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Sydney & Bryce: A Summer Ranch Wedding in Idaho
Photos By E + E Photography
By L. K. on Sep 30, 2015 at 5:00 am in Vintage and Rustic
Bryce Hoogland and Sydney Thomas, high school sweethearts and film students with a shared passion for the silent cinema of yesteryear, wanted to imbue their big day with a “vintage film feel.” Surrounded by fragrant lavender fields, enshrouded in decades-old greenery, and dotted with an eclectic array of found art, Sutherland’s Ranch offered the Idahoan couple a setting worthy of the old screen. A lunar motif gave the event a touch of stardust, with a handcrafted crescent moon evoking the popular portrait props of the early twentieth century.
The wedding was captured beautifully by Ethan and Emily Hensley of E + E Photography, whose photographic treatment was inflected with a sense of the past. “Bryce and Sydney put so much thought into every bygone detail,” Emily says. “Their nuptials encompassed everything that is beautiful about a summer wedding in Idaho.”
Cranberry-colored roses gave Sydney’s soft-looking bouquet of peonies and dusty miller foliage, arranged by The Florist at Edwards, a boldly romantic pop. Trailing amaranthus added visual interest.
From Jolly Edition, the couple’s garden-themed invitation suite featured charming hand illustrations by British artist Katie Harnett.
The rustic-chic décor was inspired by the couple’s love of all things farmhouse. “When we met with our wedding coordinator, Heidi Wight of Ira & Lucy, she immediately understood what we were going for,” Sydney recalls. “Rentals from her vintage furniture company, along with antiques that my mother-in-law had recently restored, really helped bring our vision to life.”
“For us, the ceremony was the best part of the day,” Sydney says. “We wrote our own vows, and saying them out loud before all of our loved ones really hit home. We started off the ceremony by presenting both of our mothers with bouquets and thanking them for making the day possible. We ended the ceremony by having our officiant explain to our guests why Bryce and I opted to take each other’s surnames, hyphenating them together to create a new name. We wanted to have the same last name, but we didn’t want to follow the patriarchal tradition of a bride abandoning her last name.”
The bride and her mother bonded over countless hours’ worth of DIY projects. This stellar sign was among the fruits of their labor.
Made by pastry chef Greg Marsh, the couple’s four-tiered naked cake was in keeping with the Arcadian theme. It sat on an amber glass pedestal, enwreathed in sugar-dusted berries and accented with tiny sprigs of baby’s breath.
Sharing is Happiness
Photography > E + E Photography
Event Design and Planning > ira & lucy
Ceremony Venue > sutherland’s ranch
Reception Venue > sutherland’s ranch
Flowers > the florists at edward’s
Catering > a lively chef
Cake > greg marsh designer cakes
Vintage rentals > ira & lucy
Invitations > jolly edition
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