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Katie + Charlie | Coeur d’Alene Wedding Photographer

Throw a little gold glitter on a delicious farm wedding with one of the most amazing couples and…wait….you had me at gold glitter.

This might be an over-share but she’s worth it.

Dad busying himself.

Katie did this. All of this.

Pretty bird.

There’s’ nothing like documenting one of your most splendid friend’s nuptials. Katie and I became friends in the graphic design program with our obscenely massive graduating class of 12 back at the University of Idaho. We latched on quickly and securely. We followed one another through our first 3-4 jobs out of college. In 3 different cities. I used to feel pretty good about the fact that we would always be coworkers, silent ichatters from 3 feet away. Until Charlie. Silly Charlie. He had to go and come along and completely steal her heart. Ugh. Fine. And then I saw him look at her. Holy guacamole. Charlie. Loved. Katie.

A. Lot.

It’s not a wonder why but it’s definitely wonderful to watch. There’s nothing that can make you happier than watching a dear friend fall so madly in love with her perfect other half. Who has access to a PitaBago.

And so it began. First, a barn on a golden hill. Then twinkle lights. A band with long hair that shows Journey what’s up. Rustic wood. And glitter.  Beautifully orchestrated by Alisa Lewis Event Design & Details.

Glitter. Be still my gold and sparkly heart. Shoes. ENVELOPE LINERS. Cake knives? I have to stop now. Gold and glitter and I’m darn near fainting. Katie knows how to speak my laungage. Meow. She’d send me various text messages this past year with a simple photo of some sort of glittering object with the message: too much? My response: can they overnight it?

Katie is such an incredible friend. As a surprise to her bridesmaids, her family and myself, she had necklaces made based on all of our personalities. She contacted a local vintage jewelry maker with specific details about all of her ladies and with that, she made custom necklaces. In addition to that, it was one of the matron of honor’s sons’ birthdays, one of her matron of honor’s birthdays and my birthday. She not only had our own special desert made but she made flags with our names on them and sang us all the birthday song. You can’t find a more unselfish person.

Katie and Charlie’s wedding was more than I could have ever imagined. Starting with the beautiful lake cruise the night before. I am always so touched by the family and friends that surround people at their weddings, but this one particularly struck a chord with me. Both are surrounded by the most supportive, loving, NOT SMALL IN NUMBERS group of family and friends. I cried many a time during these two days and to that I would like to give a shout out to my intelligent friends at Maybellene for their wonderful waterproof concoction. I’ve really and truly never seen two people more loved by such a wonderful group of people.

I wish the Lindbergs a happy and gloriously long life together. As we all know you will have. And without prodding, Izzy needs another friend.

Cheers you two! Best wishes and lots of love. Petals and brittle.

Wedding Venue + Catering: Settlers Creek in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho / Wedding Design, Styling, Planning + Coordination: Alisa Lewis Event Design & Details / Floral Design: The Art of Flower / Pies + Desserts: Erin Blackburn / Wedding Invitations, Programs + Printed Materials: Designed by the Bride / Letterpress Printing: Dreyer Press / Ceremony Music: Larry Munson, The Bride’s Uncle / Band: Kosh & The Hitmen / Place Settings, Centerpiece Design, Custom Lighting, Custom Entryway, Decor + Vintage Rentals: the Attic | A Vintage Rental Company / Wedding Website: (Designed by the Bride) / Wedding Dress: BHLDN / Bride’s Shoes + Gloves: BHLDN / Bride’s Earrings: Kate Spade / Bride’s Bracelet: Nadri / Hair: Heidi Potter of H.I.P. Salon / Makeup: Shasta Hankins / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Donna Morgan / Bridesmaids’ Jewelry: Toby Keough / Groomsmen Shoes: Sperry Top-Sider




Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 10:20 pm

nate p. - STOP! these are insane. such incredibly beautiful coverage. gorgeous photography.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 8:25 am

Brook - These are beautiful, and your post is so sweet. What a great friendship. She is a very beautiful woman and it looks like they are crazy in love.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 3:19 pm

Julie - On seriously all of them are amazing. But the cat behind the bouquet miles me :)

Friday, January 4, 2013 - 7:38 pm

Kathy - …and you can still make the tears flow so many months later. Crissie, you have captured the love as well as the fun of that glorious day. We will be forever thankful that you were there to capture the magic as well as the joy! With love… Bob & Kathy

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