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Mattie’s Austin Garden Wedding

June 29, 2022 | riley

After changing their wedding plans four times due to the pandemic, Jamie and Jonny finally tied the knot and celebrated the way they wanted. Like many couples, it was a challenging wedding journey, but it was definitely worth the wait. With a dusty color palette, whimsical florals, and a modern fairytale vibe, the pair’s Mattie’s Austin garden wedding was filled with timeless and romantic details that uniquely reflected their personalities. And thanks to the expert guidance of their planner Jennifer of Pearl Events, they were able to maximize all the beautiful spaces the Victorian estate had to offer. 

On the beautiful front lawn under ancient oak trees, the couple exchanged heartfelt vows, surrounded by their loved ones. Their ceremony featured a beautiful floral-lined aisle and arrangements on acrylic pillars created by Stems Floral + Event Design. Mismatched lamps, crawling greenery, and tablescapes filled with candles in glass cylinders and floral clusters greeted guests at the tented reception that followed. After dinner, they danced the night away to live music inside the farmhouse gallery. 

It wasn’t just the dreamy vibe that made this garden wedding swoon-worthy but also the couple’s stylish attire. While the groom rocked his classic suit paired with a bolo tie, the bride changed from her chic slip dress and sheer gloves into a short strapless ensemble with puff sleeves, perfect for the all-night party. Scroll through these photos beautifully captured by Junebug Member Amber Vickery to see how you and your partner can follow their cue and throw an epic Austin garden wedding.

The Couple:

Jamie & Jonny

The Wedding:

Mattie’s Austin, Austin, Texas

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Why They Decided To Have A Mattie’s Austin Garden Wedding

Our priority for the wedding was to perfect the flow of each element of the day. At Mattie’s, there are so many beautiful spaces you can host each part of your wedding—from ceremony and cocktail hour to dinner and dancing. This is why we chose this venue over many others we saw in Austin. We wanted every part of the day to be in a different location on the property and do it in a way that you didn’t know what came next. We loved how you couldn’t see the next space until right before you walked into it, almost giving it that element of surprise.

Spending A Private Special Moment With Their Closest Loved Ones Before The Ceremony 

Jonny and I did a first look, so before the ceremony, as guests arrived, we had our wedding party and immediate family join us at a private bar inside Mattie’s to toast the evening ahead and shake out the jitters. This private time set the tone for our wedding party and made everyone kick start the fun before the night event started.

Photographer and Junebug Member Amber Vickery Was The Perfect Fit

After changing my wedding plans four times due to COVID, I was pretty burnt out when it came to picking vendors and the whole wedding planning process in general. However, one thing that took priority was the style of photography I was looking for, and I wasn’t willing to compromise on that. I had a specific style in mind, and when I discovered Amber, after scouring Instagram for weeks, I knew she was the perfect fit right away. I wanted to capture moments, to have the photos tell a story—for folks that weren’t there to look at the pictures and feel the energy and feel like they were. Jonny and I have the most fun group of friends and family. The day was so full of emotion from start to finish, and Amber captured them beautifully. I’ve had people tell me that my wedding photos were the best they’ve ever seen, and I agree.

Wedding Planning Advice From The Newlyweds: Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff

We were truly fortunate not to have any family drama or outside influence on our planning. My parents handed me the reins and my mother and father-in-law “wanted to be surprised.” But no matter the situation, wedding planning can be so stressful, and there are always hiccups along the way that you can’t control. You and your future partner set the tone for the day. If you’re having fun, then everyone else will too. Don’t sweat the bumps in the road. Enjoy all the hard work you’ve put in to make your day so special.

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The Wedding Team:

Photography – Amber Vickery
Event Planning – Pearl Events
Venue + Catering – Mattie’s Austin
Floral Design + Rentals – STEMs Floral and Event Design
Signage – Lettered by Valerie
Cake – Michelle’s Patisserie
Live Music – Blind Date + Austin Ellis
Makeup Artist + Hair Styling – Makeup by Adrienn & Team
Rings – Barmakian Jewelers
Fashion Illustration – Vogue Vignette
Transportation – Around Austin

 

Congratulations to Jamie and Jonny on their Mattie’s Austin garden wedding. And big thanks to Junebug member Amber Vickery for beautifully capturing all the memories they will cherish for the rest of their lives. To see more of her talent, check out her profile in our directory of photographers from around the world

Like Jamie and Jonny, you can create multiple celebration spaces in one venue—from the romantic ceremony to an all-out dance party. Having your ceremony and reception at the same venue isn’t only convenient but also cuts down on any lag time between the two events, so you don’t lose on time spent with your loved ones. For more unconventional ideas, check out our unique planning guide!

