Galena Lodge Wedding - Sun Valley, Idaho | Dave + Amanda | Sun Valley Wedding Photographer


After dating for nearly 4 years, we recognized that we spent all of our spare time leaving the city to get to mountains. Surely it would make more sense to just live in the mountains right? We packed up our London flat, moved back to the United States, bought a Subaru and endured a 2,000 mile road trip to find home. We were on our way to Bozeman, MT but Ketchum, ID stole our hearts. When planning our wedding we knew we'd be bringing a lot of people from out of town so we would have to make it memorable. We made a whole weekend out of it, from the Sun Valley Symphony, a hike up to Roundhouse, welcome drinks in the Forest Service Park (Hammerschlaggen was quite the hit!), to the main event at Galena Lodge. 

We had no doubt Galena Lodge was the place for our special day. Not only do we love the area, food, and staff but it is a place we go during all seasons. After a beautiful ceremony in Senate Meadows, our friends were slow to head back to the lodge as they held their own photo sessions taking advantage of the stunning backdrop. At cocktail hour, they were greeted with our favorite beers, wines, and signature cocktails (Idaho Mules!). For food, we chose classic barbecue fare and subbed out a cake for wagon wheels. Post dinner and speeches, the guests moved between the dance floor, photo booth, and bar. Our band, the Ben Mallare Band, was fantastic and kept everyone dancing until the very end. We are so grateful for everyone that attended and for those that helped make our weekend flawless and so special. -Bride

you’re beautiful tonight

a little more beautiful than ever

Wedding Planner : Kelly Maybo | Floral Design : Tara Bella Flowers | Makeup : Britt Davis Beauty | Hair : Mane Muse Salon | Venue : Galena Lodge

Click here to see their engagement session!