Warning! This shoot is going to blow your creative minds! Get that index finger poised peeps because you are about to pin the hell out of this shoot!!

Put together by the incredibly talented Rebecca Carpenter Photography & Nataly J Photography as part of their very first Dream Capture Workshop for photographers, and styled and planned by the equally talented Valentina of The Stars Inside, this shoot has pretty much ticked all of our wedding boxes. It is incredible. From the gorgeous blush and nude colour palette that works so well with the beachy bohemian theme to the styling of the brides with their wedding crowns, dresses, bouquets, amazing hair and beautiful makeup. My heart is genuinely singing as I look at these images and I am so very excited to be sharing such stunning wedding inspiration with you all today.

The shoot also comes with a stellar lineup that includes some of my personal favourite wedding suppliers such as stationery designer Wonderland Invites (my goodness does this girl get it right every time) and Folky Dokey who uses dried and frozen flowers to create stunning flower crowns, wreaths and bouquets. I also adore the gold halo crown by Ziptie Jewelry and the raffia crowns by Klatso. Bridal crowns are something we predicted to be huge for 2019 and we were right. The ultimate goddess accessory, if Bob and I were ever to renew our vows, I would literally be wearing a crown for every hour!

As this shoot was part of a photography workshop, we have two sets of images to share with you today captured by Nataly and Rebecca. Two that are equal in beauty but very different in style.

Valentina of The Stars Inside talks us through the aim of the shoot and the wonderful trends they were exploring.

Enjoy this one peeps. It is keeper and make sure you look out for the beautifully styled tablescape. Those hanging shell chandeliers by The Collect Collective are wonderful.


Words by The Stars Inside

The very first Dreamcapture Workshop for photographers was held on Wednesday September 25th 2019 in East Sussex, and we’re over the moon to say it was a wonderful success! We had an incredible time meeting other prcofessionals, creating together, and getting swept up by the dreamy bohemian magic – and we’re delighted to share images and videos with you today.








The aim for these workshops is to design exciting, stylish, and modern wedding inspiration for our attendees to capture – so they come away with some fantastic visual content to share and add to their portfolios right away. For us, these workshops are all about genuine emotions and intentional details, which we’ll be exploring through a range of different styles. We had the joy of welcoming two gorgeous real couples to model for us, and to bring to life the wild, beachy, and intimate elopement set up we created for our first workshop. Also included in the day was an Instagram masterclass which covered everything from strategy to branding, as well as providing lots of advice on how to most impactfully market content like photoshoots, real weddings, and behind-the-scenes material too. 

The enthusiasm, energy and creativity of the photographers who joined us truly blew us away, and we can’t wait to host our next workshop – we won’t give details away just yet, but let’s just say we’ve got our eye on somewhere beautifully exotic and warm!











Credit : Festival Brides Wedding



Laura and Addison’s all-white Bali wedding at Villa Vedas was something out of a chic, fashion-forward dream! This couple didn’t hold back when it came to unique surprises for each other and their guests, and Hitch’d Weddings & Events Bali helped make sure they were all planned perfectly. We’re obsessed with the cafe racer motorbike they rode away on after their “I do’s,” the gelato cart, Indonesian dancers, and so much more. If you love cool, casual wedding attire, lively receptions, and minimalistic decor, you’re going to be inspired by every photo Diktat Photography captured of Laura and Addison’s day!








I am a bridal designer, so I designed and made my own wedding dress, after party dress, bridesmaids looks, and flower girl dress.








We wanted to get married on the beach, in a private villa where both our families could stay together. The Villa we found was the perfect mix of modern architecture and balinese design. The entrance into the villa was stunning, there was a huge pool that went from the sand and up into the house, and as you walked into the villa you could see the ocean from the front door. We had seen some amazing rice paddy wedding shots, so had that on the wishlist too. We had to book it from photos and our wedding planners assurance, so it was a little nerve wracking, but it seemed to tick all our boxes and we couldn’t have been happier with it!
