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Incredibly Vibrant Botanical Garden Wedding

Anabelle and Alexander’s love story was 12 years in the making. Because life had other plans, the couple tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in the middle of the pandemic. So having a sequel wedding–this time with their loved ones–was something they looked forward to. And with the help of the Events by Denise, the pair was able to bring to life a celebration full of personality that perfectly complemented the natural beauty of their botanical garden wedding venue

A 19th-century estate with hacienda-inspired architecture and lush gardens, a vibrant color palette, and spectacular floral displays—everything about their big day at Rancho Las Lomas was beyond romantic and magical. Nestled under ancient oak and sycamore trees, the couple said their “I dos” under the marble theater. The same space was flipped for the reception, and the repurposed floral arch drew the attention to the show-stopping pressed flower cake by Grace & Honey

You may think the dreamy aesthetic can’t be topped, but the couple still managed to surprise their guests with their stunning attire. The groom rocked a teal suit paired with a pink tie for the ceremony while the bride glowed in her deep-V wedding dress. The pair then changed into gold Cambodian ensembles fit for royalty. Scroll through to see every incredible detail beautifully captured by Junebug member Julie Pepin. This gorgeous botanical garden wedding is full of inspiration you’re going to want to share with your talented team of vendors.

The Couple:

Anabelle and Alexander

The Wedding:

Rancho Las Lomas, Silverado, California, United States

Why A Botanical Garden Wedding

We loved how diverse Rancho Las Lomas was. It was spacious with beautiful architecture and luscious greenery. When we first visited the venue in person, it felt like an adventure going through the space and discovering wonderful pockets throughout the venue.

Personalizing The Ceremony By Having The Groom’s Brother Officiate And Writing Their Own Vows

We had Alex’s younger brother Eli as the officiant as we found him to be the most fitting to lead such a special ceremony. He has a calming and compassionate presence and, of course, has seen our relationship grow for over a decade of being together. During the pandemic, we also did a civil ceremony a year prior, so we decided to save our vows for our wedding celebration when all of our family and friends would surround us.

They Picked Their Wedding Date Based On Junebug Member Julie Pepin’s Availability

It was tough to postpone our wedding, but the main upsides were to have it at a safer time with an abundance of loved ones and to book Julie for our new date. We are huge fans of Julie’s work and were super excited to have her capture our day in what we knew would be a very special way.

Setting Expectations With Vendors And Letting Go Of The Little Things That Don’t Go According To Planned

Although the month before the wedding feels particularly hectic, I think going the extra mile to ensure everything is communicated correctly to vendors helps. We recommend dropping an email with concise reminders of your requests for a specific vendor. Conversations with vendors about your vision are made well in advance, so a refresh would be helpful on their end. Naturally, a few slip-ups happened that possibly could’ve been avoided, but that’s just how it is. At a certain point, you just have to go with the flow on the wedding day to be able to take in all that is wonderful.

They Were Proud Of How They Brought Their Dream Wedding To Life

We are proud of how everything came together visually–to have a wedding that felt thoughtful, personal, and tastefully colorful. The colors were extremely satisfying to see on the day of—whether it was attire, florals, table setting, or the cake. It was the best to see all the details come to life.

The Bride Made Custom Cookie Favors With The Help Of Her Entire Family 

Anabelle is very proud of the  decorated sugar cookies she made for the favors. She started a sugar cookie business during the pandemic, which she now operates full-time, so it only made sense to put in the love and care to make all the favors. It was of the crest shield that she designed. Alex, Anabelle, Alex’s brother, and Anabelle’s mom created an assembly line of gold boxes, thank you inserts, cookies, and ribbon to make these favors feel extra special. Anabelle wanted the favors to feel Wes Anderson-esque.

Heartfelt Speeches From Their Loved Ones

Following dinner, we had toasts from the parents and four bridal party members, which was truly memorable. It was beautiful to relax and be present yet reflective while hearing our nearest and dearest talk about their experiences with us. It was comforting and so emotional. It embedded how lucky we are to be surrounded by an abundance of loved ones.

