Modern Industrial Wildman BT Wedding Inspiration Shoot *

Modern Industrial Wildman BT Wedding Inspiration Shoot *

Say goodbye to neutrals and hello to colors that are as bold as your love.  those unfamiliar, Wildman BT is a spacious, extravagant, and newly renovated event space in Chicago. 

The brilliant wedding planner Wedicity dressed the modern industrial space with bold colors and eye-catching floral arrangements, by Hedonia Flowers. The old exposed brick and subtle gold accents added elegance and fun to the inspiration shoot, not to mention the projector screen that made for unique photo opportunities. The grooms—dressed in coordinating blue-toned suits—couldn’t keep their eyes off each other, and we can’t blame them. 

Get your Pinterest boards ready and keep scrolling to see more of the outpouring of love and the modern-industrial details that made this intimate Wildman BT wedding inspiration shoot unique.

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The Talented Team:

Photography – Emma Mullins Photography
Event Planning – Wedicity
Ceremony + Reception Venue – Wildman Boiler & Tank
Floral Design – Hedonia Flowers
Catering – Feast & Imbibe
Cake – ECBG Cake Studio
Invitation Design – XO Art & Design
Makeup Artist + Hair Styling – Rare Bird Beauties
Groom’s Apparel – The Groomsman Suit
Rings – Hitched
Rentals – Tablescapes + Bubbly Events
Linens – BBJ Linen

We’re glad photographer Emma Mullins Photography captured the love and bright energy that outpoured from this modern and industrial Wildman wedding inspiration shoot. These talented professionals prove that hiring and bringing together top-notch wedding vendors makes for a magical big day.

If you’re feeling inspired to steer away from traditional pastel color palettes, get started now with a wedding mood board that portrays the feeling you wish to create with your wedding design. 


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The Ultimate Outdoor Festival Themed Ashland Wedding *

The Ultimate Outdoor Festival Themed Ashland Wedding *

If the bold colors and maraca party favors from this wedding don’t catch your eye, the custom Wild Rose Shop jean jackets and endless food options will. With help from the planner, J29 Events, Alicia and Philip brought to life their dream Spanish festival-themed Ashland wedding filled with fun, family, and food.

With family involvement being a huge priority, the couple chose to include a unity ceremony with a twist. They honored the unity of two families becoming one with a champagne toast mid-ceremony and an assortment of hand-tied scarves to unite their families—a creative and unforgettable way to involve loved ones

We are glad photographer Emily Hary Photography, captured every detail that made Alicia and Philip’s festival wedding day. From the Spanish influences to the retro reception dance floor—there isn’t a detail left untouched. Get your Pinterest Boards ready for this one-of-a-kind outdoor festival-themed Ashland wedding. 

The Couple:

Alicia and Phillip

The Wedding:

Ashland, Oregon

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Cultural Influences For An Ashland Wedding

My husband and I have both done a lot of traveling and we wanted our wedding to be vibrant and full of life to express some of the cultural vibes we have picked up over the years.

Two Families Coming Together As One 

We had everyone hold a string of scarves during the ceremony so that everyone was connected at the same time. It was a magical feeling to have everyone’s love and energy flowing through the ceremony site. We were connected as one and everyone felt our love.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Emily Hary Photography
Event Planning – J29 Events
Floral Design – Petal & Seed
Catering – Shield Catering 
Food Trucks – Peace Love and Little Donuts, Daddy Ramen, The Melt Grilled Cheese Truck, Curbside King + Jose’s Tacos
Bar – Bar Nomadic + Growler King
DJ – Sights + Sounds Unlimited
Photobooth – Happymatic
Makeup Artist – Reina Artistry
Wedding Dress – Grace Loves Lace
Bridal Accessories – Wild Rose Shop
Groom’s Apparel – Hall Madden
Rings – Art FX Fine Jewelry
Rentals – Motif Events, Party GalleryEncore Event Rentals
Linens – La Tavola
Transportation – Allaboard Trolley Tours

Big thanks to photographer Emily Hary Photography, for capturing the uniqueness of this outdoor festival-themed Ashland wedding. Whether you’re planning an elopement styled ceremony or an over-the-top wedding there are many ways to personalize your big day like Alicia and Philip did. 

If you’re looking for more nontraditional wedding inspo that will set your wedding apart, check out these tips on how to plan a unique wedding.


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This Red And Sage Backyard Wedding Had A Fire Ceremony *

This Red And Sage Backyard Wedding Had A Fire Ceremony *

Priscilla and Jake, like many other couples, had different wedding plans in mind prior to the pandemic, but they opted for a backyard wedding. In doing so they proved that backyard weddings don’t have to feel like your backyard, especially when adding bohemian decor, a Spanish theme, and a fire unity ceremony—yes, we said fire. With help from their families, this couple DIYed their entire wedding—well, almost everything.

Thankfully Junebug member Boutique Weddings + Adventure Elopements captured all the details of this wedding. Get ready to see a burgundy suit, a Mariachi band, and Filipino and Mexican-inspired food with this red and sage backyard wedding.

