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Cozy And Intimate One Eleven East Wedding

October 2, 2022 | justine

Hannah and Patrick had been looking forward to getting married, but the pandemic got in the way. After rescheduling three times, the pair didn’t want to wait any longer, so they tied the knot over Zoom. When the time was finally right, they decided to move forward with a second celebration with all of their closest loved ones! Set in a historic urban loft, their cozy One Eleven East wedding boasted artful florals and greenery, a pared-down color palette, and thoughtfully minimalistic touches.

Complete with exposed white brick walls, high ceilings, and beautifully arched windows, One Eleven East was the perfect blank canvas for their celebration. The candle-lined aisle that led to the altar–adorned with lush floor arrangements–instantly warmed up the space. And the understated decor brought the focus onto the couple during the ceremony. The same romantic and intimate vibe carried over to their reception and into the tablescape, which featured low arrangements, lots of candles, and black and gold settings that popped against beige linen. And, of course, we have to mention the champagne wall and a chic lounge in the outdoor courtyard. 

If you’re looking for ideas to pull off a spectacular event that evokes modern elegance and cozy vibes, this One Eleven East wedding has all the elements you’re looking for. Scroll through these gorgeous images captured by Junebug member Sam Hugh Photography to see the details up close.

The Couple:

Hannah and Patrick

The Wedding:

One Eleven East, Hutto, Texas, United States

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How Their Cozy One Eleven East Wedding Came To Be

The most important part of wedding planning was ensuring our guests had a good time. Due to the lockdown, we had to push our wedding date back three times. We ended up having a virtual wedding via Zoom in October 2020. We had our sequel wedding two years later, in 2022, and at this point, we just wanted to party with our friends and family. For years I knew I wanted to get married at One Eleven East. The historic building was built in 1893, and its simple design was the perfect canvas. We wanted everything to be cohesive, warm, and well-layered, and I think we achieved just that!

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Advice: Don’t Be Afraid To Change Or Skip Traditions

Your wedding is unique to you. You don’t have to follow outdated traditions or do everything by the book. We sent out our invitations via Paperless Post, we didn’t have a bridal party, and we read our vows to each other the following day in bed with a cup of coffee. 

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Working With Junebug Member Sam Hugh Photography

We wanted someone who could capture candid moments artfully, and Sam Hugh Photography did just that. Working with Sam was such an easy and wonderful experience. Patrick and I didn’t only get gorgeous photos from Sam, but we also made a great friend. We can’t recommend him enough.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Sam Hugh Photography
Event Planning – Events by Leslie
Venue – One Eleven East
Floral Design – Ida Mayes Floral
Catering – The Peached Tortilla
Cake – Feathers and Frosting
DJ – Dart Collective
Invitation Design – Isidore and Augustine
Makeup Artist + Hair Styling – Makenzi Laine
Wedding Dress – Mikaella
Bridal Accessories – Mejuri
Groom’s Apparel – Canali
Rings – Margot Wolf
Rentals – Bee Lavish Event Rentals
Linen – Whim Rentals

 

Congratulations to Hannah and Patrick on their cozy and intimate One Eleven East wedding. And a special thank you to Junebug member Sam Hugh Photography for capturing and sharing their special day with us. To see more of his work, be sure to check out his profile in our directory of talented photographers from around the world.

Many couples want an intimate feel on their wedding day, even with a large guest list. From setting up cozy spaces to playing with warm lighting—there are ways to create a relaxed and romantic atmosphere where you can both feel truly yourselves with the people you love.

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Italian Garden Party Meets Chic Modern Elopement

October 1, 2022 | justine

The pandemic changed the wedding world as we knew it, but many couples have embraced it and found the silver lining. For Maddy and Max, it meant having the opportunity to steer from tradition and focus on quality time and fabulous portraits. With that in mind, the couple skipped the big elaborate wedding in favor of an intimate multi-day affair. And even though they decided to forgo a wedding planner, they pulled off an unforgettable and chic modern elopement that was anything but cookie-cutter. 

Following an unconventional timeline, they kicked off the occasion with a garden party surrounded by their closest loved ones. They enjoyed an Italian meal at an intimate setting featuring a vibrant tablescape of lush summer florals, taper candles, and gilded accents. The next day, the pair headed downtown for a beautiful courthouse ceremony overlooking the San Diego Harbor. They ended their two day celebration with a bang, driving their vintage Cadillac to a rooftop garage for celebratory champagne and the most breathtaking sunset and city skyline portraits.  

Right off the bat, the pair put a unique spin on their wedding weekend. And despite it being a small and private celebration, it was definitely high on style. So scroll through and soak in every little detail. Junebug member Ash Gabes Photography was behind the camera to capture this chic modern elopement. 

The Couple:

Maddy and Max

The Wedding:

San Diego Courthouse, California, USA

Setting Priorities For Their Chic Modern Elopement

Before we planned anything, we picked the three important things to us—family, food, and fun. The most important thing for us was putting our family first. We wanted to ensure everyone from all over the United States, and Australia could make it safely. After we knew the family was taken care of, our next focus was our party. We hired a private chef who we created an Italian five-course menu with. We knew we’d be happy if our family was there and we ate good food. We also wanted it to be easy and comfortable for everyone, so we made choices that would make our lives easier on the day of, such as using a chauffeur instead of driving ourselves from location to location. And lastly, we chose vendors we trusted to do their own thing and gave them creative freedom. We’re proud that we planned this all by ourselves and could see our vision come to life.  

