A Four-Day Outdoor Wedding Celebration at Black Bear Ranch
Are you dreaming of a wedding that breaks free from tradition and reflects your personality as a couple? If so, you’ll love this four-day outdoor wedding celebration at Black Bear Ranch in Idaho. Cash and Izaac planned a wedding that was full of fun, adventure, and love, and we’re here to share all the details with you. 🥰
This wedding was captured by the talented Emily Klarer, who did an amazing job of showcasing the beauty of the natural setting and the emotions of the couple and their guests. You’ll see stunning photos of the meadow ceremony, the reception under the stars, and the lake day that kicked off the festivities. 😍
Meet Cash and Izaac
Cash and Izaac are a fun-loving couple who met in New York City and moved to Brooklyn together. They love hosting dinner parties at their apartment, traveling to new places, and spending time outdoors. They wanted their wedding to be a reflection of their adventurous spirit and their love for each other and their friends. 🙌
They chose Black Bear Ranch as their wedding venue because it offered them a secluded and scenic location to celebrate with their closest people. Black Bear Ranch is a rustic retreat center that sits on 80 acres of land surrounded by mountains, forests, and rivers. It has cabins, yurts, tents, and a lodge that can accommodate up to 100 guests. 🏕️
The Wedding Day
The wedding day was a beautiful sunny day in September, with a cool breeze and a clear sky. The couple exchanged vows in a nearby meadow, with an asymmetrical floral backdrop created by Bloom Theory Studio. The backdrop framed the mountain views perfectly and added a touch of color and texture to the green landscape. 🌸
The ceremony was officiated by Cash’s best friend Katie, who surprised them with a personalized speech that incorporated quotes from their friends and family. She described how they found each other and built their life together, and how they inspired everyone around them with their love. There was not a dry eye in the crowd as they said “I do”. 😭
After the ceremony, the guests were welcomed to the reception area, where long banquet-style tables were set up under string lights. The tables were decorated with neutral linens, candles, greenery, and “Love is a human right” signs. The vibe was cozy, intimate, and relaxed. 🕯️
The reception featured delicious food from Horsewood Catering, live music from Pixie and the Partygrass Boys, and a cocktail cart that served signature drinks. The couple also had a “Love is Love” cake topper that matched their signs. The guests enjoyed dancing, chatting, and celebrating under the stars until late into the night. 🎶
The Lake Day
The wedding celebration didn’t end there. The next day, the couple rented school buses to take their guests to Redfish Lake, one of Izaac’s favorite places. Redfish Lake is a crystal clear lake high up in the Sawtooth Mountains, where they enjoyed paddle boarding, lawn games, Aperol spritzes, and an amazing lunch on the beach. 🌊
The lake day was a perfect way to unwind after the wedding day and to enjoy some quality time with their friends and family in nature. It was also a great opportunity for Emily Klarer to capture some more candid photos of the couple and their guests having fun in the sun. ☀️
Advice from Cash and Izaac
Cash and Izaac had an incredible four-day outdoor wedding celebration that was full of personality, joy, and love. They shared some advice for other couples who are planning their own weddings:
- Start early and book your vendors as soon as possible, especially if you’re getting married in a rural or remote destination where there is a limited number of local vendors.
- Forgo any traditions that don’t resonate with you and create your own wedding timeline that suits your style.
- Hire a wedding planner to help you with the logistics and coordination of your wedding, especially if you have multiple events and locations.
- Ask your friends and family to help you with some DIY projects, such as signage, favors, or decorations.
- Have fun and enjoy every moment of your wedding celebration. It goes by fast, so make sure to soak it all in and celebrate with your loved ones.
We hope you enjoyed this article about Cash and Izaac’s four-day outdoor wedding celebration at Black Bear Ranch. We think they did an amazing job of creating a wedding that was true to themselves and their love story. 💕
If you’re looking for more inspiration for your own wedding, check out some of our other articles on our blog. We have tips, ideas, and examples for every aspect of wedding planning, from venues to dresses to cakes. 🍰
And if you’re looking for a wedding photographer who can capture your special day with style and skill, look no further than Emily Klarer. She is a talented photographer who specializes in outdoor weddings and elopements. She has a knack for capturing the natural beauty and the authentic emotions of her clients. You can see more of her work on her website or on Instagram. 📸
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