We though it would be cool to incorporate the balinese culture where we could throughout the day. I loved the idea of getting married on the sand, with only the ocean (and in the end a huge circle of palms) as our backdrop! We had a balinese celebrant officiate who had an amazing energy and a Balinese priest did a water blessing, which was so special. The vibe was sentimental and fun. The first half was full of loving words and a lot of tears and the second half was a wild party, and that really does speak of our relationship!








Addison grew up around motorbikes, his dad owning a Harley. So I surprised him with a Cafe racer style bike after the ceremony, he went to a quick ride up the street, our photographer got some amazing riding pics of the two of us, and we even decided to ride into the reception on it too! It was a fun thing to do for him, not even knowing he had the planned the surprise song for me!








I would highly recommend getting a wedding planner if you have the budget for it. I’m not sure how we would have facilitated an overseas wedding without our amazing planner Kristen from Hitch’d Bali. She was a breeze to work with, fun and super organised. On our wedding day we got to spend time with our family and friends and didn’t have to worry. The only other thing would be to not get fixated on the little things, if something small doesn’t go to plan – don’t let it ruin your day.












After Addison had finished his speech, he began singing “I’ve had the time of my life” from Dirty Dancing. At first I didn’t know what was happening, then one by one different friends and family began jumping up with a microphone and singing a line flash mob style, It felt like we were in a movie! It was so sweet and special, we ended up dancing around the tables, and the whole wedding party joined in at the end. It still makes me tear up thinking about it! Addison isn’t a singer, although we love karaoke – but his sister used to be a cabaret singer so she helped put it together and everyone was in on it but me. A few friends got iPhone videos, and Addison cut them together and I must have watched the video 100 times!













Congratulations, Laura and Addison, and many thanks to Hitch’d Weddings & Events Bali for sharing their day with Junebug! Want even more Bali wedding inspo? Check out this free-spirited seaside Bali wedding!

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Winter Wedding Cakes for Serious Sugar Rush

Through the years, we have seen an endless stream of inspiration from wedding pros across the country, and seeing mood boards come to life through wedding cakes has never ceased to amaze us. We love the creative license employed across this tasty medium, so we thought we’d kick off 2018 right with some winter wedding cakes we’re crushing on right now.



Photo by Arma Fotografie with a cake by Sugarlips Cakes



Photo by Ashley Bosnick Photography with a cake by Sugar Euphoria



Photo by Les Anagnou Photography with a cake by Criollo



Photo by Stefanie Keeler Photography with a cake by Blue Eyed Baker



Photo Romance Weddings cake Sweet Things by Fi



Photo Emily Blake Photography cake Bouchon Bakery



Photo by Whitney Nichols from this Old World wedding inspired shoot with a cake by Sugar & Slice

Photo by Summer Taylor Photography from this whisky bar inspired wedding with a cake by The Pear Blossom

Holy swoon! This naked cake with cinnamon-dusted doughnuts and drippy white icing has us heavy breathing.



Photo by Sarah Kriner Photography from this shoot inspired by Dutch still life artwork with a cake by The Topping Couture Cakes



Photo Petra Veikkola from Finnish Mansion wedding inspiration, cake by Pukini



Photo by Lauren Laboyteaux Big Fake Wedding Dallas with a cake by Hopeful Hearth Baking Company



Photo by Jessica Elle Photography from this Oklahoma wedding with a cake by The Round House Bakery



Photo Kylie Mones from this Fall wedding inspiration with a cake by Sugar Lane Cake Shop



Photo by April & Paul from this boho backyard wedding with a cake by Elements Catering & Floral Design

Moral of the story: the world could use more sugary confections. Let’s all agree to live by the mantra “Eat cake for breakfast” because after seeing this roundup – that’s what we’ll be doing. Follow us on Pinterest for more wedding cake inspo!

