Megan + Kaleo's Estate Wedding

PRIVATE ESTATE WEDDING | EAGLE IDAHO

OUR STORY
from the bride

“Kaleo and I started dating when we were 16. Nearly ten years later, I was given the opportunity to marry my Polynesian quarterback, my high school sweetheart. During our high school days, there was a specific song that Kaleo would always play for me. It was called ‘On This Day,’ by Junior Maile. He use to tell me, ‘I’m going to play this song when I propose to my wife.’ Little did I know, years later that song would be playing for me as Kaleo led me out onto a candlelit balcony, asking me to dance with him before getting down on one knee. A few short months later, I sat on that same balcony overlooking the setup of my dream wedding, with Junior Maile himself in person setting up to play our song as I walked down the aisle.”

Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | PNW | Nate Perkes Photography

OUR WEDDING STYLE

“Designing our wedding was most certainly a challenge. I had always dreamed of a classic, black and white wedding, full of femininity. I wanted the delicate touch of white and blush pink flowers mixed in, with pretty antique and vintage pieces that I had collected over time. But, I also wanted to incorporate hints of Kaleo’s Hawaiian heritage. I had to find a way to carefully blend our two worlds into one. Kaleo’s family comes from the island of Oahu. If you have ever been there, your eyes have laid witness to the most breathtaking, lush, green mountains that tower over the beautiful blue Pacific Ocean. With that being my inspiration, I decided to incorporate large amounts of greenery into my decor, along with some deep blue accents. Bamboo-inspired Chiavari chairs were added to the natural island feel. Vintage mirrors, gold and silver thrifted vases, and my bridesmaids’ antique clutches were some of my favorite feminine details. The most special part for Kaleo and I both, however, was the soft and beautiful Polynesian music from Junior Maile.”

Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | PNW | Nate Perkes Photography
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | PNW | Nate Perkes Photography
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | PNW | Nate Perkes Photography
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | PNW | Nate Perkes Photography
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | PNW | Nate Perkes Photography
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | PNW | Nate Perkes Photography
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | PNW | Nate Perkes Photography
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | PNW | Nate Perkes Photography
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | PNW | Nate Perkes Photography
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | PNW | Nate Perkes Photography
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | PNW | Nate Perkes Photography
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | PNW | Nate Perkes Photography
 Custom Design Boards, Schematics and Details! Part of the Ira + Lucy Experience! Invites by Paperie + Pen

Custom Design Boards, Schematics and Details! Part of the Ira + Lucy Experience! Invites by Paperie + Pen

Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | PNW | Nate Perkes Photography
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | PNW | Nate Perkes Photography
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Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | PNW | Nate Perkes Photography
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | PNW | Nate Perkes Photography
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | PNW | Nate Perkes Photography
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | PNW | Nate Perkes Photography
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | PNW | Nate Perkes Photography
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | PNW | Nate Perkes Photography
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | PNW | Nate Perkes Photography
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | PNW | Nate Perkes Photography
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Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | PNW | Nate Perkes Photography
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | PNW | Nate Perkes Photography
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | PNW | Nate Perkes Photography
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | PNW | Nate Perkes Photography
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | PNW | Nate Perkes Photography
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | PNW | Nate Perkes Photography
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | PNW | Nate Perkes Photography
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | PNW | Nate Perkes Photography
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | PNW | Nate Perkes Photography
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | PNW | Nate Perkes Photography
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | PNW | Nate Perkes Photography
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | PNW | Nate Perkes Photography
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | PNW | Nate Perkes Photography
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | PNW | Nate Perkes Photography
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | PNW | Nate Perkes Photography
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | PNW | Nate Perkes Photography
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | PNW | Nate Perkes Photography
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | PNW | Nate Perkes Photography
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | PNW | Nate Perkes Photography
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | PNW | Nate Perkes Photography

I want to start off by saying that I was always the girl who NEVER needed a wedding coordinator. I knew “exactly” what I wanted my wedding to look like, and I’ve always been a natural planner, so why would I need someone’s help? Once upon a time I even dreamed of being a wedding planner myself, so I felt like planning my own wedding would be a piece of cake. A few weeks in to the planning stage and my head was spinning while trying to find 300 of the perfect chairs, a task that I thought would be so simple.

Turns out, planning your own wedding isn’t easy. Pinning gorgeous photos to your “Fairytale” pinterest board may be a dreamy no-brainer, but it doesn’t work that way in real life. It’s a lot harder than one might think to pull together a luxurious seating lounge or take 50 of your carefully thrifted bowls and vases and turn them into collaborative centerpieces. And lets not even get started on the not so obvious details- linens for breadbaskets, reserved seating signs, extension cords??? There is more that goes into planning a wedding than I ever could have imagined.

 

I first contacted Heidi because my mom wanted to hire someone who could take the stress off of the wedding day set-up and tear-down. But after hearing about what she could offer in the coordination department and after seeing the beautiful work on her site, I could not help myself but get lost in the idea of having someone rescue me from my never ending planning challenges. Right from the moment that I met Heidi and her assistant Molly, I felt like 300 pounds were lifted from my shoulders. They knew exactly what needed to be done to make my dream day come true and they were just as excited about it as I was. They gave me a strict to-do list and a firm deadline to make decisions while they got busy calling vendors and pulling together the seriously impossible. They put together a vision board that was absolutely perfect for me and finally I was able to start enjoying the whole process. It wasn’t long after that when I told my mom the best thing I had spent my money on so far was my wedding planners. They worked like crazy making sure that I could have everything that I envisioned for my day. 

Not only did they make the planning process so much easier- they made it so that I could spend my wedding day focusing on all of the important parts. The night before my wedding I was able to go home and relax and get my rest. The morning of my wedding I was able to spend the day with my bridesmaids and my mom at the salon getting our hair, makeup, and nails done. I didn’t have to worry about a thing but just showing up and looking pretty. I knew without a doubt that their team would have everything under control and that everything would get done just how I wanted it and in plenty of time for my walk down the aisle. I didn’t stress. My family didn’t stress. Everyone was able to enjoy the day just as they should have. I look back at my dream of becoming a wedding planner and I can’t imagine ever thinking that it was something that I could do. It takes a special kind of person to not only be able to work that hard, but to want it so much for someone else. Heidi is that person. That is what her team stands for and I couldn’t be more grateful that I chose them to help me with my wedding. - Bride, Megan

Cake: Amaru Confections Bakery // Calligraphy: Inkling Calligraphy // Catering: Open Table // Design & Coordination: Ira & Lucy // Dress: Margene’s Bridal // Floral: Blooms Flower Studio // Hair, Makeup, Nails: Two Rivers Salon and Spa // Invitations: Paperie & Pen // Men’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse // Photography: Nate Perkes // Rentals: Tates Tents & Events // Rings: Simmons Fine Jewelry // Shoes: Ted Baker // Videography: Mark Keysor Videography // DJ, Lighting: VCI Audio