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Heading North: Woodland-Foraged Wedding Florals in Tamarack, Idaho

Sarah & Tyler
August 31, 2019 
Private Residence
Tamarack, ID
After a sealing at the Meridian Idaho Temple, Sarah and Tyler celebrated with a dreamy, meadow-magic ceremony at a private residence in Tamarack, ID. Bubbling over with elegant, organic and nearly whimsical  foraged wedding floral placements, the berry-accented décor immediately draws the eye.

THE DÉCOR

The largely Utah-based party pro team (including Kindred Rising Events, Alice Shoots People and The Potted Pansy) worked closely with the mother of the bride to bring the natural foliage around the beautiful home venue into the design. Upon visiting the home, the designers were immediately inspired by the forest paradise, lined with aspens and meadow grasses. Taking full advantage, they created a palette of foraged wedding florals like we’ve never seen before. 
To make the wooded oasis a little more bridal, bride Sarah knew they would need to add a bit more sparkle. That’s where Idaho Tents & Events came in: the planners erected a clear tend in a clearing to give the guests a view of the trees and lakeside as they dined with the couple, and Idaho Tents & Events delivered the stars. They strung over 12,000 lights in the tent!
The surrounding fauna also contributed to the decor within the tent. Not wanting the interior décor to distract from the exterior clearing’s beauty, Mandy Ogaz with Potted Pansy foraged for natural elements such as berries, wildflowers and aspen trunks from around the family’s property, and used the logs to house her incredible, ruffled-rose laden arrangements. Varied sizes of containers added interest and texture to each tabletop, with just a few traditional brass vases and candlesticks to add height and dimension, as well as catch the light from the “stars.”
Delicate, intricate wildflower fronds also themed in each bouquet, perfectly matching the huckleberries scattered among the tablescapes for yet another whimsically natural touch. Wooden boxes from Sage & Thistle tied the natural to the glamorous as the centerpiece of each setting. 

Each personal setting was accented with an intricate violet goblet, to further incorporate the color of the huckleberries, and added a delicious pop of color. The wedding was held during huckleberry season, so those rich berry hues couldn’t be resisted. Custom sage linen and gold chargers accented china plates, but each table had something unique: each was named for a different mountain in Idaho, or that had significance to the bride and groom.

“They were a fun conversation starter, and added a personal touch to each table,” says Erica Paine, of Kindred Rising Events.

THE CEREMONY

For the ring ceremony, Sarah and her family knew they wanted to have it in a particular grove of aspen trees that had a view of the lake.

“We didn’t need to do much to this area because it was already so beautiful and peaceful, but we definitely wanted to add an arch to back the beautiful union,” says Erica. “Mandy Ogaz of the Potted Pansy created the most beautiful arch, full of aspens, greenery, flowers, and other plants they foraged from the property.”

The arch itself is indeed so perfectly natural, it almost looks as though it sprang up from the ground, ready to provide the ideal backdrop for these lovers, their friends and many nieces, cousins and nephews.

THE PARTY

The team brought the meadow back to the house for the dinner, with simplified centerpieces on round tables. A dance floor at the back of the house was backed by a larger-than-life banner of Sarah & Tyler at their bridal shoot by Alex Colberg, and flanked by large aspen trunk stools and slabs of wood with living edges, of course foraged from the property. The wood serves as tables for dessert and seating for those needing a break from the dancing. 

“It was a beautiful and perfect night. Alice Cannon from Alice Shoots People captured the beauty and love shared that day through her incredible photography. The guests danced the night away, and we sent off the bride and groom with love, laughter, and through a cloud of bubbles.”

Scroll on to see every last perfectly matched detail of Sarah & Tyler’s big day!

VENDORS

Design, Planning, and Coordination: Kindred Rising Events & Design | @kindredrising
Photography: Alice Shoots People | @aliceshootspeople
Bridals/Banner: Alex Colberg | @alexcolberg
Florals: The Potted Pansy | @thepottedpansy
Furniture & Tent Rentals, Lighting: Idaho Tents & Events | @idahotentsandevents
Decor Rentals: Kindred Rising and Sage and Thistle Events | @sageandthistleevents
Flatware & China Rentals: Event Rent Idaho | @eventrentidaho
Catering: Remington’s, Cascade, ID

 

Megan Bartholomew
Megan Hulse Bartholomew is the web editor for Utah Bride & Groom and Utah Style & Design magazines. She recently graduated from the University of Utah with degrees in English and Journalism, and is currently trying to catch up on 5+ years of pleasure reading.

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