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An Intimate Elopement in Ravello, Italy Perfect for the Private Couple

If you’re looking for a romantic wedding in the Amalfi Coast away from the hustle and bustle, perched just above the city of Amalfi you can find the picturesque town of Ravello. Yuliya and Clemente along with Amalfi Soirée planned an intimate elopement with the breathtaking views of the Amalfi Coast in the gardens of Ravello, Italy. This fresh and romantic affair is the stuff dreams are made of and Alice Ahn Photography was there to capture every tender moment.




From the planner, Monica with Amalfi Soirée: Yuliya and Clemente are a passionate couple that met at school as they took the same bus to and from home. Seven years have passed since they exchanged the first timid glances, and their love has grown with them. Both have been more than happy to celebrate their bond with a photography session in the lush Mediterranean summer.




Set in a refined historic villa in the heart of Ravello, in Italy, among bloomy gardens and breathtaking views of the Amalfi Coast, this elopement in warm and creamy tones, has been inspired by the world of Dolce Vita, and by the beauteous atmosphere of the place.





Monica, from Amalfi Soirée, has ventured into this exciting game of contrasts, creating an inviting table for two on the panoramic belvedere of Villa Eva, in the shadow of two large secular trees. The few spaces have been harmoniously decorated with glasses with intricate geometric patterns, hand-dyed napkins by the stylist in a lovely cappuccino shade and pretty gold cutlery next to fruity crystal bowls and candles in a modern style, as well as plates in delicate ceramics. A sumptuous bouquet of white peonies, dalhias, roses and pink lisianthus enriched with berries and feathers grass by Kuts Flowers, and wrapped in a beautiful taupe silk ribbon by Silk Ribbon by Florentes, completed the scene, while seasonal fruits and petals randomly distributed on the soft white tablecloth, added a local and familiar touch.



Lettering by Grg has designed a delightful wedding suite using a gorgeous calligraphic font imprinted with gold ink on white and sage handmade papers. The internal label, inspired by the paitings of the Flemish painters of the seventeenth century, completed the work with an unexpected, wonderful detail.





For a graceful look, torn between modernism and vintage, Kamelia Andrioti has created an impressive dress with a bodice in precious glitter tulle and embossed floral embroidery. The puffy sleeves of the gown, which left the shoulders and the back uncovered, added a romantic note, and so also the lace shoes with milky teardrop stones and beads from Bella Belle Shoes. The 18kt gold ring with oval moissanite and side diamonds has been forged in simple lines and with a retro flavor by Taya Goielli while Lindsay Marie Design provided a pair of mother-of-pearl earrings with Swarovski and Preciosa pearls that recall the patterns of the bridal dress. Clemente wore a classic black suit from Boutique Aiello Agerola.



The sober elegance of the wedding theme has been translated by Isabella and Annalisa from Beauty Livery in a light and bright make-up, and in a very natural half-tied hairstyle that highlighted Yuliya’s Caucasian features.




Finally, while the sun set over the maritime town in a triumph of pastel colors, Alice Ahn Photography has accompanied the young couple in a walk in Villa Rufolo, capturing their loving glances in intimate, fascinating and light-filled images.



This dreamy and intimate elopement in Ravello, Italy has us ready to pack our bags or at the veryyyy least start planning a trip. Whether you’re planning your honeymoon or just need a sunny vacation, we’ve created the ultimate guide for visiting the Amalfi Coast. You can thank us later.

Credit : Ruffled Wedding 

Dreamy Oceanside Wedding With A Feathery Pampas Grass Arc


Unsurprisingly, we’re in the mood for warm fuzzies today, and this dreamy oceanside wedding in the Pacific Northwest is chock full of it. We were struck by Cupid’s arrow when we first laid eyes on Allie + Pat’s feathery pampas grass ceremony backdrop designed by California florist Best Day Ever. There was truly nothing cliche about their wedding, and we love all the ways they incorporated their passion for travel into their guests’ experience. Like seriously how amazing is their mariachi band cocktail hour entertainment? Earthy tones, rich textures and natural elements stole the show in this delightfully nonfiction love story. So grab some chocolate, sip some bubbly and prepare to audibly “awww.”




