Wedding Food Inspiration: Dessert Table Ideas

As an avid player of Candyland growing up, the dessert table is the most important element of any wedding I attend. You could argue that the choice and display of wedding treats can either make or break you big day, so take some tips from a few of our favorite dessert set-ups below. And remember, everyone deserves a cheat day at least once a week!


Relaxed and Fun Isla Mujeres Wedding

Punxsutawney Phil may have just predicted six more weeks of winter, but Angéle and Andrew’s Isla Mujeres wedding is heating things up. We love that the couple avoided any stress of not meeting the professionals for their destination wedding ahead of time by bringing down their favorite vendors from Seattle with them to Mexico. Barbie Hull and Andy Shepard ventured across the continent to capture the tropical and romantic beach wedding, including adorable moments with the couple’s son during the ceremony!
The Couple:
Angéle and Andrew
The Wedding:
Privilege Aluxes, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
The Inspiration:
Because it was destination wedding on a beach, we really wanted everything to reflect that- the decor, the vibe, our fashion, the drinks and so forth. Effortless, not stiff. Warm, not formal. Eclectic, not “perfect” though to us- it was!

The Moments:
We share the same moment — when my dad walked me down the aisle, our son ran to me from his place with Andrew to help his grandpa walk me down the rest of the way. So many tears!
The Couple Recommends:
Debra Hedeen! She took my post-baby-still-breastfeeding-bought dress and altered it as if it was made for my wedding body. She worked with me until it was perfect. And made my veil too!
Barbie Hull! from shooting our engagement photos in the middle of a fair to the wedding day to the two separate post-wedding shootings- the private catamaran and the trash the dress- she and Andy from Andy Shepard Photography were so FUN and got our vision. They were more like talented friends with really nice cameras than photographers we didn’t feel comfortable with. So much joie de vivre!
Anchored Memories! Bobby and Amy are a husband and wife team that are the best wedding videographers ever. Just like with our photographers, we felt such an ease and friendship with them. I still cry every single time I watch the video!
The photos and video were most important to us and we are so happy with who we chose. Doing a destination wedding from afar and planning it by yourself is super daunting, so taking both of these teams from home with us down is something I would recommend to any destination bride. We all got to experience it together and that definitely lent itself to their creative processes.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Barbie Hull Photography and Andy Shepard Photography
Venue – Privilege Aluxes
Floral Design – Passion n Fleur
DJ – Discomovil Cancun
Videography – Anchored Memories
Photo Booth – Cecilia Dumas
Wedding Dress – The Dress Theory, altered by Debra Hedeen Custom Bridal
Bridal Accessories – Red Truck Designs
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – LuLu*sASOS
Groom’s Apparel – Ralph LaurenSperry
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Ralph LaurenSperry
Rings – Joseph Jewelry
Favors – Vintage Baby DollClementine Weddings
Thanks to Barbie Hull Photography for sharing Angéle and Andrew’s romantic Isla Mujeres wedding with Junebug! Planning a destination wedding? Check out these expert tips on planning your destination wedding.  


From Blogger to Bride – Before Planning a Wedding, Get Inspired!

Most people will tell you that deciding on your budget or finalizing your guest list is the first thing to do when planning a wedding. However, I couldn’t disagree more! Before you plan anything, you need to get inspired.
Getting inspired means a few different things. It can mean spending hours upon hours in our Real Weddings Gallery or it can mean figuring out what inspires you most about your big day. Before you get stressed to the max by Pinterest overload, you need to sit down and list out your wedding priorities (i.e. the things that are most important to you on your wedding day). Creating a list of priorities will help you to narrow in on your inspiration. Here is my list of priorities for my own wedding day:
1. Great food

2. A family oriented, intimate ceremony

3. Good music for dancing

And obviously,
4. Gorgeous photographs

Since my priorities include an intimate ceremony, I know that I want my wedding to be on the smaller side, say 100 guests or less. I also know that I need to budget for a top notch photographer, yummy food, and a good DJ and/or live band.
If you list out your wedding priorities, wedding planning will be easier and you will be happier come your big day! Now I know a bit more about what I am looking for when I browse the internet for inspiration, and it won’t be so overwhelming.
The next step in getting inspired is to create a more concrete vision of your wedding aesthetic. I turned to Emma Arendoski of Emmaline Bride for help. Emma recently wrote a new book titled The Inspired Wedding, and I thought reading her book may help me narrow in on my wedding’s look and feel. Emma’s book includes 7 “dream themes,” including Romantically Vintage, Farmhouse Rustic, Beach Bliss, Urban Chic, Free Spirit, Traditional, and Boho Style. Her book is also full of gorgeous wedding photos and tons of tips and advice on how to achieve your desired wedding theme. This book is perfect for the couple who is just beginning to plan their wedding.

