Unforgettable and Unique, Personalized Wedding Ceremonies. We have performed hundreds of Wedding Ceremonies during the past 30 years. We are honored to assist you to create your Personalized, Dream-Wedding Ceremony. Or Perhaps you are thinking of Celebrating your Anniversary with A Vow Renewal Ceremony, Or a Renassance Hand Fasting as an Engagement Ceremony. These Ceremonies require no marriage license. What is a Personalized Dream Wedding Ceremony? We weave your personal desires of vows and ceremony together to represent who you each are and who you both will be. You can include your children from a previous relationship, your favorite pet, any of many different Traditional Rites, Special Cultural or even Multi-Cultural Rites to segue your two families, nationalities, faiths of desires.
Our wish is for your Wedding to be A Uniting of Families as the two of you are uniting. Wilderness Weddings Is dedicated to honoring the Sacredness
In Love Romance Spirituality Mother Nature Uniting Familes & JOY (see How a Ceremeny Works page)
Eloris Rogers-Chisholm Wilhite
35 years Experience
CALL 208 634-6875
Our 'Thank You' to You
1. Upon receipt of your commitment fee we will forward an email 'pdf' e-Booklet "How Do We Say I Do?". It contains many vows, ring promises, traditions and readings to choose from and give you great ideas for your ceremony.
2. Your picture posted in "Upcoming Weddings & Elopements".
3. A keepsake copy of your ceremony presented after the "I Do" along with your Marriage Certificate.
Tamarack Resort, Idaho, for a luxurious wedding location or romantic honeymoon. Tamarack Resort’s numerous recreational activities, luxurious accommodations and the sheer beauty of the surrounding mountains and lakeside location will leave you and your guests with memories of your wedding that will last a lifetime.
The Ceremony: Historic Arling Center: A quaint hamlet of buildings reflecting classic turn-of-the-century Idaho architecture situated around a central courtyard. The Chapel seats up to 140 and the courtyard can be rented for outdoor receptions. The Banquet. With 30ft ceilings and banquet seating for 200; The Grange Hall is the perfect indoor venue for your celebration party. Share your ideas and let us help you make your dream day come true. Should you envision an outdoor wedding and ceremony, The Courtyard has a paved surface and rests on a knoll surrounded by the three buildings that make up The Arling Center. The location will lend your event a sense of privacy while be out in the mountain air. The courtyard and terrace from The Grange both have views of the Snake River Mountain Range, Lake Cascade and The Osprey Meadows Golf Course. The courtyard can accommodate an outdoor banquet affair of 150.
For a more intimate party, The Morgan and Rutledge Rooms located in the Arling School House can accommodate parties as small as 22.
The Ancient Power of Matrimony is kept alive with Meaningful, symbolic vows and ring exchanges. You'll remember them the rest of your lives choosing perfect additions like:
Tying the Knot, The Wine Toast of Galilee, Blessing Stones, Nuptial Candles, Sand Ceremony, Mother's Roses, Give the children a promise with new-family gift of a pendent or bracelet, Joining hands for a ‘Family's First Blessing Circle’.
(see Traditions & Rites page)
Where is a Romantic Location? There are many wonderful Romantic Places for your Wedding, such as; The Shore Lodge on Payette Lake, The North Fork Lodge on Payette River, Bear Creek Lodge in a Forest Meadow, a
Lakeside or Mountain Cabin, a Forest Yurt, and The Old Finnish Chapel of 1912 in a pastoral setting.
Your Ceremony can be an outdoor Forest Wedding, Buggy or Horseback, or
Hay-Wagon Ceremony, North-Beach Canoe Wedding, Ponderosa Park (like the Osprey Cliff or Beach Sand), White Water Raft or Kayak Wedding, on Top of a Ski Mountain (winter or summer), At the Buffalo Ranch for a taste of the 'Real West', or One of many Campgrounds, "at or in" Goldfork Hot Springs, or Burgdorf Hot Springs, Old Warren (the old Mining Ghost Town) At a Winter Carnival Ice Carving, or any Back Country or Town site.
If you're planning an outdoor wedding please remember that we can't make appointments with the weather and you should have a plan "B", just in case it's raining, snowing or -10 degrees! Brrr.. We're game if you are, but keep the season and weather situation in mind while you're making your plans. P.S. We go throughout Idaho and neighboring states and can bring The Wilderness Weddings Experience to you!
