Amy Purdy and Daniel Gale's Wedding
Former Dancing with the Stars contestant Amy Purdy, 35, and her boyfriend of 14 years, Daniel Gale, 39, share their exclusively with PEOPLE.
At a bar built by Purdy's father, guests enjoyed Moscow mules made with Eastside Distilling vodka and mint from her parents' garden.
LOVE IS ALIVE
"She's an angel," Purdy says of Wynonna Judd, who performed "Love Is Alive" for the father-daughter dance and "Grandpa" for a dance with her grandfather (pictured).
THE (NOT-SO) 'PERFECT' CAKE
"We've never been into fondant or overly perfect cakes. We just wanted it to taste good," Purdy says of choosing their neighbor, a retired pastry chef, to create their "naked" wedding cakes. Two of Purdy's friends, including Complicationsaactress Beth Riesgraf, decorated the cakes with succulents and wildflowers from Blooms Flower Studio.
HER 'ANGELIC' DRESS
"I am not the kind of girl who wanted this big, poofy, stiff thing," says Purdy, who fell in love with a Pnina Tornai dress (with a nude base covered by Chantilly lace) after only one day shopping at Kleinfeld Bridal in New York City. "I wanted could move in that was comfortable and light." She accessorized the dress, which had a nude base covered by Chantilly lace, with Neil Lane jewelry and custom Seychelles shoes engraved with her and Gale's names.
"I love feathers. I just always have," Purdy says of the flair she and her sister Crystal, an interior designer who served as the wedding planner, chose to include in various aspects of the décor – and even in the bridesmaid's hair and the groomsmen's boutonnieres.
MEAL WITH A MESSAGE
"We wanted to give back, so it was a perfect fit," Purdy says of hiring Life's Kitchen, a non-profit organization that teaches life skills and culinary training to at risk youth, to put together a "farm-to-table" menu for the celebration. Dishes included citrus chicken, chimichurri flank steak, and a roasted cauliflower steak.
A FAMILY AFFAIR
"I knew my family would want nothing more than to share a moment like this with us – and definitely my dad," Purdy says of her father (pictured). "He went through a major spinal surgery suddenly in June and it was quite scary. After it went well, looked around and I saw my whole family, with so much love, all there and I said, 'Let's just do this ceremony as soon as possible while we have everyone together.' "
A WEEKEND TO REMEMBER
"I am not an over-the-top kind of person. I just wanted it to feel outdoorsy and simple," Purdy – who, after a battle with bacterial meningitis, now has two prosthetic legs – says of the "rustic" celebration, which took place at The Barn at Hidden Springs in Boise, Idaho and went on until the wee hours of the morning. "The mercantile staff made us all homemade pancakes in the middle of the night. It was amazing!"