Driving Around The City In A Cadillac Convertible Was The Most Memorable Part

Driving around one of our favorite cities in a vintage convertible Cadillac with love songs playing right after our ceremony was one of the highlights of our wedding weekend. It felt so surreal that we kept having to squeeze each other’s hands. Some of our favorite photos are the selfies we took in the backseat with the cheesiest grins.

Cookie Giveaways Customized Into Their Favorite Things

We had custom cookies designed by Mel at Sorry Mom Bakery. I gasped when I saw them. We had submitted a few ideas along with our wedding stationery and let her do the rest. They were delicious and included some of the cities we lived in (San Diego, New Orleans, and Brisbane), our signature cocktails, and our dogs. I liked the idea of having an edible gift our family could enjoy immediately.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Ash Gabes Photo
Ceremony Venue – San Diego Courthouse
Floral Design – Golden Sol Floral Co
Makeup Artist – Kendal Lopez
Hair Styling – Kaelyn Christine
Wedding Dress – Lovely Bride
Groom’s Apparel – Indochino
Rentals – Hostess Haven + Adore Folklore + Signature Rentals

 

Congratulations to Maddy and Max on their Italian garden party meets chic modern elopement. And a special shoutout to Junebug member Ash Gabes Photography for capturing all the moments and details that made their celebration one for the books. To see more of her talent, be sure to check out her profile in our directory of photographers from around the world

Whether you go for a more traditional route, or want to add unconventional twists to your celebration, have a day that truly represents who you and your partner are. Not sure where to start? Check out our guide to spark inspiration!

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Winter Wedding Favors To Celebrate The Season

September 30, 2022 | riley

There’s nothing we love more than winter weddings here at Junebug. The cooler weather, the gorgeous snowy scenery, hot cocktails to keep you feeling warm and fuzzy–what’s more magical? Giving your guests favors to thank them for celebrating you isn’t a tradition we see going anywhere anytime soon. So if you’re having your own seasonal celebration and want to gift your friends and family something that fits your cold weather theme, you’re in luck. We’re rounding up some winter wedding favors that your guests will actually want to take home at the end of the night.

Winter Wedding Favors

1. Blankets

Image by Susie Kelly.

To ensure that your guests stay nice and toasty during your big day, pass out blankets. They’re the perfect favor to pass out before your ceremony–especially if it’s outdoors–so they can wrap up in it if they get a little chilly throughout the evening. And what’s cuter than a sign that says, “to have and to hold in case you get cold!”

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2. Fuzzy Socks

Speaking of cozy favors, fuzzy socks are another great option. There’s nothing quite like kicking your feet up with a cup of hot chocolate when it’s too frigid to leave the house, after all. And with fuzzy socks, you can prevent your guests from getting cold feet too.

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3. Hot Chocolate

We’ve seen weddings have hot chocolate bars, but why not allow your guests to take some home with them? Pass out favors that include hot chocolate powder and marshmallows, so they can enjoy a cup of cocoa and be reminded of your special day.

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4. Candles

Image by Olivia & Dan

There is no such thing as too many candles, so give them the gift of another. One of the best parts of this favor is that there are so many different options out there–from tealight candles in mini tree trunks to classic candles in tins.

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5. Recovery Kit

If you’re hosting an NYE wedding or you know your wedding is sure to be quite the party that will leave your guests with a headache the next morning, offer them recovery kits complete with pain relievers, anti-acids, lip balm, gym, etc. Your guests will appreciate the thoughtful touch when they’re struggling to get out of bed.

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6. Cookies

Image by Laura Zorman

We firmly believe that edible favors are some of the best options because who doesn’t love food? Whether you bake them yourself or hire a baker to create custom cookies for you, they’re an easy, affordable option that will be a hit with everyone. They also can act as a replacement for a wedding cake if you’re looking to save a little money in your budget.

7. Coffee To Go

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If you and your significant other are big coffee lovers, give your guests a caffeine boost with coffee favors. This could look like bagged beans or a late-night coffee bar complete with different flavored syrups, Bailey’s, and Kahlua.

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8. Maple Syrup

Winter mornings are meant to be spent eating pancakes with a hot cup of Joe. To keep your guests thinking of you, treat your guests to maple syrup for their future delicious breakfasts. It’s the perfect favor for rustic weddings in places such as Canada, Vermont, New York, Michigan, etc.

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9. Dried Flowers

Winter is not known for its fresh blooms, which is why dried florals are such a great nod to the season. If you’re hosting a micro wedding, use the mini-dried flower bundles as part of your centerpieces and allow guests to take them home once the night is over. If your wedding is larger, opt for favors such as dried flower magnets.

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10. S’mores Kit

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S’mores are a low-cost option that everyone is sure to love. Simply go to your local grocery store, buy graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate bars, and create individual bags full of the supplies they need to enjoy the dessert. And the “S’more Love” tags make them all that more charming.

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11. Soap

Soap is an extremely popular wedding favor, but for a good reason. It’s practical and can be done in a hundred different ways. If you’re looking to tie in the winter theme with your soap, consider these options: snowflakes, dried florals, and warm scents such as peppermint.

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12. Mulling Kit

To keep things feeling really festive, consider a mulling kit over hot chocolate. The winter cocktail is a classic when the temps are low, and these mini kits make creating your own at home a piece of cake.

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Now that you’ve got your winter wedding favors picked out for your seasonal celebration, it’s time to think about your decor. From twinkle lights and candles to wreaths and faux fur, we’ve rounded up winter wedding decorations that are sure to make your chilly nuptials feel comfy cozy.

Image by Jessica Amber

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