Opulent Citrus Inspired Villa Parker Wedding Inspiration Shoot

February 18, 2024 | justine

Although planning a wedding can be stressful, there are a lot of fun aspects to it,–especially deciding on the looks of the celebration. From the flowers and decor to the color palette, it’s all about making your day memorable and unique to you. As spring approaches, why not add a burst of fresh and happy vibes inspired by citrus fruit? This Villa Parker wedding inspiration shoot was overflowing with vibrant blooms, fresh fruit, and modern decor, perfectly showcasing that idea. The incredible team of vendors didn’t miss a single detail, creating a styled shoot that you have to see.

Set on a Mediterranean estate with a grand entrance and vibrant gardens, the theme perfectly matched the venue’s atmosphere. The courtyard ceremony featured asymmetrical pillars adorned with spring blooms and fresh fruit, creating a picturesque setting. The intimate reception continued the elegance with tables decorated with delicate floral arrangements, fresh fruit displays, gold accents, and chic table settings, adding sophistication and charm to the occasion.

Keep scrolling to see every incredible detail captured by Junebug member Heather Jackson, and find your favorite elements so you can bring them into your special day. If you’re obsessed with fruit, pay close attention to all the gorgeous ways you can celebrate with flavorful style and flair.

Recommended Reading: Use This Wedding Flower Checklist to Incorporate Flowers Throughout Your Day

Recommended Reading: Ceremony Backdrops to Wow Your Guests

Recommended Reading: Everything You Need to Know About Wedding Dress Shopping

Recommended Reading: Elevate Your Reception Decor With These Wedding Table Settings

Recommended Reading: Wedding Reception Table Ideas + Tips For Deciding What’s Best For Your Big Day

The Talented Team:

Photography – Heather Jackson
Event Planning – Delilah Events
Venue – Villa Parker
Floral Design – Boulder Blooms
Invitation Design – Skelley West
Makeup Artist + Hair Styling – Salon Roya + Al Renee + Imperial Scumm
Wedding Dress – Emma & Grace Bridal
Groom’s Apparel – Suit Shop
Rentals – The Borrowing Bride + Colorado Party Rentals


Congratulations to the talented team for putting together this opulent citrus-inspired Villa Parker wedding inspiration shoot. And a big thank you to Junebug member Heather Jackson for capturing every detail and sharing them with us. To see more of her beautiful work, check out her profile in our highly-vetted directory of wedding photographers from around the world!

Spring is on its way, and we’ve got some fabulous wedding inspiration just for you! Whether you’re drawn to soft pastels or bold, vibrant colors, we’ve curated a collection of our favorite spring wedding flowers. Let these gorgeous arrangements ignite your imagination and inspire ideas for your own special day.

Email [email protected] to advertise on Junebug Weddings

Funky and Intimate Dive Motel Micro Wedding

February 17, 2024 | justine

Andi and Emily set out to find the perfect wedding location, and guess what? Instagram led them to it! It felt like destiny had stepped in just for them. They were determined to find a venue whose existing features matched their vibe. The hidden gem they discovered was a dream come true—it had everything they wanted! With its funky disco vibes, it turned out to be the ideal choice. Who wouldn’t want to exchange vows in such an awesome atmosphere? Their Dive Motel micro wedding was exactly what they had hoped for—packed with personal touches and unforgettable moments.

They started the day by gathering all their nearest and dearest out on the deck, still rocking their PJs. Their outdoor ceremony was cozy and personal, with their closest friend doubling as the officiant, even settling some decisions with a round of rock, paper, scissors. Afterward, they headed out for some delicious pizza, followed by chocolate chip cookies for dessert. They DIYed most of the day, adding their personal touch to every detail to make it truly feel like them.

If you’ve ever wondered how to infuse your own personality into every part of your celebration, then you absolutely must check out this wedding. The photos by childhood friend Just Jess Photography perfectly capture the essence of their love story and the incredible day they created together.

The Couple:

Andi and Emily

The Wedding:

Dive Motel, Tennessee, United States

Letting Their Venue Set the Stage for Their Wedding Day

We didn’t feel connected to any particular place enough to pick a location based on sentiment. We also wanted something reasonably priced and close for our loved ones to travel. Andi had been following the Dive Motel on Instagram for a while, and it just came to her one day. It just made sense. It was within a couple of hours’ drive, and people could choose to stay there or nearby, and several people ended up using it as an excuse to make it a multi-day trip and get a little vacation out of it. And also, it’s just a cool motel! Why wouldn’t you want to get married there? The venue paved the way for everything. We picked somewhere that would allow us to not worry about decor much. We traveled, so we wanted to keep things minimal. The Dive Motel is so fun and funky that it didn’t need our help at all.

