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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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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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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

McCall, Idaho Wedding from Two Bird Studio + Regas

Our Little Black Book is kind of like our own little SMP family. We love each and every one of our members with all of our hearts (and then some) and really believe in them. So it’s safe to say the tissues are passed around when one of our beloved LBBers ties the knot. Caitlin, of Regas fame ( the talented lady behind this paper suite), decided to wed ber beau in a gorgeous wedding perfected by Soiree at the stunning Shore Lodge. And lucky for us, and all of you who have stock in tissue, Two Bird Studio filled a quite lovely gallery with images from the day!

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From the stunning bride… Our wedding was seven years in the making (five and half were long distance)! Yes, we have quite the history. By way of explanation, Caitlin & Montgomery — Geography 101: Bride: Idaho, California, Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, and New York. Groom: Louisiana and Texas. For us, our big day meant sharing the the many places that we’ve called home (together and apart) with the people who have graciously and lovingly supported our relationship.

Once Montgomery popped the question, our wedding planning was in full-swing. We chose September 29 as our date and had just under six months to plan a destination wedding in McCall, Idaho. While I grew up in Louisiana, I consider McCall my second home. My family is from there originally and I’ve spent every Christmas, Summer and Mardi Gras vacation there since I’ve been old enough to remember! Monty quickly became a familiar face on family trips to the cabin. McCall is a special place for us both and when it came time to select a venue, it was difficult to choose only one! We knew we had to have dinner and dancing overlooking Payette Lake at local favorite Shore Lodge. The Long Valley Finnish Church and The Barn at Historic Roseberry lent the charm and natural beauty we wanted to share with our out-of-town guests.

The wedding was in Idaho, I was living in New York, Monty was in Texas, our families were in Louisiana. We knew we had to hire a planner to help us keep our heads on straight! The ladies at Soiree did an amazing job not only planning every detail I could dream up, but executing it flawlessly! Our design concept was to use the natural beauty of Idaho as our backdrop, infused with a heavy-dose of the familiar Southern Charm and hospitality we grew up with in Louisiana.

My design background was a handy tool in setting the tone. I work as a designer at Regas, a Manhattan-based letterpress design studio. I designed and printed my own Save the Dates, Invitations and event pieces (with many lunch critique sessions with the talented ladies I work with). There were, of course, several fun DIY projects, including our welcome baskets, painting charger plates, assembling favor bags, hand lettering the table numbers and so much more.

The groom and groomsmen bow ties were another labor of love. I designed the fabric patterns, specific to each groomsman in the wedding (each pattern was unique and had a special meaning for each guy). My amazing Maid of Honor hand made each bow tie & pocket square out of the custom printed fabric.

From state shaped cookie favors, to Idaho fingerling potatoes topped with Cajun tasso sausage, an Idaho bluegrass band named “Possum Livin,” and even Chicken and Sausage gumbo, guests were hard-pressed not to find a reminder of their home states. Let’s just say the celebration ended way too soon! While neither Montgomery or I could possibly pick a favorite moment of the weekend (although we’ve spent many dinner conversations trying), we can say without a doubt that our wedding was truly “us”, a perfect start to our new life together.  No more long distance love for us!

Photography: Two Bird Studio | Flowers: Capital City Florist | Event Design & Planning: Soiree | Ceremony Location: The Old Finn Church (The Long Valley Finnish Church), Lake Fork, Idaho | Cocktail Hour Venue: The Barn at Historic Roseberry | Reception Venue: Shore Lodge | Paper Suite: Regas Studio | Welcome Bags: DIY by Bride & Mother | Dress: BHLDN | Veil: Veronica Scheaffer | Bridesmaids Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Cocktail Hour Catering: Metro Gourmet Catering | Cakes: Greg Marsh Cakes | Cookie Favors: Kim Wollenburg | Ceremony & Cocktail Hour Band: Possum Livin | Reception Band: Free Rain

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