Taylor & Kyton’s Meridian Idaho Temple Wedding & A Shabby Chic Country Reception
Taylor and Kyton grew up living 45 minutes away from each other, but didn’t meet until several years after they had each graduated high school. Taylor was a bridesmaid at Courtney and Payson’s spring wedding that I photographed in 2023. Taylor told me that after Courtney’s wedding, she knew she wanted to work with us, so when she and Kyton got engaged they reached out ASAP!
The first thing that Taylor told me was that they did not want to do ANYTHING traditional for their wedding. They wanted a fun, party-centered environment with games and a big dance party after their Meridian Temple Wedding. Taylor & Kyton were excited to make the reception their own, and were looking for all of the fun and unique ideas that they could try to incorporate. Taylor’s mom owns the venue (The Packing Shed) they chose for their reception, which is a rustic barn in Emmett, Idaho about 30 minutes from the Meridian, Idaho temple where Taylor and Kyton were sealed. The Packing Shed is a shabby chic venue that would be perfect for any country bride.
After their sealing, we did the traditional temple portraits, then headed out to The Packing Shed for their reception. Taylor and Kyton separated the venue into three different areas. One part: a formal sitting area, for anyone who wanted to enjoy dinner and mingling. The second: a game area for people to play all types of games like corn hole, darts, tic-tac-toe, dice and card games. The third: an open dance floor where Taylor and Kyton provided glow wands for their guests to dance the night away! Their DJ was fantastic, and kept the music upbeat and the party going on the dance floor.
The newlyweds chose to exit in matching Nike sweatsuits, with silver confetti.
Pro-tip, if you’re going to do a confetti exit, have your bridal party and parents holding the confetti poppers strategically placed throughout the line so that the confetti will be continuous as you exit, rather than all at the beginning, or all at the end.
One of my favorite photos from the entire day is this photo of Taylor and Kyton kissing in the car with the confetti popping off in the background.
Want to see more of Taylor & Kyton? View their mountain bridal session here!