Personal Touches and Shared Talents on Their Dive Hotel Micro Wedding

Waking up the day of and meeting all our loved ones out on the deck in our pjs. We all spent the day pitching in wherever needed to prepare for the big night. We were surrounded by so much love and talent. Everything done in the ceremony and leading up to it was done by friends and family! Andi’s closest friend officiated, and my best friends did readings. We did rock, paper, and scissors to decide whose name would be taken (that’s typically how we make decisions). Caroline Zemlin, a friend of Andi’s, did the hair and makeup.

Thrifted Treasures and Homemade Elegance: Putting the DIY in Their Dive Hotel Micro Wedding

We DIYed most of it. Andi’s bouquet was put together by Flower Boys, and then we got flowers from them to make my pocket flowers. We got more from Kroger to make all the centerpieces that friends arranged before the ceremony. All the dishes and vases were thrifted from our house.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Just Jess Photography
Ceremony + Reception Venue – Dive Motel
Floral Design – Flower Boys
Makeup Artist + Hair Styling – Caroline Zemlin


Congratulations to Andi and Emily on their funky and intimate Dive Motel micro wedding. Huge thanks to Just Jess Photography for capturing all the unforgettable moments that showcase their love story.

When planning your special day, don’t hesitate to let your personality and vision shine bright. Whether you’re opting for a quirky venue or adding a twist to classic wedding traditions, dare to create a wedding that reflects the uniqueness of your love story. Take a look at our guide for some creative inspiration to make your big day truly unforgettable.

Email [email protected] to advertise on Junebug Weddings

14 Dreamy Italy Wedding Venues For Your Destination “I Do’s”

February 16, 2024 | riley
Positano Italy wedding venue

Image by Henry Tieu Photography. Keep scrolling to see some our favorite dreamy Italy wedding venues

Italy has become one of the hottest wedding destinations, and it’s not hard to understand why. Between the architecture, gorgeous scenery, delicious food, and vibrant culture, we understand why more and more couples are choosing “The Boot” for their big day. With so many unbelievable cities to choose from, figuring out where you’re going to tie the knot can be tricky. That’s why we’re rounding up some incredibly dreamy Italy wedding venues to help make your decision a little easier. From villas tucked away in vineyards to castles sitting on the coast with views of the Mediterranean, these venues are sure to inspire.

Dreamy Italy Wedding Venues You’re Going to Love

Lake Como Italy wedding venue

Villa Rubini Redaelli

Where: Lake Como

Why we love it: If you love the idea of tying the knot while overlooking all of the beautiful scenery that Lake Como offers, you’ll love Villa Rubini Redaelli. Situated in the small village of Dongo, you and your loved ones (the villa has 12 beds) can enjoy the villa, the gardens, and the pool in between celebrations or take to Dongo to indulge in delicious food and drinks or cooking classes.

Villa Troubetzkoy 

Where: Venice

Why we love it: For those who prefer a countryside wedding–while still looking to be close to a major city–Villa Troubetzkoy may be the perfect choice. The 17th-century home is nestled in the Venetian countryside and is complete with nine bedrooms, six bathrooms, and serene gardens that make for the ideal spot to say “I do.”

Villa Clodia Relais  

Where: Rome

Why we love it: Although this one isn’t technically in Rome, it sits in the heart of Roman Tuscia, the borderline between Rome and Viterbo. With multiple different wedding spaces to choose from–like the Terrace, the Old Oak, or the Portico–you can tailor your wedding here specifically to your vision. The best part? The property is also a hotel, so all of your guests can stay on the property and be together for trips into the city to see The Colosseum and Trevi Fountain.

Villa del Bono 

Where: Milan

Why we love it: Designed by architect Cecilio Arpesani, Villa del Bono was inspired by the Florentine Renaissance and is complete with all the beautiful touches you’d expect to find in an Italian villa. The villa itself can host up to 150 guests, but if you’re looking for something bigger, the park surrounding the house can host events for up to 500 guests. Oh, and did we mention it has a swimming pool that you can cool off that’s the epitome of idyllic?

Portofino Italy Wedding venue

Abbazia La Cervara 

Where: Portofino

Why we love it: A view overlooking the coast and picturesque gardens–what more could you want in a wedding venue? If the pictures don’t sell you on this stunning venue, then maybe the huge Noble Floor with four exclusive suites, a large living room, and a private kitchen may. Or the fact that Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino have a variety of hotels for your guests, all within five minutes.

