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Sherri + Artie's McCall Wedding

Sherri + Artie's McCall Wedding

“Hiring Heidi and her team at Ira & Lucy was the best decision we made while planning our wedding! We had a remote wedding in McCall, Idaho at a venue where everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, had to be brought in from out of town through multiple vendors. Needless to say it was complicated, but Heidi managed it all with ease. Heidi and her staff completely transformed the space. I wanted an elegant but laid back outdoor wedding, and she brought all of my ideas to life and was able to create the unique vibe we were looking for. On the day of the wedding, we were able to relax and enjoy the day knowing that the Ira & Lucy team was keeping everything running smoothly, attending to guests needs, working with all of the vendors to keep the timeline, and handling any unexpected hiccups without us ever knowing about it! So many of our guests commented that they felt so taken care of throughout the weekend, which was important to us. When you hire Ira & Lucy, not only do you get a planner with impeccable taste and resourcefulness, but a team that cares about your guests and their experience as much as you do.

SIDE BAR: Heidi and her team are FUN! Not only did Heidi exceed our expectations in planning our wedding, but we became great friends with her during the process. We're still texting one another months after our wedding! She truly cares for her clients -- you are not just a number to this team.” Sherri

Kate + Terry

Kate + Terry

After seeing Ira and Lucy’s portfolio and reading their mission statement to design thoughtful and remarkable weddings, I knew they were the perfect team to help me plan my wedding while I was living out of state. From our first phone conversation to our sparkler send off, senior coordinator Victoria Haney went above and beyond to make my wedding day a dream come true. Most importantly, she consistently listened carefully to both my fiancé’s hopes and mine for our wedding day to ensure that all our expectations were met. She remembered even the smallest details I mentioned along the way, calmed my worries no matter what time of day, was creative and innovative when it came to the wedding design, was resourceful and well connected to our vendors, logical when talking through our mutual decision making and exceedingly kind and patient throughout the entire process. I cannot say enough about how Victoria was an advocate for me, my fiancé and my family, in order to make sure the day was everything we all wanted it to be. Victoria is incredibly talented and dedicated to her work. I would (and have already!) recommend Ira and Lucy to anyone planning a wedding, no matter how big or small.

Maddy + Cameron's Lakeside Willowbridge Wedding

Maddy + Cameron's Lakeside Willowbridge Wedding

Oh my gosh...what an incredible wedding. From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much!! You and your team are absolutely incredible. - Maddy, Bride

I have had the WORSE wedding withdrawals ever! It’s such a sad feeling when it’s all over. *:( sad My heart was happy to see your name pop up this morning! I will never be able to thank you enough for everything you did for us. You are an amazing person with a heart of gold. You pulled off Maddy’s special day perfectly. I know how incredibly hard you and your staff work. Everything little tiny thing was done with so much love and attention. I LOVE seeing your “Behind the Scenes” on Instagram! It breaks my heart really!! Maddy and I have been enjoying seeing all your posts of the weddings you have been working on. We giggle because we are actually” jealous” they get to spend time you. You make the planning process so special and fun, we didn’t want it to end. You have a talent beyond words but combine it with so much love and that’s what make you so special. We have had endless compliments on the wedding thanks to you. The venue turned out spectacular and when we walked into to dinner, it was truly a wonderland. Just gorgeous and thanks to Kara, it smelled so good! I can’t wait for our pictures! I thought the sneak peeks were so awesome! We appreciate you to no end!!!! I don’t know how I could ever thank you enough. If there is anything I can do for you, please let me know. I will recommend you to everyone I know!! - Jenny, MOB


Kara + Jan-Michael's Wedding

FRENCH - JAPANESE INSPIRED WEDDING
JUNE 18 2016 | IDAHO BOTANICAL GARDENS | OWYHEE PLAZA

 
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner and Custom Design, Boise Idaho
 
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | Double Take Photography Boise, ID
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | Double Take Photography Boise, ID
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | Double Take Photography Boise, ID
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | Double Take Photography Boise, ID
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | Double Take Photography Boise, ID
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | Double Take Photography Boise, ID
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | Double Take Photography Boise, ID
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | Double Take Photography Boise, ID

When you have an iffy forecast, sometimes you have to make decisions on the fly... oh how bad did we want our ceremony in the gardens, but thunderstorms were moving through the area for a couple days and we had 30 mph winds headed our way... so, up went the tent and a quick change to our Rainy Day plan! It worked out well and we are glad we made it happen. As the Bride entered the tent, gusts of wind started up and while it wasn't rain... it was a lot of wind. Thank you Tates Tents and Events for getting this up for us!

