Their Story

Occupations: Courtney is a Mental Health Therapist and Elijah is a banker.

How we met: We met in college at WSU. 

First Impressions:  Elijah said, “Courtney was very cute and had cool bangs”. Courtney shared, “Elijah was also very cute and was the nicest person I’d ever met”. Our first real date, after having been friends for an entire year, was at a Mexican Restaurant in downtown Moscow, Id. 

Proposal in brief: Elijah took Courtney to a pumpkin patch with her best friend! Elijah chose this because fall is Courtney’s favorite season.

Day in three words: Perfect, Emotional, Beautiful


Wedding time: Began at 6:35 PM

Number of Guests: Around 150

Colors: Navy Blue and Dark Green

Wedding theme: We wanted our wedding to have a classic fairytale in the woods feel. Partially inspired by Edward and Bella’s wedding in Twilight. 

Favorite ceremony moment: Elijah’s favorite moment was his father being the officiant. Courtney’s favorite moment was Elijah telling her WSU won their football game. 


First dance song: Beautiful Crazy by Luke Combs — Elijah quoted this song the first time he posted Courtney on social media 🙂

Touching speeches: Both of our parents and brothers made speeches for us. Elijah’s dad actually sang during his! 

Favorite reception moment: Elijah’s favorite reception moment was hearing everyone’s stories of how they knew Courtney and himself. Courtney’s favorite reception moment was dancing with her friends and family, especially to Taylor Swift. 

All In the Details

Wedding Dessert: Bundt cake made by the Courtney’s mother! We had lemon blueberry, Neapolitan, and caramel apple as options! 

Flowers or centerpieces: All of our flowers and centerpieces were made by the Courtney’s mother! 

Surprise elements: We did not know what kind of car would be there for our exit! Courtney’s father and a family friend surprised the couple with a very cool classic car!

Advice to other couples: The day of the wedding just go with the flow and enjoy every moment! 

Honeymoon: We took a road trip to Lincoln City, Oregon!

Vendor Team:

Photographer: Morgan Asaad Photography

Venue: Pondside Ceremony & Portico Reception at Commellini Estate

Event Coordination: Commellini Estate

Catering: Commellini Estate

Cake/Dessert: Bundt Cakes made by Bride’s Mother

Florist: Paper flowers by True Treasures

Dress: David’s Bridal

Suit: Black Tux

Rings: Pounder’s Jewlery, Manly Bands

DJ: Alex Cox, Bride’s brother

Officiant: Peter Hofto, Groom’s father