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Utterly Romantic Courthouse Wedding

Like most other couples of 2020, Daniella and Nelson had a small family wedding planned in the Dominican Republic before a pandemic changed the wedding world as we know it. But rather than let that stop them from tying the knot, the couple moved their ceremony to the Consulate of the Dominican Republic in Boston. After saying “I do” in the courthouse, the newlyweds went to lunch, cheered to their future with champagne and cake, and throughout the process took some stunning photos around the city with photographer Scarlet Roots

Although their special day was small, every detail was well-thought-out–especially their fashion. Daniella looked beautifully casual in her Staud short wedding dress, Jennifer Behr birdcage headband, and Refine chunky headband–all of which accentuated her colorful bouquet from Central Square Florist. Meanwhile, Nelson opted for a more traditional look in a linen guayabera, a button-up shirt typically worn in the Dominican Republic. Who says courthouse wedding fashion has to be boring?

The Couple:

Daniella and Nelson

The Wedding:

Consulate of the Dominican Republic, Boston, MA

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Making Sure The Day Was COVID-Conscious 

It was important for us to keep in mind the true end goal–our marriage and life together and not necessarily the day. Since everything came together very quickly, we didn’t have much time to plan. To keep things as safe as possible, we had our ceremony with two witnesses, snapped some pictures, and then went to lunch together. Back home, we called our families and shared some cake and champagne.

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Laidback Vibes At The Romantic Courthouse Wedding

We decided to elope after COVID-19 complicated our plans for a small family wedding at home in the Dominican Republic. It was important for us to have a relaxed and fun day, so we kept everything laid back. My look was an easy linen dress from Staud with block heels. I couldn’t decide between the Refine satin headband or the Jennifer Behr veil, so I wore both. Nelson wore a linen chacabana or guayabera that’s traditional in our country. I ordered my bouquet from our local florist the day before.

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The Wedding Team:

Photography – Scarlet Roots
Venue – Consulate of the Dominican Republic
Floral Design – Central Square Florist
Cake – Milk Bar
Wedding Dress – Staud
Bridal Accessories – Jennifer Behr & Refine
Rings – Vrai

 

Congratulations again to Daniella and Nelson on their romantic courthouse wedding. We’re so thankful Scarlet Roots was there to capture the love of the day! If you’re planning your own courthouse “I do’s,” be sure to check out these courthouse wedding dresses that are simple yet special

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Vibrant And Fun 90s Wedding Inspiration Shoot

When it comes to the 90s, we think about AOL Instant Messenger, scrunchies, and VHS tapes, right? With that nostalgia in mind, Junebug Member Nikk Nguyen Photo and his talented team created a vibrant and fun 90s wedding inspiration shoot. With colorful, rainbow streamers and clear inflatable chairs, wedding planner XO Moreau Weddings elevated the 90s vibe by adding stunning florals by The Farmer & I Flower Co and minimalistic table decor. 

To stay on the 90s trend, the bride rocked a two-piece, puffy, off-the-shoulder gown from Unbridaled while the groom wore a striped t-shirt under a Bonobo’s grey suit. Plus, they added narrow, rectangle sunglasses to complete their ensembles. Trust us when we say that you’ll want to grab your Walkman and Pop Rocks for this one. 

The Photographer’s 90s Wedding Inspiration

With this 90s wedding inspiration shoot at The Riley Building, we wanted to create a chic and modern throwback to a classic decade. It was unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. The vendors went all out with a playful 1990s-inspired wedding design. It was really important for the designers to mimic the fashion, colors, and vibe of the 90s. With stunning streamers from Pop & Drop, neon flowers with butterfly accents from The Farmer & I, and the inflatable lounge rentals from Bee Lavish, this 90s wedding inspiration shoot was rad!

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The Talented Team:

Photography – Nikk Nguyen Photo
Event Planning – XO Moreau Weddings
Venue – The Riley Building
Floral Design – The Farmer & I Flower Co
Streamers – Pop & Drop 
Cake – Iced Cakes
Makeup Artist + Hair Styling – LUSTREbella
Groom’s Apparel – Bonobos
Rentals – Bee Lavish Vintage Rentals

 

Congratulations to the entire team on this totally rad 90s wedding inspiration shoot. And a major shout out to Junebug Member Nikk Nguyen Photo for capturing and sharing this shoot with us. See more of his work in our directory of wedding photographers from around the world. Ready to plan a wedding that feels unique to you, just like this shoot? Check out our guide on how to plan a unique wedding to get started.

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Sunset Kozani Wedding Steeped In Romantic Elegance

May 3, 2021 | riley

Who says backyard weddings are boring? With the help of Pompon Story Events, Sofia and Antonis transformed their Greek farmhouse into a stunning wedding venue that hosted over 500 guests! After tying the knot at a local church, the newlyweds made their way to their home for an unforgettable celebration.

The couple pulled their blue, black, white, and gold color palette from the one they use in their own home and incorporated it in all of the carefully curated decor. The outdoor space was complete with a black marble bar, simple yet elegant florals arranged by Amaryllis, a chessboard-inspired dance floor, and two oversized tents draped in fairy lights that made for the most romantic reception backdrop.

Photographer Upon Two Weddings beautifully captured every well-thought-out detail–from bridal portraits with the bride’s father to sunset images and the extravagant party full of dancing and laughter. 

The Couple:

Sofia and Antonis

The Wedding:

Livadero, Kozani, Greece

Why A Greek-Inspired Sunset Kozani Wedding

We were born and raised in Switzerland and wanted to celebrate our wedding in our home village in Greece. The venue was our own farmhouse. We wanted our guests to feel like they came to our home to celebrate with us. Our love for gold, black, and white with blue shades can be seen all over our house–which is why we chose those to be our colors for the wedding. We wanted it to reflect us, not only the decoration but also the music and even the food. 

A Very Large Guest List

Being Greek, we have a lot of relatives, and being from the same place did not make it not easier. Due to COVID-19, we did not know how many people we could invite to our wedding. We had multiple lists with 50, 100, 200, 500, and over 1000 guests! First, there were, of course, our families and closest friends. Then on the following list were some close relatives which we have a very good relationship with. On another list, we expanded it to even more relatives. We ended up having a wedding with 500 guests.

The Wedding Team:

Photography & Videography – Upon Two Weddings
Event Planning – Pompon Story Events
Floral Design – Amaryllis
Catering – Dipnosofistirion Catering
Cake – Rata Rataki
Live Music – Mihalis Hatzigiannis
Invitation Design – Manousenia Design
Makeup Artist – Fotini Zarampouka
Hair Styling – Iosif Qualite
Wedding Dress – Pronovias
Rentals – Diapason

 

Congratulations again to Sofia and Antonis on their romantic Kozani wedding! Big thank you to Upon Two Weddings for capturing the beauty of the day and to Pompon Story Events for sharing it with Junebug. If you’re planning your own backyard affair, check out our ultimate guide to planning a backyard wedding!

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