Today’s real wedding is the epitome of what your wedding should be…one that follows no rules. One that is filled with love and emotion, is packed full of your friends and family. One that embraces hiccups and plain sailings (because thats how real weddings go) and ultimately, one that defines you as a couple regardless of what everyone else is doing.
I love seeing two people in love. There is nothing more vulnerable and raw, so when photographer Heather Woolery got in touch with the gallery from Cody & Tyler’s Idaho wedding, I was instantly hooked.
Nestled in the Idaho mountains, by the Clearwater River, Cody & Tyler celebrated their marriage at River Dance Lodge surrounded by their nearest and dearest. With such stunning scenery, the couple chose to simplify their wedding.
Heather explains more…
“Every couple teaches me something and always touches my heart. Cody and Tyler are such a fun couple, and from Cody’s veil that Tyler had picked out for her at a renaissance fair earlier this year, to the table filled with the brides vintage camera collection, their day just highlighted that weddings are personal…who cares what trends may or may not be going on. If you love it, then do it”
After meeting Cody over drinks at a coffee house, Heather knew she’d love to capture their special day. Their day was filled with personal touches which Heather loves to capture…after all, it’s usually the small things you forget after the event…
“I loved how the bride and groom had their hand and personality in every aspect of their wedding. They celebrate his Minnesota and her Idaho roots with their décor and table centrepieces”
No real wedding would be the same without some challenges, and Cody and Tyler’s day was no different. The ceremony ran faster than the food caterer had planned, so everything ended up being delayed. However, the couple just filled the time with toasts, which made everyone cry, and then kicked up the dance floor till dinner was ready.
But thats just how it goes. Some weddings have little hiccups, some weddings have big ones. But at the end of the day, when all is said and done, its about the couple tying the knot and celebrating their love.
We always love to ask the photographer their thoughts on love. And Heathers response was very candid and to the point…
“Love is simply the most complex emotion and bond that anyone can have. It is the most honest emotion because it’s one of the heart.”
We couldn’t have said it any better ourselves, Heather.
Heather is a an all-natural light documentary styled wedding photographer, based in Northern Idaho. She travels locally, nationally and internationally to shoot her speciality; smaller weddings and elopements for the wild at heart.
Photographer | Heather Woolery
Caterer/Beer | Rants & Raves Brewery
Venue | River Dance Lodge
DJ | Sydney Walker