Inspiration for your road to the altar

Real Wedding: Boise, Idaho

December 14, 2010


I always love it when I can feature both a couple’s engagement session and their wedding and Anne & Paul’s might be my favorite, especially because it is from the always amazing Tana Photography. You can read more about the couple on their engagement post, but Paul is a military pilot stationed in Arkansas. Because of his love of flying, the couple used paper airplanes as part of the decor for their wedding (you can see the wedding party flying them in one of the photos below).

The bridesmaids wore a mixture of ivory dresses, and some wore lockets that were gifts from the bride. Anne also gave all the men handmade bow ties and pocket squares. Goose feathers and hens ‘n chicks are in her bouquet and centerpieces, as a nod to her parents’ farm. At the reception Anne handmade (and sewed) all of the personal touches in the décor and even the escort cards were folded paper airplanes, directing guests to their tables. Arent’ the “bride” sign and the signs on the cake table fantastic? I love all the fabric! There are so many personal touches throughout the day, you should really take a minute to read all the details from the bride below.

Photography: Tana Photography
Design and Planning: Soiree
Venue: Silverstone Center
Flowers: Boise At It’s Best
Cake: Greg Marsh Designer Cakes
Bride’s Gown: Alita Graham at Kleinfeld Bridal
Bride’s Hair and Makeup: Breathtaking By Camilla
Lighting: Integrity Audio Visual

From the bride, Anne:
“I tried to plan our wedding to reflect us and to make a love-filled, jovial event for everyone. We invited our friends and family because we wanted to let them know how much they have influenced us and how much our relationship has evolved because of their love and support. To symbolize this, each guest had a candle at the ceremony. The light started from the back, moved to our parents, who lit our candles, and then Paul and I lit our unity candle with the light from our friends and family. We wrote our own vows, which ended up being just like us, half silly, half serious. As I was researching weddings, I really liked the crafty wedding, but was not crafty. So, I joined a sewing class and learned how to sew. I sewed and crafted everyday from then on making banners, flags, pillows, signs, gifts, bow ties, etc! We didn’t necessarily have a theme for our wedding, instead I tried to incorporate aspects of us. We had paper airplanes everywhere because Paul is a pilot. We used books instead of table numbers because we both love to read and met in a high school English class. For dinner we had a tapas menu of all of our favorite dishes. For dessert we had a cake, for Paul, and a soft serve ice cream truck for me! I wrote a thank you note on the back of every guests name card because we really were touched by the people who wanted to come and be with us. The best part was that we had a small enough wedding that we really had time to spend with our friends and family and it was a wonderful night!”


We’re starting to see the smallest hints of fall around here, and this gorgeous image from Darling Dexter makes me feel like curling up with some soup and a blanket. The palette is so warm and rich – I kind of want to use this for paint colors! {Image from Darling Dexter}

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Dayna and Ian’s wedding is such a perfect way to start off the week – you are going to love all the DIY details! The bride and groom are both so stylish and they each infused their personalities into the event in different and meaningful ways. Dayna personally purchased or made nearly every detail herself, relying heavily on Etsy, Craigslist, thrifting and local antique shops. I love that so many of her details can be achieved on a budget – the ladders and lighting for the ceremony, the hand sewn table numbers and the adorable table assignments (hanging on an old window, nonetheless)!

Ian is wearing his father’s suit from the 70’s that he had altered for the wedding. And since he brews beer as a hobby, he also created a few different ales for the wedding (that is the large white box with the taps you see pictured below). The couple gave out CD’s in personalized covers as favors and I think it is lovely how they carried the theme of “You & Me, It’s Love” throughout the event.

{Photography: Studio 222 Photography | Caterer: Black Bean Deli | Reception Venue: Winter Park Farmers Market}