Gosh, your choices are Unlimited!
(see Theme Weddings page)
The Shore Lodge
Shore Lodge Winter
Shore Lodge Summer
LET YOUR ROMANTIC IMAGINATION COME TO LIFE . . .
SAYYOUR VOWS CRUISING PAYETTE LAKE
80 PASSENGER PAYETTE CRUISE SHIP
PAYETTE LAKE CRUISE WEDDING
SUNSET ON PAYETTE LAKE
What are Uniquely Personal Vows?
We have many Vows that we’ve uniquely crafted or sequestered from Ancient Records, Vintage Documents, Special Careers, Military, Famous People, using favorite Romantic Poems, Shakespearian quotes, Religious Scriptures, Spiritual Quotes, or Song Lyrics. We can also help you write your own vows if you wish.
Your Vows will be uniquely created to express your own heart’s intention to: “Not Only Marry the Right Partner, But To Be The Right Partner”
(For more Info. see Vows & Legalities page)
THE HISTORICAL 1912 FINNISH CHURCH
FINN WEDDING CHAPEL..
LET'S WALK DOWN THE ISLE..
What is a Theme Wedding?
The theme is the "Cherry on the Sundae"!
Let’s see now... so far you’ve chosen:
The Right Partner, The Date, The Ceremony Traditions and size, The Vows, The Traditions, and The Location. Ahhhh... So now what is the Theme?
It is a way to segue' from one step to the next through the entire Unforgettable Personalized Wedding Ceremony.
It is simply taking advantage of a Holiday, favorite time in history, or other Special day, Your Hobbies, Favorite Anything... i.e. a Dove Wedding, Your Career, Sports, How You Met, or even Honeymoon Plans.
Your Theme then will segue or merge with your traditions, dress code, colors, and deocrations to suit the occasion. i.e. a Rennaisance Fair, or a Western Style Theme.. Decorate with Bales of Hay, Western Clothing, Western Music, Reception with all Western Buffalo Ranch, Native American, Mountain Man, Hay Ride etc. Let your imaginations have fun. Make your Planning FUN, not a chore to dread or get stressed over!
(See Theme Weddings page)
Don't go into overwhelm now... Remember, all you really have to have is... of course the Right Partner; the Date; the Location; and the License. It can last as brief as 5 minutes; usually no more than 35 minutes or as long as your dreams desire, depending on your Wedding Ceremony wishes.
So... when you are ready... Let’s Talk! (208) 634-6875
Goldfork Hot Springs
A refreshing spot for a Wedding,
Elopement or Vow Renewals
In or out of the Hot Springs Pool!
The Adventure Begins...
Upcoming Elopements & Weddings 2014 - 15
Patrick & Audra
SPENCER & HEATHER
PATRICK & AUDRA SPENCER & HEATHER KIP & KRYSTAL
Jill & Albert 7.19
Private Wedding 7.26.14
A FEW OF OUR WONDERFUL COUPLES
WEDDINGS & ELOPEMENTS 2012 - 2013
Albert & Jill Paddling up the Isle!
Albert & Jill Dickson
Alfonso & Erika 12/28/13
New Year's Eve 12:01 a.m. 2014
Osprey Point - Harrold-Grush Family
Jason & Sasha, Bear Creek Lodge
Hammed & Vanessa Shore Lodge
Mitch, Lindsay & Paisley 4th July
Skoro Family Elopement
The Black's Family Horseback Wedding
Todd & Brandy June Elopement
Quiet Moment for a New Family
Troy & Dollie ready for their horseback Wedding
Brad & Sherry in Hawaii
Jason & Amanda, Chloe & Susannah at North Beach, Payette Lake
The New Mr. & Mrs. Coons
Tyson & Juli, 8.10.12
Paddling to our Honeymoon
MIKE & LAURA READY TO MAKE THE 'DIVE' ... INTO THE LAKE!
JIM & NEDDA PONDEROSA PARK SING-ALONG "OH HAPPY DAY"
Keven & Pet Elope - Harlies 6.13
4TH OF JULY DOUBLE ELOPMEMENT WEDDING TODD & LATRISHA, FRANK & KARA