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Unbelievably Creative New Mexico Museum of Art Wedding

August 3, 2020 | riley

After reserving a spot at the couple’s dream venue in Texas, Kari and Dylan were forced to change their plans when they couldn’t find accommodations for their guests. After stumbling upon the New Mexico Museum of Art, they knew it was fate. Their photographer Lilly Red was able to capture the couple’s disco-inspired attire (featuring a Gucci headpiece, gold chain mail cape, and Stenson hat—talk about rock n’ roll), the simple yet stunning adobe architecture of the ceremony, the parade around the plaza complete with a mariachi band, and the neon-lit festivities at Meow Wolf. Surrounded by friends and family, this couple’s wedding day was heartwarming and party all wrapped into one!

The Couple:

Kari and Dylan

The Wedding:

New Mexico Museum of Art,  Santa Fe, New Mexico

Shop similar hats: The Mojave Bolero Hat ($192.19); The Tower Off White Felt Hat ($192.19); TAU Amsterdam Ivory Felt Hat ($136.16)

The bride wore a disco-inspired Gucci headpiece with a simple slip dress from LOHO Bride in San Francisco, while the groom topped his Gucci suit off with a classic Stetson. “We wanted it to feel like a party, not a traditional wedding,” says Kari. Her friend, designer Daisy Hartmann created a gold chain mail cape to go over the top of her gown. Meanwhile, Dylan borrowed an 18-carat-gold squash blossom necklace from the same jeweler that made their wedding bands. “Santa Fe is all about trust,” says Kari. “They let him walk out of the store with it (they didn’t even take his credit card!), knowing he would return it afterward.”

When the guests checked into their suites at nearby El Rey Court, the couple welcomed everyone at the hotel’s mezcal bar, La Reina. “There was no sit-down dinner or rehearsal,” shares Kari—just good drinks, a taco truck, and speeches. The fashion was the main event: Attendees donned leather jackets, wide-brimmed hats, and snakeskin suits (anything with a little Southwestern flair was welcome).

Shop similar bridesmaid dresses: BHLDN Malynn Dress ($168); Anthropologie Bias Slip Dress ($120); Show Me Your Mumu Verona Cowl Dress ($168)

“The best advice I received was to find time together to feel the joy and love,” shares Kari. “When we were at Meow Wolf, that’s what we did: We climbed up to the top balcony where we could overlook everybody dancing, eating, and drinking. It was so special.”

She chopped off her hair for the reception. “It was a fresh beginning,” says Kari. “I was a whole new woman.” Instead of doing a first dance, she hopped up onstage with her harmonica for a duet with Dylan of “A Heart of Gold.” 

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Lilly Red Creative
Event Planning – For the Love Events
Ceremony Venue – New Mexico Museum of Art
Reception Venue – Meow Wolf
Floral Design – Renegade Floral
Catering – Cowgirl BBQ
Cake – Maggie’s Wedding Cakes
Officiant – Billy Sorrentino
Live Music – Brothers NYC
Wedding Dress – Loho Bride
Bridal Accessories – Gucci & Daisy Hartmann
Groom’s Apparel – Gucci

 

Congrats to Kari and Dylan on their unbelievably creative New Mexico Museum of Art wedding! Big thank you to Lilly Red for sharing the beautiful photos! If you’re looking for more southwestern inspiration, check out Andrea and BC’s Enchanting Southwestern-Inspired Abiquiu, New Mexico Wedding on Rio Chama!

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Stunning Plus Size Wedding Dresses

August 2, 2020 | brooke


photos via (from left) Fashion Nova, WTOO, Curvaceous Couture

If there’s one thing we can’t get enough of—it’s wedding dresses. We love perusing our favorite online wedding dress shops, Pinterest, and Instagram for the latest trends in bridal fashion. So, as we came across some of the most stunning plus size wedding dresses we’ve ever seen, we had to put them all in one place and share them with you.

In this plus size wedding dress round up, you’ll find the following styles:

  • Strapless Dresses
  • Wedding Jumpsuits
  • Short Sleeve Wedding Dresses
  • Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses
  • Boho Wedding Dresses
  • V-Neck Wedding Dresses

We can’t wait to see how our Junebabes rock these gowns!

