Certain people fall in love with certain places. It just happens. For me, it’s that moment when you come over Timmerman hill and you instantly see a view of the Bellevue Triangle and the Wood River Valley, tall Cottonwood trees interspersed like the springs that weave between their groves, and the Pios and Boulders tearing the skyline like a poorly torn scrap of paper and knowing its good down there. Janie and Jackson are in love, not only with each other, but also Idaho. While Janie was born here, it was Jackson’s first stop after college and though they do not live here now, it’s pulling at their heartstrings. As I’m coming to know, the longer you live in one location, the more you realize there are two types of people who love Idaho–those who came and never left, and those who did leave but always want to return.
Janie and Jackson met after their time in the Gem State (that’s right table 5) and knew their Idaho background was a sign. I doubt it was ever a question in either of their minds, even prior to their chance meeting, that their wedding would be held along the shores of Redfish Lake or some other splendid landscape in Idaho. So it was meant to be that their wedding would be one of the best. Two people who love each other, who love a piece of ground so much they chose it to be sacred to them and all their family and friends, would have to have a party that had Thing 1 and Thing 2 on the dancefloor, incredible break dance moves, and an afterparty that I seriously can’t remember if I took the pictures or someone else did! Congratulation Janie and Jackson, such a fun and beautiful time. Come back and stay!