Minimalistic and Earthy Sagadahoc Bay Wedding

September 12, 2022 | justine

Erin and Scott wanted to bring their loved ones together for their Sagadahoc Bay wedding. For them, it meant inviting them to a place that holds some of their most cherished memories as a couple. And choosing their family’s remote coastal property in Maine couldn’t have been more perfect. By keeping the decor minimal, the couple let the spectacular ocean and woodland views (along with their love for one another) be front and center.

The couple and their guests started the day off with a short trek through the scenic trails to their ceremony site. Using only driftwood and tall shore grass to mark the altar, they kept the picturesque setting feeling natural and undisturbed. After promising a lifetime of love to each other, their small group headed back to the cabin for the alfresco backyard reception. Their talented vendors transformed the space with long tables covered in jute fabric, candles and dried florals in sand-filled glass containers, and string and rattan pendant lights.

Thinking of having a low-key and minimalist affair overlooking the coast? This Sagadahoc Bay wedding is just the inspiration you need. Go ahead and start daydreaming about your own waterfront event. These images by Junebug member Emily Delamater will make it impossible not to.

Junebug Member Emily Delamater’s Insights On This Sagadahoc Bay Wedding

I knew I wanted to work with Erin and Scott as soon as I met them. The way they chatted about their wedding was so sincere, and each detail meant so much to them. The wedding was at Erin’s family’s camp in Georgetown, Maine–a remote island with such beauty and heart. They were so excited to share this incredible place with their family and friends. It was a small wedding with stunning and well-thought-out details in an earthy color palette designed by Good Lookn and florals by Luna Moss. At cocktail hour, many of their wedding guests took their drinks and walked out into the bay. You can walk hundreds of feet at low tide, and the water only goes up to your knees. It was such an extraordinary sight. 

The Couple:

Erin and Scott

The Wedding:

Sagadahoc Bay, Maine, United States

How Their Sagadahoc Bay Wedding Came To Be

We chose to get married at Erin’s family’s cabin on Sagadahoc Bay. We have been visiting for the last ten years since we started dating. It doesn’t have running water or hot water all year, but it’s one of our favorite places. It was awesome to bring friends and family from around the country to a place we love so much. We felt like we got to show them a piece of real Maine, and our guests were great sports about the long ride down the windy dirt road to get there. The best part is having all your favorite people in one place. All the other details seemed insignificant by comparison.

It Was A Special Experience To Have The Groom’s Mom Officiate The Ceremony

Scott’s mom is a retired Presbyterian pastor. She wrote the ceremony just for us and helped us pick important themes and readings. It was wonderful to have her officiate the ceremony and be up there with us.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Emily Delamater
Event Planning – Danielle McGee
Floral Design – Amy Sadler
Catering – Brian Grossman
DJ – Ethan Kiermaier
Makeup Artist – Ariel Johnson

Congratulations to Erin and Scott on their minimalistic and earthy Sagadahoc Bay wedding. And a special thank you to Junebug member Emily Delamater for capturing the picturesque views, sleek details, and unforgettable moments of their special day. To see more of her talent, be sure to check out her portfolio in our directory of expert photographers from around the world.

The beauty of outdoor weddings is that you can use Mother Nature to work in your favor. Whether you’re planning a seaside soiree or a wooded backyard affair, leaning into the natural scenery for your decor choices will help you make the most of your venue and create the outdoor event of your dreams.

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Cozy And Intimate Scottish Castle Wedding

September 12, 2022 | justine

Even with a small guest list, Davina and Duncan wanted to treat their guests to a grand affair in an exquisite setting. And they couldn’t have found a more stunning venue for their intimate celebration. Perched on a vast countryside estate with 19th-century Victorian exteriors and opulent contemporary interiors—their Scottish castle wedding at Carlowrie was everything they’ve envisioned and more.

With stunning views of the manicured gardens and woodland, the glass-enclosed Orangery was the perfect space for their elegant affair. For the ceremony, the scene was set for a romantic vow exchange with draped fabric, greenery, and neutral florals adorning the chairs and arch. Meanwhile, a mix of low and towering centerpieces and candles in hanging glass orbs created an ultra-romantic and whimsical feel during the reception

Think castle wedding venues are only suited for large celebrations? Think again! If you and your partner dream of a cozy and elegant bash at a historic location or a stately mansion, keep scrolling for all the gorgeous details captured by Junebug member Ricky Baillie Photography. These images will surely take your breath away.

The Couple:

Davina and Duncan

The Wedding:

Carlowrie Castle, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

A Meaningful Personal Touch During The Ceremony

Duncan’s dad gifted me his mother’s handbag. She used it on her wedding day, and it was incredibly special. And then, we used the bag to keep our wedding rings in, and our three-year-old handed this to us at the right moment during the ceremony.

