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Stanley Proved the Perfect Stage for a Summer Wedding

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They called on friends Tim and Becky Cron, owners of Stanley Baking Co., to host their rehearsal dinner.

For the actual wedding, Angie’s father, Walter, performed the service, thanks to his ordination through the Universal Life Church. Allyson Johnson, now new owner of Petals and Stems in Hailey, provided the flowers. Wine from Frenchman’s Gulch Winery and beer from Hayden Beverage complemented appetizers supplied by Maya Lovlien of Hailey’s Big Belly Deli.

Idaho Falls summer-season caterers Douglas Dameron and his son Todd prepared the post-nuptial meal of chicken, ribs, vegetables, rice, bread and baked potatoes in Dutch ovens. Rather than a cake, the couple opted for three different fruit cobblers baked on site.

Signature Party Rentals, also from Idaho Falls, provided the tables and chairs and other rental needs to keep guests comfortable under the tent at Stanley City Park. Local D.J. Lenny Joseph was in charge of the entertainment.

Danner’s Cabins, in downtown Stanley, rented all of their cabins to the wedding party for a perfect place to stay in close proximity to all wedding events.

An important wedding detail was the choice of photographer, Craig Wolfrom.

“We were so glad to have such a great photographer,” Angie says. “We didn’t really need to discuss specifics with Craig, but we knew he would capture the day just like we wanted. And after the wedding, he helped us prepare an album that was included in his package price.”

Just after the ceremony, the couple and their dog Milo coasted away in a classic orange Meyers Manx dune buggy provided by best man Mike Stevens. They rode to Stanley Lake for a few more pictures, satisfying their desire for waterside services.

“I guess one thing we thought was missing from the wedding was having it by the water,” Angie says. “But it’s hard to have the best of both worlds, mountains and the beach, so a quick trip to Stanley Lake was our way to fit this into our day. It also was a great time to take a moment and reflect on the commitment we had just made to each other.”

Perhaps the most significant detail was the choice of someone so close to the couple to perform their ceremony.

“It meant a great deal to me to have my father walk me down the aisle and then lead us in our vows. At first, I thought it may be too hard on any father to conduct the service that would marry his only daughter. But he did an incredible job and we could not have pictured anyone else standing up with us.”

The couple’s post-wedding year has been busy, as they spend time building Blake’s business and remodeling their Hailey townhome.

Though their home might need some changes, the couple says there is nothing about their special day they would have done differently.

“We do wish we had had more time to spend with friends and family who came from out of town for the wedding.” So, as for advice, Angie says the cliché is true, “Relax and enjoy your wedding day because it goes by so fast.”

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