These two are the epitome of laid back (though Leah likes to say “easy peasy”)! From our first meeting, I had to contain my excitement about their modern minimalism vision! I left the consultation with fingers and toes crossed hoping they decided to book with us...and they did!
I loved the planning process with these two and learning more and more about them. A few months into the process, we had some sad news that Leah was diagnosed with skin cancer. But, in true Leah fashion, that too was easy peasy! She took her arm sling off the day before engagement photos and still rocked the session even without being able to do her normal hair/makeup...and still looked gorgeous. Oh, and I’ll also mention that they had to replace their septic system, had some emergency vet visits for their pup AND Leah was traveling for a solid 1.5 months RIGHT BEFORE THE WEDDING! Like seriously...she flew back into town 2 days prior to saying “I do”.
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
WINTER WEDDING AT BARBER PARK EVENT CENTER
BOISE, ID | LAKEN FULTON PHOTOGRAPHY
There is something so romantic about a winter wedding! Frost on the ground, cozy shawls, hot cocoa bars, candlelight and a cake to dream about! I so enjoyed designing this wedding! In hopes of giving this bride her dreamy winter feel, I painted wood cuts for design details and created a fabulous interactive hot cocoa bar. A "cozy up" lounge welcomed guests to sit back and enjoy the celebration and as the sun set and warm candlelight filled the room.
This cake was the Bride's one thing she was most excited for! I'm so happy with how perfect it turned out and so thankful I made the call to move the table out of a window spot to this fabulous wood backdrop! It helped the entire cake focus stand out as a gorgeous focal point!
FRENCH - JAPANESE INSPIRED WEDDING
JUNE 18 2016 | IDAHO BOTANICAL GARDENS | OWYHEE PLAZA
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!
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!
ST. JOHN CATHEDRAL | WARM SPRINGS | JUNE 25TH 2016
It's with bittersweet emotions that I share Katie and Craig's beautiful wedding day! It took almost a full year's work to plan, design and manage their wedding and I have come to care very much for Katie and Craig and their families. I consider myself extremely blessed by the clients and the friendships formed from the relationship we build and so sometimes when it's all over.... it can be a little sad. I know that the emails and texts and meetings will become memories, but they are cherished memories. Katie and Craig have thee biggest hearts and are two of the most kind individuals I have ever met. This was truly a labor of love! Thank you Katie and Craig, Patty and Derrick, Teresa and Jeff... thank you for sharing this intimate and cherished time in your family's lives with me and allowing me and my team the honor to create a remarkable and memorable wedding I know we will all cherish. Blessings! - H
Ira + Lucy Wedding Coordination and Design
Let It Shine Photography
Just So. Event Floral
Open Table Catering
Stevi Raff Cakes
VCI Audio, Sound and Lighting
Tates Tents + Events
La Tavola Fine Linen
The Grove Hotel
St Johns Cathedral
Boise Shuttle Service
Boise Township Tours
2nd Shooter, Vlad, Radion Photography
Sammie + Beau
Still Water Hollow | April 29th, 2016
Yet everything that touches us, me and you,
takes us together like a violin's bow,
which draws one voice out of two separate strings
- Rainer Maria Rilke, "Love Song"
Custom wedding design by Ira + lucy
Sammie shared with me a love for moody jewel tones and wanted to be sure it didn't feel too "girly" or too "country rustic". We focused on giving some boho vibes and playing up the jewel tones with a softer blush hue in the mix to add some depth to the palette. Pheasant feathers were a must for Sammie and Just So. Event Floral did a beautiful job incorporating them into the Bridal bouquet and Groom's boutonnière. I pulled away from a country vibe by adding a dramatic textured black and white print linen, from La Tavola Fine Linen, for the large head table. Adding vintage brown bottles, brass candlesticks with black tapers, gold geo shapes, air plants and ferns helped create a WOW focal point. Last minute, I decided to surprise Sammie with stunning calligraphy place cards from Sarah Pearl Studio. I requested them on black paper with torn edges and white text to add to that edgier vibe I wanted.
