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Picturesque French Countryside Wedding at Château Saulxures-les-Nancy

February 21, 2020 | brooke

We’re melting over Bertille and David’s picturesque French countryside wedding at Château Saulxures-les-Nancy. From quiet morning moments to a traditional ceremony, The French Wedding Photographer beautifully captured the elegance of this day. Bertille looked stunning in a Annais Bridal gown, which was complimented by David’s classic Club of Gents suit. If you love simple greenery and white flowers, you’re going to love how this couple chose to decorate their reception space. And make sure you scroll to the end to see their unique take on a wedding cake!

The Couple:

Bertille & David

The Wedding:

Château Saulxures-les-Nancy, Saulxures les Nancy, France

 

 

We celebrated a French-German wedding and so included different elements from the wedding traditions from both of our countries. It was important for us to show the intercultural connection between us as a couple and we wanted to introduce our origins to the family and friends of “the other side” respectively. On top of that, we tried to motivate our international guests to overcome language barriers and to get to know each other (more info on how we did that below). By creating an open-minded atmosphere where everybody feels comfortable and positive, yet excited to discover and enjoy the day with us.

The most memorable parts of the couples’ day: It was the special atmosphere that our guests created. Even though they came from different countries (mostly French, Belgian and German), we saw so many of them connecting to each other. It was a pleasure to see that our plans and preparations worked out well. Secondly, it was the personalized elements that we had organized. The music our family members played during the religious ceremony, the surprises (see below) and our opening dance choreography that we had practiced for weeks and that turned out well.

 

Bertille designed our bilingual invitations, church booklets, menues. We also made our own signs indicating where the reception/dinner/dance floor etc. were located. We also created a personalized game for each our guests: They had to take a photo with someone that shares a hobby/profession/other funny things with them. It was well received and thus, our guests got to know each other very well, and we had a great party. 

Nature is very important to us and we both like to spend time outside hiking, biking, camping etc. We decided for a chic-rural style with dominating green and white colours as a reference for nature and purity.

 

The Wedding Team:

Photography – The French Wedding Photographer
Wedding Venue & Floral Design – Château Saulxures-les-Nancy
Catering – Thomas Jacquot
Live Music – Harmonie Karlsruhe
Hair Styling – Jacques Tordjman
Wedding Dress – Annais Bridal
Groom’s Apparel – Club of Gents

 

Congratulations, Bertille and David, and many thanks to The French Wedding Photographer for sharing their day at Château Saulxures-les-Nancy with Junebug!

RECOMMENDED READING: Pastel French Countryside Destination Wedding at Chateau Le Mont Epinguet

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The 2020 Bridesmaid Trends Your Girls Want to Wear

February 20, 2020 | nicole

dresses by Jenny Yoo, photos by This Modern Romance, makeup by KC Witkamp, hair by Trace Henningsen

Jenny Yoo is in the business of making brides and bridesmaids look and feel incredible, so when searching for the top 2020 bridesmaid trends, we looked no further than Jenny Yoo’s spring bridesmaids collection! From luxe fabrics to dramatic necklines to colors and textures you can let you girls mix and match, bridesmaids everywhere are rejoicing over these chic and flirty 2020 trends.

With a little help from our friends at Jenny Yoo, we present the 2020 bridesmaid trends:

    1. SLEEK SATIN

Satin is everywhere from runways to your favorite retailers this year and now Jenny Yoo is bringing it to your wedding! Simple, sophisticated, and always sleek, we’re obsessed with every style of satin dress from Jenny’s spring collection including Brenna, Alessia, Dina, and Lena.

shop the Lena, Alessia, Brenna, and Dina bridesmaid dresses

shop the Taryn, Brenna, and Alessia bridesmaid dresses

    1. COWL NECKLINES

Cowl necklines are making a major comeback from the late-’90s and early ’00s and we are here for it! Jenny Yoo’s Dahlia, Sullivan, and Tessa bridesmaid dresses feature a sultry, modern take on flattering neckline in a variety of luxe fabrics.

shop the Sullivan and Dani bridesmaid dresses

shop the Sullivan bridesmaid dress

shop the Brenna and Dahlia bridesmaid dresses

shop the Dahlia bridesmaid dress

    1. MIXED TEXTURES

Mismatched bridesmaid dresses aren’t limited to color palettes anymore thanks to the ultimate matching abilities of the mixed textures featured in Jenny Yoo’s spring collection! We’re talking velvet, satin, chiffon, tulle, and a brand new matte georgette, all of which are tailored to perfection in silhouettes your girls will love to wear.

shop the Dani, Logan, Hollis, and Andi bridesmaid dresses

shop the Sullivan and Dani bridesmaid dresses

shop the Lana, Dahlia, Priya, and Essie bridesmaid dresses

    1. FEMININE FLORALS

Floral print is one of our favorite 2020 bridesmaid trends and it doesn’t get any better than the hand-painted design crafted by Jenny Yoo’s NYC design team. The spring collection features the Painted Petals print, a delicate display of florals perfect for your 2020 wedding. See how the print perfectly complements some of Jenny’s most gorgeous styles including the Faye, Dani, Jada, and Ensley gowns.

shop the Faye Painted Petals Print and Ryan bridesmaid dresses

shop the Dani Print and James Print bridesmaid dresses

shop the Hollis, Dani Print, Amara, James Print and Dani bridesmaid dress

    1. ROMANTIC RUFFLES

Romantic ruffles are where flirty meets demure. The delicate ruffle trim of the Jada and Ensley gowns offer youthful and ethereal elements to your bridesmaids’ look. Mix ruffled and non-ruffled dresses or add depth and texture to your group with Jenny Yoo’s exclusive Painted Petals print, featured on ruffled Jada and Ensley gowns.

shop the Jada Painted Petals Print, Ensley, Ensley Painted Petals Print, and Jada bridesmaid dresses

shop the Jada Painted Petals Print, Ensley, Ensley Painted Petals Print, and Jada bridesmaid dresses

shop the Ensley and Jada bridesmaid dresses

    1. TRENDING 2020 WEDDING COLORS

Our trending wedding colors for 2020 are popping up everywhere, especially in Jenny Yoo’s spring collection! Now your girls can complement your wedding florals, linens, and signage in all your favorite hues.

