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Country Bridal Inspiration Photo Shoot

It doesn’t get much better than sunshine, bright personalities, and sun-yellow flowers. Which is why we’re happy the lovely Hannah from Simply Stellar Photography capitalized on a good sunset and her charming sister-in-law for the inspirational photo shoot below. You can find more images from the quirky and fun session here.


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Summer
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Outdoor
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Casual

From Simply Stellar PhotographyHere is Caitlin, my beautiful, up for anything sister in law. She is so much fun and has so much love to share with anyone who wants it! We thought it would be fun to dress her up in a very casual bridal getup for a quick, very DIY bridal shoot during golden hour.

All of the pictures were taken in her grandmother’s field and backyard. Everything is a little overgrown and organic looking, which made for some fun adventures together! I made the flower crown just from a few silk bouquets from Michael’s and some lace ribbon. The yellow really reflects the sunshine that she emits when she is around others. We used just some wild flowers we found in the field to make a fun, natural bouquet, and the dress we found at goodwill, of all places! It’s not a bridal gown, but for a rough country wedding, it would definitely be a fun quirk to have such a casual sun dress.

We had such a great time, and I hope that these pictures can spark some inspiration in other brides and photographers!

Photographer: Simply Stellar Photography

Rustic-Glam Blush Pink Wedding

To me, it simply doesn’t get more romantic than a glammed out winter wedding. Period. Especially when it happens to include a palette of pinks and golds plus sparkling chandeliers everywhere you look. Dylan & Sara Photography and PenWeddings are to thank for the gorgeous captures of the day, and you can swoon the gallery plus find the film waiting down below!

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Winter
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Lodge
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Romantic

From the Bride… From the proposal to the ceremony, everything was truly a complete fairytale! Brian proposed to me at sunset on the beaches of Cabo San Lucas. With his dad, sister, and sister’s family already in Cabo, Brian flew my family and his mother in to surprise me at dinner. He also had a secret photographer which I learned about later at our engagement party (yet another surprise!) Which leads me to believe that yes, ladies, if you pin a pin on Pinterest enough times your pin dream may come true!

I immediately had a vision of exactly how our wedding would look. I would describe my style as vintage shabby chic glam (with anything & everything old and chipped and distressed in between). After years of dreaming of the perfect wedding, I thought I had it all figured out. But, I was far from that! I was lucky to have my wedding planner Brandi from Soiree weddings & events. She just “got” me.  I had such wonderful ideas and thoughts that only she seemed to understand. Our invitations for example… what I would explain to the graphic designer would come out looking like a baby shower invite. Then I’d tell Brandi and she knew exactly what I wanted! Poor Brian just wanted me to decide before our wedding day arrived.

My main focus for the wedding was always the chandeliers.  That was the first thing I told Brian when he asked me how to describe the perfect wedding. I replied, “Chandeliers, Chandeliers, Chandeliers. Everywhere!”.  There is something so elegant and classy about them, and the charm they bring to photos is perfection!

My color palette was blush pinks along with creams and gold.  All the girls had blush pink one shoulder dresses along with white fur shawls.  My Daughter Brielle, the flower girl, had a dress from Etsy which was meant to mirror my dress. I chose a simple mermaid dress with a sweetheart neckline and a “wow” bottom.  I went with a vintage brown fur shawl I snagged at an antique mall while shopping with my grandmother.  

Our ceremony room at the beautiful Shore Lodge was already full of chandeliers (not the sparkly kind) and we decided to fill them with flowers draping with strands of pearls.  The first two rows of seating were old white and distressed church pews which really finished off the look.  It was like a shabby dream drenched with flowers.  Our reception took place at the Whitetail Fish & Swim Club a few minutes down the road.  We had shuttles to escort all of our guest while Brian & I rode in a horse drawn carriage… which didn’t last long due to the brisk weather! Haha!  Inside the reception space, which was tented in and draped, is where the chandeliers were on display. It truly was “Chandeliers, Chandeliers , Chandeliers! Everywhere!” I loved it.  