How Their Scottish Castle Wedding Came To Be

We wanted to find a romantic venue in Scotland for an intimate wedding with an option to stay onsite overnight. What was not to love? The Carlowrie Castle was both stylish and elegant. Outside, the venue is set on 32 acres of grounds that were amazing for photographs. Furthermore, it’s a beautiful, romantic castle with modern decor inside. The Orangery was the perfect setting for a ceremony and wedding breakfast, with a beautiful piano room and a large traditional fireplace. The staff were warm, welcoming, experienced and professional, which was fabulous. Social media was a great help as we could see the different weddings they had hosted, which gave us confidence that we could have a small wedding without the venue feeling too large for us.

The Breakfast Reception Was The Most Memorable Moment At Their Scottish Castle Wedding

The sight and scent of the flowers in the Orangery for the wedding breakfast blew us away. It was so elegant, intimate, and romantic. The tablescape was stunning, and the reaction from the guests and vendors on the day made us very proud. There was a cozy, intimate vibe that I didn’t think could be achieved in a castle venue, but we nailed it! Compiling your ideas in photos and mood boards is really great.  But without a doubt, actually seeing it in reality, was a special moment that we wish we could bottle up.

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Fun And Fitting Wedding Favors To Honor Their Heritage

My heritage is Irish, and Duncan’s is Scottish, so it was only fitting we went with a whiskey-based favor for our guests! And then, those under 18 had traditional shortbread.  

Advice From The Couple: Don’t Lose Sight Of The Big Picture

Don’t panic, and be confident in your vision. The more we looked at different themes, the more we confused ourselves about what to include. Although we just wanted to be married, we were worried that having a smaller, intimate wedding would mean people rattling around and enjoying it less than a large full-scale big wedding, and in fact, the opposite was true. Less people who were familiar with each other meant there was never a quiet moment. Keep your focus and ensure you do what you both want to enjoy on your day.  

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Ricky Baillie
Event Planning – Cheryl Dowie
Venue + Catering – Carlowrie Castle
Floral Design – Wild Flowers Edinburgh
Cake – Liggys Cakes
Ceremony Music – Cairn String Quartet
Bagpipe Music  – Sticks N’ Kicks
Live Music – Ginny & the Tonic
Invitation Design – Reeba Rose
Makeup Artist + Hair Styling – Lyn Mckenzie
Wedding Dress – Essense of Australia
Bridal Accessories – Butterfly Bridal Bicester
Groom’s Apparel – Gieves and Hawkes
Rentals – 88 Events


Congratulations to Davina and Duncan on their cozy and intimate Scottish castle wedding. And many thanks to Junebug member Ricky Baillie Photography for capturing and sharing their magical big day with us. To see more of Ricky’s incredible work, check out his profile in our directory of wedding photographers from around the world!

Is there anything more romantic than a wedding in a castle? Whether you want a small affair or a big soiree, find the perfect fairytale venue for your celebration by checking out our directory of the world’s best wedding venues.

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Luxuriously Boho Akiin Tulum Destination Wedding

September 11, 2022 | justine

As a couple from two different countries, Robyn and Mike decided to “meet halfway” with their loved ones for their big day. And what better way to bring them all together than by turning their Tulum destination wedding into a getaway vacation! Boasting a deep rich sunset-inspired color palette, show-stopping floral arrangements, and a boho luxe aesthetic, the couple–along with their talented vendor team–created a stunning celebration at one of the best spots in the Mexican Caribbean.

With an aisle of layered rugs leading to a unique crescent arch, the ceremony was set on the beautiful shores of Akiin Beach. For the reception, candles and lush florals lined the staircase and greeted guests as they made their way to the thatch-roofed palapa. Abundant blooms, tropical foliage, and feathery pampas filled the tablescapes. And we can’t forget about the gorgeous overhead disco ball installation. After the evening festivities, the celebration continued with an epic after-party complete with samba dancers, stilt walkers, and drum beaters!

The romantic atmosphere and festive vibe truly embodied what Robyn and Mike envisioned. From the stylish lounges and dreamy dance floor set up at the beach to the lit party accessories, you need to see all the spectacular details up close. Looking for beach wedding inspiration that’s equal parts laid-back luxury and fiery romance? Then you need to see these incredible images captured by Andre Gouin Photography.

