Summer Lovin’ … Coeur d’Alene Resort Style

As we chat with engaged couples about their ideal wedding, whether it is a no-holes-barred destination extravaganza or an intimate and charming soiree, the topic of wedding ceremony and reception location is a key point.


Anyone familiar with the greater Spokane area, Coeur d’Alene, and the gorgeous surrounding Pacific Northwest landscape knows that we are fortunate to have bountiful options for event sites.  But how does an engaged couple decide on one location from such a lengthy list of wonderful wedding venue options?  Some couples opt for travel convenience, others are sold on amenities, and most consider venue price before locking in their venue choice.


As breathtaking as many of these options are (and there are some doozies out there for sure) it is difficult to imagine a more elegant setting for a lavish celebration than overlooking majestic Lake Coeur d’Alene at the Lakeview Terrace in the Coeur d’Alene Resort.


One of our favorite weddings to photograph this past summer was for a stunning raven-haired bride named Gloria, and her dashing groom, Greg.  It just so happens that this wedding and reception were hosted by the couple at the rooftop Lakeview Terrace.


We wanted to give you a peak at their beautiful wedding day images in case you needed to get your own creative juices flowing for a special event site or wedding venue choice.


As photographers, we love to introduce the couple (and wedding party) to multiple, close-by, locations in which to take photographs.  This varied scenery offers a chance for the couple’s personality to shine, as well as bringing different artistic elements into play for their wedding images.


In the case of Gloria and Greg’s wedding, we chose to hide out from the strong mid-day sun with a walk through the Fort Sherman city park (adjacent to the Coeur d’Alene Resort).  In true serendipitous fashion, we were even able to take photographs in front of the building in which the bride and groom met for the first time.  Super romantic!


Of course, artistic photography and a stunning backdrop do not create a flawless wedding by themselves … it takes a village of hard-working matrimonial professionals to pull that off!  This day was no different.  We want to give proper dues to the talented team who contributed to making this couple’s dream come to life:


We hope you enjoy these images as much as we enjoyed creating them!  We also wish Gloria, Greg, and their sweet family luck and love in the life they will create together.

All the best … from us to you!

Jeremiah & Shaunna

Newsletter: June 19, 2015

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DENIM SENIORIn this issue:

  • Image of the Week: Hot pink and denim high school senior (Spokane, Washington)
  • Featured Local Business: Tessendorf Chiropractic (Hayden, Idaho)
  • World In Pics: Protests in Santiago, Chile
  • Must Try Recipe: Mediterranean Baked Sweet Potatoes
  • Travel Dreamin’: Maya Bay Beach, Thailand


Newsletter: July 3, 2015

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3 boysIn this issue:

  • Image of the Week: All boys family photos (Pend Orielle, Idaho)
  • Featured Local Business: Coeur d’Alene Auto Care (Coeur d Alene, Idaho)
  • World In Pics: Same-sex marriage legalization
  • Must Try Recipe: Toasted Quinoa, Charred Onion and Brussels Sprout Salad
  • Travel Dreamin’: Subway – Zion National Park, Utah


Newsletter: July 16, 2015

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karate seniorIn this issue:

  • Image of the Week: Karate High School Senior (Newport, Washington)
  • Featured Local Business: Timber Gastro Pub (Post Falls, Idaho)
  • World In Pics: Running of the Bulls, Spain
  • Must Try Recipe: Campurritos
  • Travel Dreamin’: Boardman State Park, Oregon


Newsletter: August 21, 2015

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woodland seniorIn this issue:

  • Image of the Week: Fun High School Senior (Priest River, Idaho)
  • Featured Local Business: Post Falls Family Dental (Post Falls, Idaho)
  • World In Pics: Eastern Washington Summer Fires
  • Must Try Recipe: Chickpea and Tomato Salad with Basil
  • Travel Dreamin’: Na Pali Coast, Kauai, Hawaii


Newsletter: September 11, 2015

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batmanIn this issue:

  • Image of the Week: Batman on Flag Wall (Coeur d’Alene, Idaho)
  • Featured Local Business: Huskador Print (Hayden, Idaho)
  • World In Pics: Bashabsheh, Jordan Refugee Camp
  • Must Try Recipe: Warm & Nutty Cinnamon Quinoa
  • Travel Dreamin’: Atlantic Road, Norway


Newsletter: October 15, 2015

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flower girlsIn this issue:

  • Image of the Week: Summer wedding flower girls (Willows at Ryder Ranch, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho)
  • Featured Local Business: Midtown Deli (Post Falls, Idaho)
  • World In Pics: Biet El uprising in Gaza
  • Must Try Recipe: Blueberry Lemon Baked French Toast
  • Travel Dreamin’: Pemuteran, Bali


Newsletter: December 31, 2015

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wiggetts familyIn this issue:

  • Image of the Week: Fun Fall Family Photo Session (Coeur d’Alene, Idaho)
  • World In Pics: New York City New Year’s Celebration
  • Must Try Recipe: Beef Pho Soup
  • Travel Dreamin’: Ta Prohm, Angkor Wat, Cambodia


Newsletter: January 22, 2016

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Young couple under fruit tree in romantic summer wedding
Young couple under fruit tree in romantic summer wedding

In this issue:

  • Image of the Week:  Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Romantic Summer Wedding
  • Featured Local Business:  Selkirk Abbey Brewing – Post Falls, Idaho
  • Must-try Recipe:  Thai Green Curry Chicken Stir Fry
  • Travel Dreamin’:  Havana, Cuba
  • World in Pics:  Rock Legend Glenn Frey Dies