Four years ago, Sam moved to Thailand to teach English. Little did he know that two years later he’d meet his future wife, Fay. They quickly fell in love and after getting engaged, knew they wanted a small and intimate wedding with their loved ones. After much thought, they landed on the beautiful Sandpoint, Idaho since Sam grew up spending his summers on the lake with his family.
The ceremony and reception were held at the most wonderful local restaurant, Forty-One South overlooking the lake with no more than 20 people in attendance.
From start to finish, the day was full of sweet moments from Sam zipping Fay into her dress and helping put her shoes on to not being phased whatsoever as it rained all day. During their portraits, we were treated with the most gorgeous, foggy mountain backdrop and the two had a great time huddling together under the umbrella for warmth. I loved how laid back Sam & Fay were the whole day. They were at ease and just going with the flow. I could tell they were so excited to be married and spend time with their loved ones.
The ceremony was short and sweet but so special and they were able to Skype in loved ones who couldn’t make it like Fay’s parents! The reception was full of wonderful music, great food, and the most heartfelt toasts. These two are so loved and it was such a joy to be a part of their big day!
– Idaho Wedding Photographer, Hannah Victoria Photography
About the Day
Flowers: We had a beautiful moss chandelier that was created by Plume & Furrow. It complimented the moss rock wall on the Sandstone cliffs that were the backdrop of our ceremony. It brought the outdoors into the Wildflower Pavilion for our reception. When the light hit it from the open-air feelings, it really looked beautiful!
DIY: Friends made and gifted our beautiful, “love you most” neon sign that was in the backdrop of our reception photos as well as the backdrop for guest photos. It hangs in our house now. It’s very special because it was designed and homemade by our friends!
Amber crafted the guest seating chart with help from a girlfriend. They purchased the wood and a friend did all of the names in calligraphy.
There was also a special beer collaboration between our friends at City Star Brewery in Berthoud, CO and Amber’s Dad’s decaf coffee liqueur (Richardo’s). The beer was bottled and named “Amica” which means friend.