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WEDDING BLOG

The Ultimate Outdoor Festival Themed Ashland Wedding

February 26, 2021 | kailey

If the bold colors and maraca party favors from this wedding don’t catch your eye, the custom Wild Rose Shop jean jackets and endless food options will. With help from the planner, J29 Events, Alicia and Philip brought to life their dream Spanish festival-themed Ashland wedding filled with fun, family, and food.

With family involvement being a huge priority, the couple chose to include a unity ceremony with a twist. They honored the unity of two families becoming one with a champagne toast mid-ceremony and an assortment of hand-tied scarves to unite their families—a creative and unforgettable way to involve loved ones

We are glad photographer Emily Hary Photography, captured every detail that made Alicia and Philip’s festival wedding day. From the Spanish influences to the retro reception dance floor—there isn’t a detail left untouched. Get your Pinterest Boards ready for this one-of-a-kind outdoor festival-themed Ashland wedding. 

The Couple:

Alicia and Phillip

The Wedding:

Ashland, Oregon

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Cultural Influences For An Ashland Wedding

My husband and I have both done a lot of traveling and we wanted our wedding to be vibrant and full of life to express some of the cultural vibes we have picked up over the years.

Two Families Coming Together As One 

We had everyone hold a string of scarves during the ceremony so that everyone was connected at the same time. It was a magical feeling to have everyone’s love and energy flowing through the ceremony site. We were connected as one and everyone felt our love.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Emily Hary Photography
Event Planning – J29 Events
Floral Design – Petal & Seed
Catering – Shield Catering 
Food Trucks – Peace Love and Little Donuts, Daddy Ramen, The Melt Grilled Cheese Truck, Curbside King + Jose’s Tacos
Bar – Bar Nomadic + Growler King
DJ – Sights + Sounds Unlimited
Photobooth – Happymatic
Makeup Artist – Reina Artistry
Wedding Dress – Grace Loves Lace
Bridal Accessories – Wild Rose Shop
Groom’s Apparel – Hall Madden
Rings – Art FX Fine Jewelry
Rentals – Motif Events, Party GalleryEncore Event Rentals
Linens – La Tavola
Transportation – Allaboard Trolley Tours

 

Big thanks to photographer Emily Hary Photography, for capturing the uniqueness of this outdoor festival-themed Ashland wedding. Whether you’re planning an elopement styled ceremony or an over-the-top wedding there are many ways to personalize your big day like Alicia and Philip did

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This Red And Sage Backyard Wedding Had A Special Fire Ceremony

February 25, 2021 | olivia

Priscilla and Jake, like many other couples, had different wedding plans in mind prior to the pandemic, but they opted for a backyard wedding. In doing so they proved that backyard weddings don’t have to feel like your backyard, especially when adding bohemian decor, a Spanish theme, and a fire unity ceremony—yes, we said fire. With help from their families, this couple DIYed their entire wedding—well, almost everything.

Thankfully Junebug member Boutique Weddings + Adventure Elopements captured all the details of this wedding. Get ready to see a burgundy suit, a Mariachi band, and Filipino and Mexican-inspired food with this red and sage backyard wedding.

The Couple:

Priscilla and Jake

The Wedding:

Howell, Michigan

Wedding Advice for Pandemic Nearlyweds

We had a small and intimate wedding with around 35 guests so we were able to manage just fine. For a bigger wedding, we would recommend an event planner or someone designated to worry about all the small details. It’s so easy to get lost in the moment and leave things out!

Why A Red And Sage Backyard Wedding?

Due to the pandemic, we had to reconsider our original Mayan Ceremony and Tulum wedding plan. So we waited for a better time, but we couldn’t wait any longer. Just a month out, we decided we already had everything we needed and our backyard was the perfect setting. It would also give some of our friends and family an opportunity to visit our home.

Personalized Sage Backyard Wedding

We wanted the whole day to feel natural and organic so we chose to have Jake’s best friend officiate the ceremony. It didn’t feel right going with someone who didn’t know our story personally. We also incorporated a lasso rosary which is popular in Mexican and Filipino weddings to represent unity and new beginnings.

DIYed Backyard Wedding Decor

As creatives, Jake and I really wanted to do it all ourselves—I have always wanted to style a wedding. For months, I thrifted and collected brass candlesticks, glass cylinders, vintage luggage and suitcases, candles, etc. My dad and brother made our triangle altar, a pallet wall for hanging photos, and helped set up string lights. I ordered all the flowers and greenery wholesale and decorated our altar myself the day of the wedding. I also made a flower wall with faux grass, wicker baskets, and red roses to play off of the boho vibe. Jake and I even made our own piñata from scratch! We kept joking that this was the biggest production of our lives, but it turned out to be true.

The Couple’s Favorite Moment Captured 

There is a photo of us taken towards the end of the night—the mariachi band is playing, our guests are enjoying the warm fire, Jake is wearing a Mariachi hat (that is too small for his head), we are facing our party but looking at each other. There is a sense of accomplishment and love in both of our faces. I honestly didn’t even know Yana was behind us taking this photo. This is what it’s all about!

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Yana Benjamin | Boutique Weddings + Adventure Elopements
Floral Design – MK Carroll Designs
Centerpieces & Altar Flowers – Fifty Flowers
Cake – Gwen’s Cake Decorating
Wedding Dress – Allure Bridals
Groom’s Apparel – Zara
Rentals – Ruby Slipper Design

 

Congratulations to Priscilla and Jake on your beautiful backyard wedding. And big thank you to Yana Benjamin of Boutique Weddings + Adventure Elopements for capturing and sharing this ceremony. To see more of Yana’s work, check out her profile in our directory of wedding photographers from around the world

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Modern Industrial Wildman BT Wedding Inspiration Shoot

February 24, 2021 | kailey

Say goodbye to neutrals and hello to colors that are as bold as your love. Photographer Emma Mullins Photography organized a group of talented professionals to bring to life this modern industrial Wildman BT wedding inspiration shoot. For those unfamiliar, Wildman BT is a spacious, extravagant, and newly renovated event space in Chicago. 

The brilliant wedding planner Wedicity dressed the modern industrial space with bold colors and eye-catching floral arrangements, by Hedonia Flowers. The old exposed brick and subtle gold accents added elegance and fun to the inspiration shoot, not to mention the projector screen that made for unique photo opportunities. The grooms—dressed in coordinating blue-toned suits—couldn’t keep their eyes off each other, and we can’t blame them. 

Get your Pinterest boards ready and keep scrolling to see more of the outpouring of love and the modern-industrial details that made this intimate Wildman BT wedding inspiration shoot unique.

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The Talented Team:

Photography – Emma Mullins Photography
Event Planning – Wedicity
Ceremony + Reception Venue – Wildman Boiler & Tank
Floral Design – Hedonia Flowers
Catering – Feast & Imbibe
Cake – ECBG Cake Studio
Invitation Design – XO Art & Design
Makeup Artist + Hair Styling – Rare Bird Beauties
Groom’s Apparel – The Groomsman Suit
Rings – Hitched
Rentals – Tablescapes + Bubbly Events
Linens – BBJ Linen

 

We’re glad photographer Emma Mullins Photography captured the love and bright energy that outpoured from this modern and industrial Wildman wedding inspiration shoot. These talented professionals prove that hiring and bringing together top-notch wedding vendors makes for a magical big day.

If you’re feeling inspired to steer away from traditional pastel color palettes, get started now with a wedding mood board that portrays the feeling you wish to create with your wedding design. 

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