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Seriously Dazzling Festival Wedding

October 16, 2021 | kailey

A Ferris wheel, a disco ball filled dance floor, and a live 90s band—need we say more? With the help of wedding planner Ellen Robinson, this fun-loving couple was able to fully transform the historic Cherokee Plantation into festival grounds worthy of their love. Marina and Mike’s main priority was creating a day that equally represented their personalities, a true celebration of two lives coming together. 

You may think a ferris wheel is a hard wedding day addition to beat, but the reception decor gives it a run for its money. The reception bar was complete with a “just like heaven” neon sign and music themed cocktail names. They even had a giant velvet heart and a bathtub full of disco balls for a fun photo op. When we say no detail was overlooked, we mean it. 

Junebug member Reagan Aleea captured every second of this celebration that’ll make you wish you were there. The stunning sunset ferris wheel ride, the father-daughter horse drawn carriage entrance, and even the show-stopping florals by Marigold Flowers. Keep scrolling for the wild wedding inspiration you’ve been looking for.

More From Reagan Aleea On This Festival Wedding 

This couple wanted their wedding to not only be different from the normal, but very “them.” They had an incredible vision and everything completely came to life for their wedding day—including a Ferris wheel, bathtub full of disco balls, food trucks, and a live 90s band. This festival themed wedding was wild, alternative, and drew a lot of inspiration from Burning Man.

The Couple:

Marina and Mike

The Wedding:

Yemassee, SC

A Wedding That Authentically Represents Your Love Story

We are most proud of the fact that we were able to have a wedding that reflects both of our personalities. Every detail of the wedding was personalized from the custom napkins with our favorite song lyrics to the music themed cocktail names. We tried to make every aspect of the wedding reflect our love story.

Father-Daughter Horse Drawn Carriage Entrance 

For the ceremony, my father and I arrived by horse and carriage and walked down the aisle to the string quartet playing Bohemian Rhapsody.

An Unforgettable Band And Dance Floor 

I think every couple would say that the most memorable part of their wedding is the ceremony, which is true for both of us. But, I think we both agree that our favorite part was dancing and rocking out to our 90s cover band at our outdoor concert area.

Your Gut Instinct Won’t Fool You 

Although there are so many obstacles and frustrations that go along with wedding planning, the best way to get through it is to stick to your gut on every decision. Create the wedding based on how you want it and not how you want it to be perceived. It can be stressful when it comes to disagreements between you and your spouse-to-be, but at the end of the day compromise is the key to getting through it.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Reagan Aleea
Event Planning – Ellen Robinson
Ceremony + Reception Venue – Cherokee Plantation
Floral Design – Marigold Flowers
Catering – Rebel Taco + Coastal Crust + Cru Catering
Cake – Holy Rolly
Live Music – Rock the 90’s
Videography – Hearthstone Films
Invitation Design – Studio R
Makeup Artist – Hailey Parrish
Wedding Dress – Monique Lhuillier
Groom’s Apparel – Berlins For Men
Rentals – Palmetto Amusements

 

Congratulations to Marina and Mike on their epic festival wedding. And big thanks to Junebug member Reagan Aleea for capturing every carefully-crafted detail that’ll have couple’s brainstorming ways to set their celebration apart. If that sounds like what you’re looking for, we’re here to help. 

Start by checking out more of Reagan Aleea’s work in our directory of top notch wedding vendors from around the world. Then, check out this guide for planning a unique wedding. It’s packed with Junebug-approved tips you won’t want to miss for planning a nuptial unlike any other.

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Elegant Winter Wedding With A Disco Ball Ceiling

October 15, 2021 | kailey

Sleek black and white attire, disco balls, and a dramatic reception outfit change—everything about this elegant winter wedding is stunningly epic. With the help of wedding planner Bubbly Events, Cassidy and Keenan we’re able to bring their dream reception to life after an intimate ceremony months before. Talk about the best of both worlds. 

Wrightsville Manor—a historic venue located in North Carolina—created an enchanting atmosphere. It was complete with towering oak trees draped in twinkle lights and a cozy fireplace lined with floral arrangements by Designs by Dillon. To add a pop of color to their black and white fashion, this couple incorporated soft pink and yellow florals in the bouquet, along the fireplace mantle, and on the candle lit reception table

This cozy celebration is packed with inspiration that couples will want to use as influence for their own chilly winter weddings. Don’t believe us? We’ll let these images from The Family Films speak for themselves. But make sure to have your Pinterest boards ready. We guarantee you’ll want to revisit these unique ideas. 

The Couple:

Cassidy and Keenan

The Wedding:

Wilmington, North Carolina

Family Involvement Makes For a Personalized Day 

My brother in law officiated our ceremony and he made it incredibly personal. He’s like a brother to me and very close with my husband so it was an honor to have him up there on our wedding day. We also had my dad do our communion which was an intimate moment to share together. Including our family during our ceremony was really important to us and helped make it feel more personal.

