Kristen told me that she skied through Spring Creek Ranch with James last winter, grabbed a brochure, looked through our website that evening and said to herself,
“This is where I’m going to get married.”
Flash forward a year and a half later to a weekend full of gorgeous details: bridesmaids dresses in varying shades of coral, peonies in all shades from white to bright pink, antique aqua mason jars, handmade fabric flags, champagne hued glitter on the votive candles, hanging candles, string lights, painted wooden signs, a western themed rehearsal dinner complete with a photo booth and an evening campfire sing along around the fire.
Friends and family came together in an incredible wave of love and support for Kristen and James, singing songs, hauling umbrellas from Seattle, hand lettering antique windows on the lawn, baking pies, arranging flowers, and even escorting, ahem- Irish Whiskey from Minneapolis to the Methow Valley. And when there is small batch whiskey pouring there must be a hand made whiskey shack too, right? Of course!
James’ mother made one of the most moving toasts I’ve heard and when I gave her a hug goodbye on Sunday and told her just that, she looked me squarely in the eye and said,
“This place… you’ve given Kristen and James such a wonderful place to begin their marriage. This weekend has been such a special start for them. Thank you.”
Photography: Sol Guittierez, Pine Print Photography / Venue: Spring Creek Ranch / Catering: Jen Nawrot / Invitations: Red Umbrella Design / Rentals: All Season’s Events / Twisp River Pub / Dress: Andrea’s Vintage Bridal / Rings: Peligro / Drinks: 2 Gingers Whiskey, Methow Valley Brewing Co., Icicle Brewing Co., Lost River Winery / Coffee: Blue Star Coffee Roasters / Accessories: Bella Umbrella / Bridesmaids Gift Clutch: Blue Mountain Thyme /