A Romantic Outdoor Wedding at Blue Lakes Country Club in Twin Falls, Idaho
Although they were friends in high school, Elle and Kalen didn't connect as more than that until after college. Elle moved home in the spring and they were dating by the fall. Two years later, they had their first child. “He is the light of our life,” Elle says. Kalen proposed the next year on Mother’s Day as he read her a book about their love story with the ring attached to the last page.
The couple were married five months later at a country club in the mountains of Twin Falls, Idaho. Elle wore a champagne-colored Watters Vienna gown with lace detailing for a glamorous look. She topped it with a full-length cathedral-length veil and silver Jimmy Choo shoes with crystal earrings and bracelet. She carried a bouquet that included cream garden sprays, dusty pink sahara roses and pale pink hydrangeas for a romantic and classic look. Her bridesmaids wore black Amsale one-shoulder tulle gowns to look sleek and formal while carrying bouquets of dusty pink roses. Kalen and his groomsmen wore traditional black-and-white tuxedos with black bow ties and dress shoes.
The ceremony was outside and included an archway draped with flowers where Elle and Kalen tied a unity-rope braid. It represented their unbreakable bond and their faith. The outdoor wedding combined Idaho's rustic beauty with an elegant, romantic vibe. A chandelier hung from the archway where the couple were married and blush pink carried over as the main color. Accents of ivory, gold and black brought out Elle's desired feeling. “We opted for a large draped tent and included wooden farm tables and sequin linens to help combine the aesthetics,” Elle says of the country-club reception that later hosted dinner and dancing. Wooden farm tables were decorated with pink sequin linens and black chiavari chairs. Elle and Kalen sat at a sweetheart table with their friends and family gathered around. Guests spent much of the evening on the black-and-white-checkered dance floor, a statement piece. Elle's advice for future brides: “The best advice we can give is to love and accept each other. Let each other know how appreciative you are each day.” —Caroline Eubanks