 

 

Watching Your Dream Become A Reality 

We’re proud of the way the design came together. From disco balls to table settings, to the hanging tinsel, to my glitter pant suit—it just felt like us. We knew we wanted disco balls hanging in the clear tent for dancing but worked really hard to pull that detail into the ceremony and dinner while still trying to keep a romantic, elevated feeling. Overall the whole day was so aesthetically pleasing and while attention to detail drove us crazy some days, it paid off on the wedding day. We know weddings are about so much more than the design but watching your vision come to life is so special. Our talented wedding vendors really took our ideas and made it happen. They worked so hard for us and it definitely didn’t go unnoticed.

 

A Postponed Reception That Didn’t Disappoint 

We didn’t really know what to expect for this “second” wedding. We didn’t think anything could top our intimate ceremony in March, but boy were we wrong! The most memorable part of the day was how overwhelming it all was—in a good way. We felt so loved by our friends, family, and vendors. It was really intimate still but we had the time of our lives. Everyone knew everyone and the day was full of emotion. 

 

Working With The Family Films 

Our photographer is so special to us. We consider her family. This was our second wedding because of COVID and in March after we had to postpone everything, we decided to still get married at the beach with our immediate families. Our photographer offered to come in March so that we could have those memories on camera, which meant the world to us. By the time December came around Beks and her sister Anna (our videographer) just felt like family to all of us. Keenan and I felt so comfortable in front of them and their presence is truly such a gift to their couples.

Plan A Day That Authentically Celebrates You 

I think my biggest piece of advice would be have a little fun with it! Don’t be afraid to do something you haven’t seen before. I think people thought I was crazy when I told them my idea, but disco balls brought me joy and my mom and I had so much fun envisioning the day together. It just doesn’t matter what everyone else thinks—if your dream day is disco balls and tinsel (like mine was) then just go for it!

A Surprise That Made This Elegant Winter Wedding Special

Since this was a COVID wedding a lot of our family members couldn’t be there. My sisters surprised us with a slideshow of videos from all of our favorite people who couldn’t be there. They wished us well and toasted with us. There wasn’t a dry eye for that portion of the day. 

Dancing Under The Stars And Disco Balls 

We danced for hours under a clear tent, with these beautiful hanging disco balls. It just felt like a dream. Everyone who was there was simply so happy to be together and were genuinely excited to finally get to celebrate Keenan and me so it felt really special. 

 

 

The Wedding Team:

Photography – The Family Films
Event Planning – Bubbly Events
Reception Venue – Wrightsville Manor
Floral Design – Designs by Dillon
Catering – Middle of the Island Catering
Cake – One Belle Bakery
Cotton Candy – Spinning Cotton
Makeup Artist – Dollface by Melissa
Hair Styling – Set Blow Out Bar
Rentals – Party Suppliers and Rentals
Signage – Wholesomely HanMade
Live Painter – Hannah Faith Creations

 

Congratulations to Cassidy and Keenan on their elegant winter wedding. And big thanks to photographer The Family Films for preserving these intimate wedding day moments that’ll be cherished by this couple forever. 

Cassidy and Keenan’s main piece of advice was to not “be afraid to do something you haven’t seen before” and we couldn’t agree more. If you’re wanting a wedding that’s unlike any other, we’re here to help. Kickstart your wedding planning process by checking out this guide for planning a unique wedding.

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Groom Boutonniere Ideas

October 14, 2021 | kailey

Image by Haley Hawn Photo.

There’s a common misconception that grooms have limited options when it comes to accessorizing on their weddings day. That couldn’t be further from the truth. From bolo ties to colorful suits, and even boutonnieres—there are plenty of ways to add personality and individuality to your wedding day look. These unique ideas aren’t just for men, but for anyone rocking a suit on their big day. Remember, small details can make a big statement.

Though boutonnieres are a common fashion detail, that doesn’t mean they all have to look the same. How boring would that be? By playing around with different colors, florals, and greenery you can create a unique boutonniere that’ll set your look apart from the rest. To help you feel your best on your big day, we’ve rounded up unique boutonniere ideas that’ll spice up your wedding day outfit. 

Unique Boutonniere Ideas

Use An Alternative To Traditional Floral Boutonniere Ideas

Instead Of Florals, Make Tropical Greenery The Main Event

Recommended reading: The Dreamy Unconventional Colorful Suit Roundup

Pair Your Boutonniere With A Colorful Handkerchief

Image by Phosphilic.

Shop similar pocket squares: Painted Floral Pocket Square ($28); Jos. A. Bank Paisley Silk Pocket Square ($29.95); Jos. A. Bank Silk Pocket Square ($24.50); Retro Flower Silk Pocket Square ($80)

Trade Fresh Flowers For Dried Florals

Image by Haley Hawn Photo.

Image by Henry Tieu.

Say Goodbye to Vertical, and Hello Horizontal

Add a Monochromatic Pop Of Color

Opt for a Mini Replica Of The Bride’s Bouquet

Boutonnieres are just one accessory option for grooms. If you’re looking for more subtle and show-stopping ways to take your wedding day outfit to the next level, you won’t want to miss out on these unique groom style ideas for well-dressed guys—packed with stylish hats, neckwear, and everything in between.

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