Weddings August 18, 2008

Wedding Tips Volume 7

Lindsey Monahan, of Sun Valley, ID
Joseph Armeen, of Charlotte, NC

Married: June 23, 2007
Where: St. Thomas Episcopal Church and reception at Monahan’s parent’s backyard in Gimlet, Ketchum
Florist: Botanica, Ketchum
Cake: Cristina’s Restaurant & Bakery, Ketchum, Idaho
“An amazing artist with food and makes anything you order amazingly fresh, elegant and delicious,” recalls Lindsey.
Caterer: Cristina’s Restaurant & Bakery, Ketchum
Planner: Local, Dotti Bryant
Photographer: Kirsten Schultz Photography, Bellevue
Hair: Jamilynn Smith from Vertu, Ketchum
Honeymoon: Zihuatanejo, Mexico
Living now: San Francisco, California
Tip: Keep it simple. Sun Valley is a beautiful place and the setting will make your event more spectacular than you can imagine. 

Katie Rauch, of Baltimore, MD
Brian Bailey, of Berkeley, CA

Married: July 28, 2007
Where: North of Ketchum
Florist: Tara Bella, Ketchum
Cake & Caterer: CK’s Real Food, Hailey
Planner: Local, Amy Maier
Photographer: Hillary Maybery
Hair and makeup: Vertu and PURE, Ketchum
Living now: Ketchum, Idaho
Tip: Use vendors you trust so you don’t worry about the details on the big day.

Michelle Lanoue, of Chicago, IL
Scott Babin, of Seattle, WA

Married: September 8, 2007
Where: Galena Lodge, in Senate Meadows, north of Ketchum
Florist: Tara Bella, Ketchum
Caterer/Planner: Erin Zell at the Galena Lodge handled all the organization for the wedding and the dinner reception prepared by Chef Don Shepler.  
Photographer:  Dev Khalsa Photography, Hailey
Music:  Local, Rick Hoel played guitar.
Lodging: and
Honeymoon: Bora Bora
Living now: Seattle, Washington
Tip: Planning my wedding was so easy.  I think the key to that, especially when you live out of town, is to hire people you feel comfortable with and then trust them and let them do their job.  Too many brides and grooms try to over-manage their wedding . . . we just wanted to enjoy ours.

Laurie Swall, of Boise, ID
Matt Christian, of Danville, CA

Married: September 8, 2007
Where: Crested Butte, Colorado
Cake: Assorted cupcakes,
Caterer: Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Planner: Karen Fowler, Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Colorado
Photographer: Alison White, Crested Butte, Colorado
Hair and makeup: Katie Smith
Honeymoon: Hawaii, April 2008
Living now: Hailey, Idaho
Tip: Planning a destination wedding is easy with all of the options available on the Internet. I asked locals for referrals and found my photographer and baker that way.

Congratulations Laurie, SVM’s own Associate Publisher!




This article appears in the Summer 2008 Issue of Sun Valley Magazine.