Well over a year ago, Mike called us to share his plans for a northwest destination wedding in Winthrop the following summer. He told us that both he and his fiance were entrepreneurs involved in Seattle Start-ups, so they had an awesome team of friends and family who were going to help pull off their DIY wedding at Spring Creek Ranch in the Methow Valley. He also mentioned that since they believe in letting people do what they do best without micromanaging the process, so they were excited to let us do our thing as artists and see how we would capture their wedding story. Their willingness to give us total artistic freedom, along with the fact that we loved them as people (who we now consider friends) AND we aren’t capable of turning down an amazing destination wedding in the Pacific Northwest, had us anticipating their day immediately.
Their wedding day couldn’t have been more perfect. A series of storms had rolled through Winthrop the week before, freshening up the alfalfa fields (and keeping Sarah at Spring Creek Ranch from harvesting her crops),resulting in some pretty incredible backdrops for their wedding. I don’t think I have ever seen a more beautiful or emotional first look, and the colors and textures throughout their day (esp. in their wedding party photos) are to die for! In addition, we were graced with the presence of not one, but two deer, and even had an eagle fly overhead during the ceremony.
No detail was left undone, and all of them were created by Mike, Adina, and their friend and family – Adina’s mom was the artist behind the succulent bouquets and boutonierres, friends put together the photo booth and hung fairy jars and twinkle lights in the trees, the couple designed their own invitation, succulent-log centerpieces, and an ipod playlist that kept their guests dancing all night long. It was an absolutely incredible day to be a part of, and we were thrilled to be able to capture it for them.
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