The muted tones of fall played center stage in this pretty creekside elopement in Idaho.
THE STYLE TEAM
Photographer: Brie Thomason Photography // Event Designer: Ira + Lucy // Floral Designer: Just So. Event Floral // Bakery: Flour Child Boise // Calligrapher: Inkling Calligraphy // Tuxedo and Mens Attire: LaNeige Bridal Boutique // Makeup Artist: Makeup by Ashlynn Cseh // Hair Stylist: Megan Caudell Beauty // Linens and Coverings: Nettle Textiles
Glacier National Park set the stage for this romantic engagement shoot. What better way to enjoy the beauty of fall than on a motorcycle as the leaves of autumn rain down from the trees creating a road lined with gold. Stop for a picnic, snap a few photos and continue your romantic journey through the forest. Sounds like the perfect recipe for an unforgettable engagement session.
From the bride, Jenna: For our wedding, we wanted the feel of the mountains with a touch of formality. Anthony and I spend almost every weekend up in Vail from November-April skiing, so the mountains have been a huge part of our relationship.
Anthony put a TON of work into the tandem bike that was at our wedding. It was originally his uncle’s bike….it has a 1950’s French motor on it and Anthony took it over, completely restored it. He painted it our wedding colors, put on new seats, handlebars, basket, etc. Bikes were a big focal point of our wedding. We had it standing outside of our ceremony.
We bought 75 pashminas for the guests in case the weather was chilly. We tied a cute burlap ribbon around them, put them in a wooden cart, and wrote “to have and to hold in case you get cold” on a chalkboard.
Reading our vows to one another was amazing!
Each table setting had a bicycle bottle opener that said, “Let the adventure begin.”
We wanted to go with an “eclectic” look…alternating between tall vs short; boxy vs round on each of the tables as far as the flowers and candles went. We didn’t want any of the table centerpieces to be the same and super matchy matchy. We set a romantic mood with dimmed lights and real candles, which was gorgeous.
The floral “swings” above the tables were breathtaking!
We had a Cuban cigar roller that hand rolled cigars for our guests. Our guest book was an old door we had people sign. We have since hung the door up in our new house and will have our favorite wedding photo blown up and put in the center.
The reception was SO. Much. Fun!!!! We had a live band, and they were absolutely incredible. The dance floor was packed the entire night!
We had an ice cream bar with milkshakes, so yummy!
LOOKING BACK, I wish I would have spent the week leading up to the wedding really soaking it all in. I was so busy running errands and finalizing last minute details that I was a little stressed when people starting coming into town.
ADVICE: ENJOY THE PROCESS! It will be stressful at times, but soak it all in because it only happens once! Have date nights with your fiancé and really work together to make it the most amazing event!
Photographer: Allie Gravel of Elevate Photography // Event Planner: Banks and Leaf // Event Design: Amora Group // Floral Designer: Plum Sage Flowers // Venue, Lodging & Caterer: Park Hyatt Beaver Creek // Band: Raising Cain (PHENOMENAL!!!!!) // Invitations: Sweet Zion Paperie // Videographer: DaCosta Films // Wedding Gown Designer: Modern Trousseau – “Sailor” from Anna Bé // Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN // Men’s Wear: Suit Supply, Cherry Creek // Hair & Makeup: Megan Cary Artistry
Honeymoon Location: Thailand for 15 days! (amazing!)
The incredible view of the Blue Ridge Mountain range was the inspiration behind this off the beaten path styled shoot. The invitation suite was printed on handmade paper featuring watercolors that highlight the Blue Ridge Mountains. The table setting and decor combine the look of the natural surroundings with subtle modern gold touches in the candlesticks and with the slight shimmer of the table linen. These accents continue on through the cake table using natural greenery to highlight the gorgeous blush three tiered cake. Any couple searching for a way to combine the outdoors with a formal and classic wedding vision will certainly connect with the look of this wedding.
THE STYLE TEAM
Photographer: MILK + HONEY photography co. // Event Planner: Details Wedding Planning // Floral Designer: Willow Floral Boutique // Invitation Designer: Champagne Maker // Calligrapher: Kristen Henderson Calligraphy // Cake Designer: The Wow Factor Cakes // Location: Craggy Gardens, Blue Ridge Parkway // Dress Store: Dar-Lynn’s Bridal and Formal Wear // Apparel: Charlotte Shop Girl // Hair Stylist: Salon de Coiffure // Makeup Artist: Anne Marie Mitchell // Groom’s Attire: The Black Tux // Consultant: Therese Brooks