So, I may not actually know this (crazy cool) couple in “real life,” but I can totally tell this wedding is soooo them. From the world’s most amazing venue (I am talking to you TreeHouse Point) to the vibrant colors to the gorgeous DIY details so lovingly crafted with the help of their awesome family and friends, this is a wedding simply bursting with personality. I love it. See it captured by Sea Studio right here.
From the Bride... After almost 10 years of dating, Drew and I knew right away that we wanted our wedding to be both a celebration of our future and our past. It was important to us to honor the people and events that had impacted our relationship, and we wanted the day to feel casual, intimate, and fun. We also wanted it to be environmentally-friendly as possible while sticking to a budget, so we did much of the work ourselves.
Treehouse Point was the first venue we visited, mostly because we were so curious about the idea of sleeping in treehouses! As soon as we saw it, we fell in love – it’s truly a magical place. It felt like summer camp with the winding forest trails, rocky beach and slow-flowing river, a big lodge house with breakfast every morning, and six unique treehouses. We were lucky enough to have our family and wedding party stay there with us for the whole weekend.
I think the part of our wedding that we are most proud of is that our guests commented on how the event felt just like “us.” My mom designed our invitations, sewed canvas painter’s cloths into tablecloths, and made wood-and-wire figures for centerpieces. My dad built the beautiful ceremony arbor and wood-burned signs from old fence boards. We used natural materials like succulents from our garden, palm-leaf plates, and branches painted gold to glam up the tables. We had mason jars for glasses that doubled as seating placements, and inside tucked a personal note to each of our 100 guests, with a memory or special thank-you for their support in our lives.
One of my favorite DIY projects was doing the flower arrangements with my bridesmaids and sister-in-law—with buckets of farmer’s market flowers, everyone picked their favorite combinations for unique bouquets. My friends watched a YouTube video on how to make boutonnieres and did a fantastic job! I wore the flower crown my mom wore at her wedding, which I freshened up with a few new blooms. We didn’t have a specific color palette, but used the natural brown, green and tan colors of the venue as a backdrop for the bright summer flowers and my bridesmaids’ peach dresses.
We have tried to pin-point our favorite moments from the wedding, but it’s impossible! There were small moments like sitting at the breakfast table the morning of the wedding, holding hands with Drew and looking around to see all the smiling and laughing faces, full of anticipation for the day. Or big moments, like walking down the aisle knowing this was a once-in-a-lifetime moment, feeling beautiful and comfortable with my dad by my side. Or the few minutes of privacy Drew and I had after the ceremony, where we just hugged and grinned, hardly believing we were actually married. Or the hilarious, heartfelt speeches at our dinner that people couldn’t stop talking about afterward. Or dancing to “Stars Go Blue”, performed live by Drew’s brother for our first dance. Or the hands-in-the-air dance party, complete with hula hoops and my family dog, to wrap up the amazing night.
It was the most love-filled weekend of our lives, and we could not be more grateful!
Photography: Sea Studio | Wedding Dress: Nordstrom | Shoes: Nordstrom | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Nordstrom | Catering: Portage Bay Cafe | Makeup: Flawless Beauty Bar | Hair: Lauryn Coombs At Chromatique Salon | Groom's Attire: Nordstrom | Groomsmen's Attire: Nordstrom | Wedding Venue: TreeHouse Point | Earrings: Nordstrom