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:
- Venue: Lakeview Terrace – Coeur d’Alene Resort
- Photography: Jeremiah Andrews Photography
- Videography: Crain Studios
- Hair: Bombshell Salon
- Make-Up: SJL Make Up Artistry
- Catering: Coeur d’Alene Resort
- Sound & DJ: Big Daddy
- Live Music: Bill Bosley
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