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WEDDING BLOG

Gorgeous Springdale Station Sunset Wedding With Surprise Outfits

January 21, 2021 | olivia

Two gorgeous brides in two very different bridal gowns were the creme de la creme of this Springdale Station sunset wedding. With the love for each other as their centerpiece, wedding planner I Do! Wedding & Events decorated this old train station with things they love—warm-toned flowers, Rupi Kaur poetry, and a triangle altar arch. Plus, they ended the day with tacos, which is always a great idea. 

But we have to pause to gush over their attire—one bride wore a beautifully embroidered veil to match her simple, yet elegant bridal gown. The other bride wore a stunning strapless bridal dress with chiffon detailing. And we do love a good outfit surprise—but we won’t spoil it. Scroll down to see the details of this gorgeous Springdale Station sunset wedding, captured by Junebug member Nikk Nguyen Photo

The Couple:

Rebecca and Claudia

The Wedding:

Springdale Station, Austin, Texas

A Truly Personalized Wedding at Springdale Station

The ceremony was filled with both meaning and tradition: Rupi Kumar’s words really resonated with us, as much as the more transitional texts. The music made us smile, as did all the white, yellow, and orange flowers. Things felt green and whole.

Perfect Is An Understatement

Honestly, it was a perfect day. I know all brides say that, but it really, truly was. We felt peaceful, happy, and—most importantly—present. We wanted to have an experience where the people we love could get a glance at the world we’ve created for each other. It was a fun wedding, where our friends never left the dance floor! And even though we expected (but it’s by no means a guarantee), we had the most fun at our wedding.

Wedding Advice For Nearlyweds

Wedding planning is hard. It is a joyful time and tests a relationship in the ways only an intense year-long project can. We felt like we were doing everything wrong, until we finally spoke up to our other engaged friends and realized they were having a hard time too. So it’s ok for it to be difficult. It’s ok to feel overwhelmed by the choices, your families, even your partner. But once you’ve accounted for as many possibilities as you can, you have to let it go. We stopped worrying the Wednesday before and quit all decision making. It allowed us to feel calm, and present to experience our special weekend.

Tears of Joy And A Fun Surprise

There were all these incredible moments: turning to see each other at the altar, whispering little things during the ceremony to each other, walking out to Real Love, getting mobbed by our friends and then chastised because they all cried! To top it all off, dancing was unforgettable—even more so when we busted out in our suits!

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Nikk Nguyen Photo
Event Planning – I Do! Weddings & Events
Venue – Springdale Station
Floral Design – Native Botanicals
Catering – Torchy’s Tacos & Austin Catering
Getting Ready Venue – South Congress Hotel
Makeup Artist & Hair Styling – LUSTREbella
Wedding Dresses – Victoria Lopez Castro

 

Congratulations to Rebecca and Claudia on your wedding and cheers to a lifetime of fun memories! Thank you to Junebug member Nikk Nguyen Photo for capturing and sharing this beautiful ceremony with us. Get inspired by this colorful and opulent wedding and this old hollywood glam wedding because we do love a good reception outfit change.

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The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

January 20, 2021 | riley

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we’re here to help you celebrate–not just the holiday, but each other. Whether you’re making you’re lounging around the house, working towards new goals, indulging in little luxuries, or out embracing the world, you’re doing it together and your Valentine’s Day gifts can totally play a part in making that happen. So what are you waiting for? Get to shopping with this ultimate Valentine’s Day gift guide!

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide For The Homebody

If your special someone’s ideal day is spent lounging on the couch, binge-watching a new Netflix show, these gifts for the homebody are perfect. From puzzles to cozy blankets to games, these are sure to keep you entertained in the comfort of your own home.

 1. Jiggy For Anthropologie Puzzle Set ($54); 2. Crosley UO Exclusive Wood Crusier Record Player ($99); 3. Serene House Ranger Essential Oil Diffuser ($25); 4. UO Brushed Waffle Throw Blanket ($39); 5. Steve Madden Vesa Clog Slipper ($38.75); 6. Capri Blue Volcano Room Spray ($24);  7. The Five-Minute Journal By Intelligent Change ($24.95); 8. Set of 4 Levi Mugs ($48); 9. We’re Not Really Strangers: Self Reflection Edition Card Game ($15)

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide For The Chef and Bartender

If your significant other can’t keep away from the kitchen or is always concocting new cocktail recipes,  surprise them with a brand new cookbook or Instagram-worthy cocktail glasses. They’ll be cooking up a storm which means you’ll both be left happy–and full.

