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WEDDING BLOG

Mega Giveaway with Artifact Uprising, Etsy, and Airbnb!

January 17, 2019 | nicole

photo by Karina & Maks

We couldn’t think of a better way to welcome 2019 than with a mega giveaway to some of our favorite brands! This year, we’re all about living your best life and we want to give one lucky winner a little boost with the help of $500 gift cards to Artifact Uprising, Etsy, and Airbnb. If your 2019 goals include spending more time traveling, appreciating all things handmade, and making your house feel like home, this giveaway is for you!

$500 Artifact Uprising Gift Card

We want you to display your photos in 2019, so we’re here with a little help from our friends at Artifact Uprising to make it happen! Artifact Uprising has everything you need to start showcasing your favorite photos from lay-flat albums to prints and gallery frames to cute photo displays like calendars and wooden photo ledges. (P.S. Haven’t sent out save-the-dates or wedding invitations yet? You can count on Artifact Uprising for those too!)

$500 Etsy Gift Card

In case you haven’t heard, we’re obsessed with all things Etsy when it comes to wedding planning and home decor! You can check out some of our favorite Etsy wedding product roundups like the best bridal hair accessories, macramé wedding backdrops, wedding guest books for inspiration or shop our top home picks below!

 

$500 Airbnb Gift Card

Whether you’re booking your wedding night stay, a honeymoon home, or an anniversary getaway, we want to help you score the host with the most on Airbnb!

photo by Karina & Maks

OFFICIAL RULES

– You must be 13 years of age or older to enter
– You must enter prior to the giveaway close date on February 17 at 11:59 PM Central Time
– Winners will be notified via email on February 18
– Winner will receive one $500 Artifact Uprising gift card, one $500 Etsy gift card, and one $500 Airbnb gift card
– By entering, you agree to be contacted via email by Junebug Weddings and Artifact Uprising regarding future promotions and news
– By entering, you agree to the Official Rules and the Junebug Weddings Terms and Conditions

Enter to Win

Good luck!

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Modern Romantic Saddlerock Ranch Wedding in Shades of Dusty Blue

January 17, 2019 | juliette

Caitlin and Cameron’s Saddlerock Ranch wedding was as heartfelt as it was modern and romantic. The couple chose the incredible St. Charles Borromeo church to exchange vows and then celebrated with their nearest and dearest in an outdoor reception in the Oak Grove of Saddlerock Ranch. Because they were moving from Texas to California — and booked the reception venue without seeing it in person — they counted on Orange Blossom Special Events to execute their vibe, and they came through big time. From the dusty blue palette to the lush florals designed by Inessa Nichols Design to the modern touches, every detail was total perfection, and photographer Emily Magers captured it all brilliantly!

The Couple:

Caitlin and Cameron

The Wedding:

St. Charles Borromeo and Saddlerock Ranch, California

A lot of the things you worry about leading up to the day won’t matter to you on the actual day. Don’t stress over the small stuff. Make a decision and move forward. We were engaged for 8 months but because of a cross country move didn’t start planning until 6 months out. We loved it because it made us have to be decisive and didn’t give us time to overthink anything. The short engagement surprisingly made it a lot less stressful for us.

The only surprise we had was small but I loved it. My dad used to sing me the 1920’s song Side by Side when I was a little girl. The band learned the song to play for the father-daughter dance without my Dad knowing. When they called us up for the dance my Dad looked at me and goes, “Do you even know what we are dancing to?” It was a fun moment when they started playing the song.

My favorite photos were actually ones I almost decided not to do. The photographer, Emily, came up to us at dinner right at sunset and asked to steal us for 15 minutes for pictures. I really didn’t want to miss any of the dinner so I was about to say no but changed my mind after I realized it wouldn’t take much time. We walked hand in hand by the vineyards and under a willow tree while Emily shot photos of us. Those ended up being my favorite pictures of the day.

One of the most memorable parts of the day was the very end of the night. We decided to have an exit the week of the wedding. We had LED balloons to light up our path to the car and all of the guests lined up next to the balloons. As we drove away, in the spur of the moment, the guests pulled the balloons from the ground and let them go. We watched them float away from the car as we left. It was a perfect ending to the day.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Emily Magers
Event Planning – Orange Blossom Special Events
Ceremony Venue – St. Charles Borromeo
Reception Venue – Saddlerock Ranch
Floral Design – Inessa Nichols Design
Catering – Contemporary Catering
Cake – Susie Cakes
Donuts – Primo’s Donuts
Live Music – Soulville, American Events Production
Videography – Shark Pig
Stationery – Orange Blossom Special Events
Calligraphy – Jill Velez
Makeup Artist – Emily Dawn Artistry
Hair Styling – Derrick Sharp
Wedding Dress – Made With Love Bridal
Bridal Shoes – RAYE The Label
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Jenny Yoo
Groom’s Apparel – The Black Tux
Rentals – Archive Rentals and A Rental Connection
Photo Booth – Flipbooth
Transportation – Riz Transportation
Send-Off Balloons – Bonjour Fete

 

Our biggest congratulations to Caitlin and Cameron, and a special thanks to Orange Blossom Special Events for sharing this gorgeous Saddlerock Ranch wedding with Junebug! If you loved this muted color palette, you’ll want to see how grey and dusty blue made this Cordiano Winery wedding utterly romantic!