Strapless Plus Size Wedding Dresses

White Leopard Satin Strapless Wedding Dress ($268)

Allure Bridals Style #9658 via Curvaceous Couture ($999)

Essence of Australia Style D2673+ (Find a Store via Brand’s Website for Pricing)

WTOO Dinah Colored in Keepsake ($2,012.50 – $2,314.38)

Plus Size Wedding Jumpsuits

David’s Bridal Off-Shoulder Plus Size Wedding Jumpsuit with Train ($299.99)

Fashion Nova Middle of Things Jumpsuit — Ivory ($37.99)

David’s Bridal Floral Overlay Plus Size Flare Wedding Jumpsuit ($649.99)

Eloqui Lace Wide Leg Jumpsuit ($149.95)

Short Sleeve Plus Size Wedding Dresses

Torrid Ivory Mesh Flutter Sleeve Empire Waist Wedding Dress ($138.60)

Theia Couture Gia CC via Lovely Bride ($,2001 – $2,500)

Torrid Ivory Lace A-Line Wedding Dress ($229.60)

Long Sleeve Plus Size Wedding Dresses

Blush Fashion Ivory Lace Long Sleeve Gown ($335.75)

Morilee Ripley Plus Size Wedding Dress (Find a Store via Brand Website for Pricing)

Pantora Bridal Glory Gown (Visit Brand’s Website for Pricing)

Theia Couture Nicole CC via Lovely Bride ($1,500 – $2,000)

V-Neck Plus Size Wedding Gowns

Maggie Sottero Charlene Lynette A-Line Plus Size Dress ($900 – $2,500)

Torrid Ivory Chiffon Cape Sleeve Wedding Dress ($229.60)

Morilee Samantha Wedding Dress from The Julietta Collection (Find a Store via Brand’s Website for Pricing)

Boho Plus Size Wedding Gowns

ASOS Edition Curve Grace Lace Crop Top Wedding Dress ($190)

Reclamation Living for the Fringe Collection ($1,224.06)

Blush Fashion Champagne Lace Boho Wedding Dress ($368.05)

WTOO Elise in Ivory (Visit Brand’s Website for Pricing)

Once you’ve said “yes!” to your dress, it’s time to start thinking about the perfect dress options for your bridesmaids (if you’re having bridesmaids, of course).


photos via (from top left), Torrid, David’s Bridal, WTOO (bottom images)

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Moody Tropical Playa del Carmen Wedding at Blue Venado Beach Club

Aarika and Zach’s moody tropical Playa del Carmen wedding at Blue Venado Beach Club has us daydreaming for a beachy vacation in all the best ways. Lucy Gallagher Boutique Weddings helped the couple find a venue that balanced coastal vibes with earth tones. The couple brought the punch with their attire. We’re absolutely obsessed with the bride’s tasseled Grace Loves Lace dress and the groom’s unique tropical printed All Saints shirt. Just wait until you see the shots captured by Brooke Couch—she perfectly captured these free spirits! Get that “Pin” button ready!

The Couple:

Aarika and Zach

The Wedding:

Blue Venado Beach Club, Paamul, Mexico

Shop similar shirts: Allsaints Offshore Shirt ($52); Allsaints Awa Short Sleeve Shirt ($78); ASOS Design Relaxed Revere Floral Shirt ($40); ASOS Design Regular Revere Abstract Leaf Shirt ($40)

I wanted my wedding day look to be as effortless as possible. Finding the right dress was really important to me, and Grace Loves Lace delivered more than I could have hoped for. I loved my Edie dress SO much! Its mix of a classic silhouette, open back, and tassels were perfect for me and the style I was going for.

I kept the song I walked down the aisle to a secret from Zach until he heard it playing. Actually, my sister is the only one I told ahead of time! The song was Annie’s Song by John Denver. It has a lot of significance to me as it was a song my grandfather whistled/sang to himself all the time. He and my grandmother—who I was extremely close to—passed when I was in high school, so it was my way of bringing them both into my day. Zach knew the significance of the song, as did all of my family who was there. It was so magical for me to walk down towards my new husband arm in arm with both of my parents listening to that song being played.

Lucy truly was incredible. She and her team made our day so effortless for us. I’m no dummy to think it was all sunshine and rainbows for them, but their work to make our day as amazing as it was, we will be forever grateful for. “If I could do it over again I would have a destination wedding”, was something I heard all the time before our wedding. People seem to think it’s easier, and I’m pretty sure they only reason people have that notion is because of amazing coordinators and their teams

 

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Brooke Couch
Event Planning – Lucy Gallagher Boutique Weddings
Venue – Blue Venado Beach Club
Floral Design – Cherry Blossom
Cake – La Migaja
DJ – Plug In Audiovisual
Invitation Design – Citrus Press Co.
Hair Styling – Prep Tulum
Wedding Dress – Grace Loves Lace
Groom’s Apparel – All Saints
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Banks Journal
Rings – Ozel Jeweler
Bride’s Wedding Band – Marrow Fine
Rentals – Style Me

 

Thanks to Junebug member Lucy Gallagher Boutique Weddings for sharing Aarika and Zach’s Playa del Carmen wedding. To see more of Lucy’s weddings, look at her profile on our directory of best wedding planners in the world!

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