Surprising Their Guests By Changing Into Traditional Cambodian Attire and A Special Mother Dance

We surprised our guests in a couple of ways. We changed into traditional Cambodian wedding attire decked out in ornate gold fabrics and accessories during our cocktail hour. It was great to pay homage to Anabelle’s background. Another surprise was that we did a mother dance together to celebrate the women who raised us. At one point, we turned to switch up partners so we could dance with our mother-in-law too.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Julie Pepin
Event Planning – Denise Holt
Venue – Rancho Las Lomas
Floral Design – The Bloom of Time
Catering – 24 Carrots
Cake – Grace & Honey
Officiant – Eli Brown
Videography – Ferris Media
Invitation Design –
Hair & Makeup Artist – Marie Tran
Wedding Dress – Madi Lane
Groom’s Apparel – Jimmy Au’s
Cambodian Attire Rentals – Vannary Bridal
Favors – Bananabelle Brown

 

Congratulations to Anabelle and Alexander on their incredibly vibrant botanical garden wedding. And a big thank you to photographer and Junebug member Julie Pepin for capturing and sharing their stunning day with us. For more swoon-worthy inspo like this wedding, check out her profile in our directory of photographers from around the world.

Whether you and your partner lean into personal preferences or draw inspiration from the venue or the season, the wedding colors you choose will ensure that everything looks on theme. After all, picking out the combo you’re happy with will make all the design decisions a lot easier. Struggling to decide on a color scheme for your big day? Let these combinations in our list of floral color palettes inspire your own. 

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Timeless Tropical Saba Estate Wedding Inspiration

June 25, 2022 | riley

Imagine this, walking down the aisle with sand between your toes and bright blue waters as far as the eyes can see. Or dancing under the stars with the waves crashing in the background. This is exactly what Junebug member Avavi Bali Weddings wanted to showcase through this Saba Estate wedding inspiration, but on a more glamorous level. Using a timeless color palette, opulent florals, and gold decor, this styled shoot is the perfect inspiration for tropical luxury.

The talented vendor team completely transformed the pool area into a stunning ceremony space with lush florals lining a reflective aisle and a chic lounge. And with the panoramic ocean views and tropical landscape as a backdrop, it was the ultimate romantic setting for exchanging vows. Meanwhile, the reception featured lavish florals, candles in towering glass candelabras, and gold furniture and settings. Nothing quite says elegance and glam more than gilded details against an all-white tablescape. 

To top things off, the sophisticated wedding fashion perfectly tied into the theme. The groom stayed cool in a beige jacket while the bride stunned in a strapless gown. When it comes to destination weddings, it doesn’t get any dreamier than an oceanside soiree. One look at these photos by Imaj Gallery and you’ll want to fly to Bali for your big day. So keep scrolling because this Saba Estate wedding inspiration will leave you gushing.

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How This Saba Estate Wedding Inspiration Came To Be

We did this styled photo at a brand new villa in Bali called Saba Estate. This six-bedroom luxury villa is a true beauty with its unique architecture and stylish, tropical chic interiors. The huge oceanfront garden features expansive lawns big enough to seat 300 guests. The theme of this styled shoot is timeless elegance. White roses and trailing greenery filled the space with floral beauty, while crystal candelabra and mirrored decor added the perfect touch of luxury. As for the massive floral backdrop at the sweetheart table, call us speechless. Also, we wanted to tell the world that Bali is open now. We hope to have destination weddings back soon.

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The Talented Team:

Photography – Imaj Gallery
Behind-the-Scenes Photographer – Dwiko Arie
Event Planning – Avavi Bali Weddings
Ceremony Venue – Saba Estate
Floral Design – Aisle Project
Catering – Amazing Bali Catering
Cake – Thyme and Caramel
Bar + Cocktail Rentals – Bali Sewa Sewa
Officiant – David Herbert
Live Music – Azimuth Bali
Videography – Bespoke Film Bali
Invitation Design – Atelier Plum
Makeup Artist + Hair Styling – Yeanne Make-Up Artist
Wedding Dress – Phangsanny
Bridal Accessories – Ma Gee Kha
Groom’s Apparel – Quinton Windsor
Flooring + Structure – AllSet Event Hire
Rentals – Bali Table Top
Furniture – Luxe Living Bali
Favors – GENTLEEPIPHANY

 

A big thank you to Junebug member Aviva Bali Weddings for sharing this timeless tropical Saba Estate wedding inspiration with us. And of course, thanks to Imaj Gallery for capturing all the gorgeous details and romantic vibe that have us dreaming of a tropical escape. To see more of the incredible weddings that Aviva Bali Weddings has planned, check out their profile in our directory of wedding planners from around the world!

Whether you and your partner are tying the knot on an exotic island, celebrating in paradise a little closer to home, or you just have a deep love for all things tropical, a beach wedding can be a magical experience. Check out our list of tropical wedding ideas for inspiration you can add to your big day. 

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