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Rooted in the Rockies - Wedding Conference

ROOTED IN THE ROCKIES

A CURATED CONFERENCE DEDICATED TO HELP GROW, INSPIRE AND SET STYLE TRENDS FOR CREATIVES IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND BEYOND

Come Hang Out With Me in Denver! I'm so excited to be part of such an exciting event for those in the wedding industry! I receive emails throughout the year from other small business owners either already in the wedding industry or wanting to start their business asking for business coaching about how we got started, how I brand, how I work with clients, the nitty gritty about contracts, how I value my services etc. This is a great opportunity for any of you wanting to grow your business, invigorate your dreams or are just getting started! Come hang out with me and the other fabulous guest speakers!

IRA + LUCY
GUEST SPEAKER

As the co-founder and principal designer of Ira + Lucy, Heidi Wight, is recognized for her intuitive sense of style, as an impeccable design expert, offering her clients a full wedding experience focused on authentic client relationships and bespoke service. Ira + Lucy, named after Heidi’s husband’s great grandparents, began 6 years ago as a boutique wedding rental business that organically evolved into a thriving, highly sought after event planning and design firm. Raised in the beautiful Pacific NW, south of Seattle, Heidi has incorporated the blend of city culture and style with the personable nature of country life in Idaho. Heidi and her team boast an extensive portfolio featured in industry leading publications, and orchestrated some of Idaho’s most prominent weddings!

As the co-founder and principal designer of Ira + Lucy, Heidi Wight, is recognized for her intuitive sense of style, as an impeccable design expert, offering her clients a full wedding experience focused on authentic client relationships and bespoke service. Ira + Lucy, named after Heidi’s husband’s great grandparents, began 6 years ago as a boutique wedding rental business that organically evolved into a thriving, highly sought after event planning and design firm. Raised in the beautiful Pacific NW, south of Seattle, Heidi has incorporated the blend of city culture and style with the personable nature of country life in Idaho. Heidi and her team boast an extensive portfolio featured in industry leading publications, and orchestrated some of Idaho’s most prominent weddings!

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Photo by Milton Photography

Rocky Mountain Bride Magazine's Regional Debut

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!

Ira and Lucy featured in Rocky Mountain Bride Magazine
Ira and Lucy featured in Rocky Mountain Bride Magazine

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! 

 

 

 

Merry Christmas

REAL COUPLE WHITNEY + TIM
TAMARACK RESORT | ARLING CENTER

IRA + LUCY COORDINATION, DESIGN + RENTALS

Yesterday we needed to focus on some much needed family time, so I avoided the computer and instead baked up a storm, gained 15 pounds, played Star Wars video game with the hubs, played Transformers on the floor with Jagger and then had friends over for a fun evening. Like many of you I have a hard time resisting the urge to hop on Instagram and indulge in some visual eye candy and to my surprise saw Two Bird Studio announced the debut of one of our couples, Whitney and Tim's, Tamarack Mountain Wedding. Merry Christmas! I'm so excited to share with you! Stay tuned for the images coming soon! I can't wait for you to see more of the details.


Ira + Lucy On Rocky Mountain Bride

Real Wedding Feature

Brie + Kasey
The Barn at Mader Farm, Genesse Idaho

Featured on Rocky Mountain Bride Magazine

Featured on Rocky Mountain Bride Magazine

I will admit that I was that girl, the one who started planning her wedding when she was six years old. I dreamt of the man I would marry; what he would look like, his voice, and the things he would say to me standing up in front of our friends and family. What I didn’t realize at six years old, is that love surprises us when we least expect it and there’s actually no way to dream up or prepare for just how amazing it is going to be someday. I realized early on in my planning that what I was drawn to most were the little things, which is why I hired a designer. I wanted someone who understood the importance of every little detail and who would make all the little elements come together into a complimentary big picture. For the nonbelievers out there, I promise you actually can make a boho-chic, rustic, country barn wedding work! It just takes one amazing designer! - Bride, Brie

GETTING READY

Ira And Lucy Real Wedding Brie and Kasey, Bethany Small Photography
Ira And Lucy Wedding Designer, Bethany Small Photography
Ira And Lucy Wedding Designer, Bethany Small Photography
Ira And Lucy Wedding Designer, Bethany Small Photography
Ira And Lucy Wedding Designer, Bethany Small Photography

THE FIRST LOOK

The smoke from nearby wildfires threw our plans for a loop! Bride, Brie had planned for a surprise grand exit at the end of the night for Kasey with a helicopter flight leaving their reception, but with the smoke as bad as it was, early in the afternoon we received a call that it was a no go.... Here is one reason we love Brie so much, this bride was bummed, but determined and was willing to go with the flow and adjust plans as needed. Instead, we bumped up the schedule for photos and decor and had the helicopter come for the "First Look". The pilot was ok with that option since it would be lighter during the day hours and not be a safety issue. Welcome to make'n it work! Brie was whisked away to a hidden location as the helicopter landed on site at the venue and boy was Kasey surprised! The pilot then flew Kasey around to find his bride. Brie, walked up the rolling Palouse hills to greet Kasey. It was incredibly awesome! Thank you Kiwi Helicopters for making it happen!

