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Sydney + Colton

(September 5, 2020 in Sandpoint, Idaho)

In this blog post, the bride shares her experience planning and executing her dream wedding with a boho chic theme. From her Pinterest board inspiration to her florist's magic, she knew exactly what she wanted for her big day. The couple tied the knot at the groom's grandfather's house on Lake Pend Oreille in Idaho, with a beautiful sunset, great food, and lots of dancing. The bride's number one tip for future brides is to hire a wedding planner or at least get a day-of planner to make the day less stressful and run flawlessly.

Sydney looked like an absolute dream in our Laurel gown by LAmour! This is a stunning sheath-fit gown covered in gorgeous sheet lace. A high-neck illusion adds support for the plunging v-neckline while the unlined bodice helps accentuate the waistline. This dress usually has long bell sleeves but Sydney opted to alter it to cap sleeves in alterations and we LOVE the way it turned out. A keyhole back, subtle booty ruching and a gorgeous train complete this stunning dress.

By our real bride, Sydney:

What was the vision for your wedding?  

My Pinterest board was full of boho chic looks with table settings of mismatched vintage glasses and silverware. In the beginning, I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted but my planner really helped bring it all together. I knew I wanted olive and sage greens, burgundy, light rose, and navy blues and I let my florist work their magic. The venue was the easiest to pick. I always knew I wanted to get married on Lake Pend Oreille at my grandpas house. From there everything else was just as easy. Our food was amazing and prepared by a whole-in-the-wall cafe I had been going to since I was little. All of our vendors were amazing and did not disappoint. For my dress, I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted. Honest In Ivory made the experience so fun! The shop was amazing and so cute!! My ideal dress would have been long sleeve and initially, this is what I picked. Unfortunately, the dress I bought was too small in the arms and I had to have it altered. I ultimately decided to take the sleeves off and do cap sleeves instead.

How did it go the day-of?

Even for a summer wedding, it is hard to predict the weather in northern Idaho, especially in September. Fortunately for us, the 5th of September turned out to be an absolutely beautiful warm day and the last nice weekend of the summer. We spent the morning getting our hair done at Salon Luxe in Sandpoint before we headed out towards Hope to finish up getting ready and getting our makeup done by the amazingly talented Cicibird beauty. After putting on the final touches we had our first look and read the letters we had written to each other. Of course, we had to take celebratory shots with the wedding party on the dock before the day began. The wedding was perfect and led by my uncle who has married each of my sibilants. Since my family owns a Christmas tree farm, we picked a tree from the farm and we each poured soil from our hometowns onto its roots during the ceremony. Later we planned to plant the tree at our future home so we could watch it grow with us throughout our life together. There was a gorgeous sunset, amazing food, a ton of dancing, and many celebratory shots throughout the night. Growing up we did a lot of late-night dips in the lake and ended the night with all jumping in the lake off the dock!

What is your #1 tip to future brides? 

My number one tip is to get a wedding planner. If its not in your budget, at least get one for day-of planning. Ours made the day so much less stressful. No one was coming to me asking me questions or where things went. I really have no idea how we would have set up and decorated everything without her. She was amazing and so helpful. The day ran flawlessly and it was so nice that my parents were able to enjoy the day without having to stress either.

Dress: Laurel by LAmour

Photographer: Ever + Olive

Food: Pack River Store

Makeup: Cicibird Beauty

Hair: Sammy at Salon Luxe

Cake: Cami Murray

Flowers: BeeHaven flower farm