Isabelle + Judah
(July 12, 2019 in Bonners Ferry, ID)
Welcome back to the Ivory Blog, where we feature our real brides and the stories of their real weddings. In todays blog post, the author envisioned her wedding as a soft, elegant, outdoor wedding with a stunning backdrop, a reception with lights and greenery, and being surrounded by the people they loved the most. They chose their vendors based on their welcoming and helpful personalities, and the day went perfectly, starting with getting ready with close friends and family, to the ceremony and the reception. The author advises future brides to choose joy and not stress, as it is their day and the best day of their lives.
Isabelle was absolutely gorgeous in our Leah gown by LAmour. This ballgown wedding dress has a tiered skirt with horsehair trim that transitions into a beautiful cascading train. The bodice is a delicate sheet lace with a sweetheart neckline, dainty straps, and a stunning low back.
By our real bride, Isabelle:
What was the vision for your wedding?
From the very beginning, once all the planning began, I knew I wanted a soft, elegant, outdoor wedding! I wanted the ceremony in an open area, with a backdrop that took everyone's breath away! A reception with lights and greenery everywhere, while being surrounded by the people we love the most. We ended up getting married in the most stunning location, where my husband, Judah, happened to grow up! I couldnt believe how blessed I was to get married where we got married!! Everything turned out perfectly, better than I could have imagined. As for our vendors, how we chose them was based off of how they reached out to us! I was the first to get married in my family, so we were all new to planning a wedding! We went with the most welcoming and helpful vendors.
How did it go the day-of?
The day was perfect! Just thinking of it brings me back to the day, and gives me a smile. It started out with getting ready with all my closest friends, anticipating the day I've waited for.
Leading up to the ceremony, of course it got hectic at times, maybe even some minor panic attacks!! Although, the moments that I remember the best are the sweet moments. The moments with my parents and with my sister, while watching my mom and grandmother put together all the bouquets. Seeing all my family that I hadn't seen in months, and getting my hair and makeup done while having the craziest butterflies. Hiding from by husband-to-be as we weren't doing a first look, the laughs, the happy tears, and all the joy. Finally, the ceremony was about to happen, and the butterflies that I thought I was experiencing, well, the real ones just showed up. As I walked down the isle, looking into my husband's eyes, as his tears were falling while holding the biggest smile on his face, I couldn't believe it, everything was perfect, and the moment was here.
Everything went perfectly, my dad performed the ceremony, we wrote our own vows (which I will treasure forever) , exchanged the rings, we shared in communion before our Lord, poured two sands together in a bottle, and then sealed it with a kiss before we were pronounced man and wife!!
The reception was a BLAST. All the dancing, all the food, all the joys!! We couldn't be more grateful and blessed by how everything turned out at our wedding!!
What is your #1 tip to future brides?
My number one tip for future brides, is to just have JOY. This is your wedding, your day, and the best day of your life. Don't waste it on stress, if you choose joy, everything will turn out perfectly.