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WEDDING BLOG

Gorgeously Glam Micro Wedding in Greece

October 21, 2021 | kailey

There’s nothing more glamorous than tying the knot in far away places—this glam micro wedding in Crete, Greece is no exception. Yuliya and Pavlo wanted a day that prioritized comfort, fashion, and jaw-dropping views. Which was easy with local event planner Make Happy Memories by their side. 

This adventurous couple kicked off their celebration by exchanging romantic private beach “I do’s” at the Church of Ascension at Paleochora. This historic church added sentiment to their big day. It also made for an incredible photo backdrop when paired with pop-of-color florals by Manfler. That’s a double win. 

The mid-day ceremony took our breath away but this celebration truly came to life during their mountain top Art Villa reception. The dreamy twenty-six person villa was complete with an infinity pool overlooking the bay of Mirabello, draped twinkle lights, and large chandeliers over the neutral reception table.

Whether you’re in search of destination wedding ideas or looking for ways to make your small wedding stand out, this is the inspiration you’ve been looking for. Get your Pinterest boards ready, these photos by Me and Georgia are filled with one-of-a-kind wedding inspo you’ll want to revisit.  

Me and Georgia’s Thoughts On This Glam Micro Wedding 

This was the first wedding we worked on after the covid restrictions were lifted. We were very happy to see destination micro weddings taking place again. It was a small wedding, but it was full of taste and elegance.

The Couple:

Yuliya and Pavlo

The Wedding:

Crete, Greece

The Struggle Of Planning A Destination Wedding 

We had to organize our wedding from far away. We ended up hiring a local wedding planner to help us avoid stress. That’s our biggest tip for couples planning a destination wedding—hire a local wedding planner. It’s really important to work with someone who really understands your desires and knows the area. 

Working With Me And Georgia

Hiring Me and Georgia was one of the best decisions we made while planning our wedding. They were super responsive, flexible, funny, and incredibly easy to work with. We knew that the photos would be the one thing we could cherish forever and we wanted them to be perfect. We cannot recommend them enough for every wedding day. 

A Reception With A View 

We chose Art Villa because of the unique and amazing landscape. With this venue we were able to rent a large modern villa for 26 people. 

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Me and Georgia
Event Planning + Invitation Design – Make Happy Memories
Ceremony Venue – Church of Ascension at Paleochora
Reception Venue – Art Villa
Floral Design – Manfler
Catering – Siganos Catering
Cake – Sugmar Sugarpaste Cakes
DJ – Ultra Special Events
Videography – Alexandros Ktistakis
Makeup Artist + Hair Styling – Natasha
Wedding Dress – Ellybride
Rentals – Ultra Special Events

Congratulations to Yuliya and Pavlo on their stunningly glam micro wedding in Crete, Greece. And big thanks to photographer Me and Georgia for capturing the special moments and details that make a destination wedding incredibly special. 

If you’re feeling inspired to take your celebration on the road, we’re here to help. From finalizing a comfortable budget to setting up a hotel room block, there’s a lot of additional tasks that are involved in a far away wedding. To limit your wedding planning stress, start by checking out our ultimate guide to planning a destination wedding.

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Seriously Dazzling Festival Wedding

October 16, 2021 | kailey

A Ferris wheel, a disco ball filled dance floor, and a live 90s band—need we say more? With the help of wedding planner Ellen Robinson, this fun-loving couple was able to fully transform the historic Cherokee Plantation into festival grounds worthy of their love. Marina and Mike’s main priority was creating a day that equally represented their personalities, a true celebration of two lives coming together. 

You may think a ferris wheel is a hard wedding day addition to beat, but the reception decor gives it a run for its money. The reception bar was complete with a “just like heaven” neon sign and music themed cocktail names. They even had a giant velvet heart and a bathtub full of disco balls for a fun photo op. When we say no detail was overlooked, we mean it. 

Junebug member Reagan Aleea captured every second of this celebration that’ll make you wish you were there. The stunning sunset ferris wheel ride, the father-daughter horse drawn carriage entrance, and even the show-stopping florals by Marigold Flowers. Keep scrolling for the wild wedding inspiration you’ve been looking for.