1. Ridged Martini Glass ($10); 2 The Newlywed Table Cook Book ($29.95); 3. BergHOFF Ron 7” Cast Iron Saucepan ($89); 4. Brass Wine Rack ($38); 5. Mortar, Pestle, and Tortilla Basket Set ($60); 6. Claire Bar Cart ($299); 7. MagicLinen Apron ($40); 8. Material Trio of Knives ($155); 9. Hearth & Hand Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven ($49.99)

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide For The Beauty Lover

Skincare routines have taken the world by storm. From serums to rollers to masks, it can be hard to navigate the beauty world if you’re unfamiliar. That’s why we’ve made your job easy and gathered some of the best beauty gifts that any beauty lover is sure to enjoy.

1. Nopod Weighted Eye Mask ($32); 2. Coouli Mini Beauty Refrigerator ($60); 3. DERMA E Vitamin C Instant Radiance Citrus Facial Peel ($22.49); 4. Sunday Riley Power Couple Mini Kit ($28); 5. Glamcor Riki Skinny Vanity Mirror ($195); 6. Kitsch Microderma Roller ($18); 7. Baja Zen Mermaid Glow Body Buff Scrub ($28); 8. Capri Blue Volcano Hand Cream ($18); 9. Vanity Planet Forever Young Rejuvenating Facial Wand ($60)

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide For The Tech Aficionado

Technology has come ridiculously far these days. In fact, there’s pretty much a gadget for every problem one can run into. If you’ve got a techie in your life then there’s a good chance that they already have all the new gadgets, so consider one of these more unique items.

1. Packard Bell Home Theater Projector and Screen ($98); 2. Lovebox Messenger ($100); 3. Halo One Bluetooth Speaker ($185); 4. Shibori-Dyed Leather Roll-Up Tech Pouch ($38); 5. Vie Oli UVC Phone Sanitizer and Wireless Charging Hub ($39.95); 6. aHead Wireless Headphones ($145); 7. C By GE On/Off Smart Plug ($29.95); 8. Fujifilm UO Exclusive Mini Link Smartphone Printer ($99); 9. Selfie Ring Light ($29.95)

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide For The Gym Junkie

We all know at least one person who eats, sleeps, and breathes, and the gym. With more and more people choosing to work out at home, why not get them equipment that will help them miss their gym a little less?

1. Bala Bangles Wearable Weight Set ($49); 2. Nike Pro Mid-Rise Legging ($48); 3. Bala Sliders Set ($20); 4. Everlast Elite Training 16 oz Boxing Glove ($50); 5. Calm Club Yoga Card Deck ($25); 6. Halfmoon Essential Studio Yoga Mat ($30); 7. Sweat With Bec Abs For Days Ab Roller ($36); 8. Tangram Rookie Smart Jump Rope ($39.95); 9. UO Prep Duffle Bag ($54)

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide For Outdoor Enthusiast

While no gift compares to being outside for an outdoor enthusiast, there’s a long list of gifts that you can get to help them enjoy their time in nature a little more. Water bottles, hammocks, portable espresso machines–these gift options make for the perfect camping trip.

1. Good + Well Supply Co. National Park Candle ($40); 2. Stanley Camp Mug ($20); 3. Travel Hammock ($35); 4. Hydro Flask Wide Mouth 32 oz Water Bottle ($45); 5. Hydro Flask 15 L Soft Backpack Cooler ($175); 6. Pendleton Playing Card Deck ($19.95); 7. BlendJet One Portable Blender ($39.95); 8. NOWspresso Portable Espresso Machine ($219.95); 8. Danner Adrika Hiker Boots ($175)

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide For The Spiritualist

We could all use a little more zen in our lives from time to time and these gifts make that process a little easier. If your loved one is in touch with their spiritual side, they’re going to love these self-enlightenment gifts.

