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HeyGirlfriend.Net ~ Destination Wedding ~ Photo by QuickSilver Studios Spokane, Washington

With wedding season arriving, I thought this would be a good time to share some inspiration photos from my nephew and his wife’s wedding last summer.

HeyGirlfriend.Net ~ Destination Wedding ~ Photo by QuickSilver Studios Spokane, WashingtonHeyGirlfriend.Net ~ Destination Wedding ~ Photo by QuickSilver Studios Spokane, Washington

It was a destination wedding at Lake Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.  Most of the guests traveled from California and Washington State.

 

Being the social butterflies that they are, the bride and groom made a week long celebration out of their time in Idaho.

 

The bridal party rented a huge house on the water where the groom’s parents left their boat for the bridal party’s use.  Some guests stayed in a campground in motor homes and maybe even tents, other guests stayed at the Coeur d’Alene Resort or nearby hotels.

 

On the day of the wedding, guests met at the Coeur d’Alene Resort and took a ferry to the wedding venue.

 

There were many parties before and after the wedding.  The week of celebrations ended the day after the wedding with a great big bar-b-que (cook out) thrown by the bridal party and parents of the bride and groom, for all of the guests.

HeyGirlfriend.Net ~ Destination Wedding ~ Photo by QuickSilver Studios Spokane, WashingtonHeyGirlfriend.Net ~ Destination Wedding ~ Photo by QuickSilver Studios Spokane, WashingtonHeyGirlfriend.Net ~ Destination Wedding ~ Photo by QuickSilver Studios Spokane, Washington

The photos featured in this post are by Quicksilver Studios in Spokane and by me.  The best photos are by Quicksilver Studios.  If you click on each photo’s pin button, you will see the photo credits.  Quicksilver Photography made a precious wedding video, you can click here to see it or click the link at the bottom of this page.

HeyGirlfriend.Net ~ Destination Wedding ~ Photo by QuickSilver Studios Spokane, Washington

The programs were made of two card stock sheets with print on each side.  A stick was sandwiched between the two sheets to create a fan.  It was a hot summer day and the fans were put to use.HeyGirlfriend.Net ~ Destination Wedding ~ Photo by Melissa Bolinger

The groomsmen and woman (the groom is 2nd from the left; his brother, my nephew, Grant is 3rd from the left; and their sister, my niece Kolby, is the one in the dress) HeyGirlfriend.Net ~ Destination Wedding ~ Photo by Melissa BolingerHeyGirlfriend.Net ~ Destination Wedding ~ Photo by Melissa BolingerHeyGirlfriend.Net ~ Destination Wedding ~ Photo by Melissa Bolinger

A match made in heavenHeyGirlfriend.Net ~ Destination Wedding ~ Photo by QuickSilver Studios Spokane, Washington

Tyler and Cara entertained everyone with their first dance, which they choreographed themselves!HeyGirlfriend.Net ~ Destination Wedding ~ Photo by Melissa BolingerHeyGirlfriend.Net ~ Destination Wedding ~ Photo by Melissa Bolinger

So free and so much fun!  They are beautiful together!HeyGirlfriend.Net ~ Destination Wedding ~ Photo by Melissa BolingerHeyGirlfriend.Net ~ Destination Wedding ~ Photo by Melissa BolingerHeyGirlfriend.Net ~ Destination Wedding ~ Photo by Melissa Bolinger

After dinner and sunset, the room turned into a disco and I don’t think anyone stayed seated.  This is the only wedding I have been to where everyone danced all night.

My mom has always said, “the guests are who make the party”, but in this case, I see it as the law of attraction.  The Bride and Groom attract fun people and under their guidance, no party could fail.

The Seating ChartHeyGirlfriend.Net ~ Destination Wedding ~ Photo by Melissa BolingerThe Bridal Table went on foreverHeyGirlfriend.Net ~ Destination Wedding ~ Photo by Melissa Bolinger

Place SettingsHeyGirlfriend.Net ~ Destination Wedding ~ Photo by Melissa BolingerHeyGirlfriend.Net ~ Destination Wedding ~ Photo by Melissa BolingerHeyGirlfriend.Net ~ Destination Wedding ~ Photo by Melissa Bolinger

HeyGirlfriend.Net ~ Destination Wedding ~ Photo by Melissa BolingerHeyGirlfriend.Net ~ Destination Wedding ~ Photo by Melissa BolingerHeyGirlfriend.Net ~ Destination Wedding ~ Photo by Melissa BolingerHeyGirlfriend.Net ~ Destination Wedding ~ Photo by Melissa BolingerHeyGirlfriend.Net ~ Destination Wedding ~ Photo by Melissa BolingerClick here to see more!  It’s worth it!HeyGirlfriend.Net ~ Destination Wedding ~ Photo by Melissa Bolinger

 

9 thoughts on “Destination Wedding

  1. Janea says:

    What a wonderfully planned out wedding – it seemed like every detail was fun and exciting. Thanks for sharing! Great dress too, by the way! 😍 XO, Janea
    http://theSTYLetti.com

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    1. It was amazing! The bride was (is) a knock-out in that gorgeous dress. I loved her hair and shoes, too.

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  2. Anne Furey says:

    I loved every detail! And the video was so FUN! I just love a happy wedding ! xo

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    1. Anne, I’m so glad you watched the video! It shows the beauty of the surroundings and the personalities of the bride and groom. I love a happy wedding, too!! xox

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  3. Nancy says:

    What an amazing setting! That bride is gorgeous! And the gown! Whoa! The flowers… Beautiful!

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    1. Nancy, pictures don’t do the setting justice! The bride is so beautiful, wedding day or not! Our family scored! 🤗

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    Love it!!!

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  5. Janet bolinger says:

    Oh Melissa, you told a great “story” in a few wonderful photos! Our grandson’s wedding so we did know how beautiful n how FUN it all was! You did good! The bridesmaids all looked like movie stars from the “Forties’, Elegant ” non matching” gowns, all in different shades of the same color. And you’re right, the bride was beautiful n the bride n groom planned a wedding to remember! Tyler having his sister, be one of his “stand up guys” made it truly a family affair. Coeur d Alene is a beautiful venue n the day was just glorious! Thanks for letting us relive the day! Love Janet b

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