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.
Marina and Mike
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.