Wedding Day

It was a magical wedding day! Friends and family made the journey all the way to beautiful McCall, Idaho for a long weekend to celebrate and share in our love for each other. Exactly one week before our wedding weekend it snowed 6 inches in the small town where our venue was. But on the wedding day, it was a crisp 70 degrees and sunny with stunning snow-dusted mountains in the backdrop. So beautiful! I'm a professional ballet dancer and Rob was a raft guide, rock climber and is still an avid white water kayaker. The ballerina finally found her mountain man! Fittingly, the bridesmaids are (or were) professional ballet dancers and Rob met all of his groomsmen on the water!

When envisioning our wedding day, I wanted to incorporate bright, vivid,  in-season flowers, and soft shades of blush-colored bridesmaids dresses, with a touch of shimmer to complement my lace and tulle dress. Because of Rob's love for the water and my love for shades of blue and green, I wanted to have pops of blue throughout the wedding day: the incredible Lake Payette backdrop, my engagement ring and shoes, the ribbon on my bouquet, the sweetheart love seat for dinner, and the accents throughout the paper products and thank you gifts. 

A special photo session was taken with our golden-doodle, Larry. He was sharply dressed for the occasion with a matching black tie like his dad, and my mother made a floral leash to complete the look. Mr. Larry stole the spotlight!

As guests entered into the ceremony area of the Shore Lodge Resort, they were greeted with the elegant sounds of the Silhouette String quartet. I played the cello for twelve years and that was instrumental in picking out music for the quartet to play. Because of my dad's love for the Beatles and in turn my love for the Beatles, there were several of their songs playing throughout the night. As Rob escorted his parents down the aisle and then went back to get my mother,  "Here Comes The Sun" was playing.  My dad walked me down the aisle towards Rob to "Can't Help Falling in Love". We exchanged vows under a gorgeous canopy of flowers that made the archway.

For the reception,  tables were covered with flowers in shades of pinks, corals, sherbets, and all different types of greens with golden accents throughout. Chargers had a circular menu and a spot for a thank you box, with a little personal message we'd left underneath. The paper products carried the floral theme from our save-the-dates, to the watercolor wedding invites, to the seating assignments, showing my love for flowers and elegance. Guests indulged in a split plate of roasted beef tenderloin and almond crusted Idaho trout with scalloped potatoes, grilled asparagus and a cabernet demi glace as the string quartet filled the room with our favorite music. As guests celebrated the night away inside, others surrounded the fire pit outside on the docks of Shore Lodge to enjoy late night fire pit chats with a beautiful lakefront view.

~ From the bride, Liz


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