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Marina + Frank

(June 29, 2019 in Coeur dAlene, ID)

Are you currently planning your wedding and looking for inspiration? Or maybe you just love hearing about other people's special day? In this blog post, we'll take a look at one couple's vision for their wedding and how they brought it to life. From vintage Italian garden party vibes to handwritten notes at every seat, this wedding was a reflection of the couple's personalities and individuality. And of course, we can't forget about the dessert table with all their favorite flavors and types of sweets! Read on to learn about their day and get some tips for planning your own.

Marina looked stunning in our Harper gown on her big day. This sheath-fit dress is a crepe material for a sleek and fitted look that is still comfortable all night long. It has a plunging v-neckline with a high illusion to provide support and dainty shoestring straps. The back features a beautiful v-shape and seams that accentuate curves. This gown is sleek, simple, and so stunning.

For her second gown, Marina was absolutely gorgeous in our Alexa gown by Willowby. This gown is a gorgeous A-line fit with a stunning titanium-colored liner with soft layers of tulle over the top of it. The skirt has gorgeous dahlia motifs with sequin details scattered throughout for a little bit of sparkle. The bodice is a gorgeous deep-v plunge with a stunning double waistband made of delicate velvet ribbon. The ribbon ties into a dainty bow in the back and a baby train complete this boho, whimsical gown.

By our real bride, Marina:

What was the vision for your wedding?

We wanted our wedding to reflect our personalities and individuality! We both come from big Italian families so we wanted the day to feel like a big vintage Italian garden party, with long tables connected, bread and wine on the tables, and special touches throughout the night. We chose vendors to reflect that feeling of community and loved how everything turned out!

How did it go the day-of?

The day was absolutely perfect. We worked so hard to have our day represent us, with special touches of tradition and non-tradition. We wrote our own vows and the ceremony was intimate and full of love. The florals throughout really made everything feel even more romantic and lush, Amanda did an amazing job. We had a grazing table during the cocktail hour and peach popsicles from Fannys Ice Pops as well to represent Georgia, where we met. We had handwritten notes at every seat to thank our family and friends for traveling so far. It was something so special to us to have everyone there. Over 100 people flew in from other states. Having the photo booth was such a fun addition and everyone put their photos into our guest book. We couldnt decide on one dessert so we chose a dessert table with all our favorite flavors and types of sweets. I was too excited about the dresses at Honest In Ivory, so I chose two! One for the ceremony and dinner and one for dancing. Im o happy I did. The whole night was nothing short of magical.

What is your #1 tip to future brides?

Do what feels right to you! Everyones wedding is different and if something doesnt feel like you, opt out. Its your and your fianc├ęs day!

Wedding Dresses: Harper by Theia Couture and Alexa by Willowby

Veil: Nicole by Sara Gabriel designs

Bridesmaids: Sorella Vita

Venue: Settlers Creek

Stylist / Coordinator: Tyler Robb, Pearl and Tin

Makeup: Lacey Moen, Earthly Beauty Bar

Hair: Jordan Igo, J. Miller Salon

Florals: Amanda Dixon, House of Found Florals

Photographer: Brooke Davis

Videographer: Kolton Moreno

Desserts (Cheesecakes): Ricky's Cakes

Rentals: Toni Olson, Artifact Rentals

DJ: David Skaggs, Audio Affiliated

Desserts (Cakes): Sweet Frostings

Cellist: Kimberly Williams, Coeur d'Cello

Desserts (Tartes): Patricia Hebert Jenks

Photo Camper: Libby Russell, Happy Camper

Ice pops: Mandolyn Hume, Fanny's Ice Pops

Linens: Etsy