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WEDDING BLOG

Romantic and Unique Elopement Inspiration Overlooking Matera, Italy

June 27, 2020 | nicole

Are you a history-loving couple searching for a romantic destination for your unique elopement? We’ve got just the spot for you! Sarah Everything Photography and a group of exceptionally talented Italian wedding vendors arranged this gorgeous inspiration shoot to showcase the beauty of Matera. This hidden gem of a city is located in the south of Italy and provides all the historical architecture and romance you’ve been looking for. Sextantio Hotel made for a stunning backdrop for an organic and edgy styled elopement designed by Italian Boutique Weddings and Flowers Greenery Lab. Scroll on and get your pinning finger ready as you take in this unique elopement inspiration overlooking Matera, Italy!

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The Talented Team:

Photography – Sarah Everything Photography
Event Planning – Italian Boutique Weddings
Venue – Sextantio Hotel
Floral Design – Flowers Greenery Lab
Invitation Design – Studio Alispi
Hair & Makeup Artist – Elena Cardella
Wedding Dress – Rara Avis Group
Ring Box – Soli Box
Couple – Giovanna and Vito

 

Does this unique elopement inspiration have you daydreaming about your own? Check out our roundup of 16 elopement ideas to make your small wedding special.

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Dramatically Beautiful Moli’i Gardens Wedding in Honolulu

June 26, 2020 | brooke

Meghan and Camion’s Moli’i Gardens wedding was dramatically beautiful in every way! The couple tied the knot at Moli’i Gardens at Kualoa Ranch, a most lush wedding venue in Honolulu, and we’re obsessed with the greenery, tropical flowers, and picturesque mountain views! The most important part of the day for the couple was their first look, which took place in the Ka’a’awa Valley—the same location where scenes from Jumanji, Jurassic Park, and 50 First Dates were filmed. It was not only a beautiful, sentimental moment, but they also got to take some epic portraits with Lilly Red Photography. If you love everything all the boho vibes, farm-style tables, twinkle lights, and more, this stunning day planned by Opihi Love Wedding + Events is for you!

The Couple:

Meghan & Camion

The Wedding:

Moli’i Gardens at Kualoa Ranch, Honolulu, Hawaii

We felt it was fitting to get married on an island. Meghan is from Hawaii and Camion is from Trinidad & Tobago. We wanted the vibe to feel natural but also dramatic and we think our color choices and the scenery reflects that. Once we decided on a location the rest came together pretty naturally.

Our venue felt right immediately. It has a gorgeous view of the mountains which was important to us and although we didn’t want a beach wedding, we still got to be next to a body of water which was nice. We knew we wanted to have our ceremony and reception at the same location and our venue had great separation of space for both events.

Our photographer was amazing. She is super creative and had us try a bunch of different things. She made us feel very comfortable and was incredibly professional.

I fell in love with my dress immediately when I first saw it. It felt unusual to pick a long-sleeved dress when having an outdoor wedding in Hawaii, but I went for it anyway. Our wedding parties chose their own style of dress, but also stuck with a neutral theme that made the greenery of their hakus and maile leis really pop.

All of our vendors were amazing. We probably had the most fun coming up with our signature cocktails with Stir Beverage- they were called “Trini Rum Punch” & “Irish Serrano Manhattan” to celebrate the flavor of our different backgrounds.

We gave out mini Kona Coffee gift bags that said “the perfect blend.” We’re both avid coffee drinkers and wanted our guests to have a taste of the very best!

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Lilly Red Photography
Event Planning – Opihi Love Wedding + Events
Venue – Moli’i Gardens at Kualoa Ranch
Floral Design – Passion Roots
Catering – Nicole Scharer Events
Cake – A Cake Life
Bar – Stir Beverage
Live Music – Island Kings, Izik
Videography – Sunlit Films
Invitation Design – Rebecca Meixner
Makeup Artist – Ry-n Shimabuku
Wedding Dress – Rue de Seine via Lovely Bride
Anklet & Heels – Grace Loves Lace
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Show Me Your Mumu
Wedding Suit – Grayscale
Charm – For Those Who Sin
Rentals – Accel Event Rentals, Aloha Artisans
Transportation – Roberts Hawaii

 

Congratulations, Meghan and Camion, and many thanks for sharing your Moli’i Gardens wedding with Junebug! Searching for more Hawaiian wedding inspiration?

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Blue Moon Wedding Inspiration at The Andrews Farm

June 25, 2020 | brooke

We’ve never seen a moon wedding quite like this inspiration shoot by Phylicia Willis Photography — and we are absolutely obsessed! We love how this talented team took a pastel color palette approach to what’s usually a deep, dark celestial theme. Give us all those faded denim blue vibes! Inspired by the crescent shape, Seeded Events & Designs LLC and Unspoken Designs created the custom ceremony backdrop, and we totally love it. If you’ve been searching for all those stars and moon wedding vibes, get ready to swoon over every little detail of this styled photoshoot!

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The Talented Team:

Photography – Phylicia Willis Photography
Event Planning, Floral Design – Seeded Events & Designs LLC
Venue – The Andrews Farm
Mobile Bar – Black Moth Bars
Design + Hand Letter Goods – Unspoken Designs
Invitation Design – AM Creative Studio
Makeup Artist & Hair Styling – The Posh Palette Artistry
Wedding Dress – Meagan Kelly Designs
Rings – James Michael & Co.
Rentals – Cooke Rentals

 

Many thanks to Phylicia Willis Photography for sharing this sweet wedding inspiration with Junebug! Searching for more celestial wedding goodness? You’re going to love this vintage celestial wedding at The Outdoor Art Club.

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