What better way to read about the truths and facts of planning and organising a wedding than with the professionals themselves. Here we asked the creative and inspiring duo Juno & Joy some interesting ‘need to knows’ for all you brides (and grooms) to be out there!
Where did the name Juno and Joy come from?
The name stems from the idea that every couple should protect their vision of their wedding day, without compromise. We needed a strong woman to defend that ideal, and Roman Goddess Juno being the protector of women and marriage was naturally a perfect choice. Joy represents your enduring happiness…and also happens to be the name of my spirited & sassy Grandma!
Tell us about your re-branding….
We’d always planned to re-brand Juno & Joy with a new logo and colour palette a year after launching, simply because we felt it would take that long to find our tone of voice and place within the wedding blog market. From our simple monochrome scheme to one that’s more feminine and stylish yet contemporary to match our content. We’ve the talents of Becky Lord Design to thank for it all.
How would you describe your blog and your work? What’s your mission in the wedding world?
The content is design led for stylish brides hoping to create a wedding that’s less about faddy trends and more about enduring style, their personal style. We hope to match our readership not only with creative and innovative inspiration but with talented suppliers that can assist them in executing it all….let your wedding style be dictated by your personal style and the elegance will naturally flow.
Where do you get your inspiration?
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I am a creative person with a design background so the inspiration part comes easy to me. I take inspiration from the fashion world (no fads though!), interiors and nature…I’m really not a fan of the idea of choosing a wedding “theme” and ‘shoe-horning’ it in no matter what. Couples are inspired by simple things such as the gardens of their venue, the season surrounding their day, a simple colour scheme or by a painting in their ceremony room….Inspiration can come from anywhere.
What is your favourite blog post on your site?
I can’t be specific – I’m so proud of our content and feel privileged every time a photographer/bride/supplier wants to share a wedding, shoot or concept. From a personal point of view I really enjoy putting together inspiration boards and style/beauty led post – they allow me to indulge in my visual addiction to images! I am also really proud of the style photo shoots we collaborate on – they’re extremely hard work to bring together but it’s so satisfying to create original inspiration for our readers.
What do you look for in a real wedding?
The design details are important but overall I’d say we look for the heart and personality in each submission…this tends to dictate beautiful design details anyway. For example, a bride wearing her grandmothers veil, a flower crown made with a rose variety that’s a family favourite to a creative groom who’s made the cake stand…Details that will give our readers a ‘heart-to-head’ moment that might perhaps, be the catalyst to their creativity.
What’s the best advice you can give to brides planning their big day?
Live in the moment, not just on the day itself but within the planning process. Go with your gut instinct – those kind of decisions will be the ones that best reflect you as a couple. And enjoy! Even the best laid plans can go awry but if you go into it accepting that can happen you’ll have an incredible day no matter what!!