Wedding season is upon us! Have you made a list of all the amazing people that are helping you make your big day possible? They deserve a heartfelt thanks. Whether you are in search of matching bridal party gifts or want to offer something thoughtful to the friend or family member that has helped you the most, checkout FOREVER WEDDING FAVORS for fun & unique wedding gifts for everyone on your list!
The Venue - Rigby Idaho, Wedding and Event Center
"White suggests goodness, purity and innocence. It's elusive nature provides serenity and the essence of perfection. The individual who chooses white as a favorite color seeks excellence and enlightenment in all philosophies. Simplicity, purity and recognition are a constant endeavor."
WE HAVE EXPANDED!
Versatility and hospitality have been our two main goals from the beginning!
We offer up spaces for the community that can accommodate nearly ANY need or event, and show our love & appreciation to our renters with service and kindness! So, without further adieu...
We introduce you to the new 'WHITE SPACE' - an additional space for everything Venue related. We're already rolling with photoshoots, influencer events & parties. It's the perfect spot! But, don't take our word for it. Come see for yourself! We can't wait to show you more!
BRIDAL PARTY GIFT IDEAS
Not only is it the season of gifting, but when it comes to a wedding or a big event… COUNTLESS people are behind the scenes helping you make it happen & they deserve our heartfelt thanks. We are going to be giving you LOTS of gift ideas in an upcoming post, but first we want to introduce our couples to the ‘THREE’S COMPANY’ line of personalized necklaces from BRIDESMAID GIFT BOUTIQUE & @BridesmaidGiftsBoutique.
Whether you are in search of matching bridal party gifts or want to offer something thoughtful to the friend or family member that has helped you the most, these personalized necklaces are the perfect option, with customizable engraving and your choice of message for the box inlay.
"The job of an artist is to offer a sanctuary of beauty to an ugly world." - Jeff Goins
Nicole Klingler - Dancer, photographer, entrepreneur, MOM.
Nicole is the owner, operator and mastermind of The Venue and The Venue Studios. Originally from Boise, Idaho, she grew up in a creative and cultured household as the middle of three children. Both of her parents are artists, and from a young age they encouraged her to pursue her love of the arts; specifically dance. She started dancing when she was just three years old. From there she traveled abroad with her dance company, danced back-up for Weird Al, and later started her own non-profit Dance company, TDC (The Dance Collaborative).
Growing up Nicole dreamed of marrying a Native American man after falling in love with the movie 'The Last Of The Mohicans'. She met her husband, Kade in college and sadly, he is NOT Native American, but she was smitten anyway. They've been happily married for fourteen years. And she's since forgiven him for not fitting the bill. Together they have four BEAUTIFUL children; Payton, Owen, Nya and Ava. They are a busy family, always on the go. You can find them at football practice, dance lessons, church and outside enjoying the Idaho air. Family is her number one and she makes sure that her busy life accommodates her insane love for her husband and little munchkins. They are her "WHY."
She has been a professional photographer for nine years, specializing in dance portraits, weddings and editorial/ commercial work. She loves reading, naps, dance (obviously), positive vibes, yoga, HGTV, nature, hiking, unscheduled days, essential oils, peppermint chapstick, & chocolate. ALL the chocolate. She's not a huge fan of doing dishes or losing sleep.
Nicole is a risk-taker, list-maker, adventure-seeker, and natural beauty. Her kindness wraps you up like a warm blanket and her God-given talents will blow your mind. She's a humble creative. She gives you her whole heart and asks for nothing in return.
If you haven't had the pleasure of meeting our wonderful, awesome, oh-so-adorable CEO & Mom-boss, Nicole ... you need to!
Follow her personal Instagram HERE!
"Boldly be a pop of color in a black and white world."
MAKE THIS SPACE POP!
With an open floor plan, plenty of natural light, exposed brick, & white ship lap, this venue is already set for any special occasion. BUT, there are so many fun things you can add to give it a taste of your personality.
1. Area rugs - bring the eye down to a fun printed rug.
2. Florals - everyone loves fresh flowers!
3. Throw pillows - an unexpected way to bring your personality to the decor.
4. Accent furniture - end tables, chairs, lamps etc.
5. Wall hangings - like pictures or macrame.
Just have fun and play around with ideas. We're here to help and inspire you! We want this space to feel like yours when you're in it.
