Relaxed Elkins Resort Wedding

Relaxed Elkins Resort Wedding

When couples reflect back on their wedding day, they often say it went by in a blur. Mallory and Lucas’ relaxed Elkins Resort wedding was different. They took time to soak up every moment of their day, from the teary first look to the fun-filled reception. On June 2 at Elkins Resort on Priest Lake, the Gonzaga University alumni said “I do” at the place were Mallory and her family had vacationed since she was a child.

Mallory said the best part of the day was “the first look, and getting to see each other and spend a few moments just the two of us before spending the rest of the day with all our friends and family”. The photos of the first look captured the raw emotion perfectly — a moment they will remember for the rest of their lives.

The couple had wanted a short ceremony followed by a fun and high-energy reception, and that’s exactly what they got. Their outdoor ceremony for their relaxed Elkins Resort wedding with Priest Lake as the backdrop provided some stunning images. It also made for a memorable moment as Mallory was walking down the aisle and a boat in the marina was attempting to dock right behind the ceremony site. Laughing about it now, Mallory said, “It makes for a good story, and if that is the worst thing that happened at the wedding, we’re happy!”

The Right DJ Brings The Right Wedding Reception Atmosphere

Crazy dancing on a packed dance floor and a shot-ski kept the party going at the reception. Mallory said she spent a lot of time looking for a DJ that would be a good fit for their reception vision and for the type of party they wanted to throw. “It was worth every penny to find an amazing photographer to capture all of the moments and a DJ that fit our style,” Mallory reflected.

The aspect of her wedding Mallory was most stressed about was the table decorations and centerpieces. When asked what she would recommend others planning their wedding do, Mallory said “my honest advice is to find someone, whether its a florist or someone else, to shoulder the burden of decorations. It is really easy to get caught up in the little details and a lot of times they can ground you, or take on a lot of the responsibility of the details and you just have to keep in mind the bigger picture.” Martha Stewart Weddings recently published an article sharing what recent brides thought was and wasn’t worth the stress; when it comes right down to it, the little details aren’t worth the hassle and stress!

Plan For What You Want For Your Wedding

The outdoor venue reflected the newly wedded couples innate passion for the natural growth and surrounding which paired well for the love they have for each other. Family and friends added to the splendor of the venue through their lively personalities, captivating stories, and heartwarming smiles. “The best advice that I got was to stay true to what we wanted and not let other people pressure us into doing things differently, and we couldn’t be happier with how it turned out,” Mallory smiled. That’s exactly what she and Lucas did, and their wedding was amazing because of that.


Hair — Heather Schmick
DJ — David Skaggs
Cake — Just American Desserts
Florist — Beverly Odland at Flower and Stem
Venue & Caterer — Elkins Resort
Dress — Marcella’s Bridal
Suits — TheGroomsmanSuit
Rings — Mark Webb Jewelers



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