It’s hard not to love the fabulous mix of modern and rustic woven throughout this destination wedding in Idaho by O2 Photography. Not to mention the bride is rocking an absolutely stunning, could-not-be-more-perfect-for-the-day short dress because it was the only one that gave her butterflies. And really, isn’t that what it’s all about? For more images that are sure to give you butterflies, don’t forget to check out the gallery.

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McCall has become one of our favorite weekend getaway spots. We spent many weekends up there last summer and fall. One of our favorite things to do is go sit on the dock at ShoreLodge on the lake and watch the wedding receptions at the lakeside pavilion. I love to see the different styles of wedding receptions, dresses, etc. One weekend last fall John and I took a stroll down on the dock and I was completely surprised when he got down on one knee and proposed. I knew from the beginning that McCall was the perfect location for our wedding. With John and I and his family living in Boise and my family living in Lewiston, McCall was a perfect compromise, right in the middle. We drove up to McCall one weekend in late fall and drove around checking out possible venues. I was feeling discouraged a bit until we came upon River Ranch. It is beautiful! It is set out of town a bit with amazing mountain views, ponds, and a beautiful clubhouse.

I did most of the planning myself. I knew that I didn’t want to take away from the scenery that McCall offers, but I wanted to make it all things that we love. I chose greys and pewter with yellows and greens as our colors. We kept the ceremony site very simple as it was set in front of a pond with mountains in the background. We used shepards hooks with small cylinder vases with a variety of yellow and white and green flowers. Flower petals adorned the aisle. The reception was located just behind our ceremony site. River Ranch has a large brick patio just off the clubhouse. We took advantage of the perfect weather (75 and sunny) and hosted the reception outdoors under a tent. Light and dark grey linens covered the tables and the centerpieces were kept simple. I found some fun, modern (for a twist) vases that were the perfect colors for our tables and our flourist kept the flowers simple as the vases made a statement on their own.

I had always thought that I would wear a traditional wedding dress. After trying on 20 or 30 more traditional style dresses I was at a loss. I felt like I was looking at a stranger in the mirror. I took a chance and ordered my dress from Nordstroms online. I ripped into the box the moment it was delivered and instantly had butterflies. It was the only dress I had tried on that made me feel that way. It was perfect. It was uniquely beautiful and comfortable! John was in charge of figuring out the attire for himself and the groomsmen. He didnt want to wear a traditional tux, which I was more than fine with! The mix of modern attire was a nice contrast to the rustic elegance of the site.

Photography: O2 Photography / Cinematography: Chris Worden / Flowers: McCall Weddings / Ceremony Location: River Ranch / Reception Location: River Ranch / Invitations: Angela Sumner, Friend of the bride / Shoes: Nordstroms / Dress: BCBG, Nordstroms