Kristen and Michael – Cle Elum Ranch Wedding

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When you imagine a quintessential, outdoor, antique wedding, this is the wedding you think of.  Set in the beautiful eastern foothills of the cascade mountain range, this guest ranch boasts gorgeous scenery and picturesque backdrops; perfect for this rustic, homey, friends and family centered wedding between a lovely photographer and her musician groom.

We weren’t alone in drooling over these absolutely stunning photographs by Ben Blood Photography of this storybook wedding. Green Wedding Shoes, the wedding blog, also got a hold of these great images and proudly featured them on their site! You can see them here and learn a few things from this couple and also what made this wedding so very special and why we felt so honored to be a part of it.

   

   

   

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Dinner Menu:

Grilled Rosemary Chicken Breast – fresh chicken breast marinated in white wine and fresh herbs, served with a fine herb & white wine cream sauce

Vegetarian Pot Pie (vegetarian entree item) – individual pie shells filled with oven-roasted garden vegetables with mornay sauce, topped with puff pastry brushed with clarified butter and browned in the oven

Smoked Salmon Cakes – fresh wild Northwest in-house apple wood smoked salmon, served crisp, topped with a Cajun remoulade sauce

Roasted New Potatoes – tossed in fresh herbs, garlic and extra virgin olive oil

Roasted Root Vegetables – a wonderful medley of golden & red beets, rutabaga, celery root, carrots and parsnips tossed in extra virgin olive oil, garlic and spices, then roasted to perfection

Mixed Field Greens – fresh mixed greens served with caramelized walnuts, dried cranberries, Gorgonzola cheese and raspberry vinaigrette

Fresh Macrina Bakery Sliced Artisan Bread and Rolls- served with butter

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photography: Ben Blood

venue: Flying Horseshoe Ranch Cle Elum, WA

event design: thrifted and family heirlooms

day of coordinator: Emily Murphy of Manette Gracie

floral design: Flowers from mother and grandmother’s gardens along with local markets

bulk wax flowers and sister’s floral wreath from Henshaw’s Floral

wedding dress: Custom by Knar Bridal in Kirkland, WA

hair + make up: Jenny Bowker

invitations: Sam and Dale Ahn

catering: Twelve Baskets Catering

plates: Thrifted, heirlooms, Rad Crockery Rentals

cake: Alyson and Ashley Redding

desserts: Top Pot doughnuts

Cookies by aunt, mom and grandma

music: groom and vinyl

  1. Melody Davis04-25-13

    Speakin my language!!! What a lovely wedding…

  2. twelvebaskets04-26-13

    Thank you, Melody! It really was!

  3. Sarah05-30-13

    Oh my goodness, where did the bride get her amazing shoes?

  4. twelvebaskets05-30-13

    Aren’t they gorgeous? I think Green Wedding Shoes blog had posted something about them! Check it out :) http://greenweddingshoes.com/washington-ranch-wedding-kristen-michael/

  5. gerry woodman09-05-14

    I am looking for a wedding venue for a Sat. night next August, preferably the 15th. I will be in Cle Elum this weekend. Please let me know if you have availability for those dates and if it’s possible to see your venue this Sunday. Thanks.

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