We just recently wrapped up and delivered this beautiful wedding gallery to Nick and Cari, so it seems like a perfect time to share it as this weeks “Wedding Wednesday”!
Nick and Cari are so laid back and casual, and their wedding was a perfect match to their personalities = FUN! They decided to have their wedding in Leavenworth, with the gorgeous Cascade mountains as a backdrop. The weather was beyond ideal… not too hot, not too cool, no rain (well, maybe a couple sprinkles here and there…) and a few little clouds dotting the sky. Couldn’t have asked for anything better for their outdoor ceremony. The details and the reception site were stunning, with colorful flowers, black and white detail and the cutest little succulents planted in mason jars (one of which I happily brought home for myself!). I especially loved that instead of a traditional guestbook for people to sign, they had custom made cedar benches. This is definitely one of those times I wish there was a way to transfer smell through the internet. The entire lobby outside the reception area smelled incredible!
Both Nick and Cari were surrounded by loved ones and had a wedding party who was as much fun as they are! They purposely spent less time on formal portraits, and more time being with the friends and family who came to celebrate them – and it was just right!
The ceremony was heartfelt and thoughtful, with laughs throughout. The reception immediately followed the ceremony, both held at the Icicle Village Resort. The food was catered by the resort, and was quite tasty! There were lots of funny, and sweet, toasts given… then dancing. Oh, the dancing. The DJ was great and the dance floor was hopping. You can be sure, if there is dancing at your wedding… I will be in the middle of it all, dancing and shooting all at the same time! Dan can handle photographing the wallflowers 😉
But the end of the wedding, when most of the guests were leaving, was when the real fun began. The uncut cake turned into a giant end-of-night food fight. How many weddings have you been to with a food fight?! This was our first!
It was such a fantastic night, and we were so thrilled to kick off our 2017 wedding season with this amazing couple! I hope they keep us updated on all that their incredible life together holds. Congrats Nick and Cari!