Brian and Erica’s Suncadia Resort Wedding in couldn’t have been more perfect. The sun was shining, the wind was blowing, and the day was full of friends, family, laughter and smiles. They have such a cute story, so we thought we’d share it with you in their own words:

Every great story seems to begin with a “it was a dark and stormy night….”

BUT IN THE REAL WORLD… It was your average work day in April. Erica was helping out a co-worker at a meeting that Brian was attending. Brian saw Erica across the room and quickly went to introduce himself. At the end of the meeting, we bumped into each at the elevators and exchanged contact information. After a couple months of email exchanges, we upgraded to happy hours. We enjoyed each others company very much and after getting to know each other better, we went out on our first “official” date to a restaurant opening at Spur. The food was mediocre, but we had a great time. We both loved a good dessert and finished our night at Lola’s. As we got to know each other, we learned how many things we had in common – a good laugh, hiking, skiing and restaurant hunting. After a few months of dating, Brian went on a 2 week trip to Peru and that time out of reach made us realize how much we missed each other and wanted to be together. Once Brian returned, we haven’t been apart since!

We got engaged on November 22, 2010 on a fantastic trip to the South Island of New Zealand, a little over two years after our first date. The first full day there, we did up the adventure capital of New Zealand, Queenstown, with jet boating and river rafting. After a day of activity in the cold river water, we went to the Onsen Hot Pools to warm up and relax. I (Brian) had been carrying the ring all the way from Washington and couldn’t wait any longer. While Erica enjoyed the beautiful view of the river valley and surrounding mountains, I surprised her with the ring. She doesn’t remember a word I said after that, but she said “yes” before I even had a chance to ask! We were both incredibly excited and enjoyed spending the rest of the vacation in love and talking about the future.

Brian and Erica, you are both kind, loving and hilarious…Suncadia celebrated everything you are about, and we had a blast photographing your day through all its laughter and tears. We hope you love this preview of your photos and we can’t wait to share more here with you soon!

Event Coordination & Design by Lindeman Weddings & Events | Bridal Gown from Weddings with Joy| Cake by Confetti Cupcakes | Hair & Makeup by Pacific Artistry | Music provided by Bamboo Beats | Photography by The Popes | Ceremony & Reception held at the Inn at Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum, WA


These are so pretty!! Found myself going back several times, enjoying re-looking at each one!

Wow, great weddings. They were both lovely and really happy. I loved the bride’s gown and best wishes for both of them. Congratulations !