What style and feel did you envision for your wedding?

Our venue had the most amazing panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and Santa Monica Mountains. Our goal was to take full advantage of the breathtaking ocean backdrop without going full-on themed ‘beach wedding’. No pastels. No sailboat prints. We wanted our guests to to enjoy the smell of the ocean breeze and sunset over the Pacific’s horizon without needing to take off their stilettos to walk through sand. We leaned into the rich 1920s architectural features of our venue – exposed wood, high rafter ceilings, bronze candle chalendiers and open fire place – to create an inviting romantically vintage vibe.


What are some adjectives that best describe the look of your wedding? Did you have a theme or color scheme?

The goal was to achieve a sense of natural intimacy. So, we deliberately did not identify a set color scheme. Instead, we leveraged as much organic material and earth tones as possible. Integrating candles everywhere for natural glow was very important to me. Distressed wood and lush greenery were our other primary elements for color & texture throughout.



What flowers were used for your bouquet and/or floral arrangements??

Cappuccino Roses and Pampas Grass were my favorite floral elements. Annie created an amazing semi circle structure that enveloped Pat & I during the ceremony. The Pampas Grass created an ethereal featherlike visual that drew everyone’s eyes to us, without obstructing the impressive ocean view behind us.



Any advice for couples planning their weddings now?

Make the entire experience a reflection of who you two are together. Know that the personality and unique love of your relationship can be reflected in every planning decision. Venue, music, colors, vows. The more you make decisions that reflect your personalities, the more memorable the overall event will be for you and your guests.



What songs did you play at your wedding?

Processional: River (Leon Bridges), The Day That Never Comes (Metallica), Peace Train (Cat Stevens), Just Breathe (Pearl Jam), I Won’t Give Up (Jason Mraz), I Could Die For You (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Cosmic Love (Florence + The Machine)

Recessional: Free (Graffiti6)

First Dance: Lullabies (Yuna)


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Luxe Wedding in Croatia Overlooking the Sea in Purple Hues

Swooning is an understatement. This breathtakingly gorgeous wedding planned by We Do Agency overlooks the Adriatic Sea in Croatia with a massive circular ceremony arch and luxe florals shaped like a pair of wings in the dreamiest purple hues. Ann Burtseva created a mesmerizing ceremony and reception setup that oozes romance amongst the historic European architecture. We cannot help but gush over every detail captured by Martina Skrobot Photography from the stunning bridal look to the crystal chandeliers and fluffy pampas grass. Your heart will be singing after perusing these gorgeous photos.




From the photographer, Martina Skrobot Photography + planner, We Do Agency: The charming Svetlana Gavriluk and the hockey player Valery Nichushkin’s celebration took place on a sunny day on June 1 in the southern Croatia, in the city of Dubrovnik, at the historical Villa Sheherezade. A long time ago bride visited that villa and since then it was her dream to get married there.




The celebration started with the welcome event at one of the restaurants in Old Town, where guests got the chance to get to know each other better and were introduced to authentic Croatian cousin and local wines. Besides the invitation, detailed program of all events and recommendation for the dress code, the guests also received personalized guides which were called “8 Best Things To Do in Dubrovnik”. The route included historical and cultural places, excursions, local legends, original souvenirs and places to explore local cuisine.s



The ceremony took place under the open sky against breathtaking backdrop of Adriatic Sea. The color palette for the wedding was: calm cream, classic white, bright shades of purple. Instead of a classical arch, Ann Burtseva created a circular construction, which was decorated with gentle shades of fluffy pampas grass. The bride and groom literally split one pair of wings into two. Floral compositions truly highlighted the landscape and the quiet nature of Dubrovnik.




The bride walked down the aisle carrying a bouquet of white peonies, which perfectly complemented her dress. Svetlana found her dress at Wedding Rooms after trying many of dresses from famous designers, but nothing really cought her attention until she saw a simple dress, that was light and comfortable, exactly what she wanted. To make it more special for the ceremony, bride completed it with skirt from Millanova.



