What a great day this was. After months of hard work renovating, building benches and lying stone walkways, Andrea and Joe got married on September 6th at Andrea’s parent’s cabin in the woods of Suncadia in Cle Elum, Washington. Guests were driven to and from the ceremony site in an open-top truck bed because the road up to the cabins was too primitive for some of the vehicles to pass safely. The view from the ceremony site, where Andrea and Joe said their vows, was breathtaking. Open blue sky so big it looked like it could have swallowed up the Cle Elum River Valley below. Guests were seated on handmade wooden benches, with an assortment of old couch pillows for comfort. Andrea was gorgeous, with a head of perfect curls and a beautiful lace trimmed veil, and you could just see the happiness spilling out of her and her groom Joe the entire day.
After the ceremony, all of the guests were transported back to their cars and everyone drove into town to StoneHouse 101, a lovely events venue in downtown Roslyn. The venue was beautiful, perfect for a wedding reception on a hot summer evening. The building was made of stone and wood and had a great outdoor lawn area with overhanging terraces covered in vining plants and flowers. The tables were set with antique china plate-ware, while pine boughs were placed neatly inside folded napkins left on top. Succulents and flower arrangements sat on top of round slices of wood in the center. The setup was splendid, too perfect almost to touch.
The rest of the night was filled with toasts, dinner, dancing and drinking. Exactly as it should be. Dinner was provided by Rustic Root, a local, sustainable catering company in Roslyn. Pies of every sort were served for dessert and the beer flowed out of a self-serve wooden barrel station where guests were faced with the difficult decision of deciding between twelve different brews on tap. The kids in attendance spent most of the night dancing hard to Kelly Thibodeaux and Etouffee, a ‘Swamp Rock’ band from Louisiana. The band played an awesome set and had everyone up jumping around and joining in the fun.
It was easy to see that Andrea and Joe are truly loved and cherished by their family and friends. Everyone had to travel some distance, whether small or great, to get here on this day, and the bride and groom were so appreciative of everyone that came to help them celebrate the start of their marriage. Congrats newlyweds!