A Gray and Yellow Country Wedding at Still Water Hollow in Nampa, Idaho

Nicole Allen (31 and an escrow assistant) and Derrick Heinrich (30 and a union pipe fitter) met through mutual friends. At the time, Nicole was focuse

Nicole Allen (31 and an escrow assistant) and Derrick Heinrich (30 and a union pipe fitter) met through mutual friends. At the time, Nicole was focused on being a single mom and Derrick was adjusting to life after a tour in Iraq with the National Guard. But one day in April, Derrick proposed. Nicole was supposed to meet her friends for dinner, but was concerned about Derrick acting stressed and being short with her. She went home to feel out what was going on before dinner, and when we walked in the house, Derrick was on his knee. “I stood there in shock and his family was secretly placed throughout the house and they all jumped out and cheered,” Nicole says. They decided to get married at Still Water Hallow in Nampa, Idaho. They exchanged vows in a little white chapel before having their reception outside surrounded by a pond with a large fountain, overgrown trees and rustic gray wood barns. Inspired by the gray wood and mellow, rustic vibe of the venue, the couple chose gray and yellow for all of the details. Adele Martin from Blooms and Balloons made the classic yellow bouquets and Major Events completed the look with wooden barrels and burlap table runners for a country chic vibe. The best part was the DIY dinner made my Derrick’s uncle and Godfather as a family tradition. They had BBQ brisket and dutch oven sticky chicken with rice pilaf, salad, BBQ beans and rolls.

"Derrick presented me with a stunning Neil Lane engagement ring," Nicole says. "He had the round stone taken out of the center and added a special halo to fit a beautifulrnprincess-cut diamond. It's framed in round diamonds and complemented by lines of round diamonds along the band. It was perfect! He later presented me with the wedding band and an additional band as well during the wedding ceremony. Bling! Bling!"
The groom and his groomsmen wore soft gray suits with white button ups. The bridesmaids wore ruffled gray dresses from Etsy.
Nicole and Derrick exchanged vows at Still Water Hollow in Nampa. "It's a beautiful venue that sits out in the country," Nicole says. The little white chapel was transplanted years ago from another property.
The flower girl wore a gray, white and yellow pillowcase dress from Etsy and carried yellow daisies. The ring bearer wore a gray suit and yellow tie to match the groomsmen.
Nicole and Derrick at Still Water Hallow
The iced tea and lemonade drinks were displayed on rustic wood barrels and crates to match the country wedding theme.
The reception tables were decorated with gray linens to match the wedding colors and accented with burlap and lace runners for a little rustic flair.
The centerpieces included yellow gerbera daisies, carnations, roses and lab's ear.
Nicole and Derrick enjoyed a two-tier white wedding cake decorated with gray and yellow fondant from The Sweet Spot Bakery.
Nicole and Derrick First Dance
Nicole and Derrick gave guests custom gray and yellow koozies with their names and wedding date.
Nicole and Derrick Sparkler Exit