Best Wedding Ideas

Brides in 417-land are getting more and more creative with special details in their weddings. We love these features from the real weddings in this issue.

By Rose Marthis | Photos by Salt & Sky Studios, Christine Bonnivier Photography, Heather Cherie Photography

Dec 2015

Winter Kinne

Just Talking Banner

Adding humor to their wedding and making it completely their own, Winter and Marshall Kinne added a “Just Talking” banner to their reception table. Winter’s mom made the banner to poke fun at Marshall for always responding the two were “just talking” when asked about his relationship with Winter. Seems more fitting than a “Just Married” banner for these two.


Lauren Garard

Rustic Made Classic

Lauren and Jeremy Garard transformed the setting at Weathered Wisdom Barn from country and rustic to classic and elegant. They used SB Bon Events for rentals and brought it together with florals from Artistry in Bloom. Music provided by members of a string quartet and a harpist added to the overall elegance of the ceremony and reception.  


Nikki Kinder

Gift to Dad

Before her father walked her down the aisle, Nikki presented him with a custom-made handkerchief. Her grandpa always carried one, then her father carried one, so she wanted her gift to be a tribute to a family heirloom. As an only child, Nikki says she has always been a daddy’s girl. She says her dad thanked her through a few tears.


Hallie Danner

Bridesmaids Dresses 

Hallie Danner found universally flattering dresses for her bridesmaids. She found them on Modcloth and paired them with shoes from Francesca’s. Danner even bought the outfits for her bridesmaids, because they were all traveling from afar and taking time off work to be by her on her wedding day. “I wanted them to be here without any worries,” she says.

Sarah Griffin

Flower Robes 

Sarah Griffin found the idea for floral robes online, then searched everywhere to find ones to match her wedding’s purple color theme. She included them in the bridesmaids’ gift bags each lady got on the wedding day. The cotton robes were perfect for everyone to get ready in during the hot month of June, and they were something the girls could take home and use after the big day, too.