Chateau des Fleurs Wedding Inspiration. Chateau des Fleurs Wedding Inspiration. The Chateau is a wedding venue located in Eagle, Idaho. It is a French inspired Chateau that leaves no detail out. This luxury wedding venue is one of a kind. It’s grand hall is breathtaking and the grounds are kept so beautifully no matter the […]

Chateau des Fleurs Wedding Inspiration

The Back Story

The Cottage at Riverbend Shoot. So I feel like I should be up front with the story behind this shoot.  As a photographer I am all about getting creative.  I think it helps me grow as a photographer and fills my cup.  Sometimes I get caught up on the the social media game.  I see all these beautiful shoots that are planned by amazingly talented vendors.  It stings me a little as a creative to not be asked to shoot some of them.  Or maybe I am asked to shoot things and they do not really align with what I am looking for to build my portfolio or grow as a photographer.

Things I should never question

Though there is always plenty of work to go around sometimes I get down on myself.  Questioning all the things that I shouldn’t even think about.  Do not get me wrong I feel like there are always ups and downs in business.  Sometimes it just gets to you.  It’s what you do with when you feel that way that matters most.  Being in the industry for quite a while I like to think of myself as seasoned. I have made amazing friendships along the way. That’s when I decided it was time to get busy and stop feeling discouraged. By working to create and bring back the pretty and grow as a creative.

I got this CRAZY idea that I should just plan and shoot an entire wedding editorial.  Boy let me tell you I have some pretty amazing friends that really helped make my vision a reality. I 100 percent could not have done a shoot to this scale by myself I am forever grateful for my vendor friends.  I am sure they are glad to not be getting 100 messages from me as well hahaha.

The Cottage at Riverbend Wedding

The Cottage at Riverbend Wedding editorial. This venue is amazing. The shoot was inspired to bring back the pretty! I find myself often wondering where the pretty has gone in weddings. Either they are rustic or Boho why can the current trends not be pretty and elegant and still showcase some of those elements. The Cottage at Riverbend is a fully restored Spanish inspired 1930’s cottage. This cottage is the cutest and the grounds are really well manicured. This venue has so much to offer their couples. The vintage architecture adds so much character to the wedding events.

The color pallet for this editorial was fun. It was all about the summer. Bright and soft colors that work well together. These colors were found all throughout the details. They are present in the cake, invitations, flowers and flatware. The colors tired all the details together.

Elegant Bridal Attire

The couple were in elegant attire. The Maggie Sottero gown provided by Bridal By Marie brought intricate details and an elegant style to the bride’s look. The groom’s attire was sleek and the color of his tux provided by Tuxedo Warehouse added to the overall aesthetic of this inspiration. The couple is a genuine couple. The groom Brett flew in 2 days before after a 7-month long deployment in Qatar. The bride just finished her last semester at Boise State and walked for her graduation two days prior. The love that these two genuinely share for one another was evident in the photos.

Local Vendors Involved

Let’s talk about vendors for this amazing shoot. The cake was made by the talented Mihaela of Dulcerella Cakes. She is amazing at what she does. She creates the most unique cakes. Also makes all sorts of yummy desserts. The flowers were designed by Gerald of Gerald’s Floral in Nampa. I have worked with him several times let me tell you his attention to detail and design is amazing. He always creates such stunning florals. The tableware was provided by Anna with Flying China. She has such an amazing selection of flatware and all things pretty for tableware. We used her vintage mismatched china.

Hair and Makeup was done by Kayla with Idaho Stylists. Her approach to hair and makeup is beautiful and natural. Having had Kayla do my own makeup I can attest to her amazing talent. The invitations were created by Paperie + Pen. She created invitations that matched the theme of all things pretty and elegant. Flat lays consisted of modern and vintage elements to bring all the details together.

My Creative Cup is Full with this Cottage at Riverbend Editorial

I was so happy with this editorial shoot. It was the first one I had ever planned and it came together beautifully. The attention to detail was so beautifully portrayed throughout the entire shoot. Thank you to the amazing vendors that made this possible and also helped me in the planning process. I could not have done it without their help. There were so many moving parts to this shoot. The only thing I would have changed was the amount of crazy wind we had that evening.  I am so thankful for this experience and it really has help me grow creatively.  To all those creatives that might be struggling get out there and take an opportunity to grow and create you 100 percent will not regret it. The Cottage at Riverbend Wedding editorial was one to remember.

The amazing vendor team involved:

Jacque Sudbrock Photography- www.jacquesudbrock.com

Gerald’s Floral- https://geraldsfloral.com/

Venue Cottage at Riverbend- http://thecottageatriverbend.com/

Bridal by Marie- https://bridalbymarie.com/

Idaho Stylists- https://idahostylistsstudio.square.site/

Dulcerela Cakes- https://dulcerellacakes.com/about/our-story/

Paperie and Pen (Invites)- http://www.paperieandpen.com/

Flying China Tableware-  https://flyingchinaevents.com/
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Wedding at On Collin’s Pond

On Collin’s Pond is a gorgeous charming venue located in the wonderful community of Middleton, Idaho. It is a newer full service venue that is a photographers dream. It offers so many different views.  Located at a private residence among so many beautiful trees. The owners are two of the kindest people you will meet. They have poured their energy into creating magical spaces for their clients to use. To do a Wedding at On Collin’s Pond is a goal of mine

Their venue is for intimate weddings of less then 100 guests. They have a variety of different packages to meet the needs of every couple. There are  over 100 trees planted on site, many have special significance. Each structure has a special meaning and was a different project. You can read all about the venue and the story about it HERE.

The venue also has several different amenities included for their guests to use. This really adds to the value of the venue. In addition to all the wonderful things included they also have some very unique things that can be added. One of these things is a super neat classic Ford truck. Wait till you see the photos below.

Beautiful Styled Shoot

I recently had the opportunity to do a styled shoot there.  When it comes to styled shoots I usually do not do a lot of styled shoots because I am all about showcasing real weddings on the blog.  However this is a very different time and I have not had the opportunity to photograph many weddings this year so I jumped at the opportunity to get creative. It was a beautiful evening and I spent most of my time chatting with the different vendors.   I actually had not had the opportunity to work with any of these vendors so it was wonderful to meet new people in this wonderful community.  I hope to book a wedding at On Collin’s Pond really soon! Looking into the future I would love the explore more of the venue since I was only their for a short time and did not explore all it has to offer.

Photographer: @photosbyjacque
Coordination: @3s.images
Gown: @bridalbymarie
Makeup: @makeupp_byashleigh
Desserts: @dulcerella_customcakes
Drinks: @whimsicalwagons
Furniture & Decor: @forgetmenotaccents
Florals: @hifloral
Models: @kaelabrookie & @chris_heggs
Venue & Vehicle: @oncollinspond
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