After a touching ceremony, guests enjoyed local delicacies companied by Croatian wine, followed by gala reception under the open sky, in the shade of palm trees overlooking historic landscapes. Instead of traditional escort cards, we decided to personalize guest menus in order to emphasise the importance of each guest to the couple.





Have you caught your breath yet? We’re still trying to recover ourselves! This luxe destination in Croatia beautifully blends purple, blush and cream hues into the dreamiest European wedding. We especially love the floral wings during the ceremony so if you’re wracking your brain trying to think of ways to make your ceremony more impactful or meaningful, we’ve got a list of 10 for ya!

Credit : Ruffled Wedding

Make This Chic Grocery Store Cake Hack For Your Next Party


We’re not the baking type in any shape or form, so when we’re in a pinch for a last minute cake, our secret is our local grocery store. You can dress up a cake a thousand ways, but we love how this chic grocery store cake hack can be made in a jiffy. So with a pretty floral bunch from Afloral in our hands and our favorite cake stand from BHLDN, we decorated a picture-ready cake for a bridal shower or party fit for a garden soiree:



All photos by Brooklyn photographer Clarence Chan.



For this project, you will need:

Flowers we used:




Start by gathering together a few flowers to create a small arrangement. Repeat until you’ve gathered a few different bunches you like.

Use floral tape around the stems to keep the bunches in place. Use wire cutters to trim down the flower bunch stems, if needed.



Stack the larger of the two cake plates on top of the smaller one.

Begin placing the silk flower arrangements on top of the smaller cake plate, and continue around the entire cake plate until everything looks lush and full with no empty gaps.



Place a few more bunches and/or single flowers on top of the cake for added visual interest.



Credit : Ruffled Wedding 





Hippie Chic German Wedding at Hotel Terrassenhof


What do Burning Man, boho style, and Star Wars have in common? They all inspired Jule and Domi’s hippie chic German wedding at Hotel Terrassenhof! This couple planned and designed their wedding themselves, and we must say…we’re impressed! We’re swooning over the colorful ceremony backdrop that Jule’s mother DIY’d for their day. Fun fact: She made every pom pom by hand! In addition to the handmade arch decor, the couple’s day also included an incredible custom wedding gown, handwritten signage, lace cloths, and more. Get your Pinterest boards ready, do-it-yourself brides! These photos by the talented Maria Luise Bauer Photography are sure to make you melt.



The bridal gown was designed by me, Jule, and a young and super talented tailor. I had a vision for a cape-like and transparent wedding gown, and didn’t particularly want to have a white dress. Together, with Aisha, I created the perfect dress for our big day! I am a hairdresser and my make up was done by my lovely colleague Laura and the head piece made everything perfect. I chose the headpiece as I didn’t want to wear a cheesy flower crown but yet I wanted to have a floral element to wear, so I developed a vision for a headpiece which was made by our florist Julia.



Our favorite moments was the first look in the forest! We did a first look where we initially had planned our ceremony. As we didn’t get the permission to have the ceremony there, we thought we would completely miss out on this wonderful spot but then Maria, our photographer, suggested to do the first look there.



We met Maria at a wedding fair and right from the first moment we felt that the chemistry between us was just perfect! We booked her 1.5 year prior to our wedding and closer to the date we caught up for a dinner to chat about details and to get to know each other a little and from there on it felt more like we were friends than vendor and client. On the day itself we basically didn’t notice her and her husband working, it was more like they were “normal guests”. They even sat on our bridal table for dinner so they could capture every moment right when it happened and we had such a good time!



Two of our closest friends have held our wedding ceremony. They prepared it as a surprise for us, we did not know what and how they’ll say it but we loved the ceremony. It was so personal and special because two people who are so dear to our hearts created and heard it. The ceremony backdrop was handmade by Jule‘s mom, she made every single bobble herself!



