All the antlers, sunflowers, and wildflowers you see in Devon and Logan’s wedding pictures aren’t only lovely, they have meaning, too. These two love hunting—Logan proposed when they were hunting elk in Idaho, and they actually hunted the boar that was served at their reception! In addition to being Devon’s favorite flower, the sunflowers also have a special tie to her dad, who passed away in 2017.
Married in her aunt’s backyard with her lovely blue barn as a backdrop, Devon and Logan danced as Mr. and Mrs. beneath a twinkle-lit tent to “This Is It,” by Scotty McCreery, and rounded everything off with a late-night ice cream cart! The day, Devon told us, was “more than I could’ve dreamed.”
How did you know Logan was “the one”?
“When I realized that I love spending as much time as I possibly can with him at the same time we each are able to live very independent lives.”
How did your sweetie propose?
“We hiked in 7 miles to the top of a mountain in the backcountry of northern Idaho, we went for an elk hunt. When we got to the spot we would set up our base camp, we were resting looking over this amazing view and he popped the question. I was so caught off guard it was an amazingly thoughtful and just us proposal.”
How did you choose your gown?
“I had originally thought I knew exactly what I had wanted. In fact, I had already ordered a dress! However, just for fun, my sister set up a fitting at Brides by the Falls, and it just happened to be during the trunk show. While trying on all the dresses, I mentioned that I just didn’t want the typical white dress—I was really looking for something different. The girl who was helping me ran and grabbed the skirt with the floral print and I fell in love instantly. My mom and sister saw it and everyone agreed it may as well have been made just for me!”
Tell us about your day!
“My main goal for the theme was really just to incorporate both of us to the best of my ability. We are both pretty laid back, and while I wanted it to be pretty I also wanted it to be comfortable and fun. The people we worked with were the best in the world! From the start, each vendor really picked up on who we were and really re-produced my thoughts in the most amazing way.
Hunting is a large part of our lives, so my husband went on a hog hunt and provided the boar for the wedding. The group that prepared it for us was a food truck, so we were able to have a bar truck for cocktail hour and an ice cream cart for the “late night snack.” Sunflowers are my favorite flower and have a special tie to my dad who passed away in 2017, and my husband proposed while elk hunting, which is a huge part of his life. So a lot of our decorations included sunflowers, wild flowers, and deer antlers.
We got married in my Aunt’s backyard and she has this awesome blue barn and fabulous “wild” type flowers planted in her yard. We had large farm tables and burlap table runners everything fit into this perfect combination. I couldn’t have dreamed up a more perfect day!”
One detail you couldn’t live without?
“The wild boar being provided by us.”
What was the funniest moment of your day?
“The two conversations I had, one with my soon-to-be sister-in-law trying to keep me from crying before I walked down the aisle and my brother trying to make me laugh while walking me down the aisle.”
What was your something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue?
“My something old was a penny with the year my dad was born on it, my something new was my garter from my M-I-L, my something borrowed was a pair of opal earrings from my mom, the garter also took care of the something blue!”
Three words that best describe your partner (you or both of you can answer!):
“Resourceful, talented, and committed.”
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
“We will be going to Alaska in 2021!”
Any advice for future brides/grooms?
“Don’t take the planning and the wedding too seriously, have fun with the process. It is all going to play out the way it is and there isn’t much you can do about that. On the big day, do your best to pay attention because it can easily fly by without you remembering the day. That was the best advice I received and am so glad I paid attention to the details.”
Devon + Logan’s Rustic Backyard Wedding Vendors
wedding dress: custom Lea-Ann Belter gown and long sleeved Mackenzie top via Brides by the Falls | photography: Katherine Hay Photography | hair: Melanie Close | makeup: Jessica Basca | florals: Flowerville | rentals: Borrow, Cleveland Creative Concepts, AAble Rents | lighting: Vincent Lighting Systems | band: Velvet Shake | valet: Great Lakes Valet | invitations: Angela Stacey | custom signs: Get Wired | catering: Smash Time Food Truck