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Lisa + Reid

(September 1, 2019 in Spokane, WA)

In this blog post, we hear from a bride who had a very specific vision for her wedding day - to keep things simple and focus on the people who matter most. With a blended family and a desire to include her sisters and their children, the bride and groom opted for a sand ceremony to symbolize their union. Serving tacos, the meal from their first date, was a fun and meaningful touch. With the help of a trusted wedding coordinator, the day went off without a hitch, and the dancing was epic. The bride's number one tip for future brides is to remember that this day is about you and your partner - don't sweat the small stuff and enjoy the moment!

Lisa was absolutely gorgeous in our Salma gown by Wtoo. This is a beautiful fit-and-flare gown made of luxurious satin. Subtle ruching in the bodice accentuates the waistline. Dainty buttons go all the way from the bodice down to the edge of the train. This gown has a sweetheart neckline and dainty spaghetti straps but Lisa had it altered to be a strapless gown. She also added detachable off-the-shoulder straps and we love the romance they add to this gown.

By our real bride, Lisa:

What was the vision for your wedding?

I was a very busy (and older) bride who just wanted a fun wedding that included my two sisters and our five beautiful children. We are a blended family and our pastor suggested doing a sand ceremony to represent that blending. I dont think there was a dry eye in the seats when we did that. We had to serve tacos because thats what Reid and I ate on our first date. As far as vendors, I did a little research online but went with a lot of recommendations from friends and family.

How did it go the day-of?

The day-of was absolutely amazing and we couldnt have done it without Colleen Kent at Kalispel Golf and Country Club. She took care of ALL the details from decorating, to the delicious food, and everything in between! Our first look photos were taken down on the 17th hole at the golf course and the pro, Gary Lindeblad, actually stopped playing for us so we could take them there. The sand ceremony was a very special part and everyone raved about our South of the Border food. Our ceremony was short and sweet but the dancing was EPIC!

What is your #1 tip to future brides?:

My #1 tip would be to not worry about all the little (expensive) details that no one will remember. Things will go wrong but try not to let it derail you. This is YOUR dayhave fun!

Dress: Salma by Wtoo

Alterations: Nina Cherie Couture

Photographer: Danielle Johnson

Makeup: Alexa Elise

Hair Stylist: Patti Card

DJ: Eddie Proulx

Cake: Charlotte Schoeffler

Donuts: Hello Sugar

Wedding Coordinator: Colleen Kent

Florist: Rose and Blossom