the people that you delegated the work to. They will do an excellent job for you. You delegated the work to them for a reason–so you won’t be overwhelmed! So don’t handhold whoever you asked for help. And don’t worry about the unnecessary things that you have no control of.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Bridelope Productions
Event Planning – Arches & Co.
Venue & Catering – Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa
Floral Design – amyt.fleur
Live Music – After Ambers
Videography – Ppairscollective
Invitation Design & Calligraphy – Art & Wanders
Makeup Artist & Hair Styling – Esta Hsu
Wedding Dress – Bridefully Yours
Bridal Accessories – Talia, Athmis
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – All Would Envy
Groom’s Apparel – Mr. Gentleman
Rings – Jann Paul

 

Congratulations again to Rachel and Anders on their boho Singapore beach wedding at Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa! We’re so glad Bridelope Productions was there to capture the magic of the day. To see more boho beach inspo, check out Thu and Chris’ Beachy Boho Wedding at Sanctuary Ho Tram in Vietnam!

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