The Couple:

Priscilla and Jake

The Wedding:

Howell, Michigan

Wedding Advice for Pandemic Nearlyweds

We had a small and intimate wedding with around 35 guests so we were able to manage just fine. For a bigger wedding, we would recommend an event planner or someone designated to worry about all the small details. It’s so easy to get lost in the moment and leave things out!

Why A Red And Sage Backyard Wedding?

Due to the pandemic, we had to reconsider our original Mayan Ceremony and Tulum wedding plan. So we waited for a better time, but we couldn’t wait any longer. Just a month out, we decided we already had everything we needed and our backyard was the perfect setting. It would also give some of our friends and family an opportunity to visit our home.

Personalized Sage Backyard Wedding

We wanted the whole day to feel natural and organic so we chose to have Jake’s best friend officiate the ceremony. It didn’t feel right going with someone who didn’t know our story personally. We also incorporated a lasso rosary which is popular in Mexican and Filipino weddings to represent unity and new beginnings.

DIYed Backyard Wedding Decor

As creatives, Jake and I really wanted to do it all ourselves—I have always wanted to style a wedding. For months, I thrifted and collected brass candlesticks, glass cylinders, vintage luggage and suitcases, candles, etc. My dad and brother made our triangle altar, a pallet wall for hanging photos, and helped set up string lights. I ordered all the flowers and greenery wholesale and decorated our altar myself the day of the wedding. I also made a flower wall with faux grass, wicker baskets, and red roses to play off of the boho vibe. Jake and I even made our own piñata from scratch! We kept joking that this was the biggest production of our lives, but it turned out to be true.

The Couple’s Favorite Moment Captured 

There is a photo of us taken towards the end of the night—the mariachi band is playing, our guests are enjoying the warm fire, Jake is wearing a Mariachi hat (that is too small for his head), we are facing our party but looking at each other. There is a sense of accomplishment and love in both of our faces. I honestly didn’t even know Yana was behind us taking this photo. This is what it’s all about!

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Yana Benjamin | Boutique Weddings + Adventure Elopements
Floral Design – MK Carroll Designs
Centerpieces & Altar Flowers – Fifty Flowers
Cake – Gwen’s Cake Decorating
Wedding Dress – Allure Bridals
Groom’s Apparel – Zara
Rentals – Ruby Slipper Design

Congratulations to Priscilla and Jake on your beautiful backyard wedding. And big thank you to Yana Benjamin of Boutique Weddings + Adventure Elopements for capturing and sharing this ceremony. To see more of Yana’s work, check out her profile in our directory of wedding photographers from around the world


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Aussie-Inspired California Wedding at The Highlands Estate *

Aussie-Inspired California Wedding at The Highlands Estate *

Caitlin and Farley’s Australian-inspired wedding at The Highlands Estate was full of tiki drinks, an oyster bar, a life-size cardboard cut out of Steve Irwin, and a 90-year-old grandpa dancing to Marvin Gaye. Sound fun? We know! The couple proved they know how to throw one serious party.

With the help of planner Brianna Lopez, the two combined their love for the land down under and San Francisco–where the two met. While we could do all of the talking about this colorful DIY affair, we love how their photographer Paige Nelson described the details!

Photographer Paige Nelson On The Couple’s Special Day

The couple currently lives in Australia and planned their destination wedding day at The Highlands Estate–just outside San Francisco, where the couple began their journey. Farley has a Ph.D. in Ornithology, and his research focused on the Australian magpie, so his suit jacket lining had a custom embroidery of the bird. All of his groomsmen had personalized Indochino jacket linings with embroidered inside jokes as well. 

Caitlin, Farley, and her mom made the cheesecloth table runners. The mother of the bride made all of the bouquets. Her sister, Megan, made the three cakes that featured handmade toppers of their cat and dog. Her best friend and bridesmaid, Sarah, did her hair and makeup. 

The oyster bar–one of Caitlin and Farley’s food obsessions–opened at cocktail hour. Farley is passionate about tiki drinks and Caitlin loves gin, so the couple offered a “his” and “hers” cocktail. For her speech, the groom’s sister brought in a life-size cardboard cutout of Steve Irwin.

The Couple:

Lauren and Erik

The Wedding:

The Highlands Estate, Cloverdale, CA

Combining Australia and San Francisco

Our relationship evolved in San Francisco, and we spent a lot of time exploring the more rural areas of California. We both love the Californian landscape–vineyards mixed into the rolling hills and the surrounding forests. Australia became home for the last four years, so it was important to combine the two lifestyles together. Family and community are incredibly important to us, so we wanted to create a vibe that connected everyone and everything that matters to us. This is how the farm table, family-style meal came to be. Touches like the table names of where our guests traveled from, hints of our obsession with games, and our two favorite cocktails helped us create this personal “us” vibe.

Why The Highlands Estate

We wanted an outdoor venue. We liked the option of having the barn in case the weather was bad. What really sold us were the included farm tables. Those were non-negotiable for me, and including them in the venue cost sealed the deal.