The Couple:

Robyn and Mike

The Wedding:

Akiin, Tulum Beach, Mexico

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Bringing Their Loved Ones Together For Their Tulum Destination Wedding

I’m from England, and Mike is from the U.S. We knew we wanted a destination wedding and for all our loved ones to meet in one place where we could all have a wonderful vacation. We fell in love with Tulum a few years prior and knew it would be the perfect place to share with our friends and family. Akiin proved itself to be the perfect venue in Tulum for us. We were able to customize the entire venue along with Fresa Weddings and Magnolia Events. Akiin also holds a large guest capacity–more than many venues in Tulum. We were able to have our large wedding of 80 guests without sacrificing the destination of our dreams. 

Personalizing Their Day With A Private Vow Exchange And A Special Mayan Ceremony

We shared our first looks and read our vows to each other in front of our family and wedding party in the stunning entryway of Casa Malca. It was a private moment we could cherish with our loved ones. The ceremony that followed at Akiin was unbelievably special. We felt it necessary to honor the sacred ground we celebrated on. So, just after our dear friend Nick greeted our guests, Spirituality Riviera Maya gave us an incredible Prehispanic Mayan ceremony that drenched the evening in plumes of copal and united us forever with words of healing, wisdom, and love. Letting the elements of nature—Mother Earth and the “heart of the sky”—know of our commitment through different rituals and offerings. 

Creating A Wedding Day That Truly Embodied Their Personalities And Love Story

The most important part of planning our wedding was ensuring that our day reflected us as a couple and was as unique as we were. We wanted our guests to be able to feel that every part of the wedding embodied us—how much fun we like to have, the abundance of love we share, and how spiritual the sacred Mayan ground was. Lastly, we also wanted to feel like “the main characters,” and truly every moving piece of the day went so perfectly that it didn’t seem real, just like a dream.

Hiring A Local Planner Was Essential To The Success Of Their Destination Wedding

We wouldn’t have been able to do it without Sofía of Magnolia Events helping us with all the details for our wedding. We’d tell her and our wedding designer Kristee of Fresa Weddings what we liked, not knowing a single thing about planning a wedding, and they would find us exactly what we wanted, often finding multiple options for us. From helping us choose and contact our vendors to helping us make decisions about what color the taper candles should be, they absolutely crafted the wedding of our dreams. 

Surprising Their Guests With An After-Party Complete With Exciting Performances

Our evening reception took place in the beautiful palapa. Filled with love and laughter and just buzzing with conversation and pure happiness, shared by all of us as the sun went down. The venue was filled with florals, lit beautifully by candles whose soft light danced across the disco balls and created the most romantic setting for an intimate dinner. We love a good party and never wanted a moment of downtime for our guests. As soon as dinner ended, we took to the dance floor to share our first dance and then surprised our guests with an unforgettable performance by samba dancers, percussionists, stilt walkers, and water drums. All to get the party started. DJ Dulce Rullan played the perfect music to set the mood for us all to dance the night away

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The Wedding Team:

Photography – Andre Gouin Photography
Event Planning – Magnolia Weddings
Wedding Design – Fresa Weddings
Venues – Casa Malca + Akiin Beach Tulum
Floral Design – Pure Love Floral Design
Custom Neon Sign – Drums in Paradise
Custom Coconuts – Ko’coo
Wedding Menus – Sara Batkin
Cake – Lali Pasteles
Officiant – Spirituality Riviera Maya
DJ – Big Bang Productions + DJ Dulce Rullan
Videography – Sea and Love Wedding Films
Invitation Design – Shutterfly
Makeup Artist – Zoe Elizabeth
Hair Styling – Lidia Kolomytseva
Wedding Dress + Customization – Calla Blanche + Mira Couture
Veil: Grace Loves Lace
Bride’s Shoes – Tabitha Simmons
Bridal Hairpiece – Justine M Couture
Earrings – Buddha Jewelry
Bridal Barefoot Sandals – Nelipots
Groom’s Apparel – Indochino
Groom’s  Boots – Straight to Hell
Groom’s Earrings – Anatometal
Rings – BVLA
Rentals – Kay & Tee Boutique Rentals


Congratulations to Robyn and Mike on their luxuriously boho Akiin Tulum destination wedding. A big thank you to Andre Gouin Photography for beautifully capturing all the details and special memories of their big day. And a special thank you to Junebug members Sea Love Wedding Films for sharing. Be inspired by more weddings like this by checking out their portfolio in our directory of talented videographers from around the world.

A destination wedding gives you and your partner the perfect opportunity to escape to an amazing faraway location. Best of all, you can turn your big day into an extended holiday and spend more quality time with the people you love. If tying the knot in a beautiful faraway setting feels right for you and your partner, then check out our ultimate guide to planning a destination wedding for top tips and ideas to make your own dream destination wedding come true.

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