Kilts, Highland dancers, favors from Scotland, a bagpiper and one of Coeur d’ Alene’s best wedding venues? Apple Bride reader, Denise and her groom Gregory, sure do know how to plan a wedding! With a love for Scotland, Denise put so much thought into every single detail of her plans to not only make it the Celtic inspired wedding they wanted, but also make it enjoyable and fun for their guests. Denise wanted her guests to be completely surprised by the bagpiper that led her into the ceremony and the Highland dancers who entertained at the reception, a mission she accomplished!
The ceremony was held at the Fort Sherman Chapel and the reception was at Coeur d’ Alene wedding venue, The White House. The couple chose vendors who understood their Celtic vision and could help them bring it to life. The talented Sara Gray Photography was behind the camera, Erica’s Expressions created the gorgeous bouquets and Shasta Hankins did the flawless make-up. Here is a little from Denise about her perfect Celtic wedding…
“Our overall vision was old world / autumn / Celtic and I think it came together really well. Some of our unique ideas: Our choice of music (an ancient Irish Hymn – Be Thou My Vision) and bagpiper, not wanting a white cake, creating my own cake topper (Luckenbooth), purchasing many of the different elements for the wedding and reception and then asking my vendors to put them together as I saw my vision), ordering our favors directly from a tablet company in Edinburgh, Scotland, using sand from my home state of Florida and soil from Greg’s grandfather’s property in Idaho for our sand ceremony, and many other touches that incorporated our love for our family and those that are no longer with us. Our vendors were awesome ! I really felt like I had an entire team behind me helping us to make this day our dream come true.”
Thanks for letting us all enjoy your beautiful wedding Denise!