Wedding planning advice from the bride: Find someone who organizes everything during your wedding day and is in control of things—either a wedding planner or an organized friend. In our case, it was Domi’s brother and Jule’s cousin. They made the day run smooth and were in total control so we could enjoy the day!



Congratulations, Jule and Domi, and many thanks to Maria Luise Bauer Photography for sharing their day with Junebug! Loving Maria’s work? Be sure to check out her page in our directory of the world’s best wedding photographers.

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Luxe Sea View Wedding in Phuket with Rose Gold Accents

Oh hello, gorgeous! This luxe sea view wedding in Phuket is a rose gold dream come true. This al fresco wedding planned by Wedding Boutique Phuket is all about the fine art details like the crystal chandeliers and romantic candlelight under the delicate rose gold canopy. PIK beautifully captured the fairytale wedding and we have officially fallen head over heels for this stunning destination wedding.

From the wedding planner, Wedding Boutique Phuket: Ask a bride-to-be what a fairytale wedding is made off… and she would probably describe Eugene and Yuki’s luxury fine art wedding in Phuket.

The arch is an orchestra of elegant ivory roses, white orchids, “dried but not forgotten” flowers, gold painted dried eucalyptus and curly willow, expertly decorated by Flower Wedding Studio Phuket. As you could imagine, all the attention from the gorgeous decors has been stolen, as soon as Hailey and Samson, the super cute flower girl and page boy, entered the scene, starting the most beautiful ceremony carrying with white helium balloons.

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Wedding Planning Checklist

Photo by Shelby Rose Photography

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re newly engaged. First, congratulations! You’re taking a huge step in your relationship and we understand just how exciting, exhilarating, and slightly terrifying that can be as a couple. We’re so glad that you found yourself here at Junebug Weddings because we care so deeply about providing all of our couples with the most thoughtful wedding planning advice available. Here, you’ll find expert advice to turn to when you need help deciding on things like where to buy your bridesmaids dresses or how to create your wedding website, but more importantly, our website will be the place where you find solid, yet flexible, recommendations for every kind of situation. No two weddings are alike, and because of that, we encourage you to color outside the lines, do things differently, and follow your hearts while planning your wedding. We want to be a resource that doesn’t tell you how to plan a wedding, but instead shows you all of the possibilities that exist for your big day.

As you start planning your wedding, you might find that having a checklist to follow is handy. Below, you’ll find an interactive wedding planning checklist as well as a PDF download that you can print out and add to your wedding binder or stick up on your fridge. Whatever works best for you! This timeline is meant to be flexible, so don’t feel bad if you miss a few to-dos along the way. Try and think of this checklist as a general outline for a standard 12-month wedding planning timeline, and feel free to adjust if you’re timeline is different. We also offer a 10-month timeline, if that better suits your schedule.

1 Year

8 Months 

7-6 Months

4-5 Months 

3 Months 

2 Months 

1 Month 

1 Week 

After the Wedding & Honeymoon

If you’d like to download a printable version of our wedding planning checklist, click here!

Looking for more wedding planning advice?

Check out some of our favorite resources!

For the newly engaged

7 Super Helpful Tips for Newly-Engaged Couples

Finding vendors

At Junebug, we work with the world’s best wedding vendors. In our vendor directory, you can trust that each vendor you discover has been completely vetted by our team and comes with years of experience in the business and tons of happy past clients! Browse our lists of recommended vendors here!

Red Flags to Keep an Eye Out for When Hiring Your Wedding Vendors

Our go-tos for keeping folks in the loop!

The Best Etsy Save the Dates to Announce Your Wedding

The Best Places to Buy Your Wedding Invitations Online

If you need advice on budget

The Best Wedding Budget Tips from Top Wedding Planners Around the World

Decor and inspiration 

Use This Wedding Décor Checklist to Help You Nail Every Detail

Affordable Wedding Decor You Wouldn’t Believe Came from Amazon

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