Reed Wedding//Forest-inspired celebration

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The moment Jenny and Will contacted me for their May wedding, I knew that the mountain-and-forest gods had arranged this one. “It will be very simple and down to earth…I want the scenery to speak for its self since it’s so beautiful up there.” They were not kidding. One of my favorite parts of their wedding day was my drive up to the lodge. The winding roads through the mountains boasted of Ponderosa pines and Douglas firs before eventually opening up to the placid lake nestled within.  

 

Jenny and Will chose the North Shore Lodge in the enchanted forests of Cascade, Idaho for their intimate wedding. And what better location than the lake they spent many summers exploring together. They rented out the whole campground for their wedding weekend. 

 

PSA for future engaged couples, this is the best idea! 

 

With private cabins and mother nature all to themselves, Jenny and Will were able to treat their guests to a forest-inspired celebration with the isolation and privacy that they wanted for this most-anticipated day. 

 

Jenny and Will had been waiting for this day for ten years. Their seventy-five closest guests sat in white chairs facing Warm Lake. A slight breeze passed through the trees as the witnesses listened to the two express a decade’s worth of love and commitment that they had for one another. Friends and family described these two as an incredibly warm and gentle-hearted pair whom you can always rely on. Even in my short time knowing these two, I too witnessed how unique, incredibly sweet and soft-spoken Jenny is, and how she found her perfect match in Will. With his heart of gratitude and appreciation for all those around him, he is by far one of the most grateful and tender-hearted grooms I have worked with. 

 

Following the intimate and moving ceremony, Jenny and Will invited their friends and family to celebrate on the campground. Their reception boasted of BBQ ribs, s’mores and the most absolutely amazing cake by the Boise Cakery. Holy yum! And when the mountain said goodbye to daylight, DJ RP heated the party up. It was such a hopping dance floor that even Will’s adorable grandfather busted a move and got down! What an amazingly perfect May day to celebrate the unity of Jenny and Will in their most favorite place in the world surrounded by their most cherished of people.


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