Wedding Album

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 theย 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:

stumps and flowers

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:

gift trunk


This display contained wedding photos of the bride and groom’s parents and grandparents:


The table arrangements on cut rounds of tree trunks:

table flowers

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.

cake and cupcakes

Cute sign in a tree shading the reception area:

love sign

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!

shoe game

Of course it helps if you have a spectacular view of Mt. Ranier at your wedding:

mt ranier

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!


Hope you enjoyed this peek into our special day!


  1. Simply lovely. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Charlotte Siems says:

      It was truly lovely. Glad you enjoyed the photos!

  2. Thanks for sharing a peek into a special day for you and your family. Everything looked lovely.

    1. Charlotte Siems says:

      It was a very sweet occasion. Glad to share!

  3. Absolutely beautiful!! I love all the outdoor decorations and what a beautiful day God blessed you with!! Congrats to the happy couple ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing your special day with us!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Charlotte Siems says:

      The weather was absolutely perfect! We’re so happy for them!

  4. Those were beautiful! And yes, Mt. Rainier in the background is a pretty cool wedding backdrop!

    1. Charlotte Siems says:

      I know, right? The farm was so beautiful it didn’t take much to decorate!

  5. Fun to see the pictures. Isn’t it great when our kids find someone who loves them even more than we do? It always makes me feel that my parenting is justified! (And makes me love the person they marry, even more.)

    1. Charlotte Siems says:

      *sigh* I am so grateful for all of my children’s spouses!

  6. Fabulous photos! I loved all the creative touches! I reallly enjoyed seeing the pictures and can imagine how special it was! Your son looks a lot like you and his bride is beautiful1 Hoping their life together is blessed and fruitful in every way!


    1. Charlotte Siems says:

      Thanks, Elizabeth! We’re anxiously awaiting their arrival back here in Oklahoma! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Wonderful, so much thought went into the event, the arch, the cake toppers, the pictures of the parents, grandparents, lovely, and by the looks it was a perfect day weather wise as well, great memories, may your son and his love have a grand life together, cheers from down under in Australia.

    1. Charlotte Siems says:

      Aww, thanks, Trevor–I’m honored that you stopped by!

  8. Donna Peters says:

    We had a wedding in Seattle last summer!!! It was amazingly beautiful. We saw Mt Rainer also. My sister and brother-in-law live in Seattle. My niece is expecting her 1st child in November!! We are so excited. She is having a boy!!!

    Thanks for sharing your amazing wedding photos of your son and your new daughter-in-law.

    1. Charlotte Siems says:

      The whole area was gorgeous–it was our first trip there! Congratulations on the new family member-to-be! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Thanks for sharing. What a pretty wedding! The flowers and decorations were so personal and beautiful. Reminds me of what weddings are for – a celebration of love!

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