Michelle & Dado's Coeur D'Alene Resort wedding was definitely one for the books. They actually eloped in their backyard before having their reception, and it was one of the most heartfelt events I documented in 2020. Considering that I grew up being best friends with Michelle, it was such a privilege to be there on her special day. And I can't wait to share their story with you!
Going back a few years, I was able to shoot another wedding in Michelle's family. Her sister, Stephanie, asked me to be her wedding photographer and of course I said yes. Being able to see, celebrate, and document this family as my own (because they basically are) has been so fulfilling.
At their Coeur D'Alene Resort wedding, Michelle's grandpa led their vow renewal ceremony. I love when couples incorporate their families into their wedding - and this was no exception. But the best part? Their pup Tyson got to be apart of both events! He was the ring bearer for Michelle & Dado and he did a fantastic job. Not going to lie, we all thought he might go for an afternoon swim, but he was on his best behavior.
When we took photos at Coeur D'Alene Resort, the wind was definitely something we had to work with. Something like that can be tricky, and it can be easy for couples to freak out when they realize it. But if you trust your experienced photographer, the photos will always turn out great! A tip that I've learned is to have (in this case) the bridesmaids go "cheek to cheek," which helped their hair stay down. Ultimately, depending on the strength of the wind, there may not be anything we can really do. But that's when I just remind everyone that it takes teamwork and sometimes we just gotta embrace it. Look at those bridesmaids dresses blowing in the wind, and Michelle's hair flowing like a supermodel during her bridal portraits. Epic!
Need a photographer for your Coeur D'Alene Resort wedding?
If so, I would love to be your photographer. To inquire about your date and event, you can fill out my contact form. I'll get back to you as soon as I can! In the meantime, I would love for you to check out a blog that Michelle & Dado were actually featured in - 5 Things to Remember When Your Wedding Doesn't Go To Plan.
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