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14 Cozy Elopement Picnic Ideas to Celebrate Saying “I Do” in Style

January 16, 2019 | juliette

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If you’re planning an intimate elopement and are looking for celebration alternatives to a traditional reception, might we suggest a cozy elopement picnic? Picnics are the perfect way to celebrate and toast to the promises you made to each other without too much fuss or planning needed. A soft blanket, a few candles, your favorite assortment of foods, and a bottle of champagne are really all you need! (Of course, you could always go more elaborate if that’s your style.) These elopement picnic ideas take us from the mountaintops to the riverbanks and even indoors, showing us all that a picnic is a dreamy way to celebrate saying “I do!”

FAIRY LIGHT PICNIC ON A CLIFF IN BIG SUR

photos by Tessa Tadlock; event planning, floral design, and calligraphy by Blue Daphne Events and Floral Design; see more from this elopement here!

BOHO-TROPICAL PICNIC ON AUSTRALIA’S BONBEACH

photos by Tahnee Jade Photography; event styling, floral design, and crown by JCRC Events + Styling; cake and desserts by Kitty Pimms; and rentals by Memphis Hire; see more from this elopement inspiration here!

BRUNCH PICNIC IN THE SAWTOOTH MOUNTAINS

photos by Maggie Grace Photography; event styling and rentals by Blush Creek; floral design by Just So. Event Floral; and catering by Guru Donuts; see more from this elopement inspiration here!

RUGGED DESERT PICNIC IN SOUTH AFRICA’S WESTERN CAPE

photos by Claire Thomson Photography, event planning by Nu Experiences, floral design by Wildeflower, and rentals by Happinest Décor; see more from this elopement inspiration here!

RIVERSIDE PICNIC IN ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK

photos by Wolf & Rose Photography; event planning and floral design by Oh So Britnee; and location at Rocky Mountain National Park; see more from this elopement here!

SNOWY S’MORES PICNIC IN STANLEY LAKE

photos by Maggie Grace Photography, event planning by Emily Aitken Events, and floral design by Wildflower; see more from this elopement here!

AUTUMNAL FOREST PICNIC NEAR RED RIVER GORGE

photos by Chuy Photography, floral design by Sun Kissed Blooms, cake by La Petite Delicat, and rentals by Street Scene Vintage; see more from this elopement inspiration here!

BOHEMIAN PICNIC ON MELASTI BEACH IN BALI

photos by Maria Shiriaeva Photography; event planning and floral design by Mix Bali Events; location at La Joya II Biu Biu; see more from this elopement here!

INDOOR/OUTDOOR PICNIC AT MAGPIE MEAT & THREE

photos by Folk + Wayfarer, floral design by Floressence Flowers, desserts by Red Cottage Cookie Co, and donuts by HenDough; see more from this elopement inspiration here!

MOUNTAINTOP PICNIC IN WATERTON LAKES NATIONAL PARK

photos by Genevieve Renee Photographie, event planning by Paper Doll Events, location at Waterton Lakes National Park, floral design by Rebecca Dawn Design, cake by Pretty Sweet, and rentals by Gathered Table Supply Co.; see more from this elopement inspiration here!

FREE-SPIRITED PNW PICNIC ON RIALTO BEACH

photos by Bonita Gabrielle Photography, floral design by Fleurae Floral Design, pastries by The Bread Peddler, and moonshine by Blind Pig Spirits; see more from this elopement here!

COZY CAMPER PICNIC NEAR SNAKE RIVER

photos by Maggie Grace Photography, event planning by Emily Aitken Events, and floral design by Just So Event Floral; see more from this elopement inspiration here!

BEACH-INSPIRED PICNIC IN A PRAIRIE

photos by Tricia Victoria & Co. Photography and Nathan Walker Photography, event planning by One Palm by laryssalee, floral design by Tickled Floral, stationery by Coconut Press, calligraphy by Karyen Creative, table rentals by BARNWOOD Rustic Rentals, chair/cutlery rentals by Special Event Rentals, and specialty decor by One Palm by laryssalee; see more from this elopement inspiration here!

POMEGRANATE-INSPIRED PICNIC AT THE FALLS OF THE OHIO

photos by Erin Trimble Photography, floral design by Rose & Honey Floral, and catering by Whole Foods; see more from this elopement inspiration here!

Still on the fence about whether an elopement is right for you? We’re confident these 18 elopements will have you wanting to nix tradition!

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