Ira And Lucy Real Wedding Brie and Kasey, Bethany Small Photography
Ira And Lucy Real Wedding Brie and Kasey, Bethany Small Photography
Ira And Lucy Real Wedding Brie and Kasey, Bethany Small Photography
Ira And Lucy Real Wedding Brie and Kasey, Bethany Small Photography
Ira And Lucy Real Wedding Brie and Kasey, Bethany Small Photography
Ira And Lucy Real Wedding Brie and Kasey, Bethany Small Photography
Ira And Lucy Real Wedding Brie and Kasey, Bethany Small Photography
Ira And Lucy Real Wedding Brie and Kasey, Bethany Small Photography
Ira And Lucy Real Wedding Brie and Kasey, Bethany Small Photography
Ira And Lucy Real Wedding Brie and Kasey, Bethany Small Photography
Ira And Lucy Real Wedding Brie and Kasey, Bethany Small Photography
Ira And Lucy Wedding Designer, Bethany Small Photography
Ira And Lucy Real Wedding Brie and Kasey, Bethany Small Photography
Ira And Lucy Real Wedding Brie and Kasey, Bethany Small Photography

Brie sent me pics of the guys attire less than two weeks before the wedding and I encourage her a big NO on black ties and sent her ideas for bow ties for the gents! They rocked those bow ties! There was just no black in anything else in the design elements. In a rush, since we were on crunch time I sent Brie some options and together we figured it out and ordered them in time for the wedding! I say, they look might dapper! P.S. The Tie Bar has a ton of options and not bad prices! The Groomsmen wore "Opulent" style in champagne. Kasey wore the Sand Wash Solid in Brown.

The Tie Bar

CEREMONY

Ira And Lucy Real Wedding Brie and Kasey, Bethany Small Photography
Ira And Lucy Real Wedding Brie and Kasey, Bethany Small Photography
Ira And Lucy Real Wedding Brie and Kasey, Bethany Small Photography
Ira And Lucy Real Wedding Brie and Kasey, Bethany Small Photography

Brie envisioned draping on the the tree and really wanted white, but it just wasn't feasible. As I shopped around for draping with the little amount of time we had, I landed on this gorgeous lavender and taupe/gray subtle floral print and it was EXACTLY what I wanted! It pulled in the bridesmaid dresses, the purples in the groomsmen shirts and the floral details and helped blend the gray and taupe details throughout the wedding design. AND it was in the clearance section and made getting the whole bolt of fabric feasible with the budget! SCORE! This is a snippet of the design board we presented to Brie and Kasey to help them envision the design elements. We focus on tangible, accessible items that will be part of their wedding decor.

CUSTOM DESIGN BOARD

Ira And Lucy Custom Design Board
Ira And Lucy Wedding Designer
Ira And Lucy Wedding Designer, Bethany Small Photography

RECEPTION

The Barn at Mader Farm, is an incredible venue. The historic barn is a dream to design with! We used lighter linen to brighten the space up and featured greenery chandeliers. Beautiful sheer drapes billowed down the sides of the entrance and were sashed with silk ribbon and greenery. Kara, with Just So. Event Floral worked some serious magic on the centerpieces, featuring artichokes, dahlias roses and greenery - some of the bride's favorite flowers.

Ira And Lucy Wedding Design, Bethany Small Photography
Ira And Lucy Wedding Design
Ira And Lucy Wedding Design, Bethany Small Photography
Ira And Lucy Wedding Design, Bethany Small Photography
Ira And Lucy Wedding Design, Bethany Small Photography
Ira And Lucy Wedding Design, Bethany Small Photography
Ira And Lucy Wedding Design, Bethany Small Photography
Ira And Lucy Wedding Design, Bethany Small Photography
Ira And Lucy Wedding Design, Bethany Small Photography
Ira And Lucy Wedding Design, Bethany Small Photography

Brie and Kasey own a Coffee business and we had to incorporate this personal element into their wedding. We featured this rustic old industrial cart (available in our rental items), added some greenery and Brie made these darling coffee bean to-go bags for their gift favors. Brie's bridesmaid did the water color lettering.

SHOP THE LOOK


A FEW OF OUR OWN PICS WHILE SETTING UP

 

V E N D O R S
Photographer: Bethany Small Photography  Venue: The Barn at Mader Farm  Planning + Design: Ira + Lucy  Floral Design: Just So. Event Floral  Videography: Sure Shot Video  Wedding Dress (Designer): Maggie Sottero  Wedding Dress (Store): Heartfelt Bridal  Hair: Halo Salon  Makeup: Laura Henderson Makeup Stationary: Mini Wishes