If nothing else, this wedding is going to make you smile. Chances are, it’s going to do a whole lot more than that, but at the bare bones minimum…you’re going to fall hard for the charm and total fun that is gracing each and every photograph of this wedding. Held in Mackay, Idaho (which to be honest, I had NO FREAKING CLUE was so unbelievably gorgeous) this wedding is such a lesson to all of us…a reminder to kick up our heels and have a really great time on the day that should always be remembered as the BEST. DAY. EVER. Click here to see so many more details!

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From the beautiful bride…I’ve been going out to the ranch in Mackay, Idaho since I was a little girl spending my summers enjoying outdoor activities and horseback riding with the family. A few years ago our family friends got married at our ranch in the backyard and that was the moment I knew I wanted to have the wedding out west. Rich and I are always looking for new things to do together that neither of us have done before and we were so excited to have everyone else experience that by coming out west. We felt so blessed to have so many of our family and friends make it out to Idaho for the weekend. We had so much fun showing everyone around so they could see why we love coming out every summer. Before the wedding we had a bunch of activities set up for everyone visiting with skeet shooting, white water rafting, hiking, fishing, horseback riding etc. The wedding day was everything I had hoped for and more. It was the best day of my life and Richie’s as well.

There were a lot of details that went into the wedding and I loved everything that Judith and the florists helped to bring together. I wanted to have a classy wedding but have a relaxed environment because of the location. I found my dress in Pittsburgh at Tomasina. I went out to find my dress in LA and NYC with no luck. Finally I went to my hometown, Pittsburgh, and it was the first shop, first dress and I knew it was the one. My veil was also handmade there as well. My maid of honor, Meredith, and I got our custom boots made by Rocket Buster which is a boot company based out of Texas. For the bouquets, we had handkerchiefs pinned to the bottom that were from my grandmother, Mimi, who passed away two summers ago. We were all really close to her and I wanted to make sure that she was present on my wedding day.  I had her antique bee pin and handkerchief with me the whole time to remind me. Judith McQueen was our wedding planner and caterer and the two florists we used were Tara Bella out of Hailey and Julie Buckwalter from Mackay. All of the little things that I mentioned they all worked to incorporate into my day. From the delicious food to having a gardenia in my bouquet to having candles on the pond, it was a dream come true. We had majority of our friends and family staying at the Wild Horse Creek Ranch where we also had the Out of Towners Dinner the night before the wedding.


Photography: Hillary Maybery Photography, second shooter: Craig Wolfrom / Cinematography: Max Monahan / Flowers: Tara Bella, Julie Buckwalter / Event Planning: Judith McQueen / Dress: Tomasina