Jodi + Cameron are a pretty happy-go-lucky duo, so not even the threat of gray, spring rain could get them down on their wedding day. Though their optimistic personalities may have hoped for sunshine and blue skies, Jodi says, Something inside us cherished the beautiful Pacific Northwest day.
Friends + family lent their helping hands along the way as these two planned their dream celebration over the course of six months. They are both very much inspired by nature and the great outdoors and wanted their day to have a woodsy-meets-whimsical feel. They tell us, We wanted it to be elegant yet casual, and we wanted it to be a reflection of us as much as possible. A day full of merriment, joyful dancing, good music, and of course a delicious feast! And that detail was one of the easiest to execute, since Jodi’s parents own one of the best local catering companies in town, Twelve Baskets Catering!
Thanks so much to Green Ginger Photography for the lovely photos!
Processional: All Creatures of our God and King, lead on guitar, banjo + mandolin by groomsmen
Recessional: Live jamming session, lead on guitar, banjo + mandolin by groomsmen
First Dance: Such Great Heights – The Postal Service (performed live by our friends of couple from the band The New Atlas)
There were too many to pick only one, but I'd say the "parade/caravan" from our ceremony site to the reception site, which were 1 mile apart from each other down a country road. It was so much fun to have our wedding party on a cute antique trailer with with live music and singing from our bridal party, pulled by a tractor, followed by the 100+ cars filled with our friends and family waving homemade ribbon batons out of their windows was a pretty memorable sight! Not to mention, it was during the first hour of being married to my best friend!
Guests were greeted at Dairyland with delicious appetizers provided by Twelve Baskets Catering and swingin’ 1920s tunes performed by the Greg Ruby Quartet. Jodi says, This was a fantastic way to kickoff the rest of the merry evening, filled with lovely company, a bountiful feast, and lots of festive dancing and merriment.
Take time to talk about and write down any priorities that you and your future spouse have for the big day. What do you care MOST about for the day? Although DIY is great, saves money, and allows you to be fully creative, make sure that you choose wisely how much you (and your friends and family) can handle in the amount of time you have before the wedding. Your sanity and free time the week before the wedding are more precious than the extra money you could save on a few items! Also, take time during the wedding to relax and sit with your guests; be sure to greet everyone in some way!
photography: Green Ginger Photography // venue name: ceremony at Woodland Meadow Farms and reception at Dairyland, Snohomish, Washington // event design: Bride and Groom // planning: DIY // florals: Mother of the Bride and family friend // wedding dress: Designed and created by Bride and Mother of the Bride // hairpiece: Mother of the Bride // bride's shoes: DSW // hair stylist: Anjulie Dahlin // makeup artist: Anjulie Dahlin // videography: Cady and Aubrey Eckle, Cousins of the Bride // catering: Twelve Baskets Catering // officiant: Robert Case, Calvary Chapel Eastside (Bellevue, WA) and Pat Sczebel, Crossway Community Church (Langley, BC)music: Greg Ruby Quartet // flower crowns: Mother of the Bride and family friend // favors: designed and created by the Groom and Groomsmen // wedding ring: Green Lake Jewelry Works // bridesmaid dresses: Various shops including Nordstrom and ASOS // flower girl dresses: Designed and created by Bride and Mother of the Bride // groom and groomsmen vests: Filson // invitations: Homemade plantable paper, designed and created by Bride and Mother of the Bride // signage: Homemade plantable paper, designed and created by Bride and Mother of the Bride // cake and desserts: Mother of the Bride and friend of the Bride // rentals: AA Party Rentals, Vintage Ambiance, and tent through Grand Event Rentals