Hey there, guys! I can’t believe it’s Luke and my 5 year wedding anniversary! Today I wanted to share a look back at our magical day as many of you have requested to see it! Surprise, surprise we got married in the mountains and specifically, Sun Valley, Idaho. Yes, this is where we currently live and during our wedding experience, I never thought that we would end up moving here. Life took us on this journey, and I’m here for it!
As you will see the overall theme of our wedding was rustic-chic. I wanted it to be neutral, romantic with a dash of country. Looking back, I am still in love with how it turned out! We had about 90 people at our wedding and in my opinion, the perfect size. It was a weekend filled with all of our loved ones. Luke and I found it nice to have Thursday, Friday and Saturday (wedding day) to have moments with everyone attending and really take it all in. Can I go back, pretty please?!! 🙂
Aight… let’s chat about the decor. Etsy ALL the way! It saved me SO much moolah on my wedding. The amount of time I spent searching on Etsy was next level. This is where my obsession was born for this magical marketplace! 6+ years later, I’m still looking for items on a weekly basis. I’ve found SO many decor gems not only for my wedding but for holidays, parties and seasons. During my wedding planning, I found the following items via Etsy: invitations, all signage (welcome, cocktails, camera, menu, seating chart, popcorn), chair arrows, bridal party gifts, table runners, table numbers, name cards and more! Scroll down to see links for the vendors I used.
I also wanted to mentioned a sweet tit bit our wedding officiant had Luke and I do prior to our big day. She had us write letters to one another to read on the night of our wedding. I highly recommend all couples do this. The messages are read between the two of you after all of the festivities are over. Each year on our anniversary we read them to each other. It is SO special! We will be doing it tonight!
See below for a closer look at all of my wedding details. Please leave a comment with any questions you may have.
If you are a new bride-to-be, let me give you a few tips! I know these really helped me during the process…
 Come up with a theme and stick to it! I went with mountain rustic-chic. This consisted of natural materials, white flowers, metallics, antlers, chandeliers, white fabrics, farmhouse tables, chalk signs and an outdoor setting. Other theme ideas are: whimsical, modern, boho, garden, traditional, vintage and art deco.
 Create a Pinterest board. The pins should be examples of what you want/like to help all of your vendors see your vision. Make sure they are in line with your theme!
 Chose a color theme that will be timeless. Hot pink bridesmaid dresses… I think not!! LOL As I mentioned above I went with a neutral color palette, selecting a nude/blush accent color for the bridal party and all of the decor.
 Set a budget. This will help you stay on-track as you make selections. Know what vendors you want to splurge on. This is different for everyone. Weddings can get expensive fast, so you and your fiancé should come up with the items you are willing to spend a bit more on. Everything else doesn’t have to be full-out. For example, I LOVE flowers but I’m also realistic they die the next day. I selected a location to get married that was outside and already had a lot of natural beauty. I also had a lot more decor on my tablescape, not just flowers. This allowed me to create the feeling I wanted without a HUGE flower budget.
 Make it personal! The devil is in the details and I’m all ’bout it! I made sure to have as many special moments that had Luke and I written all over it. For example:  each guest arriving received a welcome bag with our favorite Idaho items in it.  We had popcorn (my favorite snack) and lemonade for guests as they arrived.  I created a scotch bar for Luke as it’s his fave.  The bar tenders came up with two signature cocktails after each of us.  Our dessert bar was cookies and pies as we are not cake fans. Just a few fun ideas!
Location: Knob Hill Inn Sun Valley || Planner: Heather Minor Events || Photography: Raya Carlisle || Invitations: Wide Eyes Paper Co. || Rentals: That’s Entertainment || Flowers: Ketchum Flower Co. (no longer in business) || Cocktail, Camera & Popcorn Signage: City Bee Design || Seating & Menu Signage: Moulage Collection || His & Hers Chair Signs: Host & Toast || Bridesmaid Bags: Wedding Chicks || Mr. & Mrs. B0x: Crystal Cove DS