We traveled to Seattle, Washington, for our son’s wedding last weekend, leaving the 100-degree temperatures of Oklahoma summer for the rainy and cool Pacific Northwest. The days were a whirlwind of preparation for the wedding festivities, but everyone was calm and happy. We packed a lot of warm memories into a few hours!
Of course it’s hard to capture the emotion of the wedding in mere words. There are special, sweet moments I could describe, but of course it would lose a lot in translation.
So instead, here’s a little album of photos to give you a glimpse of the beauty of the day. The bride and her family put together an amazingly beautiful wedding at her grandparents’ farm in rural Washington:
Floral arrangements adorned stumps at the end of each row of chairs:
The bride’s father designed and built the wonderful wedding arch:
The guest book table and a place for cards:
A clever place to hold wedding gifts:
This display contained wedding photos of the bride and groom’s parents and grandparents:
The table arrangements on cut rounds of tree trunks:
Each table had an antique bowl of fresh-picked berries:
The cake topper was made by the best man. The bride and groom cut the small cake, and guests ate assorted cupcakes.
Cute sign in a tree shading the reception area:
The bride and groom each held two shoes: one of their own and one belonging to their brand new spouse. The emcee asked them questions such as “Who will be doing the dishes?” or “Who is more daring?” and to answer, they held up the shoe of the right person. It was very funny and sweet–and they agreed on almost all of the answers!
Of course it helps if you have a spectacular view of Mt. Ranier at your wedding:
Guests waved sparklers at the couple as they left for the honeymoon:
Congratulations to Ben and Melinda as they begin their new life together…in Oklahoma!