Personalizing The Ceremony

Farley’s father and best friend were our celebrants. Mike told a personal story of us, and Jack (Farley’s Dad) did the official ceremony. We did a handfasting ceremony with rope from his family sailboat. We said our own vows. Then, we toasted with everyone after we said, “I do.”

Wedding Planning Date Nights

Farley established “wine wedding Wednesdays” where every Wednesday for most of the year in the lead-up, we ate dinner and drank wine while we planned. Not every night was productive, some ended in fights, but it meant the wedding was planned together, and it ensured both our voices were heard.

A Non-Stop Dance Party

The dance floor was incredible. We kicked the reception off with a shared first dance–inviting our guests to join us, rather than watch us. This ignited a dance party that had nearly every single guest on the dance floor most of the night. Caitlin’s Irish 90-year-old reserved Grandfather even grabbed her for a dance that shocked everyone.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Paige Nelson
Event Planning – Brianna Lopez
Venue – The Highlands Estate
Floral Design – Petalworks
Catering – Preferred Sonoma Caterers
Cake – Megan Renoir
DJ – DJ Saint Patrick
Makeup Artist & Hair Styling – Sarah Bridal Beauty
Bridesmaids Makeup & Hair – Nicolette LaFranchi
Wedding Dress – Corston Couture
Bridal Accessories – Blue Bell Bridal
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Reformation
Groom’s Apparel – Angela Nicolades Custom Suit Boutique
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Indochino
Rentals – Heirloom Events
Transportation – Beau Wine Tours

Congratulations again to Caitlin and Farley on their colorful DIY Aussie-inspired wedding at The Highlands Estate. We’re so glad Paige Nelson Photography was there to capture every detail. If you’re feeling inspired to add some DIY touches to your wedding, check out our DIY wedding guide where we breakdown everything you need to know about planning your own!


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Boldly Boho La Jolla Wedding at Calumet Park *

Boldly Boho La Jolla Wedding at Calumet Park *

Lauren and Erik’s boldly boho La Jolla wedding is proof that backyard weddings can be drop-dead gorgeous! As a wedding planner herself, Lauren took charge of the planning and made sure that their friends and family got to enjoy their wedding day since the couple had already been married for five years.

With bold floral arrangements from Layered Vintage, mismatched bridesmaid dresses, and a fashion-forward Rue de Seine gown, the day was a perfect combo of intimate and whimsical. And we can’t help but swoon over Lauren’s custom flower crown added to her Lack of Color hat, which perfectly matched the floral lace applique on her dress!

Keep scrolling to see a stunning beachside ceremony, adorable portraits with the couple’s son, and an impromptu photoshoot at a coffee shop–all beautifully captured by Gabriel Conover.

The Couple:

Lauren and Erik

The Wedding:

Calumet Park, La Jolla, California

Why A La Jolla Wedding

Originally I had planned to get married at a venue in Temecula, but God had a different plan.  We ended up downsizing the wedding. I’m so glad we did because making it intimate was so meaningful. We chose to have the ceremony on a cliff overlooking the ocean which I loved because the scenery was beautiful without being cheesy. Our reception was held at my brother’s house in Bird Rock, which I loved because it was really special to celebrate there, and it’s actually located across the street from where my sister in law grew up. Her parents still live there, so it just added to the whole romantic, nostalgic feel of the day.

The Bride’s Most Memorable Moment

The whole day was so memorable! We had waited five years after already being married to finally do this in front of our friends and family, so I just really appreciated every minute of the day. My girls were so excited for me to have my day finally. They made me an avocado toast bar in the morning, which was pretty epic. But I think the best, most powerful moment was realizing that I was still SO nervous (in the best way) to walk down the aisle! My hands were shaking, and I had the biggest butterflies. My heart just leapt with joy when I turned the corner and saw Erik at the end of the aisle. He’s not the type to cry, but he definitely used all his strength to hold it back, which I totally noticed, and it gave me the biggest cheesiest grin.

Boho West Coast Wedding Vibes

Ultimately, I wanted to create something intimate, nostalgic, and simply romantic. I have a very modern, boho, west coast kind of style because that’s where I grew up, and I wanted that to reflect in my design–from the deep-colored rugs and rattan furniture to the gorgeous organic style floral arrangements to the mixed bridesmaid dresses.  I wanted every detail not necessarily to match but flow.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Gabriel Conover
Event Planning – Bride (To Gather In Grace)
Venue – Calumet Park
Floral Design – Layered Vintage
Catering – Urbn Catering
DJ – Joe Diamond
Makeup Artist – Taylor Haupt
Hair Styling – Bethany Gonzalez
Wedding Dress – Rue De Seine
Bridal Accessories – Lack of Color
Rentals – Folklore

Congratulations again to Lauren and Erik on their romantic boho La Jolla wedding! We’re so glad Gabriel Conover was there to capture every whimsical moment. If you’re feeling inspired to get creative with your bridal party fashion, check out our favorite mismatched bridesmaid dress color palettes!


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