Monday, February 1, 2010

Real Wedding: Buddy and Shay

The minute I met Buddy and Shay I knew I was going to have a great time planning and designing their wedding. I am not sure if there are two people better suited for each other. Buddy is an old school southern guy who loves tradition, and Shay is a local Idaho girl who is most happy hip deep in the river fishing. So you can just imaging that we were bringing two very different worlds together for this wedding. The wedding was held here in Sun Valley in Buddy and Shay's back yard, and people traveled from all over the country to get here.

One of the first thing I learned about Shay is that she is not a big fan of wearing dresses. However after a bit of a search she found just the perfect tea-length dress by Reverie. When she walked down the aisle with her father you could just see the love in Buddy's face.

The ceremony was held in the back yard with the Bald Mountain making the most beautiful back drop. After the ceremony the guest mingled and had a great food surprise waiting for them on the other side of the house. Buddy and Shay's world very much revolves around their dogs, so for the cocktail hour we had a life sized ice sculpture of one of their dogs made to be the centerpiece of the raw sea food bar.

After the ceremony the guests went into the tent for dinner. We filled the dinner tent with tons of trees and bushes to make it feel like an English garden, and topped the tent off with sparking chandeliers. For the entertainment, later in the evening, the guests were led down a flower filled path into the dancing tent, where the guest danced the night away under the summer sky.

planning and floral decor by Taylor'd Events
catering by Judith McQueen Entertaining
photography by Kirsten Shultz

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