Boise Wedding Designer

Yellow Wedding Ideas - Ira and Lucy

Here's a little sunshine for your Monday afternoon! If you follow us on Instagram, you'll see I have an obsession with these dusty, muted tones! The yellow and gray wedding palette has been done a million times, so I suggest opting for a more toned down hue and layering your palette to more than just yellow and gray. Hope you enjoy our yellow wedding ideas board! We adore this vintage chair featured at the Bliss and Bespoke Retreat! The added pop of pink/violet is beautiful! Bliss and Bespoke Retreat Caroline Lima Photography

You can see we incorporated vintage elements and popped in some mid-century modern vibes with  the vase selection. Texture is key! Chiffon, lace, velvet tufting, wood, greenery - layering is the key to quality design! For our groom, how about stepping away from a tux rental and go with a charcoal suit and a dapper bow tie! YES PLEASE! Love it! This look is really quite achievable and works great for the couple on a budget, but design in mind! We love us a vintage accent chair, perfect for those bridal portraits, special seating at dinner and then used again for the garter toss! When we chat with our clients we talk a lot about how to repurpose decor elements to save on the budget! Think about how that chair will make for way cooler pics for the garter toss then a regular folding chair? Just say'n ;)

yellowweddingboardAs you know we are pretty smitten over Maggie Sottero Gowns and think the "Anna" gown in the champagne tone would be so gorgeous with this concept. It's "a stunning fit and flare wedding dress featuring pleated tulle and flaring into a voluminous skirt, is complete with romantic sweetheart neckline and finished with corset closure" You can find Maggie gowns at exclusive retailer, Heartfelt Bridal, just off Fairview Avenue.


As for adding in those modern elements - think color blocking or geometric shapes and lines. Hook up with local invitation and specialty paper designers Paperie + Pen just down the road from Heartfelt Bridal at The Village at Meridian! They have a dreamy paper shop that you will die for! This is a great place to also get thank you cards for your bridesmaids, gifts for your friends and family and a whole lot more!

Custom Invitations

Paperie + Pen



Featured on Equestrian Culture Magazine's Blog! Fall Equestrian Wedding

We are so excited to have our Fall Equestrian Inspired Photo Shoot featured on Equestrian Culture Magazine's Blog! How cool is that?! Be sure to [button url=""]head on over[/button] and share the love for EC! And another BIG thank you to our awesome team for helping bring our vision to life! Stephanie Mballo Photography // Cassandra Hayes // FlowersAtWill // Behrens Artistry // Heartfelt Bridal // 3K Ranch// Paperie and Pen // Rocky Mountain Barn Board and Beam  // Judy Scheel You can SEE MORE from this Styled Shoot from an earlier blog post. Equestrian Culture Magazine Blog

Fall Wedding Inspiration is Brewing!

It's my favorite time of year! I love this time of year, when the days are still warm, but you can feel the change in the air. The evenings are cooler and come sooner and it sends me skipping with joy for my sweaters, scarves and fall boots! Fall bring me all your goodness and with it comes some delightful ideas for Fall Wedding and Special Event Styling! If you follow my pinterest board, it's getting some serious eye candy action right now! I stumbled on this lovely Autumn Wedding Inspired shoot from Southern Table Design and photographed by Becca Lea Photography. If I had to pick my two favorite details it would be the use of the serpentine table and the copper elements. We have an upcoming wedding using copper as one of the primary design details. I can't wait! Enjoy!Southern Table Design  

Imagine how lovely our mismatched [button url=""]gold vintage chairs[/button] would be with this set up!

Styling Your Wedding or Special Event with Wine Barrels

Here at Ira & Lucy Event Design & Vintage Rentals we can't get enough of our wine barrels! We love them and added two more to our collection this month! With 5 of these beauties coming right from our backyard Idaho wineries we are proud to offer them to our clients. These beauties (and my word are they heavy) are a collection of 5 right now with optional glass table tops! They make for gorgeous cake tables! Did you see ours at Greg Marsh's Designer Cake's booth at the Wedding Show earlier this month?! I personally love them for cocktail tables! Contact us soon to reserve for your special occasion!wine barrel drink stationCheck out our [button url=""]"Styling with Wine Barrels"[/button] Pinterest Board!

wine barrel floral wine barrel escort cardsImages Via Pinterest

Tangerine and Shades of Blue Inspiration Board

A beautiful and fresh approach to Spring and Summer Weddings! Perfect for the couple wanting to incorporate vintage accents without being overly "vintage". It's all about key pieces! This board features our "Carina" velvet blue sofa. Add in blue china and shades of blue for escort cards. I adore the orange tulips! Keep decor costs down using seasonal fruit too! I might add this is a great way for you Boise State Fans to incorporate the University Colors without it being overtly BSU theme! The ideas are limitless!

Tangerine & Shades of Blue Idea BoardFor the BSU couples wanting this theme! Be sure to check out the Stueckle Sky Center for your venue! View our [button url=""]Pinterest Board[/button] for more ideas with this color palette!


The Vintage Rental Trend!

While DIY and shabby chic have dominated wedding trends in 2013, the industry is seeing a shift towards elegant, old-world cinematic design style, especially since the release of the Great Gatsby and the huge following of Downton Abbey fans! Elaborate and glamorous table settings, french country inspired lounges and old hollywood bridal portrait sessions are all the craze! These styles often recognized as design for the "upper class" are attainable for every bride's budget now that Vintage Rental Companies give bride's access to all the swoon-worthy details at a fraction of the cost. Event Designers now have access to their dream "prop closets" without having to soak up their client's budget purchasing key decor items.

Tips on finding your Vintage Rentals!

  • Discover what YOUR style is! Shabby chic, Old Hollywood Glam, Downton Abbey Refined, French Country Farm to Table, Country Sweet Tea & Romance? Don't get so swept up in a trend or a theme that doesn't represent you.
  • Vintage Rental Owners are obsessed with Styled Shoots to offer ideas and concepts for wedding design. Head to Pinterest and start researching!
  • Pin ideas and then REPIN ideas onto a new board that is more focused!
  • Contact your local Vintage Rental Business and start asking questions and book an appointment! Vintage Rentals companies do book quickly since they are such a speciality niche business.
  • If you are feeling overwhelmed at all the eye candy just book the items you know you for sure want! Get them reserved!
  • Ask questions! Do they deliver? What if something happens to that dream velvet sofa you reserved, but it got a wine stain the night before at a previous wedding?
  • Love the look, but have no idea how to make it all come together!? Make sure your wedding doesn't end up looking like a thrift store. Ask your Vintage Rental business about style and design services! They work with their props all the time and know how to style their props, networking with key vendors!
  • Think outside the box! Forget basic table and linen for your head table or cake table! Use an old Singer Sewing Table, a vanity or french dresser. Feature rustic farm tables from reclaimed barns. The ideas are limitless. They will create memories and an incredible experience for you and your guests that will last a lifetime!

One True Love Vintage Rentals

 The Stylish SoireeTinywater PhotographySoulflower Floral DesignsThe Whole Cake,The Glamourist

Equestrian Vintage Shoot

Stephanie Mballo Photography // Ira & Lucy Vintage Rentals // Behrens Artistry // Heartfelt Bridal

Found Vintage Rentals

Found Vintage Rentals // Katie Vowels for Annie McElwain

Abby & Dylan Fall Wedding - 2013 Season Review // Abby & Dylan Fall Wedding

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