Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Rustic Chic Barn Wedding, Pink Roses and Little Black Dresses

Welcome to Emily and Adam's rustic chic October wedding. Thank you so much to Emily (and Adam) who provided me with some wonderful details about their big day!

The Pacific Northwest weather was absolutely perfect for their wedding day, and if you remember talented photographer Saskia Mizushima (from Tom and Jenny's Tandem Bicycle Themed Wedding) you know how well she does at capturing that beautiful sunlight! In case you haven't seen what I think of as her "signature shot" at Pine River Ranch feast your eyes on this yumminess:
Isn't that lovely! I think the word "yummy" can describe a photo perfectly with that kind of lighting. I fell in love with Adam and Emily's beautiful wedding from the first photo. The light pink flowers and little black dresses are the perfect idea of country chic.
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How you Met: Adam and I were introduced by a mutual friends mom...Maureen.  Adam went to college with her son Chase and I have know Maureen since I was young growing up in MT.  She approached me once when I was home to tell me about this guy that I had to meet.  Meanwhile, she was giving the same story to Adam when he was out visiting in MT one summer.  Needless to say, Adam and I ended up eventually connecting in Seattle and loved spending time together and it progressed from there!
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I loved the simplicity of the little black dress and thought the bridesmaids looked absolutely stunning as well! As for the groomsmen, the shoes did it for me. Perfect! 
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Inspiration for the wedding/approach to your wedding style: Our main theme going into the wedding was "no stress" and simple yet beautiful.  We wanted to have our friends and family enjoy the trip over from MT/Western WA and to be able to fully enjoy the party!!  It also was important to us to have our families in one place for the entire weekend.  Having grown up in MT I loved the idea of having the wedding at Pine River Ranch for the "rustic" but beautiful setting.  Adam still wanted to consider a destination wedding however, once we traveled to Leavenworth to tour the PRR we both fell in love!  The main approach to our wedding style was we wanted to keep it simple yet elegant and romantic.  We both focused a lot of our planning on the lighting (time of day for the ceremony and soft lighting inside the barn) to have good ambiance and simple details that were "us."
Adam and Emily enjoyed some time before the ceremony to wonder about our 22 acre property and capture some great photos. I love the lighting, and they way they are looking at each other is absolute perfection. Pine River Ranch Weddings, Leavenworth WA (13)They incorporated the fall pumkins into their decor and the signs directing guests to the ceremony were perfect for a barn wedding.Pine River Ranch Weddings, Leavenworth WA (6)
Your favorite detail/decoration: We loved loved loved our home brews and tap/barrel that our good friends made special for us for our wedding!  I also loved all of the aisle decorations that we used later as center pieces for the tables.  My step mom also sewed a bunch of quilt blocks that we had people sign as our guest book.  She will put all the blocks together into a quilt that we will have forever!
Pine River Ranch Weddings, Leavenworth WA (5)The ceremony setting was gorgeous!! The shabby chic aisle runners with light pink roses smelled and looked wonderful. Pine River Ranch Weddings, Leavenworth WA (12)
Pine River Ranch Weddings, Leavenworth WA (11)So precious!
What was your favorite part of the day: 
There were so many!!  I think my favorite part of the day was walking out behind the barn to my soon to be husband for the first look.  Adam says that his most favorite part of the day was standing together at the altar in the sun knowing that we were going to be married.  He said, "it was the most intense emotions I have ever felt"
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Pine River Ranch Weddings, Leavenworth WA (9)The ceremony was beautiful, and after it was over Adam and Emily shared their first communion together. Pine River Ranch Weddings, Leavenworth WA (8)
Trick or Treat! Emily and Adam put an elegant spin on their Halloween themed candy bar
Now I can use the word "Yummy" to describe something other than lighting! Pine River Ranch Weddings, Leavenworth WA (7)After their first dance as husband and wife the party broke loose! 
If you could tell a future bride one thing about the wedding planning or advice for the day of the wedding what would it be:  DON'T stress and don't micromanage.  The biggest thing to remember is that at the end of it all you will still be married to your love!  Also, delegate tasks!  People love to help and often times just need to be asked.  Our families were amazing at listening to "our vision" for our day and really running with it during prep and set-up!!
Adam and Emily, I enjoyed seeing your wedding photos and wish you two the best of luck in a long and loving future together! We hope to see you soon for your anniversary!!

Any {other} Vendors you would like to give a shout out to?
Caterer - Ravenous Catering
DJ - Leavenworth DJ services (Tom Cagle)
Cake -  Busy Bee Cakes
Photographer - Saskia M
Make-Up- Myself
Dress-Robin Jillian...from I Do Bridal
Hair- Kelsey Tomlinson
Transportation-  Le Tours Leavenworth

1 comment:

  1. Most of us want to exchange their vows in the barn because the place is very quite and solemn. Perfect to exchange vows..