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.
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
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
5 Replies to “Kristen and Michael – Cle Elum Ranch Wedding”
Speakin my language!!! What a lovely wedding…
Thank you, Melody! It really was!
Oh my goodness, where did the bride get her amazing shoes?
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/
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.