Kristen and Michael – Cle Elum Ranch Wedding

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

Late Night Snack // A Cereal Station!

We had been thinking about how to incorporate cereal into our menu for a little while now; such a tasty treat that often gets forgotten! We were contacted recently by Seattle Bride Magazine asking for ideas of late night snacks to print in their upcoming spring/summer issue, so we thought it was the perfect opportunity to put the cereal bar to the test! We set up a mock station with all the goodies and fixings and did a little photo shoot! Afterwards, we all went to town and got a little sugar high in the afternoon!  We hope you like it!  The options are practically endless, but you could choose from sugary nostalgic childhood favorites to a more healthy granola and Kashi route. We can set up an apothecary jar and vase filled DIY station or serve them up tray-passed with a milk shooter that the guests would pour over the cereal themselves! Ask one of our sales coordinators about the options for this fun and interactive item at your next event. Here is a direct link to Seattle Bride's feature on Midnight Snack Ideas where our cereal bar was showcased.   {colored bowls and ceramic spoons not available}