Peyton Lind, Ira + Lucy

Peyton Lind, Ira + Lucy

Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | Double Take Photography Boise, ID
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | Double Take Photography Boise, ID
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | Double Take Photography Boise, ID
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | Double Take Photography Boise, ID
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | Double Take Photography Boise, ID
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | Double Take Photography Boise, ID
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | Double Take Photography Boise, ID
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | Double Take Photography Boise, ID
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | Double Take Photography Boise, ID
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | Double Take Photography Boise, ID
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | Double Take Photography Boise, ID

The Reveal....

This was thee moment mother-of-the-bride, Kathy, and I had been dreaming of and working so hard for. Kathy was a dream of a mother to work with! Her creative talents were inspiring and bouncing ideas off of one-another was such a special experience. I'm so proud to have done this beside her... Kathy, I'll never forget this moment and I'm so excited we were able to keep the dance floor a HUGE surprise! Thank you Sound Wave for working with us and the many many revisions we did to get the dance floor and lighting just right!

Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | Double Take Photography Boise, ID
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | Double Take Photography Boise, ID
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | Double Take Photography Boise, ID
I hope you know how wonderful the night was for us! Like I told you that evening, it was like a dream! When I asked Kara what she thought during dinner she said she felt like she was at a celebrity wedding. Jan-Michael said he wanted to do it all again but experience it as a guest! Really, we are so appreciative and I am sorry it has ended too. I know it will be a day that all of us will remember fondly and it wouldn’t have been nearly as wonderful without you! If I could afford it I would have given you your weight in GOLD!!!
— Mother-Of-The-Bride, Kathy
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | Double Take Photography Boise, ID
Peyton Lind, Ira + Lucy

Peyton Lind, Ira + Lucy

Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | Double Take Photography Boise, ID
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | Double Take Photography Boise, ID
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | Double Take Photography Boise, ID
Peyton Lind, Ira + Lucy

Peyton Lind, Ira + Lucy

Peyton Lind, Ira + Lucy Team

Peyton Lind, Ira + Lucy Team

Peyton Lind, Ira + Lucy

Peyton Lind, Ira + Lucy

Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | Double Take Photography Boise, ID
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | Double Take Photography Boise, ID
Ira and Lucy Wedding Planner | Double Take Photography Boise, ID

McCall Winter Wedding Featured on SMP

We so much believe in the value of networking with other creatives in our industry! One of our absolute favorites, the Soiree Girls, who designed this incredible dreamy winter wedding, utilized much of our inventory to make it all come together. We were honored to be a part and are head over heels in love with the end result. Applause Soiree!!! Thank you Dylan and Sara Photography for capturing such a beautiful day. xoxo Farm Tables 1

Rustic Farm Tables handcrafted by Rocky Mountain Barn Board and Beam. For more details on these tables and our other Farm Table Rentals be sure to visit us [button url="http://iraandlucy.com/gallery/category/1258/"]here[/button]!

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Isabelle

Our "Isabelle" settee featuring this gorgeous bouquet by Boise At It's Best. [button url="http://www.stylemepretty.com/2014/05/19/rustic-glam-blush-pink-wedding/"]See more[/button] of this stunning wedding featured on Style Me Pretty!

