Rustic Washington Destination Wedding from Vienna Glenn Photography
June 13, 2013
I could say this wedding is charming, but that wouldn't even do it justice. It's an entirely new level of charming, and one that takes darling up a notch. It's gorgeous Washington backdrops meets handmade loveliness, and it's all topped off with some of the most beautiful blooms by Florarama Modern Design. That's just scratching the surface of this sweet fête captured by Vienna Glenn Photography. Trust me. And even though words don't do this day justice, the pictures definitely will. See them all here.
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From the Nichole of Florarama... We went for a clean wildflower look for Courtney & Andrew's wedding. Courtney's Bridal bouquet included: All white flowers of hydrangea, dahlias, lysmachia, freesia, scabiosa, dusty miller, brunia, lisianthus, and 'Alabaster' white garden roses. The bridesmaids' bouquets contained lavender hydrangea, lavender & purple dahlias, lavender & purple lisianthus, brunia, lavender freesia, green hypericum, lavender scabiosa, and lavender 'Ocean Song' roses. For the ceremony we used galvanized copper buckets filled with all the above flowers used in the bridesmaids' bouquets, plus purple stock, 'Alabaster' garden roses & white 'Eskimo' sweetheart roses hung from a Birch wood arch that the father of the bride and groom hand-forged. The aisle was lined with lavender and purple stock flower blooms & chair arrangements of hanging mason jars filled with baby's breath. The reception centerpieces consisted of 2 mason jar groupings of baby's breath & lavender hydrangea, and Birch wood vases filled with the same flowers used in bridesmaids' bouquets set on a hand-cut tree slab.

From the Bride... From the moment Andrew and I started planning, we knew that we wanted our wedding to be about bringing family and friends together to share in our love and joy, and the beautiful scenery of Washington’s Cascade Mountains. We chose the Mountain Springs Lodge as our venue so that we could stay, play and celebrate in one location. We wanted to ensure that our friends would run into our parents, my family would mingle with Andrew’s, and we could cross the lawn to visit our cousins, aunts and uncles. The ceremony and reception took place just a short walk from the guest lodges, so we were truly able to make the most of having all of our favorite people together with us for one special weekend.

Since the simple silhouette of mountains served as our backdrop, we decided to keep our decorations to a minimum. But there was so much love in the details! I have always been a enthusiast of things handmade, and when I look at the pieces that made up our wedding, I see the many hands that labored with care to make it what it was. Some of the most meaningful pieces were the birch arbor that Andrew built, the burlap table pieces Andrew’s mother sewed by hand, the chair lift swing that my father constructed for our polaroid guest book photos and the blue mason jars that my mother collected.

During one of my favorite moments from the reception, Andrew and I had a chance to swing together in the chairlift after the sun had gone down. With bluegrass twanging in our ears, we looked back at the lit up barn to the spirited dancing and laughter within. Surrounded by works of love and the people we love, I could not have asked for a more wonderful way to kick off our lives together.

Wedding Photography: Vienna Glenn Photography | Venue + Catering + Wedding Coordination: Mountain Springs Lodge, Leavenorth, Washington | Floral Design: Nichole of Florarama Modern Design, Seattle | Cake: Homefires Bakery, Leavenworth | Cupcakes (gluten-free):  Busy Bea’s Cakes, Cashmere | Rings: Margie Matheson + Bario Neal | Wedding Dress: Amy Kuschel | Band: The Warren G. Hardings, Seattle | Hair + Makeup: Hair & Makeup by Anjulie