A weekend full of color, culture, and pure joy—this elegant and meaningful outdoor wedding has us wishing we were invited. During these uncertain times, Arushi and Jaspreet were hit with tough wedding planning obstacles. With the help of their planner The Storybook Event, they were able to bring to life their dream wedding, without sacrificing the attendance or involvement of their loved ones.
The stunning floral arrangements by Prashe Decor, were the main decor element—covering and draping the ceremony space in a jaw-dropping fashion. This couple prioritized the involvement of culture and their loved ones throughout every thoughtful detail. Photographer Bella Lumi Photography did a great job capturing every moment—showing the prominent love and joy that radiated from this celebration of union. Keep scrolling to see more shots of this radiant couple and their beautiful day.
Arushi and Jaspreet
COVID Can’t Cancel This Outdoor Weekend Wedding
After a year of uncertainty and so many sacrifices due to COVID restrictions, the most memorable part of the day was simply getting married! We had waited so long for the day to finally be here, and despite all the challenges that came our way, we relished in the beauty of our wedding day and the happiness of knowing we could finally celebrate our marriage surrounded by our nearest and dearest.
The Benefits Of Hiring Trusted Wedding Vendors
Personally, I knew that on my wedding day, I did not want to be that bride that is stressed about the minor details and wanted to be able to enjoy the whole experience. One of the best decisions we made was building a vendor team that we trusted to make sure everything came together in the best way possible. From our wedding planner to the decor team, to our wonderful photographers and videographers, I honestly felt like we had full confidence in their work. There will always be mishaps and challenges that arise on the wedding day itself, but if you know that your vendors always produce amazing work, it is easier to sit back and let everything smooth out organically.
Congratulations to Arushi and Jaspreet on their beautiful day—in spite of the challenges they faced during their planning process! Whether or not you’re trimming your guest-list, avoid sacrificing intimate and personalized details with these tips for planning a unique wedding, no matter your wedding size.
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There’s a saying “everything is bigger in Texas,” and Kimberly and Clint proved that to be true with their colorful Gage Hotel wedding in Marathon, Texas. The couple knew they wanted to incorporate their love for the desert into their special day, so when they came across the historic hotel, they knew it was the one. Their desert theme was apparent with a coral and sage color palette, Mexican blankets, margaritas, and succulents decorating the space.
The dreamy day also included a DIY macrame backdrop, custom handwritten gift bags for the wedding party, boho wedding fashion that’s to die for, and a donkey-led parade down the streets of West Texas. That’s right–a police escort even stopped traffic for this lively fiesta.
If you’re searching for desert wedding inspo, look no further. These photos beautifully captured by Jadie Photography will have you ready to break out the maracas and tequila!
Kimberly and Clint
Gage Hotel, Marathon, Texas
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Something Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue
I wore my hair in a fat fishtail braid, tied with a piece of my mother’s wedding dress, which was my “something old.” My Matron of Honor offered me her stunning diamond earrings, so that was my “something borrowed.” The chic, military-inspired hat I donned at the reception absolutely made the look. As for the hat’s custom details, I had a Dry Creek Turquoise thunderbird pendant that I found on a girl’s trip in Fredericksburg added–and it’s permanently mounted on the hat–and represented my “something blue.” There’s also leather cording and my mother’s wedding dress carefully twisted with horsehair & sage around the hat.
Choosing A Gage Hotel Wedding
About a year before the wedding, we went on what we are called “the West Texas tour,” with the Gage Hotel being the last venue on our expedition. We had seen photos of the Gage and had a brief conversation with them over the phone to get an idea of what it would cost to celebrate there. It was definitely not in our budget, but I thought we should check it out anyway. When we pulled up, we looked at each other and said, this is it, we have to make this happen. We were determined to make it happen, and we did!
A DIY Backdrop
At the ceremony, we flaunted a 12-foot handwoven macramé backdrop that was handcrafted and woven by my mother and me. It was a learning experience for the two of us–we had no idea what we were getting ourselves into–and an opportunity to plan and bond prior to the big day. All in all, it took us about 42 hours to construct. We watched countless hours of YouTube videos to learn how to tie all the knots and weave an exquisite masterpiece. The macramé now resides in our stairwell, and it’s a daily reminder that with patience and persistence, we can do anything we put our minds to.
A Parade Down The Streets of Marathon
One of the coolest and most memorable aspects of our wedding was the donkey processional from the ceremony site to the reception and cocktail hour. Unbeknownst to me, we had a police escort, and all traffic passing through town stopped for our mini parade. Our beautiful donkey named W.T. led the way to the party! In addition, our guitarist Nick strummed some fun Latin tunes on the march over while everyone held hands and danced with maracas.
Congratulations again to Kimberly and Clint on their colorful Gage Hotel wedding. We’re so thankful that Jadie Photography was there to capture their special day. To get started on planning your own dream desert affair, check out these southwestern color palettes!
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Here at Junebug, we’re all about personalizing your wedding and making it unique to who you are as a couple. Regan and Jack’s vibrant outdoor wedding did just that as the pair laced up their rollerblades and skated around El Paso in their wedding attire. Aside from the most epic wedding portraits–captured beautifully by Abby Jo Photography–the special day was also complete with DIY florals from Flower Moxie, an emotional ceremony, and some delicious dessert options–we’re talking pie and cake. So keep scrolling to see how these two lovebirds let the good times roll (literally).