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Photography: Dylan & Sara Photography | Cinematography: PenWeddings | Floral Design: Boise At Its Best | Cake: Greg Marsh Designer Cakes | Makeup Artist: Blush By Jamie Rose | Hair Stylist: Deco Hair & Makeup Design | Band: Groove Merchants | AV Rentals: Integrity Audio Visual | Ceremony Musician:Ben Burdick Trio | Club: Whitetail Club | DJ/MC: VCI Audio | Guest Transportation: Harlows Bus Service| Horse Drawn Carriage: Carriage For Hire | Invitations & Stationery: Paperie + Pen | Lodge: Shore Lodge | Planning & Design: Soiree Weddings & Events | Rentals : Event Rent | Vintage Rentals: Ira & Lucy Vintage Rentals

 

 

Speaking of the "Send Off"...sparklers or wands!?

We're chatting trends lately! I find that many of my couples are so busy planning alllll the other details that often when it comes to the couple "send off" or grand exit - it doesn't really happen... What really breaks my heart is when guests have already left...and the bride is sitting in a chair, exhausted watching her family clean up the party OR even worse.... SHE is cleaning up the party.... PLEASE take time to plan either hiring a professional to handle the set up and take down details OR find reliable friends that can handle it for your family...We will talk about this in length another time. Thee Send Off! I love this detail, why? Because so much work and care goes into your wedding that I believe it shouldn't end of a downer note... Instead the Happy Couple should joyfully leave, surrounded by cheers and love and be swept away to their private overnight stay somewhere special. Don't you think that sounds way better than all your guests leaving and your pouring the buckets of ice out in the parking lot?

Below are my tips for a successful Sparkler Send Off!

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  1. Sparklers are not created equal! Most important factors are the length of the sparkler and how much it's going to smoke. I recommend these 36" sparklers, with a burn time of 4 minutes. You can purchase them [button url="http://www.sparklersonline.com/wedding-sparklers-36-inch/"]here[/button] AND they have FREE SHIPPING!
  2. Create or purchase a custom sign telling your guests what time the send off is planned! If you put sparklers in a mason jar and set it on a table your guests won't know what the plan is...AND many of your guests care about being part of the send off, but often have no clue when that time will be...especially if they have kids in tote. *Talk with your DJ and your photographer about this timing!sparkler-chalkboard
  3. Speaking of DJ and Photographer! As professionals it rocks when we are all on the same page! Often a wedding planner will do this for you, but just in case you don't have one make sure you have chatted with your photographer and DJ about when you hope to have the send off. They will plan accordingly - cuing the right music, making any necessary announcements and the photographer has time to get prepared!
  4. Put someone in charge! I highly recommend it isn't you or the groom! Again, if you don't have a planner or coordinator maybe ask your Maid of Honor or Best Man to be in charge of gathering up everyone and forming the isle/exit, handing out the sparklers and getting them lit at the right time.
  5. Have the exit vehicle ready! It feels silly to do your grand exit and then not have the car ready :) hee hee!
  6. No, you don't need as many sparklers as you have guests, especially if your send off is late in the night. Many of your guests have headed home. So, I usually suggest at least half the amount of your guest number. (if budget isn't an issue, go ahead and order extra to have on hand!)
  7. Sparkler Station! YES, this is my area of expertise! Don't hide the signage and sparklers. Create a fun vignette showcasing the sparkler send off, creating anticipation and excitement for your guests. If you need ideas...I have tons!

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Custom Chalkboard Signs (above) "Let Love Sparkle" & Pretzel Bar created by Ira & Lucy

ribbon-wand-1Another option for creating a special send off is creating Ribbon Wands! I recommend using longer strands of ribbon and recommend wrinkling/washing the ribbon so that it will lay softer. This bride and groom placed the ribbon wands on the guests' seats at the ceremony, which could be used twice! For the walk down the isle and for later in the evening for their exit.

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Be sure to visit a fabulous Wedding Blog: Every Last Detail for more beautiful photos from this wedding! I think I'm kinda in love with this photographer as well! Be sure to check her out!

Photographer: Elisa B Photography / Event Planner: Events with Panache / Catering: Harvest Moon Catering / Floral Designer: Sugar Magnolias / Bride’s Dress: Reem Acra / Cake Baker: Maliha Creations / Event Venue: Mountain Vineyards