Choosing Ira + Lucy was hands down the best decision we made for our wedding. We used their ‘Enhanced Day-Of Coordination’ package. We were on a tight budget and struggled with the idea of spending money on something that we couldn’t quite conceptualize, but felt very strongly about not wanting our friends and family to have to set up and take down our wedding. Once we met Victoria we realized why we needed her!! Always sweet and professional, she is an excellent problem solver and helped us with some major issues right off the bat. She would come over, check on us frequently, and took the time to get to know us. I literally want to frame the ‘concept boards’ she sent us - whenever the wedding seemed stressful I always would look at them because they reminded us of the important things we wanted, and looked like OUR wedding!
STILL WATER HOLLOW | JUNE 17, 2018
I'm so excited to share with you Demmi + Nick's wedding at beautiful Still Water Hollow! Demmi is one of those brides that is just an absolute joy to work for. She has this soft and bubbly kind spirit! This is a perfect example of a couple who opted for our Enhanced Day-Of Package. Demmi did a fabulous job working on a lot of the design and selecting her vendors. We worked with her on three areas of design assistance to help pull it all together, and together we created their perfect wedding. Thank you Demmi for inviting the Ira + Lucy team to be part of your wedding! Hugs!
Ira and Lucy Featured 2017 Couple
Alexis and Brady
| from one bride to another | engagement pictures |
Taking engagement pictures with my fiancé was something I was so excited to do. These are pictures that document such a special time in your life and are something you can decorate your first home with. These pictures are showcased on your wedding invitations and are essentially a preview for what a fabulous day your wedding will be, they truly set the tone for the big day! My best friend Kylie Morgan is a photographer so choosing her was a no brainer for me because her pictures are so dreamy. Next, my fiancé and I needed to decide on outfits and location. Just like every other bride I hopped on Pinterest and began searching day and night for engagement photo ideas. I quickly realized that I didn’t want engagement photos that were like every other brides’. I wanted our pictures to truly represent us.
The location was something that was really important to my fiancé. He loves the mountains so pictures surrounded by trees were a must. I decided McCall would be the perfect place to get a dreamy mountain and meadow backdrop. My family lives at Whitetail in McCall and it is the most breathtaking place full of trees and perfect sunset views. The dock at Shorelodge was our second location because I love the way the light reflects off the water there. I grew up visiting that hotel so it holds a special place in my heart. Picking locations that are special to you and your fiancé will make your pictures that much more magical and meaningful.
Okay so my fiancé couldn’t honestly have cared any less about his outfit for that day, so this part was all up to me! I love all things girly and slightly over the top. I didn’t want to wear just any ordinary outfit. These pictures were the perfect excuse to spoil myself and buy something I don’t wear on a regular day. I had been following Bliss Tulle on Instagram for a while and was absolutely in love with all of their skirts, so I knew I had to have one for our pictures. The super girly tulle skirt in my favorite color lavender was the perfect outfit. I felt like such a princess in flowing lavender tulle. I encourage all brides to go a little bold for your engagement picture outfit. After all, you only take engagement pictures once!
The setting and outfits were chosen, but my fiancé and I still wanted another element to make our pictures even more wow! I love vintage furniture because it makes everything seem like a romantic fairytale—which is exactly the look I was going for with these pictures. I picked out a vintage settee for our romantic woodsy engagements and I love the way it turned out in the photos.
I also recommend getting your makeup done the day of pictures because the pampering makes you feel like a princess and the pictures turn out so much better! Blush By Jamie Rose made me feel so special and beautiful that day. Overall, engagement pictures are an amazing experience to enjoy with your fiancé that creates a lasting and tangible memory. I am so excited to have Heidi along this journey to help with all of the wedding details. If a wedding is half as fun as taking engagement pictures then I am in for one fabulous day!
You know when something so meaningful happens to you that you actually don't want to share it with the world just yet, instead you want to hold onto it for a little while longer in your own quiet and safe space and take it all in? That's how I have been feeling about the debut of Rocky Mountain Bride Magazine's regional launch featuring the big editorial I designed for them back in October. It's been a journey getting to this place and I never want to lose site of my gratitude or faith in what my dream and goal of Ira and Lucy is. I've been experiencing a ton of emotions leading up to this week and finally holding the magazine in my hands and seeing my work on actual magazine pages, it's surreal! Thank you Rocky Mountain Magazine for this incredible opportunity. Every single page is beautiful and it's an honor being party of such a gorgeous collection!
Magazines will be hitting the shelves any day now! In the meantime, if you are anxious to see this gorgeous magazine and start getting some fabulous design and planning tips you can head to the virtual magazine, but for reals, you really do need a hard copy! It's stunning!
The Westchester Wedding PlannerFeatures Ira + Lucy
I am so excited to start my week with Ira and Lucy featured on The Westchester Wedding Planner! A "transplant" to Idaho from the bigger city life has been an adjustment these past few years and quite the adventure! Boise has been so welcoming and embraced our family with a lot of love and support! It's been incredible building our vintage rental and wedding design and planning business from the ground up here, so much so that we are now expanding our design and coordination services into Seattle and Portland! It is awesome to be featured by New York's Westchester Wedding Planner this morning! I adore when Idaho Creatives are recognized and put on the "wedding designer map"! We have some incredibly awesome talent here! I'm so grateful for the awesome team of creatives that helped me pull this dream shoot together! xx
[pullquote width="600" float="left"]Happy Monday! This is a fantastic way to begin our week! Heidi of Ira & Lucy Event Design envisioned a dream photo shoot with the most delicate color palette, stunning tablescape with the accents of watercolor, and wedding attire producing one of the prettiest shoots we’ve had the pleasure of featuring here at TWWP. There are so many sweet details that brides can use as inspiration for their own lovely weddings. I hope you love this photo shoot as much as I do. [/pullquote]
Photography: Ellie Asher Photo | Creative Directing: Ira & Lucy Vintage Rentals & Styling | Videography: TK Production Films | Catering: Open Table Catering | Cakes: Stevi Raff Cake Design | Gowns: Wedding Gowns by Daci at LaNeige Bridal and Maggie Sotter’s “Esme” and “Sawyer” Heartfelt Bridal | Hair and Make Up: Behrens Artistry | Invitations: Paperie + Pen | Venue: Blackhawk On The River | Vintage Rentals: Ira and Lucy | Floral Design: Flora | Sponsor: mcWED / McCall Wedding + Event Directory | Models: Kelsie Fields , Conner Skeen , Jayde Jones, Devyn LaRee’ Lish and Rachel Culver (TMTV Talent & Modeling, LLC.)