Trends come and go. Especially when it comes to weddings. Every year a new color or must-have dress style floods our Instagram. While I love seeing new trends I want to share with you some lasting ideas. I want to celebrate local floral, fare and talents! So I created some tips for a local centric wedding.
Buy Local and In Season Flowers
Idaho is spoiled with some amazingly talented local flower farmers! Most within a 45 minute drive from Boise, so you can even go pick them yourself.
Peacefully Belly Farms offers seasonal floral for all events. Fiddler’s Green Farm grows unique and seriously beautiful flowers for your wedding bouquet. Lastly, South Fork Flowers in McCall grows an absolutely insane amount of stunning pieces! So you can either reach out to these locations or ask your florist to support local and in season flowers.
Eat Locally Grown Food
This one for me, is just as important as supporting locally grown flowers!! Where we put our money is such a motivation for change. When we support local organic veggie farmers we personally see their families grow from the direct support. My personal favorite is Fiddler’s Green Farm with such a passion for delivering the best organic produce around! Purple Sage Farms also provides unique greens and such a passion for helping Idaho. Supporting locally raised meats is also such an important economic growth factor to Idaho. So when choosing a catering company I urge you to seek out places that use locally grown foods. Places that want to celebrate how diverse and special Idaho alongside its people are. A wonderful place to start is at the Saturday Famers Market where you can meet the hardworking people face to face.
The following places offer local + seasonal wedding options:
Modern Hotel- great place to stay that also offers seasonal fare
Wild Plum Catering
Wildroot Cafe (Catering offered)
Juniper -Nice place for a rehearsal dinner or weekend option
An easy follow up to eat local foods is to enjoy locally crafted libations! Boise is blessed to have a plethora of options when it comes to local beer, wine and even ciders!
Woodland Empire Brewing
Use Locally Made Linens
I had the pleasure of meeting the talented lady behind Lemon Tree Linens and she is so nice! We were able to collaborate on a styled shoot for Rocky Mountain Bride. Showcasing her hand dyed linens and beautiful tableware pieces. Lemon Tree Linens can be found on Instagram:
Buy A Locally Made Wedding Dress
Daci Gowns creates locally made wedding dresses for all styles! Really beautiful and unique gowns. She caters to all sizes and can even create a one-of-a kind dress for you!
Give Locally Made Wedding Favors
Boise is so very lucky to have an incredible pool of small business owners. Most of whom are super talented and offer such unique products!
Candles: Lit + Co
Nuts: City Peanut Shop
Jams/Jelly: The Jelly Lady (found at the Saturday Market)
Print Your Photographs
Lastly, After the wedding photographs have been delivered support a local photographic print shop. While most mom and pop shops can not compete with the Walmart pricing they do offer superior quality prints and service. I personally love Roots Family History located in west Boise. They can do pretty much any print style and size you can imagine all with the best customer service. Bonus: quick turn around times. 🙂