More From Reagan Aleea On This Festival Wedding 

This couple wanted their wedding to not only be different from the normal, but very “them.” They had an incredible vision and everything completely came to life for their wedding day—including a Ferris wheel, bathtub full of disco balls, food trucks, and a live 90s band. This festival themed wedding was wild, alternative, and drew a lot of inspiration from Burning Man.

The Couple:

Marina and Mike

The Wedding:

Yemassee, SC

A Wedding That Authentically Represents Your Love Story

We are most proud of the fact that we were able to have a wedding that reflects both of our personalities. Every detail of the wedding was personalized from the custom napkins with our favorite song lyrics to the music themed cocktail names. We tried to make every aspect of the wedding reflect our love story.

Father-Daughter Horse Drawn Carriage Entrance 

For the ceremony, my father and I arrived by horse and carriage and walked down the aisle to the string quartet playing Bohemian Rhapsody.

An Unforgettable Band And Dance Floor 

I think every couple would say that the most memorable part of their wedding is the ceremony, which is true for both of us. But, I think we both agree that our favorite part was dancing and rocking out to our 90s cover band at our outdoor concert area.

Your Gut Instinct Won’t Fool You 

Although there are so many obstacles and frustrations that go along with wedding planning, the best way to get through it is to stick to your gut on every decision. Create the wedding based on how you want it and not how you want it to be perceived. It can be stressful when it comes to disagreements between you and your spouse-to-be, but at the end of the day compromise is the key to getting through it.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Reagan Aleea
Event Planning – Ellen Robinson
Ceremony + Reception Venue – Cherokee Plantation
Floral Design – Marigold Flowers
Catering – Rebel Taco + Coastal Crust + Cru Catering
Cake – Holy Rolly
Live Music – Rock the 90’s
Videography – Hearthstone Films
Invitation Design – Studio R
Makeup Artist – Hailey Parrish
Wedding Dress – Monique Lhuillier
Groom’s Apparel – Berlins For Men
Rentals – Palmetto Amusements

 

Congratulations to Marina and Mike on their epic festival wedding. And big thanks to Junebug member Reagan Aleea for capturing every carefully-crafted detail that’ll have couple’s brainstorming ways to set their celebration apart. If that sounds like what you’re looking for, we’re here to help. 

Start by checking out more of Reagan Aleea’s work in our directory of top notch wedding vendors from around the world. Then, check out this guide for planning a unique wedding. It’s packed with Junebug-approved tips you won’t want to miss for planning a nuptial unlike any other.

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Groom Boutonniere Ideas

October 14, 2021 | kailey

Image by Haley Hawn Photo.

There’s a common misconception that grooms have limited options when it comes to accessorizing on their weddings day. That couldn’t be further from the truth. From bolo ties to colorful suits, and even boutonnieres—there are plenty of ways to add personality and individuality to your wedding day look. These unique ideas aren’t just for men, but for anyone rocking a suit on their big day. Remember, small details can make a big statement.

Though boutonnieres are a common fashion detail, that doesn’t mean they all have to look the same. How boring would that be? By playing around with different colors, florals, and greenery you can create a unique boutonniere that’ll set your look apart from the rest. To help you feel your best on your big day, we’ve rounded up unique boutonniere ideas that’ll spice up your wedding day outfit. 

Unique Boutonniere Ideas

Use An Alternative To Traditional Floral Boutonniere Ideas

Instead Of Florals, Make Tropical Greenery The Main Event

Recommended reading: The Dreamy Unconventional Colorful Suit Roundup

Pair Your Boutonniere With A Colorful Handkerchief

Image by Phosphilic.

Shop similar pocket squares: Painted Floral Pocket Square ($28); Jos. A. Bank Paisley Silk Pocket Square ($29.95); Jos. A. Bank Silk Pocket Square ($24.50); Retro Flower Silk Pocket Square ($80)

Trade Fresh Flowers For Dried Florals

Image by Haley Hawn Photo.

Image by Henry Tieu.

Say Goodbye to Vertical, and Hello Horizontal

Add a Monochromatic Pop Of Color

Opt for a Mini Replica Of The Bride’s Bouquet

Boutonnieres are just one accessory option for grooms. If you’re looking for more subtle and show-stopping ways to take your wedding day outfit to the next level, you won’t want to miss out on these unique groom style ideas for well-dressed guys—packed with stylish hats, neckwear, and everything in between.

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