Today we are blessed with this joyous wedding at The Barn on Wild Rose Prairie in Spokane, Washington.
From M. Laine Photography:
Writing this was especially intimidating, partially because I love the images so much and partially because the bride, Shae, is my younger sister. It’s always an honor to be chosen to document a wedding day, but documenting my own family is a special kind of treat.
Shae and Jordan chose The Barn at Wild Rose Prairie in Spokane, as their venue, and as their photographer, I loved this choice! The options for photos there are endless.
We chose to do their first look in an open field, and Shae even surprised Jordan with a journal full of their memories afterward. Afterward, we had a great time taking photos of the bridal party!
Shae and Jordan’s ceremony was beautiful, and many tears were shed, mostly by Shae — she’s always been the sensitive one of the family!
Everyone was excited for Veraci Pizza at the reception, and after a few emotional first dances, Shae, Jordan and I snuck away for a few portraits at sunset. These are some of my favorite photos from the day!
When we came back to the reception, the bridal party livened up the dance floor with what has become to be known as “the Jordan heads”. They were originally made for Shae’s bachelorette party, but when they showed up at the reception, they were the life of the party!
Like all good things, the party came to an end too quickly. Shae and Jordan made their grand exit under string lights and bubbles, but not before adding a dramatic dip and kiss!
Tell us about your wedding! What was the inspiration behind your day? Did you have a specific theme, style or colour palette? Did you incorporate any cultural or religious traditions in any part of your day?
The overall inspiration behind my wedding was a simple neutral colour palette. I felt like it aligned well with my day to day style and was fiance approved!
Let’s talk about wedding decor. How did you decorate your space for the ceremony and the reception? Was any part of the decor DIY?
I did my best to keep the decor simple because our outdoor venue provided a lot of natural beauty. I used items that had been handed down from my older sister’s wedding and added twists to personalize them.
What were the florals like at your wedding? Did you use flowers in any of your design elements like the bridal bouquets, centrepieces or ceremony backdrop? Did they play an important part in the overall style of your wedding?
The florals at my wedding were also more simple. My bouquet was the most important floral item to me and it was! My bridesmaids had smaller bouquets to add some greenery to the natural palette and we included greenery on all of our centrepieces.
Did you personalize the day in any way (food trucks, guest entertainment etc.)? What were some of your favourite parts of your wedding?
One of my favourite personalized parts of our wedding was our officiant. He was had been a mutual best friend of ours and known our relationship from the day we met. My now-husband and I helped give him a general outline of what we wanted, including our favourite verses and quotes. We also read it and approved it ahead of time – which is nice because on the day I didn’t hear a single word he said.
Let’s talk about fashion. How did you both choose your wedding day look? Describe the looks in detail.
I chose my wedding day look at what exemplified my true style. I loved the modern look of the illusion lace combined with a timeless classic look of a simple mermaid silhouette. It wasn’t over the top, but the lace gave it details that made it exciting.
How did you meet? Tell us about the proposal.
We met in college and became best friends – JUST friends. After college, he decided to pursue me. For the proposal, he took me back to our college campus, Whitworth University and proposed in front of the dorm we met in. He had my photographer sister hiding in a hammock to capture the whole thing!
What was the most anticipated or special moment of your wedding day?
The most special moment of the wedding day was unexpected to me. I had been anticipating the first look for weeks, but what really hit home for me was the exchanging of our vows. That was the moment where I felt it really hit home that I was marrying my husband.
Do you have any wedding planning or marriage advice that you’d like to share with other couples planning their day?
I think my biggest piece of wedding planning advice is to set a budget and stick to it. It is really easy to get carried away, so you have to remember to stay disciplined!
Bridesmaid Dresses: Dessy Collection
Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie
Dress Designer: STELLA YORK
Jewelry: Pounders Jewelry
Bakery: Happy Cake Co.
Floral Designer: Rose and Blossom
Beauty: Kiss And Makeup
Reception Venue: The Barn on Wild Rose Prairie
Photographer: M. Laine Photography