An ivory Demetrios wedding gown paired with a Twigs & Honey veil, bridesmaids in berry Anthropologie dresses and peach wedding accents. Yep … all the ingredients for the perfect ivory and peach handmade wedding.
Held at one of the prettiest locations in Idaho, Hills Resort at Priest Lake, and captured perfectly by Easy Dreamer Photography. You can see all of the lovely pictures from this lakeside wedding by clicking here. Please read on, the bride goes into detail on how this perfect day came together.
From The Bride:
Having never been one to daydream about my wedding day, I can’t say I was one of those girls who had already picked out a color scheme before I even met my fiance. After getting engaged, Trevor and I took plenty of time to plan our wedding – 18 months, give or take, which provided countless hours to peruse stacks of magazines, absorb the wonders of the wedding-blog world, visit every dress shop in town, and to envision what would make for a celebration which was perfectly “us”. I began to suffer from inspiration overload (so many pretty things!) so we brought it back to the basics of what really was most important to us: a meaningful location, a relaxed and beautiful atmosphere, and a genuine celebration of our love and the wonderful people in our lives.
We chose Hills Resort at Priest Lake as our venue because it has been a favorite vacation spot for my family for generations (and just so happens to be one of the prettiest places in the whole world). Hills is remote, rustic, and oozes with a certain North Idaho charm….and huckleberries! We were planning from over 400 miles away, and all of our friends and family would be travelling at least a few hours to attend our wedding, but we knew that once everyone arrived it would be well worth the trip (and the logistical challenges). Once the venue was settled and the date chosen, the other elements naturally fell into place.
The colors and general style of the wedding were derived from things I naturally gravitate towards – peaches and corals, ivories and neutrals, natural fibers and a vintage aesthetic. We are not “formal” people and wanted our wedding to have a classy but relaxed vibe, and I endeavored to do as many DIY projects as I could manage (and for those that I couldn’t, I relied heavily on Etsy – yay for handmade!) By incorporating twigs, berries and moss in the florals, along with burlap and jute in the table arrangements, we were able to nail the look I was craving: woodsy and eclectic, with some elegance thrown in for good measure. With hardly more than a few color suggestions and creative license, Mike at Beau K Florist produced the most gorgeous and unique arrangements I have ever seen! We purchased 100+ glass bottles and hand painted each in various shades of aqua, so rather than formal centerpieces, single stems were placed in the bottles and spread out over simple burlap table runners.
In many ways, the little details were the most fun for us, such as the ways we incorporated squirrels in memory of my mom who passed away three years ago. Squirrels frolicked on our stationary, perched in our hand-drawn fingerprint tree, and nuzzled at the top of our cake. Chandeliers hanging from the trees lent a touch of whimsy and sparkle. Cocktails named after our pets honored our furry “kids”, as did the poem “Falling in Love is Like Owning a Dog” which was read during our ceremony. Huckleberry jam favors allowed our guests to take a little bit of North Idaho goodness home with them. Trevor reached out to our favorite band, who were happy to provide an instrumental version of one of their prettiest songs for me to walk down the aisle to – so amazing!
Photography: Easy Dreamer Photography
Hair : Shannon @ Midtown Salon, Coeur d’Alene
Makeup: iffany @ Midtown Salon, Coeur d’Alene
Invitation Suite artwork from Printable Press + bride’s own, DIY printing and design
Wedding Dress: Demetrios
Veil: Twigs & Honey
Shoes: Seven for All Mankind
Earrings and bracelet: Nadri
Garter: rosebudlips on Etsy
Flowers: Mike @ BeauK Florist
Bridesmaid Dresses: Anthropologie
Groomsmen Suits: Tasso Elba / Hand sewn + shoes by Vans
Event Coordination, DJ and Bartender: Ruby Frog Entertainment | Top Hat Event Planning
Cake Toppers: custom design by FeltShmelt on Etsy
Fingerprint Guestbook Tree – custom design by Bleu de Toi on Etsy
Shoe Clips: Brydferth on Etsy
‘Yay’ Flag: joyfuljoyful on Etsy