So excited this amazing wedding is featured on Style Me Pretty. Alyssa + Dan are two of the nicest people you will ever meet and their wedding day was absolutely perfect. They live in Denver but they wanted to have their wedding near their hometown of Spokane, Washington. The locale of the big day was On River’s Edge, a barn venue located north of Spokane. Dan is a little country and Alyssa loves anything sparkly, so the “rustic elegance” that the site is known for made for the ideal location.
It was such a refreshing wedding to photograph, and all the DIY touches made the day so special. Alyssa’s mother helped with all the details locally, Dan’s mom put touches together like the chalkboard contact paper on all of the mason jars, Alyssa’s aunts put together all of the centerpieces, other aunts made the pies, family friends made signs. Andrea Leslie, a wedding planner and one of Alyssa’s bridesmaids, helped the day go smoothly. I also feel lucky to have had Whitefish, Montana photographer extraordinaire Kelli Trontel help shoot the wedding with me. All in all, everyone really came together to pull off this event.
Throughout the day, it was obvious that every detail was touched with love. Some of my favorites were Alyssa’s Grandma’s Strawberry Jam, the Dictionary Guest Book (a good source of entertainment for their coffee table), a huge slice from a Pine Tree placed under the cake (from a tree Alyssa planted in first grade), photos of other family members on their wedding days and of course, the happy tears handkerchiefs. (By the way, there were no dry eyes in the house when Alyssa’s dad walked her down the aisle.)
I loved the fun touches too—like the Groom’s Survival Kit (socks for cold feet, mints for fresh breath, lifesavers to keep afloat, shots to calm nerves) and the children’s craft table. I also loved the idea behind the Signature Drinks: “Game Over”—created by Dan and his boys who always tease that its “game over” for him—is made from sweet tea vodka and lemonade. Alyssa loves the lavender cosmos from Vintages at 611 (a restaurant in Spokane where her and Dan met) so she had them make a batch for cocktail hour.
I hope you enjoy these pics as much as I enjoyed capturing their day and all the special experiences they created for their guests.
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Photography: Brooke Boling + Kelli Trontel
Venue: On River’s Edge
Dress: Vera Wang
Brides Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Caterer: Tana Rekofke, Vintages at 611
Hair: Haley from Josephine’s Salon and Spa
Floral Design: Dahlia Barn for centerpieces and The Art of Flower for bouquets
Dessert: (Pies) Bride’s family (Cake) Sweet Dreams Bakery
Invitations: Printable Press