The Perfect Mid-Summer Stanley Lake Elopement
Gabby and Matt decided to tie the knot on the shore of Stanley Lake near Stanley, Idaho on a beautiful summer day in June. These two wanted to keep their wedding celebration small and intimate, so they chose to only have their closest family members in attendance. Gabby realized that Matt was the one when they were on a trip to Lake Erie Island hammock-ing, knowing that she wanted a life full of amazing adventures together with him. Their Stanley, Idaho elopement was one to remember!
Gabby, her sister, and her mom all got ready at a beautiful creek-side cabin in Stanley with a beautiful view of the Sawtooth Mountain range. Check out the cute little cabin they got here! Gabby booked some amazing hair and makeup artists to come and make sure she was looking fresh and glowy all day. MakeupbyAileena and Hailarie Mendive did such an incredible job! Matt decided to get ready at a cabin right down the street from Stanley Lake with his brothers and parents. It was so convenient to be so close to everything!
The Story Behind Why They Chose Stanley Lake
After getting ready, Gabby, Matt, and their families headed over to Stanley Lake for a beautiful mid-summer day ceremony at Stanley Lake. Matt and Gabby thought getting married at Stanley Lake would be fitting because of their new last name “Vandermeer”, which means “who lived by a lake”. It was the perfect place to join hands together and become husband and wife! They were joined by 10 family members as their guests, along with one of their good friends who officiated the ceremony. They also couldn’t forget their two adorable dogs!
Hammocks and Beers
Once they wrapped up their ceremony and family photos, Gabby and Matt threw up their hammock and had a little alone time enjoying a beautiful view of Stanley Lake and the company of one another.
Sunset At Our Favorite Secret Spot in Stanley
To finish off the evening, we took Gabby and Matt to one of our favorite spots to have a private view of the sunset! The camp site is usually taken by car campers, but cool weather from earlier that week had scared people off, so we had the whole camping spot to ourselves! It was the perfect way to end their beautiful elopement day! Gabby and Matt had nothing but kind works to say about their experience with us!
“Not only did Lauren and Matt take the most idyllic photos of our wedding-straight from my dream, but they also helped me immensely as I was planning our micro wedding. Yeah sure, a micro wedding sounds like it would be easy to plan; however, thanks to Lauren, she brought to light important details I wouldn’t have thought of. There was extremely thorough communication along the way along with many helpful tips and recommendations. I almost felt like I had not only hired photographers, but also a wedding planner. This duo is sooooooo amazing at what they do and I am so happy I chose them to capture the biggest day of our lives! 100/10 recommend!!”
-Gabby and Matt
Being a part of Matt and Gabby’s day was such a blessing. We got to do both photography and videography together, and capture this special bond that these two had with their families. With an all star group of vendors and beautiful scenery, their elopement day was absolutely perfect. This Stanley Idaho elopement guide provides perfect inspo if you are looking for some more information about how you can have a beautiful elopement similar to Gabby and Matt’s. We are an Idaho Elopement photography and videography team waiting to capture your adventure. Reach out to us today for more information here.
Photography, Videography, and Planning : Intimate Adventures Media
Lodging : Mountain Village Outpost
Hair : Hailarie Mendive
Makeup : Makeup By Aileena
Dress : The Gown Shop // Essense of Australia
Are you still looking for an Idaho Elopement Photographer and Videographer Team?
We’re Matt and Lauren and we capture photo and video for weddings and elopements in Stanley and Sun Valley, and we’d love to capture your day as well! You can reach out to us here to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation call to chat and see if we’re the right fit for you and your partner’s day. Feel free to check out the rest of our site to see some of our work and learn more about us as well.