It's a sweet story really. Boy meets girl. Boy likes girl. Circle "yes" or "no." That sort of thing. Danielle and Daviel met in Idaho in the seventh grade, instantly became best of friends, held hands for the first time in a movie theater, and the rest is history. Or, rather the future. "I think we actually began to understand love and the feelings that we had for each other once we began high school. But, honestly, we fall more in love with each other each and every day," says Danielle.
"He truly is my favorite person in the world, and I wouldn't change him for anything. He had got down on one knee and told me 'I have been waiting for this moment for over 7 years, I knew I wanted to marry you from the moment we met. I love you so amazingly much and am so grateful to have someone like you in my life. Will you spend the rest of your life with me?'. At that moment, I felt so overwhelmed with joy and happiness. Considering we had been together since seventh grade, this was something that I had dreamed of for years! And to be honest, I was in shock when he actually got down on his knee. I thought the moment would never actually happen. I absolutely love him with every ounce in my body and he truly is my best friend. I can tell him anything, no matter what it may be and expect no judgment whatsoever."
Inspiration Behind the Shoot
The day for their wedding came and unfortunate circumstances along with it. Danielle & Daviel were without a Photographer despite making plans months in advance. “The day of the wedding the time came for me to get ready and the photographer had still not arrived,” says Danielle. “I thought maybe she was just running late, so did not bother calling. Time passed, and before I knew it we were two hours out from the wedding still with no photographer. My aunt called, and the photographer told her that I was also responsible for gas money, and that she had still not left for the two hour drive to the wedding itself. I decided it would be pointless for her to come, considering she would have arrived mid ceremony and decided to fire her. This unfortunate situation left me with little to no wedding pictures, and the ones that I did get most were poor quality.” – DanielleFortunately, Danielle and Daviel had an opportunity to relive their wedding day in Still Water Hollow. The quaint and rustic venue was complete with a Little White Chapel built in 1899 and a country village. It was a classy affair with two wedding dresses--one which was hand stitched, designed, and had pockets specifically for Danielle by Something Old, Something New Boutique (after all, who says you only have to have one dress?). Bold floral, gold accents and a dusting of snow adorned the venue, creating a beautiful winter wonderland. A delicious three-tier, vanilla sponge, naked cake with oreo cookie filling for the child at heart was as much a hit as the serenading harp music and their pets, a great dane named “Bear” and a 10 year old cat named “Fat Louie.”
Bakery: Stevi Raff Cake Design // Calligrapher: Sarah Pearl Studio // Dress: Something Old, Something New Boutique // Event Venue: Still Water Hollow // Floral Designer: Boise At Its Best Flowers // Hair Stylist: Breein North – Hair & Makeup // Other: IDoWED Magazine // Makeup Artist: NW Makeup Artistry // Photographer: Soft Elegance Photography // Videography: Small Raven Films //