"Spring is nature's way of saying 'Let's party!'" - Robin Williams
The sun is shinning, the birds are chirping, and the flowers are blooming. It's springtime baby! We love this time of year! Spring is when we say goodbye to shoveling snow and start enjoying the outdoors more. Our schedules fill up with family vacations, garden prepping, exploring and all the sunshine fun we can handle. And at The Venue - Wedding season is in full force. Bring on all the fresh florals, birthday parties, receptions and more!
This spring is especially exciting to us! - we're unveiling a new project that has been in the works and we can't wait to show you! Stay tuned. You won't want to miss this fun new venture!
.......To have and to hold.......
100 THANK YOU'S
We just booked our 100th wedding and we are beyond grateful!
So many brides & grooms, so many cakes, so many vows, so many first dances, so much love, so much happiness! We've met a lot of beautiful couples and we're honored to have taken part in their journey. Your young love reminds us to be hopeful and present in each moment, and your wedding day is a moment you'll never forget.
We're so happy you chose The Venue to declare your love!
So many weddings...So many thank you's.
"When you have more than you need, build a longer table not a higher fence." - Samantha Feinberg
SET THE PERFECT TABLE
Whether you like formal or informal, paper or plastic, rustic or modern, themed or unthemed, extravagant or simple; it doesn't matter! We say THERE ARE NO RULES! Setting the table depends upon your personal style. BUT if you're feeling lost, have no fear!
Check out these gorgeous settings from a few of our past clients for some inspiration . . .
And for some more ideas and inspiration . . .
When putting your place setting together check out this helpful guide. Knowing where to put the dessert spoon and what side of the dinner plate to place the water glass can be confusing! Diagrams are your friend! ---->
And why not try a fun new way to fold your napkins?! Everyone loves that! ---->
Lastly, how do you decide on the perfect centerpiece? We don't blame your for the struggle. There's so many options! Take a look at these ---->
"Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life." - Albert Einstein
FAMILIES ARE FOREVER
...but it might be time to update those photos! Grab your favorite photographer and your little minions and secure a spot at The Venue for some beautiful natural light. Need a photographer, click on the PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES link in our footer or reach out to find out who some of our favorite local vendors and photographers are!
Photo by @true.atelier
"The details are not the details. They make the design." - Charles Eames
3 SIMPLE TIPS FOR DESIGNING A BEAUTIFUL RECEPTION
There are so many possibilities for creativity when it comes to decorating this space. Rules don't apply! Just when we think we've seen it all, an eager new bride comes in and shows us just how versatile one can be with an open floor plan and killer natural light. See the pictures below for inspiration from past clients.
Decorating this space can seem overwhelming for some, so we wanted to share a few ideas that may ease your mind before the big day.
1. HAVE A PLAN
Going in blind could mean disaster! So write down your ideas, make lists, then execute. Having a plan in place before you start will help you and your loved ones pull off a stress-free (or mostly stress-free) event.
2. K.I.S.S. (KEEP IT SIMPLE SWEETIE)
Some might say 'Keep It Simple Stupid' but we don't like name-calling. It's so easy to get caught up in the moment and lost in the little things, but remember it's all about you and the person you're about to marry. The flowers will wilt. So keep it simple, focus on a few key decor items you love and forget the rest. Also, simple decorations make for a very tasteful appeal that your guests will appreciate, and the clean up is easier!
3. FUNCTION OVER FASHION
If only we could all afford a Kate Spade inspired wedding! Let's be honest, most of us are on a budget. So functionality is important. Not just for cost purposes, but for the enjoyment of you and your loved ones. Making the space pretty is easy, but remember to keep the flow of the event in mind as well. Will there be dancing? (Silly question) Make sure the dance floor is near the food tables so those that like to "sit and watch" can feel like they're a part of it all. Will there be a receiving line? Make sure there is enough space for your guests to comfortably get in line and out of line. See where we're going?
We hope these ideas will bring you comfort and get you excited to start planning your big day!
"To be natural is such a very difficult pose to keep up." - Oscar Wilde
HOW TO POSE FOR PICTURES
Are you a little camera shy? Most of us are. It's ok! We have photographers in our studio almost daily taking beautiful shots. Not of professional models, but real people like YOU! As you prepare for your next family shoot, or engagement session try these tips for POSING...
1. USE YOUR TONGUE - Push your tongue to the roof of your mouth while smiling to elongate your neck and emphasize your jawline. This might sound strange, but it works. Try it!
