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Burlap Letterpress Wedding Invitation

With an elegant mountainside wedding in my near future, I instantly fell in love with this beautiful burlap wedding suite by Blue Magpie Invitations. They took inspiration from the natural rustic elements and infused the most perfect amount of polish and style. Keep reading for the full story behind this invitation!

From Blue Magpie Invitations… Andrea and Cole were getting married in Sun Valley, Idaho, in a formal church wedding followed by an elegant tented reception with views of Bald Mountain, the iconic peak of this picturesque ski town. Andrea, her mom, and I worked together over several months to design all of the wedding stationery to blend the rustic charm of Sun Valley with the formal, elegant ceremony and reception they envisioned.

Andrea fell in love with our burlap invitations, and we knew that this would be a perfect starting point for designing her wedding stationery suite. Our burlap folders feature an elegant white silk ribbon band accented with handmade pearl wax seals that are tied on with white raffia. We designed a custom monogram for Andrea and Cole, which we used on the wax seal. The paper pieces inside her burlap folder were letterpressed in a matching taupe ink, with the main invitation card printed on double-thick cotton paper. Her welcome reception card featured a sketch of Bald Mountain, which was also repeated on a second wax seal that we used on her pearl-lined inner envelopes.

The Bald Mountain sketch reappeared on their wedding menus, but perhaps my favorite part of their day-of stationery was the lovely crest we used on their wedding programs (and thank you notes). The fun details continued with monogram stickers, straw flags, signature cocktail signage, and more!

Their amazing wedding celebration was coordinated by Heather Minor Events , and you can see beautiful photos on Hillary Maybery’s blog.

Photography: Blue Magpie Invitations | Invitations And Event Stationery: Blue Magpie Invitations | Wedding Coordination: Heather Minor Events

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Lakeside Sun Valley, Idaho Wedding

Hillary Maybery and gorgeous weddings go hand-in-hand. And this Sun Valley beauty? Well, it takes lakeside romance to an entirely new level. Factor in pretty invites from Regas, elegant blooms by Tara Bella plus one jaw-dropping bride, and you’ve got a gallery that musn’t be missed. See every moment right over here!


From the Bride… We allowed the lake to shape our colors and themes, choosing navy blue Monique Lhuillier bridesmaid dresses, grey blue tablecloths, loose hanging vines and flowers, and mercury glass vases and candlesticks.

The flowers and decorations were exquisite, but it was the personal touches and little surprises that made the wedding memorable. To the astonishment of the wedding guests and wedding party, I was not waiting at the end of the aisle when Pachelbel started to play. Instead I came around the corner in the adjacent pond in a canoe rowed by my father. The entrance made for remarkable pictures and left a mark but it was the thirty minutes before, tucked behind trees sharing a bottle of champagne with my father that will remain the most memorable.

The lake also proved the best backdrop for a first dance that took place even before we went into the tent for dinner. Two band members played “Nobody Knows Me” by Lyle Lovett acoustically and Luke and I danced on the green grass with our guests circled around us cheering.

Inside the tent we began dancing as soon as our salad plates were taken away. Two tables were literally danced into the ground and the only way to encourage guests to leave was the promises of sliders and mini grilled cheese sandwiches served at the exit.

Almost six months later we are still in disbelief about how incredible the entire weekend was and it could not have been possible without our amazing wedding planner, Amanda Seaward, CK’s Restaurant, the Groove Merchants, and our extremely talented photographer Hillary Maybery.

Photography: Hillary Maybery Photography | Event Planning: Amanda Seaward | Floral Design: Tara Bella | Cake: The Sweet Crumb | Invitations: Regas | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Monique Lhuillier | Catering: CK’s Restaurant | Hair & Makeup: Danielle Lindsay Anspach

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Rustic Sun Valley, Idaho Wedding

Rustic yet refined, this River Run Lodge wedding captured by Tana Photography is casual elegance defined. It’s an affair overflowing with wildflowers, personality and love – and every gorgeous moment is waiting for you right here in the full gallery of images.


From the Bride…Stratton and I met on the first day of school at the University of Idaho. From the moment I saw him I knew that he was something special. We dated for three years when he proposed on New Year’s Eve. When deciding on a venue we knew we wanted something outdoors; we fell in love over many fishing and outdoor adventures. Having both grown up visiting the beautiful Wood River Valley we decided on River Run Lodge in Sun Valley, Idaho as our place to say “I do.”

I knew I wanted a classic wedding dress. With my mom, sisters and friend I found a Justin Alexander lace ball gown with a beautiful train and corded lace and a pearl and crystal beaded belt that was added. Stratton chose a handsome, black, fitted suit with a gold tie.

After choosing a venue, the first thing we chose was the colors for our wedding. We both decided we loved black, silver, gold, and an array of ivories…keeping in mind the colors of our college Vandal pride. Because we love the natural outdoor beauty of Idaho so much, we chose a rustic resort theme.

We kept the flowers for the reception and the bouquets simple and natural with baby’s breath, lilies, micro daisies, and craspedia billy balls. Stratton hand-made fishing flies to use in my bouquet and the boutonnieres.

To keep our wedding outfits personal and sentimental, I wore a garter that my grandmother made with lace rosettes and a lady bug for good luck. I had hearts sewn in to my wedding dress made from the shirt fabric of my late grandfathers. I wore my mother’s diamond earrings, my grandmother’s pearls, and Stratton wore a tie pin that has been handed down through generations in his family.

Stratton and I exchanged vows we wrote ourselves at the base of Baldy Mountain with all of our friends and family in attendance. Our beautiful black lab, Magic, who donned hot pink nails and a floral wreath, was our ring bearer. We kicked off the reception with an entrance down a grand staircase to our first dance song “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong. Followed by dances with our parents and moving speeches by our loved ones. It was a beautiful day full of love and laughter.

Photography: Tana Photography | Wedding Planner: Adrian + Sabine | Wedding Dress: Justin Alexander From Chic Bridal Boutique | Cake: Sun Valley Resort | Ceremony Venue: River Run Lodge, Sun Valley Idaho | Reception Venue: River Run Lodge, Sun Valley Idaho | Shoes: Steve Madden | Bridesmaids Dresses: Anne Taylor | Makeup Artist: Gabrielle Marcantonio For Bobbi Brown | Hair: Amber Cultra For Platinum Beauty Lounge | Grooms Attire: Calvin Klein | Floral: Adrian + Sabine