THE WEDDING VENUE
Bear Creek Lodge wedding venue is located in beautiful McCall, Idaho. The Bear Creek Lodge was a dream wedding venue for Megan and Nate. The setting was absolutely stunning. High in the forest, this wedding was rustic with chic elements brought in by different details throughout the day. Surrounded by green and rustic forest and hints of wildflowers throughout, the property made this a dream location to say “I Do” after 18 months of planning.
THE WEDDING DAY
Bear Creek Lodge did not disappoint. I arrived at a fully set up ceremony and reception area. The details were planned out and created with so much thought. Right down to the monogrammed napkins and personal touches throughout the whole space. There were doors leading to the ceremony space were designed and built by the groom’s family. Wildflower flowers lined the aisle and floral accents on the unique arch really helped bring Megan’s vision to life.
Megan and Nate’s first look was so special. The backdrop was beautiful and the couple shared a very special moment together. First looks are one of my favorite things to photograph. They are so special and the reactions are priceless. The couple shared their vows to one another and there was a lot of laughing and hugging. Bridal party photos were next. Dresses that were worn by the bridesmaids were so unique. I have never seen anything quite like them. Almost like they were straight outta Kate Spade’s closet. I loved them and each one of them were different with the same floral element to them.
THE CEREMONY AND RECEPTION
The couple was married by their friend Blas, the same person who introduced them. She jokingly said after their first date that she would officiate the wedding. Years later she did just that. It was a beautiful ceremony and reception. The reception was catered by Horsewood Catering. Megan’s family owns a cattle ranch and provided the meat. I can honestly say it was the best beef I have ever had. The way to my heart is good meat and beautiful details. Maybe not in that order but I will never tell.
They shared wonderful toasts that were full of stories and advice. The couple danced the night away after I took them for magical golden hour photos that did not disappoint. This whole day was absolutely beautiful from start to finish. I was so glad to be a part of Megan and Nate’s day. Thank you for making me feel like a part of the family. Wishing you so much adventure and happiness. Cheers to the newlywed couple!
Equipment Rentals: McCall Party Rentals
Band: Barton and Boller Band
Event Planner: Sara Michelle Weddings
Cake Designer: Stacey Cakes
Cinema and Video: Sweet Love Films
Floral Designer: Posies Floral
Ceremony Location: Bear Creek Lodge
Reception Venue: Bear Creek Lodge
Caterer: Horsewood Catering
Dress Store: Margene’s Bridal
Dress Store: BB Bridal
Photographer: Jacque Sudbrock Photography