This was my creative project. I have lived on the Salmon River for several years and wanted to create something that reflected the beauty of the river while having an element of natural sourcing and eco-friendly vibes.
The Salmon River is known for its drift boat fishing and stretches of river that are untouched by development. For this shoot I wanted to show the beauty of the river and also a fun activity you could do if you eloped here. We hiked above the river for the “vows” and then floated a few miles of river in a traditional wood drift boat provided by Rapid River Outfitters. We got ready at the Salmon Rapids Lodge and the table was pictured on their lawn. They are a hotel that offers lawn rentals and lodging for weddings.
The table from the shoot was inspired by my love for repurposing things and the idea that you can have a pretty table while being eco friendly. The silverware is vintage Rogers and Sons silver from the 1940s. The plates are wood and bamboo and compostable. The napkins are 100% linen and hand-dyed. The cups are glass and steel. The antler candlestick was made by a local artist and the antlers where collected from the hills along the river. The ‘table cloth’ was a Pendleton blanket that was later used by the ‘bride’.
70% of the flowers and greenery the florist used for the bouquet and boat piece were locally grown. The ‘bride’s’ dress was made from vintage lace. The lace on the bottom of the dress is very old and all hand-stitched. The ‘groom’s’ attire is from Filson. The green of the pants and hat are reminiscent of the color of the river when it is low in the spring.
– Idaho Wedding Photographer, Autumn Cameron of Autumn Lynne Photography