After reading Emma’s book, I decided that Romantically Vintage fits me best. Emma’s book also helped me choose a color scheme. Since my wedding is in the fall and I love the romantic look, my colors are going to be cranberry, varying shades of gold, and dusty blue. Here is a style board I created after choosing my colors and theme. Actually, my mother specifically asked me to create this for her.
*Curating a Pinterest board or style board similar to mine will help you and others in your wedding understand your vision.


How to Get the Perfect Bohemian Bride Look with Wedding Dresses and Accessories from BHLDN

Today we are so excited to feature fabulous expert fashion tips on how to achieve the ultimate bohemian bride wedding day look from the stylists behind Anthropologie’s wedding brand BHLDN. With flowing dresses, fabulous bridal shoes, sparkling accessories, crystallized halos and belts, the BHLDN bride is one lucky girl! Check out their take on the boho bride as well as their favorite bohemian selections from the BHLDN bridal collection!

The Bohemian Style: The bohemian wedding look isn’t just about what you wear; it’s about how you feel and the ambiance you create – romantic, unique and free-spirited. The boho bride embraces her individuality and expresses it throughout her wedding day ensemble and the special touches throughout her wedding day. She is calm, cool and all-around confident. 

Check out BHLDN stylists’ favorite selections for a boho bride…
The Bohemian Wedding Dress: When it comes to bohemian wedding gowns, we recommend styles with soft, flowing fabrics and easy, comfortable silhouettes. Rich textures such as crochet, embroidery and vintage-inspired lace create add depth to an airy, ethereal look.  To keep the look fresh and modern, try mixing an open neckline and lace details with delicate layers or choose a gown with subtle beading for a bohemian wedding look that’s still refined. The Aberdeen Gown, the Rosemary Dress, and the Sian Gown are three beautiful choices.

Short wedding dresses are another option for bohemian brides, especially for an outdoor or beach wedding. Look for shorter styles with delicate embellishments that echo your free spirit and mirror the beauty of your surroundings. For a short, casual boho look, the Vienna Dress and the Lilly Dress are just perfect!

Bohemian Wedding Shoes: Rather than a heel, pair a flowing gown with wedding sandals; whether you choose flats or a wedge, sandals maintain the sense of effortlessness that characterizes bohemian wedding style, especially in a more casual or outdoor setting. Another great option for bohemian brides is a non-traditional wedding shoe, such as a glittery pair of heels or vintage inspired wedding booties. We just love the Gigi Wedge, the Vivacious Peep-Toes and the Mint Sprig Booties for the boho bride!

Bohemian Wedding Jewelry: For the true bohemian gal, it’s all about the details and you don’t shy away from bold jewelry. For your wedding day, infuse your one-of-a-kind personality with bohemian bracelets, earrings, and necklaces. We recommend sticking to a more neutral color palette to keep the look sophisticated but go ahead and mix metals and materials for a look that wows. The Fleur-Pearl Bracelet and Mia Chandeliers are both great options.

Bohemian Wedding Accessories: You don’t have to forgo glamour to achieve the perfect boho look. Incorporate a little bit of sparkle into your ensemble with a shimmering sash or beaded bag. The Resplendent Sash and the Golden Pearl Clutch are two gorgeous options for the boho bride.

Bohemian Hair Accessories: Whether you prefer a crystallized halo or fresh flower crown, a bohemian hair accessory is a must for the boho bride. The Buttercup Halo and the Breathless Halo are absolutely stunning!

The Editorial Photo Shoot Team:
Photographer: Diego Uchitel
Location: Merida, Mexico
Makeup Artist: Riku Campo from Jed Root
Hair Stylist: Moiz Alladina from Art Department
Floral Crown: Charlie Welch from Jed Root
A great big thank you to the stylists from BHLDN for sharing their expertise with us all!