1. Halfmoon Round Linen Meditation Cushion ($70); 2. Himalayan Salt Massage Ball ($8); 3. The Antique Anatomy Tarot Card Kit ($29.99); 4. Halfmoon Hand-Hammered Brass Singing Bowl ($78); 5. Shoppe Geo Reveal Stone Collection ($30); 6. Moon & Jai Intention Kit ($29); 7. Crystals: The Modern Guide to Crystal Healing by Yulia Van Doren ($14.99); 8. I AM & CO Everything Affirmation Card Deck ($15); 9. Vagabond Goods Zen Therapy Zen Meditation Kit ($84)

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DIY And Micro Wedding Florals From Bouqs Weddings

January 20, 2021 | morgan

person in The Bouqs Co apron working on florals

One of our favorite floral companies recently launched micro wedding floral packages and we couldn’t miss the opportunity to shout about it from the rooftops. In addition to their new packages, The Bouqs Co. Weddings (Bouqs Weddings) understands that planning a wedding during a pandemic is less than ideal. Like us, they’re here to help couples navigate this strange time.

If you’re not familiar with Bouqs Weddings, get ready to fall in love—specifically with their personalized touch, fresh florals, and straightforward pricing. 

wedding party bouquet

Why Order Wedding Florals From Bouqs Weddings

Bouqs Weddings offers the perfect variety of options for wedding florals. Whether an elopement, micro wedding, or large wedding is in your future, couples browsing their website aren’t overwhelmed by options. Don’t let the minimalist packaging stop you—they are all completely customizable. 

Bouqs floral arrangement

Start by picturing your wedding color scheme and choosing from their Wedding Collections, then someone from their team will help you every step of the way. Because of their focus on premium-quality florals at budget-friendly prices, they have quickly become the friendly, helpful, go-to contact for anything wedding flowers related. 

Romance florals

DIY Floral Wedding Packages

Bouqs Weddings offers dreamy DIY packages that are fun, easy to put together, and can be personalized to every couple’s wedding day vibes. Seriously, the sky is the limit when it comes to these options.

It comes as no surprise that many DIYers enjoy the process of putting the arrangements together. Depending on how much DIY you’re taking on for your wedding, focusing on DIY florals are an easy way to bond with your wedding party. They also provide a great opportunity to stop and smell the roses—literally—to appreciate the moments before your big day. The DIY packages can be a fun project before the wedding, especially since it’s an option that fits most budgets. 

bridal bouquet

DIY Doesn’t Mean You’re Alone 

Customer service matters to Bouqs Weddings. They know couples are counting on these florals to make their weddings unforgettable and that most couples have limited floral arranging experience. Because of this, purchasing a DIY package doesn’t mean you’re left hanging to create these arrangements yourself. 

They provide step-by-step guidance, video instruction, and one-on-one question and answer sessions to make the process as seamless as possible. Whether it’s you and your partner or your whole wedding team assisting with florals, you’ll be in good hands.

bridal arrangement

Micro Wedding Florals Launch

As stated on their website, Bouqs Weddings knows that even small weddings deserve beautiful florals. While watching more couples pivot their wedding plans to opt for something more intimate—like elopements or micro weddings—they realized they could help. 

wedding flower crown

Hoping to make planning a little easier for couples exploring ways to make their weddings work, they launched special micro weddings packages to make sure each couple has stunning flowers for their wedding, big or small. 

The micro wedding packages include options for multiple bouquets, boutonnieres, or a mix of both. These simple and timeless options will keep you and your partner ready for the magic of your special day. 

table decor

Reliably Fresh Florals With Even Fresher Pricing

By working with Bouqs Weddings, you can rest easy knowing your wedding florals will be delivered on time. Plus their premium-quality wedding flowers at budget-friendly prices have helped couples save up to 80% of the costs associated with a traditional florist. Plus, since their flowers are shipped directly from eco-friendly farms, they’ll look absolutely stunning on your wedding day. 

woman holding simple florals

Bouqs Weddings has floral shipping down to a science. When these sustainably-sourced flowers arrive, they’ll be in bud form. This process ensures you won’t need to worry about droopy flowers on the most important day of your life. With proper care—which they’ll provide instructions for—they’ll bloom just before the wedding day to look their best. The timely blooming also means they’ll last for about a week after the wedding. So you can keep your flowers or send them home with your guests as a fresh and fun wedding favor. 

floral details

No matter the size, Bouqs Weddings will help make your wedding as beautiful as you hoped. If you’ve had to postpone or scale back your guest list, their micro wedding and DIY options are for you. Flowers by Bouqs Weddings are luxurious, beautiful, and of the highest quality—check out their website to see how affordable they can be for your upcoming elopement, micro wedding, or ceremony. 

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