As fate would have it on the year you were destined to get married there is a solar eclipse. "Events that take place just before and just after an eclipse have more weight to them than usual." says an astrologer for Spirit Now. That which is started during an eclipse will not stop.
Even if one does not believe in the mystical power of the eclipse; one can not deny the wonder of it.
The path of the solar eclipse has become an increased travel area and many travelers are planning site seeing trips around the path of the solar eclipse. The eclipse albeit only a few short minutes is going to be a once in a lifetime occurrence. If you believe in the mystical aspects of an eclipse astrologers believe the bonds forged 4 days before and eclipse and 4 days after an eclipse are unbreakable.
The Great American Eclipse has listed their "TOP 10 Places to See The Solar Eclipse." Idaho makes the top 10 and so we are already preparing for the excitement around our state come this August.
Snake River Valley, Idaho
Duration of totality is 2 minutes, 18 seconds
Totality begins at 11:33 a.m. MDT
The Snake River Valley in eastern Idaho consists of farmland and lava fields. This area is an attractive spot for eclipse chasers because of fairly good weather prospects and many roads for evasive maneuvering in the event of local clouds.
In Eastern Idaho we have some of the most beautiful locations in the world. Inviting your friends and family to your Idaho wedding during this time of the year is perfect. Our recommended venue in this area is The Venue at Rigby.
The Venue at Rigby is a shared artist studio by day, private venue by night. the venue in Rigby, idaho hosts elegant events, weddings, luncheons, receptions, art inspired workshops, editorial photo shoots, visionary meetings, unique galleries and creative studio space. It’s an inspired space where beauty is celebrated & Eastern Idaho’s most passionate makers share their knowledge and creation.
It is the perfect location to come and celebrate the eclipse and have your wedding or event.
142 e. main st., Rigby, idaho 83442
"Total solar eclipse over Idaho"
"As the Moon's shadow crosses into Idaho over the Snake River, the eclipse will traverse over mountainous terrain. Idaho will be a desirable state to view the eclipse because of good weather prospects (see eclipsophile.com). The low population density should keep the roads reasonably clear and there are many scenic vantage points in Idaho." The Great American Eclipse
"The northernmost tip of the Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve will experience about a minute of totality. That would be a photogenic location showing an other-worldly spectacle above an other-worldly landscape." If you are an adventurous photographer and shooting landscapes I think the Craters of The Moon would be the greatest place for a few shots. Perhaps a styled shoot in August or a styled elopement in which you solidify your vows on this magic day.
One of the most stunning places to view the eclipse will be in the Sawtooths. Sawtooth Vista Rentals has some lovely rental homes for your eclipse adventure or for your wedding. Sawtooth Vista rentals offers high quality vacation home rentals in Stanley, Idaho and the surrounding area. Enjoy your accommodations as much as your recreation. Plan an unforgettable vacation in the Sawtooth Valley and stay in the comfort and convenience of a private home. If you are not planning an eclipse wedding you can still enjoy an August getaway to the mountains.
"If the short term weather forecast before eclipse day is good, mountaintop locations such as the top of the Sun Valley gondola (51 seconds of totality) will offer the spectacle of the adjacent mountains changing illumination quickly as the Moon's shadow races across at about 2,800 miles per hour!" The mountain top experiences according to The Great American Eclipse should be some of the best locations in the world for viewing.
Cascade, Idaho is also in the path. McCall rests just outside the eclipse path but Cascade lies within the path. Cascade weddings re absolutely beautiful. You can plan a lakeside affair or a mountaintop event.
"Borah Peak, the highest in Idaho at 12,688 feet, is close to the centerline and will experience 2 minutes, 11 seconds of totality."
No matter where you choose in Idaho to watch the eclipse we hope you enjoy it. If you are planning an eclipse wedding we are very eager to see your photos. #IDoWED