Joyce & James | Squamish, British Columbia
Joyce and James are the epitome of an adventure couple. They met at the rock climbing gym and now their relationship thrives with anything to do with the outdoors. It only made sense for them to fly to the top of a mountain to tie the knot and vow to love each other for the rest of their lives. Their sunrise ceremony was very intimate. Only Joyce and James’ closest friends and family attended.. anyone else who wanted to join would have to hike 6 hours and 2030m up the mountain to the Serratus Glacier…. then hike back down.
The Wedding Team
From Lindsay Eileen Photography: With the upcoming Christmas holiday, we were instantly drawn to the idea of a plaid wedding. Our hosting venue was a beautiful, quiet farm tucked away in the mountains of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and notably, it is the same place where my husband and I tied the knot a few years earlier. Our models, Kylie and Billy, are a real-life married who are absolutely adorable and crazy-in-love!
Our invitation suite was personally designed by Kristy at Locust House, and we couldn’t have been more thrilled with her interpretation of our theme. The black and white plaid pattern mixed so well with our red and black plaid, and our lay flat was able to feature both as well as the beautiful rings made with real antler from Boundless Bands.
A favorite detail of mine were the vow books we featured from The Art of Etiquette. It’s such a beautiful way to make sure you both have those all-important vows on your wedding day, and they are such a lovely keepsake that a couple can keep for years to come.
Kylie fit our gorgeous “Jasmine” fit-and-flare gown from the Disney Princess Collection like it had been made for her, and we chose a bright plaid pattern to really show off the contrast between the jeweled ivory and the red and blacks of the shirt. Her hairstyle and make-up were modern, elegant, and fresh with a bold red lip and fabulously crafted updo. We loved the floral hairpiece our amazing florist created for her as it matched the various floral pieces throughout our decor set-up beautifully.
From the shiny red charger plates to the black matte salad plates, our reception and sweetheart table appeared luxurious, whimsical, and festive. Silver stags and candle holders made from trees mingled among gold-rimmed glasswares and clear ornaments holding lit candles.
One of my personal favorite parts of the shoot was the partially naked cake created by Mediterra Bakehouse. From the sugar crystal covered berries that graced the top to the elegant icing drips falling over the sides, it was an absolute wintery delight. I can see this particular cake being perfect not just for a holiday wedding, but for a Christmas party as well! They also supplied us with a variety of sweet treats including apple pie caramel apples (Divine!!!), tarts, mini frosted cakes, and several lovely large loaves of bread.
We chose to set up our ceremony location near a rustic building known to The Farm on the Ridge’s brides and grooms as the “chapel”. The rust-covered walls made the perfect backdrop for our hand-built wooden ceremony arch crafted just for us by Danielle’s husband Josh.
The Style Team
Photographer: Lindsay Eileen Photography | Event Designer: Event Planning and Design | Design and Decor: Josh Kelly, Furniture Construction | Design and Decor: All Occasions Party Rental | Cake Designer: Mediterra Bakehouse | Jewelry: Boundless Bands | Floral Designer: Allison Brooks Events | Event Planner: Em E Events | Calligrapher: Locust House | Venue: The Farm on the Ridge | Vow books: The Art of Etiquette | Hair Stylist: La Pomponnee Salon and Spa
Briana & Trent | October 1, 2017
This fall destination wedding in Colorado incorporated a Scottish theme with a rich purple and navy blue color palette. Briana’s favorite part was finding her wedding dress and the reaction it gave her dad. Trent enjoyed finding Scottish aspects to include in the wedding. Brianna arrived to the ceremony via horse-drawn carriage. According to the couple, “The most memorable part of the wedding was the ceremony, specifically the words of affirmation.” After the vows, a bagpipe band led the guests from the ceremony to the reception where everyone celebrated with a Scottish dance party.
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The Wedding Team
Photographer: Taylor Jones Photography | Design and Decor: Prive Events | Venue: The Venue at Crooked Willow Farms | Officiant: Reverend Kim Tavendale | Musicians: Queen City Pipe Band | Cake Designer: Cathy Leavitt Custom Creations | Hair Stylist: Kim J Beauty | Caterer: Biscuits and Berries
Caroline & David | June 17th | Sun Valley, Idaho
From the bride: My parents have a vacation home in Sun Valley, so it has been a second home for both of us. My family has tons of memories growing up in Sun Valley, so it is a really special place to all of us. Dave and I share a huge love for the mountains and outdoors, so it was an easy decision when choosing our wedding location, as Sun Valley offers just about every outdoor activity around (hiking, fishing, mountain biking, camping, skiing, etc.)
We wanted the feel of our wedding to be western, natural and rustic. Trail Creek has an old log cabin feel, and overlooks the mountains, so the venue fit our personalities very well. We tried to create a neutral color scheme with lots of green, light grey and beige, to fit the outdoor setting.
Our first look was definitely the highlight of the day. Seeing each other for the first time, after all the anticipation was indescribable.
We loved seeing all of our plans come together (i.e. the ceremony layout, flowers, décor, and reception site). It was so special to have all our closest friends and family in the place that means most to us.
The Wedding Team
Photographer: Philip Casey Photography | Event Planner: Fabulous Fete | Floral Designer: Sue Bridgman Florist | Venue & Caterer: Trail Creek Cabin, Sun Valley Resort | DJ: Nathan Hudson Entertainment | Video: Blue Chip Media