2. CROSS YOUR ANKLES - This helps to make your legs look longer and it looks more casual than it may feel. Standing straight on can make you look stiff, so loosen up and put one foot in front of the other.
3. INHALE & EXHALE - Take a deep breath before the picture is taken and then breath out while smiling as the photo is shot. You can ask the photographer to tell you when. This relaxes the face and makes you look more natural.
4. LOOSEN UP! - Most importantly, try to relax! No one is judging you. Your photographer will help you through this and give you pointers. So listen to them and try to have some fun too!
"And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul." - John Muir
"A goal without a plan is just a wish." - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
THE ULTIMATE CHECKLIST
Planning a wedding is hard work! We forget that it is supposed to be FUN! And in today's technological world it's easy to get lost and not know where to start. Have no fear, The Venue team is here! We can help take away some of the stress of planning. We provide the space and many of the things you'll need to fill it with to make your wedding dreams come true. You'll still have many details to work out, however. like who the photographer will be and what kind of cake you want. SO......
If you're a list maker this tool will be your best friend! Use this helpful guide to keep you on track ---> http://www.rockmywedding.co.uk/congratulations-on-your-engagement/
"Design is thinking...made visual." - Saul Bass
MAKE THE MOST OF THIS SPACE
With over 5,500 square feet of open floor space, the possibilities are endless! We are always so impressed by the creativity of our photographers, brides, and clients. The beautiful scenes they come up with are absolutely breathtaking! Check out a sneak peak from this adorable styled shoot below for Rocky Mountain Bride Magazine...
MORE WHEN THE ISSUE IS OUT ON STANDS!
This smell! The sage was DIVINE! Total perfection in these baskets from @alloccasionsvintagefinds (she has new inventory in store, go see!!!)
"I believe in America because we have great dreams, and because we have the opportunity to make those dreams come true." - Wendall L. Wilkie
A TWIST ON PATRIOTIC COLORS
We love the red white and blue accents in this gorgeous photoshoot done in the natural light area of The Venue! Overall, we love being PATRIOTIC! How blessed are we to live in such a beautiful country?! Speaking of being blessed, we'd like to bless you with a DISCOUNT! --->
Studio punch-passes are still available for photographers at our summer discount! ($50 off!) Come play with the stunning natural light in our space!!!! Punch pass hours don't expire... just text to schedule weekday time slots!
Text Nicole at: 208-313-4159
"Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten." -Lilo & Stitch
WHEN THE KIDS COME TO WORK
Some days the little's join us in our work space and we're completely OK with it! We love that our business is a family affair and that the people we get to meet start as clients but quickly become family too! It truly is the neatest part of our business, getting to know our clients & other business owners within the community!
Shoot us a text message so we can meet up and chat about your dreams, your business, your event, your life! We would love to get to know you!
FROM OUR VENUE FAMILY TO YOURS!
"Smile. What's the use of crying. You'll find that life is still worthwhile if you just smile." -Charlie Chaplin
LIVE. LAUGH. LOVE.
We love what we do! Therefore we SMILE a lot! Life is too short for us to worry about the little things. We cherish the moments of laughter, swoon over the love that is shared, prefer to live in the present each day & encourage you to do the same! Find what makes you smile and smile BIG!
Wardrobe & Styling by @lulubellaboutique | Photography by @true.atelier
"Girls just want to have fun." -Cyndi Lauper
LOOKIN' SHARP - A BOHO INSPIRED LADIES ONLY DANCE PARTY
The room was packed full of amazing women. The hippie attire was on point. The DJ was blasting some awesome tunes, mixed virgin drinks were flowing along with sweet treats! The sponsors and door prizers were AMAZING & most importantly, the dance moves were out of this world! A big 'thank you' to all who came out to our super fun dance party! You made the night so enjoyable for us that we want to do it AGAIN!
Be sure to join us for the next one (details to come!!!)
"From this day forward, you shall not walk alone. My heart will be your shelter, and my arms will be your home."
BRIDES & GROOMS
Welcome to wedding season! We have a full schedule this year and we are thrilled to see what fun ideas you come up with to theme your special day.
Get inspired with this elegant tablescape!
Or, try something NEW, like a soda bar!
"Life isn't a matter of milestones, but of moments." -Rose Kennedy
Here we are! Our business is a year older, a year wiser and we have been so blessed by all the people we have met since opening last year. To celebrate we want to give back! This giveaway closes tomorrow!
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