Lakeside Micro Wedding Shoot At Cedar Lakes Estate

October 24, 2021 | olivia

From the bright pastel color palette to the breathtaking floral installations, this lakeside micro wedding shoot is what dreams are made of. Wedding photographer Jordan Jankun Photography and wedding planner Lindsay Lazare took the lake views and tall trees of the Cedar Lakes Estate and dressed them up for a unique and fun wedding ceremony. Tame Florals created gorgeous floral arrangements and installations that included colored pampas grass and bright pastel flowers. 

On top of all the modern bohemian decor, this talented team also added fun lawn games, a cocktail trailer, and multiple lounge areas. Prepare your Pinterest boards for this incredible lakeside micro wedding shoot, as captured by Jordan Jankun Photography. 

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The Talented Team:

Photography – Jordan Jankun Photography
Event Planning – Lindsay Lazare
Ceremony Venue – Cedar Lakes Estate
Floral Design – Tame Florals
Cake – The Cakery Fishkill
Invitation Design – Handmade Darling
Makeup Artist – Alana Schmidt Makeup
Hair Styling – Kindred Beauty Co.
Wedding Dress – The Mews Bridal and Rime Arodaky
Cocktail Trailer – Milk And Honey Mobile
Linens – Party Crush Studio
Rentals – Wylde Rose Events
Signage – Hudson Valley Handwritten
Lawn Games – Upstate Jamboree


Congratulations to this talented team on creating this lakeside micro wedding shoot. Big shout out to Jordan Jankun Photography for creating, capturing, and sharing the day with us. If you’re planning an LGBTQ+ wedding, let us help you plan your perfect celebration. Whether it’s a micro wedding or a larger ceremony, we’re here to help you personalize it to match you and your partners’ unique style.

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Intimate Terracotta Color Palette Olowalu Beach Wedding

October 23, 2021 | kailey

From oceanfront “I do’s” to a reception under the stars, this Olowalu beach wedding is proof micro weddings don’t have to be boring. With the help of wedding planner Bixby and Pine, Katie and Zach were able to bring to life an intimate, unique nuptial that celebrated their love for Hawaii and each other.

With both ocean and mountain views, Olowalu Plantation House was the perfect venue for this Hawaii-loving couple. They wanted Hawaii’s natural beauty to be the main event, with minimal decor and a terracotta color palette—subtle and show-stopping. Tropical florals by Reed and Rye were incorporated into the ceremony backdrop, bouquets, and reception tables to cohesively blend the ceremony and reception areas. 

Photographer and Junebug member Emma Quinn captured every moment and decor detail that’ll have you dreaming of hosting a smaller celebration. Get your Pinterest boards ready and keep scrolling for unique wedding inspiration we guarantee you’ll want to revisit. Plus, you won’t want to miss the traditional Hawaiian unity ceremony, neon aloha sign, and laid-back fashion

Photographer’s Thoughts On This Olowalu Beach Wedding

Katie and Zach took their time planning their Olowalu beach wedding. They’ve lived in Hawaii and decided it was important for their guests to experience this place they love so dearly. It really was an intimate wedding for the books.

The Couple:

Katie and Zach

The Wedding:

Maui, Hawaii

Sharing Their Love For Hawaii And Each Other

We prioritized many things when planning our wedding. First, having lots of time together as a couple. Prioritizing our time together in the day-of itinerary allowed us to really take in what was happening! Secondly, showing off the beauty of Hawaii to all our loved ones. Zach and I have spent the past three winters on the island, so it’s an important place to us. We wanted to be able to show our guests why it holds such a special place in our hearts.

Working With Photographer Emma Quinn

Working with Emma Quinn was easy and effortless. We’ve worked with Emma many times. She’s always had such an eye for capturing moments, taking a step back, and painting the picture of the day. Emma is a true storyteller! She’s also just a really fun and sweet person to have around. My family and friends just loved her. We also spent a night in a tiny cabin in Yosemite for our engagement session, then spent sunrise to sunset together, and never got sick of each other. Love that chick.

A Venue With Ocean And Mountain Views 

We’re so proud of how beautiful the venue was. I think all our guests were blown away when they arrived. The Olowalu Plantation House sits right on the water. From one side you have a view of the ocean and from the other side you have a view of the mountains. It had all of the Hawaii vibe we were going for. 


Local Beers Only At The Reception 

I loved that we served local beers and seltzers from Maui Brewing Company, Kona Brewing Company, and Ola Brewing Company. We had a beer pong table that was so fun during the reception. Honestly, we were proud of most elements of the day. We’re so happy with how it came together.

The Importance Of Hiring A Wedding Planner 

Our advice to couples everywhere is to hire a wedding planner! We’re in the wedding industry ourselves and we almost tried to do it on our own. After a few months of planning, we realized that the biggest gift we could give ourselves was hiring someone. Bixby and Pine did everything—I mean everything. It allowed us to solely focus on each other and let us really take in the meaning of the day. Let me say it louder for the people in the back: a wedding planner is a gift to yourselves! 


Incorporate Loved Ones In The Wedding 

The most memorable part of the day was our ceremony. And trust me, I wasn’t expecting that. But when you really love the person you’re marrying, saying your vows to one another in front of all your favorite people is pretty special. We were laughing, we were crying—it was just perfect. Plus, our officiant is our brother-in-law and he did such a good job centering the message around who we are as a couple. And my mom recited a bible verse about love. Then, we had a unity ceremony honoring Hawaiian culture. 


The Wedding Team:

Photography – Emma Quinn
Event Planning – Bixby and Pine
Ceremony + Reception Venue – Olowalu Plantation House
Floral Design – Reed and Rye
Catering – Food for the Soul Catering and Events
DJ – Michael of Maui DJ Services
Videography – Jay and Mack Films
Invitation Design – Kylie Morgan
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Freepeople
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Topman
Rings – Devries Jewelers + Manly Bands
Rentals – Rio Event Design


Congratulations to Katie and Zach on their oceanfront Hawaiian nuptial. And big thanks to photographer and Junebug member Emma Quinn for capturing the love and laughter that radiated from this Olowalu beach wedding. 

If you’re looking to tie the knot in your favorite place in the world—like Katie and Zach—then a destination wedding is for you. Start by checking out more of Emma Quinn’s work in our directory of top photographers from around the world. Then, kickstart your planning process with our guide to planning a destination wedding.

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Fabulously Chic Pontchartrain Hotel Wedding

October 23, 2021 | riley

With winter only a couple of months away, we’re excitedly waiting for the days of cold weather and holiday celebrations. That’s why we’re soaking in winter wedding inspiration like this in the meantime. Celeste and Andy’s Pontchartrain Hotel wedding in New Orleans is the perfect example of adding cozy winter additions to your special days without being over-the-top.

Celeste–who did most of the planning herself–made sure their chic “I do’s” were complete with a traditional church ceremony, a Victorian-inspired reception, a wedding cake made for royalty, and a streamer-filled exit. Not to mention she designed their wedding crest, which she had added to her custom wedding gown

We’re so thankful that Junebug members and photographers Erin & Geoffrey were there to capture every elegant detail. So keep scrolling if you’re looking for subtle winter inspiration because this one is the epitome of timeless.

The Couple:

Celeste and Andy

The Wedding:

Pontchartrain Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana


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The Wedding Team:

Photography – Erin & Geoffrey


Congratulations again to Celeste and Andy on their Pontchartrain Hotel wedding! And thank you to Junebug members Erin & Geoffrey for capturing and sharing their day with us. To see more of their beautiful photography, be sure to check out their profile in our directory of wedding photographers from around the globe!

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