Inspiration for the day/ How did you make your wedding about the two of you? The vision for our wedding was to host a Black Tie Event in the middle of a barley field with an organic, easy and intimate feel. Once we realized where we wanted to say our vows everything else started to fall into place. We knew we wanted to have a weekend full of events with a festival feel. We were able to share every moment with only our closest friends and family while sharing our love for Malad, Idaho.
How did you choose the location? It took us about two years to figure out where we wanted to get married because we wanted it to be memorable and meaningful. After checking out wedding destination including Mexico and Hawaii we realized our hearts were actually in Malad, Idaho where Dylan’s Grandparents live and have a beautiful family ranch. We go there every summer for the Fourth of July and celebrate with our family by enjoying all the small town festivities. It was a summer trip years ago to Malad where we realized we were really falling in love and wanted to start a family.
When we were thinking about destinations Malad just made sense. We were able to have ALL our friends and family in a place that we love so much and we got to share a little more of us with them! I love the fact that this land has been apart of Dylan’s family for generations and we are able to go back to “The Caldwell Ranch” each year for the rest of our lives.
Most memorable moment of your wedding day? The most memorable moments happen when you least expect them and for us it started with a storm that came through our location just as everything had been finalized and setup. Only a few guests had arrived when heavy winds and clouds blew through the reception area, blowing over all of the umbrellas (this happened twice!), snapping two of them, and turning over a table. Minutes before the charter bus full of remaining guests arrived, Dylan, in his tux, was still scrambling to get everything setup again. It was all hands on deck up until a few minutes before the ceremony because the wind wouldn’t stop.
But just as the ceremony was starting the wind died down and the dark clouds went away leaving the perfect backdrop for us to say “I do”. We had an incredible sunset as the ceremony finished and to top it all off we were visited by a beautiful team of grazing horses that stood perfectly behind us in the field. For all the hard work it took our families, it just felt like the perfect moment.
Any advice for those planning a wedding now? Enjoy the process and take your time! Just because you get engaged doesn’t mean you have to start planning right away! The engagement doesn’t expire! If you don’t love planning then get someone to help you, it will make the process more enjoyable for you and your man. Lastly, do what YOU want and listen to your gut… its about YOU and your soon to be husband!