Dusty Aqua

shop the Mallory, Aeryn, and Kaelyn bridesmaid dresses

Warm Canvas

shop the Mallory, Aeryn, and Kaelyn bridesmaid dresses

Punchy Rust, Sherbet Pink, Saffron

shop the Logan, DaniHollis, and Andi bridesmaid dresses

Faded Denim

shop the Hollis and Kinsley bridesmaid dresses

Having trouble choosing a favorite? Check out the entire Jenny Yoo spring bridesmaids collection for more inspiration!

This post is sponsored by Jenny Yoo!

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Classic Puglia Destination Wedding at Masseria Spina

February 20, 2020 | brooke

Belinda and Luca decided on a classic wedding in Puglia, Italy at Masseria Spina to create a unique and cultural experience for everyone attending! When planning their wedding, the couple focused on keeping the wedding as authentic as possible, with local food, art and entertainment to ensure everyone would have a memorable experience and learn a bit about the region itself. If you’re a lover of all the details and pretty colors, you’re sure to swoon over all the reception details Benevent Planner helped curate for the couple’s romantic vibe. We can’t wait for you to get inspired by every photo Lisa Poggi captured of this couple’s incredible Masseria Spina destination wedding day!

The Couple:

Belinda & Luca

The Wedding:

Masseria Spina, Puglia, Italy

Our wedding ceremony was quite traditional, in the local cathedral in the centre of town. We were limited in the amount of flowers we could have as well as the song choice and instruments. We loved this as it meant we could keep the wedding ceremony simple and not take away from the most important part of the wedding, the religious ceremony. We were lucky enough to have Luca‘s family priest marry us, which was quite a special moment for Luca‘s family and ourselves.

Our wedding planner, Elena from Benevent, custom designed and created the cushions, ottomans and pouffes which we had in the aperitif area. She is so creative and the different colours and prints really added to the fun atmosphere and the overall theme of the wedding.

We loved the aperitivo set up in the ancient olive groves of the masseria. It was beautifully set up with bright and colourful flowers and traditional farm-house props, with plenty of seating areas for our guests. Guests were able to eat local cheese, panzerotti (fried pizza dough), seafood, cured meats and more! We had a 3-piece band singing romantic ballads which really added to the atmosphere as they walked through the area serenading our guests.

I think our wedding planner and designer, Elena (Benevent Planner) was so lovely and easy to deal with. She was creative and put forward ideas that we fell in love with immediately. She not only provided us with a beautiful wedding design, but worked with us on our run sheet and the production schedule in order to ensure that every detail was taken into consideration and executed perfectly. We honestly had such a stress-free experience planning this wedding from the other side of the world, and we had full trust in her team that they would create something really special. We were also really confident in our suppliers and knew their past work and what they were capable of creating!

Our main wedding colours were shades of blue as well as burnt orange, toffee, terracotta and natural tones. We wanted colours that were vibrant and fun, but also earthy and relevant. These colours were seen throughout our wedding stationery, linen placemats and florals. Elena from Benevent was so creative and did such a great job ensuring that the design and theme was carried out through all elements, working closely with Angela from Flower Addicted Angelica to ensure everything worked well and was cohesive. She completely nailed the brief!

Lisa Poggi is fantastic to work with! We had such a great time on the day working with a fun and creative team. She really worked with us to create the most beautiful photos and has such a great eye for detail when capturing each and every moment, as well as all the creative details. We were so happy with all our suppliers and really feel as though their contribution and talent added to the overall look and feel of the day.

I really love the images Lisa took of us as we entered the reception with the backdrop of the Rosoni lights (typical Italian style festa lights). It just shows our joy and excitement, surrounded by all our family friends standing up singing, dancing and having the best time! This photo sums up the whole emotion and experience of our reception dinner.

The entertainment was so lively and energetic, we were so shocked to see everyone out of their seats with their tambourines, singing and dancing. We even had Luca‘s grandmother get up and join the fun which was fantastic to see!
Another surprise for our guests was the firework display! We had everyone stand on the steps of Masseria Spina to watch the fireworks as we cut our wedding cake! Our saxophonist then started playing and lured everyone into the dancing area where we continued to dance at the afterparty.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Lisa Poggi
Event Planning – Benevent Planner
Ceremony Venue – Duomo di Monopoli
Reception Venue – Masseria Spina
Floral Design – Flower Addicted Angelica
Catering & Cake – Masseria Spina
Live Music – Radici del Sud
DJ – Mimmo Radogna Sax
Videography – Giorgio Giurierri
Stationery – Dodo Design
Makeup Artist & Hair Styling – This June
Wedding Dress – Pronovias
Linens – Simply Seated
Rentals – Che Scena
Transportation – Puglia Autoclassica
Rings – King Street Design

 

Congratulations, Belinda and Luca, we’re so happy you chose to share your day with Junebug! If you’re loving the vibes of this Masseria Spina wedding, we think you’ll swoon over this intimate and natural wedding at Borgo Pignano.

 

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