Villa Treville  

Where: Positano

Why we love it: The Amalfi Coat is one of the hottest vacation destinations in the world, so it’s no surprise that it’s becoming a popular wedding destination, too. As the former home of the Italian director Franco Zeffirelli, this boutique hotel is sure to exceed your expectations. You can host your reception under the stars at Maestro’s Restaurant after saying “I do” overlooking the Mediterranean.

Tuscany Italy wedding venue

Borgo Santo Pietro 

Where: Tuscany

Why we love it: Located in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, Borgo Santo Pietro is the perfect venue because you can explore Tuscany and Siena. Host your ceremony at the abbey ruins of San Galgano, the church of Montesiepi, or on property in the gardens or one of their many beautiful rooms.

Castello di Vicarello 

Where: Tuscany

Why we love it: Calling everyone who wants to get married in a castle. Castello di Vicarello sits in the southernmost part of Tuscany on the rolling hills of the countryside. Because of its secluded location, it’s ideal for those who want something a little more intimate. Tie the knot in the gardens or one of the nearby churches before enjoying a delicious 3-course al fresco meal with your loved ones.

Villa San Michele  

Where: Florence

Why we love it: Sitting only 10 minutes away from the heart of Florence lies Villa San Michele, a Renaissance Villa hotel that offers some of the most stunning views you’ll find in Italy. With multiple different ceremony options, this scenic work of art can host you and up to 150 of your loved ones. The wedding menu also includes a four-course meal, wedding cake, coffee, and wine. So you know you’re going to be eating well.

Ravello Italy wedding venue

Villa Cimbrone  

Where: Ravello

Why we love it: The Amalfi Coast–Positano, specifically– can be extremely packed during peak season. And while some people don’t mind the crowds, if you’re hoping to beat the tourists, consider opting for a Ravello wedding, another resort town on the Amalfi coast. At Villa Cimbrone, you can tie the knot in the stunning gardens on the terrace overlooking the water. No matter what you prefer, this 12th-century palace is sure to sweep you off your feet. 

Villa Astor  

Where: Sorento

Why we love it: A seafront villa with 270º views of the Bay of Naples–does it get any better than that? Villa Astor’s history can be traced back to the first century A.D., and it was purchased by Lord William Waldorf Astor in 1905. Since then, it has welcomed countless notable visitors, including Princess Margaret, and has been named a dream vacation home by publications such as Forbes, Town & Country, and more. One look at the property, and it’s not hard to see why.

Puglia Italy wedding venue

Masseria Potenti  

Where: Puglia

Why we love it: Picture this–gorgeous white and stone architecture set against the Ionian Sea and rows of olive trees and vineyards. That’s exactly what Masseria Potenti offers its couples. Whether you exchange vows in the orangery, in the Androna Porch, or under the Agavi Portico, this 16th-century Masseria is as magical as it sounds.

Tonnara di Scopello

Where: Sicily 

Why we love it: This lovingly restored fishing village is surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean, making it arguably one of the most beautiful venues on this list. With fifteen newly refurbished apartments, you and your closest friends and family can stay in Sicily, enjoy aperitifs at sunset, and hear the water gently beating the shore late into the evening–talk about serene.

Venice Italy wedding venue

Aman Hotel 

Where: Venice

Why we love it: Venice has so much to offer, and if you’re hoping to give your guests the authentic Italian experience, it’s one of the best cities to host your wedding. Not only do they get to be in the hustle and bustle of a bigger city, but they also get to experience one of Italy’s most famous destinations. The Aman Hotel is nestled in the San Polo quarter of the city and is one of the most iconic hotels you’ll come across, thanks to its views of the Grand Canal, elegant ballrooms, and the homey feel that it offers. There’s a reason George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin celebrated their wedding here.

Villa Aurelia  

Where: Rome

Why we love it: Speaking of cities, if Rome is more of what you envisioned for your big day, consider Villa Aurelia. It’s set on the highest point within the walls of Rome, giving you panoramic views of the city. Because the views are too incredible to pass, we know you’ll want to stay up all night enjoying them–and lucky for you, you can. Stay up with your guests, dancing and chatting until 2 AM. Oh, and did we mention they’re open to letting you use any vendor you want? This way, you can personalize your wedding exactly how you want it.

These Italy wedding venues are just scratching the surface. If it were up to us, this list would be much longer, but we aim to make the wedding planning process easier for you. With that said, now that you’ve got your dream Italian venue picked out, it’s time to think about the logistics. There’s a lot that goes into getting married in a different country. That’s why we’ve created an Italy destination wedding guide full of everything you need to know–from costs to legal requirements, and everything in between.

Image by Phosart 

Email [email protected] to advertise on Junebug Weddings