Authentic Mexican Equipale chairs made for the perfect Bride + Groom special seating and after dinner we pulled one out for the garter toss! I'm so excited about these new chairs now a part of our rental collection! The Honey Harvest Rattan Chargers pulled in the warm wood hues seen in the chairs, the brick backdrop and flooring.
Sammie is going to school full time for nursing and truly, just didn't have the time or capacity to plan a wedding. Not to mention, just a few months before the wedding, her original venue canceled all their booked weddings, so we had to scramble to move the wedding to a new venue. At that point Sammie gave me full rein and told me to just take total creative and logistic control and pull her wedding together. It was pretty incredible to be able to have so much creative freedom and then get to surprise Sammie and Beau with all the little details we planned for them. The week of the wedding Sammie and her Mom wrote me in a panic that they forgot about a ring bearer pillow! So, I chatted with Kara, the florist and we put our minds together and I created the ring pillow and she made the flower girl baskets to match!
This was one of those "get you in the feels" weddings and couple. When Sammie and I first met in person there was an immediate connection, one of those God moments where you know you were brought into one another's lives for a bigger purpose. I won't got into the specifics, as it's personal for both Sammie and I, and we don't need to get too weepy eyed in our blog, but I'll forever feel connected to Sammie and giving her her dream wedding was a joy. I know all the vendors went above and beyond to love on this couple and I couldn't be more proud of our team and showing why we do what we do! To bless others! Love you so much Sammie! xoxo
Ira + Lucy Full Coordination + Design
Just So. Event Floral
Still Water Hollow
Open Table Catering
Stevi Raff Cakes
Hair by Shawna Hines, Bride + Bridesmaids HMU
Bridal Makeup, Blush by Jamie Rose, Bride's Sister-In-Law
Radion Photography and Blue Chip Media
Tates Tents and Events, Chair Rentals, Dishwater
La Tavola Fine Linen Rentals
Plum Pretty Sugar Robe, Gifted to our Bride
Vera Wang Gown, David's Bridal
Real Wedding Week
The Day Before the Wedding
Guest Post from the Bride's Professional Makeup Artist Blush, By Jamie Rose
As you can imagine we are quite busy! It's the day before our first big wedding of the season and it couldn't start with a sweeter and more deserving bride. Sammie's wedding is going to be full of black, white, and hues of purples and a pop of blush for a romantic boho wedding. One of the special moments planned is Sammie's soon-to-be-sister-in-law, Jamie, will be doing her bridal makeup look. Jamie is a phenomenal makeup artist and has thee most adorable french styled boutique in Boise, Blush Luxury Beauty Boutique. Jamie was a doll and sent over some of her professional Bridal Beauty Essentials!
Here are some key beauty items every bride should be carrying in their clutch for the big day, and a couple other products that will keep your skin radiant for the big day!
1. Lollia Little Luxe Perfume: Just the right size for your bridal clutch, super delicate and soft scent is the perfect accessory to have on hand throughout your big day!
2. Blotterazzi: The ultimate bride essential! A chic mirrored compact with two blotting sponges, made of beautyblender® material, for beauty touch ups on the go. Takes away unwanted shine and leaves your wedding makeup perfectly in place!
3. Lip Gloss: We love all lippies especially Jouer Moisturizing Lip Gloss. It’s important for a bride to always carry a lip product with them for touch-ups throughout the day. Lots of kissing that day and your lips need to be on point for your photos!
4. MIYU Hydrate Me Tea: It is crucial weeks leading up to the wedding to get lots of sleep and hydration so your skin can have the perfect glow on the day of the wedding! One of our favorite ways to hydrate is this amazing beauty tea infused with green rooibos, goji berries, rose petals and snow pear essence. An irresistible way to hydrate parched complexions!
5. Aurelia Revitalize & Glow Serum: This miracle serum will leave your skin luminous, dewy and smooth... The perfect product to use everyday but especially the week of the wedding for that extra glow!
All items are available at Blush! Be sure to go visit her and let her know Ira + Lucy sent you! I think it's time I make a stop in as well for some of my must-have items! xoxo
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