Thursday, August 7, 2014

What's Happening in Leavenworth, WA? Things to Do in Leavenworth

September is a busy month in Leavenworth, and it doesn't slow down in October either! If you are planning a trip to Pine River Ranch Bed and Breakfast, there is plenty to do besides enjoy the luxurious amenities of your private cabin suite. After filling up on a delicious homemade breakfast, delivered to the privacy of your suite, head into Leavenworth for some great activities and fun.

Leavenworth Wine Walk, September 13th, 2014

This 6 hour event is a day made in heaven for a wine loving couple! Enjoy tasting up to 60 different wines as you stroll through shops, galleries and restaurants in down town Leavenworth. Your wine walk passport also gets you a bottle tote, walking map, discount coupons and prizes. You can also relax in the town center at the Gazebo and enjoy live music throughout the day. This event is a fundraiser for the Cascade Farmlands Association which helps promote culinary and ag-tourism in North Central Washington. A win-win situation, drinking wine for a good cause!

Fee: $40 per person, or $75 for a couple

Wenatchee River Salmon Festival, Sept 20th-22nd, 2014

Join thousands of people in the 24th annual Wenatchee River Salmon Festival, a celebration for the return of the salmon. The festival is a three day natural resource education event held at the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery. This event is free and a great "edutainment" event. 

Autumn Leaf Festival and Parade, Sept 26th-28th, 2014

The Autumn Leaf Festival and Parade is the longest running festival in Leavenworth. There is a grand parade, live music, pie eating contests, pumpkin throwing contests and more! As with any event in Leavenworth, come hungry and thirsty because there is plenty to indulge!

 Oktoberfest, October 3-4, 10-11 & 17-18, 2014

Perhaps one of Leavenworth's biggest attractions is the world famous Oktoberfest. Join as the town of Leavenworth throws a celebration to rival that of Munich, Germany. The food is plentiful, the bratwursts are cooking and the music is playing! If you have not yet been to Leavenworth for an Oktoberfest celebration, now is the time to experience the fun!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Lindsay & Mark | Pine River Ranch Fall Wedding

Today we're traveling back in time to September 12th, 2009 to share the wedding of Mark & Lindsay at Pine River Ranch. It was fun to look back in the archives to share this set of wedding photos and so fun to think that this fall Mark & Lindsay will be celebrating their 5 year anniversary as Mr. & Mrs.
 Aly at La Luz Photography, a Pine River Ranch favorite, photographed this stunning wedding. You may remember La Luz Photography from Dea and Jon's Beautiful Wedding

I just love the gorgeous flowers done by Bloomers in Wenatchee. They were perfect for the time of the year too! The bottom of Lindsay's bouquet was actually a birds nest, you can see it on Aly's blog at La Luz! 
 Even though the sun was high in the sky, the weather was perfect for their September Wedding. Not too hot, but definitely not too cold! They took a brief "dip" in Nason Creek during their couples photo session. 

 The coral has really evolved in the last 5 years! The wildflowers were beautiful then, but it has really changed since Mark and Lindsay's wedding day.

I love this shot of the outdoor ceremony! An absolutely perfect day!

The cake was made by one of the bridesmaids Moms! Guest raved at how delicious it was, and beautiful too!

What a fun trip down memory lane!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Country Chic Barn Wedding | Cowboy Boots, Deer Antlers, Rose Bouquets & Burlap

Welcome to Colette and Mike's rustic chic country wedding at Pine River Ranch. The bridesmaids in cowboy boots, deer antler centerpieces and florals wrapped in burlap made this beautiful outdoor ceremony and barn reception a picture perfect occasion. Throw in a gorgeous bride with an infectious smile, a groom that can't peel his loving eyes off her and 150 of their family and friends and you have yourself a recipe for one fantastic time!! 

 Colette looked perfect and her smile lite up the room the entire day! The soft colors of the rose bouquet added the perfect feminine touch to the cowboy boots! 

 The bridesmaids looked great in their cowboy boots and pink dresses. The yellow sunflowers in the bouquets were great for the outdoor setting at Pine River Ranch.
 The denim jeans are a favorite among groomsmen here at the Ranch. What guy wouldn't love being in a wedding party where he gets to wear his boots and jeans (while still looking great!!) 

Their amazing photographer Saskia Mizushima is a favorite here at Pine River Ranch. She produces stunning wedding photos every time and is a master at catching the beautiful outdoor light.

I love the deer antler and log round centerpieces. Plus, the florals in mason jars are perfect for a barn wedding

The Love Sweet Love pie & brownie dessert bar was a hit with guests!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Celebrating 10 years together | Robby & Alyssa

I have some fantastic photos that I am so excited to share. If you have been following the Pine River Ranch blog since the beginning you will remember Robby and Alyssa who were engaged and then married here in 2010, {Check out their hot pink and black wedding.} They have been back to visit us every year since their wedding for a romantic getaway and just celebrated their 10th anniversary as a couple with some beautiful photos at the Ranch! We are so honored to play such a big role in their story and were more than happy to have them back for another trip out for this mini-photo shoot. Alyssa was so kind to share the photos with us after their shoot.

I asked Alyssa to share their story with everyone and this is what she had to say: "We started our journey 10 years ago as a young couple in high school. The first real trip we took together was to Pine River Ranch and the Ranch continued to play a part in our love story for years after. We celebrated our anniversary each year at the ranch and also got engaged and married there! We found it only appropriate to return to Pine River for a few photos to celebrate ten years together."

A little wedding flashback: :)
I saved my favorite for last, don't you just love- love! 

Thanks again for sharing Alyssa and Robby, we look forward to celebrating with you for many, many years to come.