Regan and Jack
The Legacy Building, El Paso, Texas
DIY Bouquets And Florals
To save money, we decided to order fresh flowers and put our own bouquets together. It was the best decision ever. We ordered fresh flowers from Flower Moxie and picked them up at a warehouse. They sent us so many tutorials and videos that were so helpful. The day before the wedding, my bridesmaids and I had time to arrange our bouquets and boutonnières for the groomsmen. I’m happy we chose to do it this way!
Soaking Up Time With Those Who Could Make It
We loved so many things about the day, but getting our photos taken was one of our favorite parts. We finally got to be together, love each other, and be close while Abby and Eva captured our love. During our ceremony, our pastor invited us to look out to our family and friends who were there to support us. We had to cut down our guest list towards the end, but we were able to have our closest people with us.
A Vibrant Outdoor Wedding At The Legacy Building
Our photographer mentioned The Legacy Building when we were searching for a venue. We went on a tour and fell in love! The whole place was stunning, and the family who owns it is so sweet. Tabitha was so easy to work with, gave us great ideas, and was so flexible when the pandemic got in our way. We loved how everything came together, and our style went right along with the venue.
Congratulations again to Regan and Jack on their vibrant outdoor wedding! Big thank you to Abby Jo Photography for sharing the special day with Junebug. To nail your own perfect DIY “I do’s,” check out our guide on planning the perfect DIY wedding!
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Two gorgeous brides in two very different bridal gowns were the creme de la creme of this Springdale Station sunset wedding. With the love for each other as their centerpiece, wedding planner I Do! Wedding & Events decorated this old train station with things they love—warm-toned flowers, Rupi Kaur poetry, and a triangle altar arch. Plus, they ended the day with tacos, which is always a great idea.
But we have to pause to gush over their attire—one bride wore a beautifully embroidered veil to match her simple, yet elegant bridal gown. The other bride wore a stunning strapless bridal dress with chiffon detailing. And we do love a good outfit surprise—but we won’t spoil it. Scroll down to see the details of this gorgeous Springdale Station sunset wedding, captured by Junebug member Nikk Nguyen Photo.
Rebecca and Claudia
Springdale Station, Austin, Texas
A Truly Personalized Wedding at Springdale Station
The ceremony was filled with both meaning and tradition: Rupi Kumar’s words really resonated with us, as much as the more transitional texts. The music made us smile, as did all the white, yellow, and orange flowers. Things felt green and whole.
Perfect Is An Understatement
Honestly, it was a perfect day. I know all brides say that, but it really, truly was. We felt peaceful, happy, and—most importantly—present. We wanted to have an experience where the people we love could get a glance at the world we’ve created for each other. It was a fun wedding, where our friends never left the dance floor! And even though we expected (but it’s by no means a guarantee), we had the most fun at our wedding.
Wedding Advice For Nearlyweds
Wedding planning is hard. It is a joyful time and tests a relationship in the ways only an intense year-long project can. We felt like we were doing everything wrong, until we finally spoke up to our other engaged friends and realized they were having a hard time too. So it’s ok for it to be difficult. It’s ok to feel overwhelmed by the choices, your families, even your partner. But once you’ve accounted for as many possibilities as you can, you have to let it go. We stopped worrying the Wednesday before and quit all decision making. It allowed us to feel calm, and present to experience our special weekend.
Tears of Joy And A Fun Surprise
There were all these incredible moments: turning to see each other at the altar, whispering little things during the ceremony to each other, walking out to Real Love, getting mobbed by our friends and then chastised because they all cried! To top it all off, dancing was unforgettable—even more so when we busted out in our suits!
Congratulations to Rebecca and Claudia on your wedding and cheers to a lifetime of fun memories! Thank you to Junebug member Nikk Nguyen Photo for capturing and sharing this beautiful ceremony with us. Get inspired by this colorful and opulent wedding and this old hollywood glam wedding because we do love a good reception outfit change.
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When most people think of a State Capitol wedding, they probably think of a small elopement or a private civil ceremony. But Liliana and Cesar’s Texas State Capitol wedding included 250 guests for some not-so-traditional courthouse “I do’s.” With the help of planner XO Moreau Weddings, the couple turned the House Chambers into a romantic backdrop using only burgundy and ivory florals from Stems Floral Design to enhance the natural beauty of the space.
After tying the knot, the newlyweds, accompanied by Mariachi Relampago, held their first dance in the Capitol’s rotunda, surrounded by hundreds–talk about a memorable detail. We love that they continued the party at the Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt, where they drank, danced, and enjoyed a cake replica of the Texas Capitol building created by Michelle’s Patisserie. Oh, and did we mention that this was the first Hispanic couple to say their vows in the State Capitol? There’s nothing like making memories and history.
So keep scrolling to see every stunning detail, captured beautifully by Junebug member Nikk Nguyen Photo!
Liliana and Cesar
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Using The Texas State Capitol As Decor Inspiration
The architecture and design of the House Floor is so intricate, and a lot of the elements we couldn’t move (House Representative desks, chairs, podiums, etc), so we structured the ceremony design to enhance the natural beauty of the space. The florals matched perfectly with the draping behind the podium and were carefully placed to frame the space where Liliana & Cesar said “I do.”
A First Dance In The Heart of it All
Mariachi Relampago led Liliana & Cesar from their first kiss, down a grand staircase, and into the rotunda for their first dance. Hundreds of people stood on the balconies of all levels in the rotunda to watch and cheer. The mariachis then took Liliana, Cesar, and all 250 wedding guests outside to continue the performance and celebrations.
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Congratulations again to Liliana and Cesar on their Texas State Capitol wedding! We’re so glad that Junebug member Nikk Nguyen Photo was there to capture the beauty of the day and share it with us. To see more of Nikk’s work, check out his profile in our directory of wedding photographers from around the world.
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