Our head table was a beautiful rustic farm table, topped with flowers galore.  All the details at the reception were absolutely  perfectly done and I could never fully explain them… so I’ll let the photos and video finish for me.  All in all we were so fortunate to have worked with such great teams the day of our wedding. Especially our wedding videographers, PenWeddings, which we were lucky enough to build a special friendship with. This is one expense I would advise every bride & groom to budget for.  You have so many amazing things going on your special day, that you don’t have time to even realize just how special the moments really are.  We were lucky to have videographers to capture the special smirks and cries we could so easily forget. I hope you enjoy our special day as much as we did.

Photography: Dylan & Sara Photography | Cinematography: PenWeddings | Floral Design: Boise At Its Best | Cake: Greg Marsh Designer Cakes | Makeup Artist: Blush By Jamie Rose | Hair Stylist: Deco Hair & Makeup Design | Band: Groove Merchants | AV Rentals: Integrity Audio Visual | Ceremony Musician: Ben Burdick Trio | Club: Whitetail Club | DJ/MC: VCI Audio | Guest Transportation: Harlows Bus Service | Horse Drawn Carriage: Carriage For Hire | Invitations & Stationery: Paperie + Pen | Lodge: Shore Lodge | Planning & Design: Soiree Weddings & Events | Rentals : Event Rent | Vintage Rentals: Ira & Lucy Vintage Rentals

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Lakeside Wedding at Shore Lodge

It’s a well-known fact that Idaho is a magical place.  The kind of state where saying “I do” in a rustic meets awesome affair is totally commonplace… and exactly the reason this adorable duo ventured from the East Coast to the beautiful Shore Lodge to tie the knot with their awesome friends and family.  It’s a wedding that will make your heart sing, all captured in gorgeous images by Tana Photography.  See them all here.

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Summer
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Lodge

From Tana Photography… Wanting a lakeside lodge wedding, Jessica and Christian, an East Coast couple, brought their family and guests to Payette Lake, in McCall Idaho, where the bride’s family spends their summers. The couple, who work in NYC, envisioned a natural, simple event with personal and vintage touches. Rustic, natural elements of Idaho were combined with personalized details to keep the day their own. Jessica, who loves anything vintage, was so excited to wear her 1970′s wedding dress she’d found in a local popular vintage shop, and they both wore cherished accessories that were passed down from their grandparents. The groom wore a 70′s vintage suit and Armani “smoking jacket” that were passed down from his father.

Amongst all of the natural colors at the lake, the couple used colorful minty blue and coral pink in the bridesmaids dresses to make them “pop.”  Friendship gifts from the bride were handmade by a friend who couldn’t attend, and these dress-belts and the hair accessories were worn by the bridesmaids on the wedding day.

The wedding gave a nod to the groom’s Danish heritage with a customary Kransekage wedding cake, and brought in the elements of the bride’s family summers at the lake with pine and cedar in their wedding arch, plus added succulents in all of their bouquets and centerpieces. Rounding out the floral were eucalyptus, sedum, dusty miller, larkspur, baby’s breath and Queen Anne’s lace to bring in some texture.

An artistic and unique touch was the string-art Idaho map holding the card placers/seating for the guests, which now hangs in the couple’s home as artwork.

Photography: Tana Photography | Event Planning: Bliss Events | Floral Design: Bliss Events | Wedding Dress: Mill Crest Vintage | Cake: Flight Of Fancy Bakeshop | Ceremony Venue: Shore Lodge | Reception Venue: Shore Lodge | Bridesmaids Dresses: Forever 21 | Catering: Shore Lodge | Bride's Hair And Makeup: Deco Hair And Makeup Salon | Coordination: Bliss Events | Grooms Attire/Jacket: Armani | Music: The Big Wow Band