Shae and Jordan

Spokane, Washington

 

 

Photography | M Laine Photography | @mlainephotography

Venue | The Barn on Wild Rose Prairie

Floral | Rose and Blossom

Gown Designer | Stella York | @missstellayork

Bridesmaids Dresses | Dessy Group @dessygroup

Bridesmaids Dresses | Azazie | @azazieofficial

Beauty | Kiss and Makeup

Jewelry | Pounders Jewelry | @pounders_jewelry

Bakery | Happy Cake Co

From the Photographer

Writing this was especially intimidating, partially because I love the images so much and partially because the bride, Shae, is my younger sister. It’s always an honor to be chosen to document a wedding day, but documenting my own family is a special kind of treat. Shae and Jordan chose The Barn at Wild Rose Prairie in Spokane, as their venue, and as their photographer, I loved this choice! The options for photos there are endless. We chose to do their first look in an open field, and Shae even surprised Jordan with a journal full of their memories afterward. Afterward, we had a great time taking photos of the bridal party! Shae and Jordan’s ceremony was beautiful, and many tears were shed, mostly by Shae — she’s always been the sensitive one of the family! Everyone was excited for Veraci Pizza at the reception, and after a few emotional first dances, Shae, Jordan and I snuck away for a few portraits at sunset. These are some of my favorite photos from the day!

 

When we came back to the reception, the bridal party livened up the dance floor with what has become to be known as “the Jordan heads”. They were originally made for Shae’s bachelorette party, but when they showed up at the reception, they were the life of the party! Like all good things, the party came to an end too quickly. Shae and Jordan made their grand exit under string lights and bubbles, but not before adding a dramatic dip and kiss!

Tell us about your wedding! What was the inspiration behind your day? Did you have a specific theme, style or color palette?

The overall inspiration behind my wedding was a simple neutral color palette. I felt like it aligned well with my day to day style and was fiancé approved!

 

Let’s talk wedding decor. How did you decorate your space for the ceremony and the reception?

I did my best to keep the decor simple because our outdoor venue provided a lot of natural beauty. I used items that had been handed down from my older sister’s wedding and added twists to personalize them.

 

What were the florals like in your wedding? Did you use flowers in any of your design elements like the bridal bouquets, centerpieces or ceremony backdrop? Did they play an important part in the overall style of your wedding?

The florals in my wedding were also more simple. My bouquet was the most important floral item to me and it was! My bridesmaids had smaller bouquets to add some greenery to the natural palette and we included greenery on all of our centerpieces.

 

Did you personalize the day in any way (food trucks, guest entertainment etc.)? What were some of your favorite parts of your wedding?

One of my favorite personalized parts of our wedding was our officiant. He was had been a mutual best friend of ours and known our relationship from the day we met. My now husband and I helped give him a general outline of what we wanted, including our favorite verses and quotes. We also read it and approved it ahead of time – which is nice because on the day of I didn’t hear a single word he said.

 

Let’s talk fashion. How did you both choose your wedding day look? Describe the looks in detail.

I chose my wedding day look on what exemplified my true style. I loved the modern look of the illusion lace combined with a timeless classic look of a simple mermaid silhouette. It wasn’t over the top, but the lace gave it details that made it exciting.

 

How did you meet? Tell us about the proposal.

We met in college and became best friends – JUST friends. After college, he decided to pursue me. For the proposal, he took me back to our college campus, Whitworth University and proposed in front of the dorm we met in. He had my photographer sister hiding in a hammock to capture the whole thing!

 

What was the most anticipated or special moment of your wedding day?

The most special moment of the wedding day was unexpected to me. I had been anticipating the first look for weeks, but what really hit home for me was the exchanging of our vows. That was the moment where I felt it really hit home that I was marrying my husband.

 

Do you have any wedding planning or marriage advice that you’d like to share with other couples planning their day?

I think my biggest piece of wedding planning advice is to set a budget, and stick to it. It is really easy to get carried away, so you have to remember to stay disciplined!