Anna contacted me in July 2013 through a site called Thumbtack that I had JUST signed up for. Her and Michael were having a small intimate wedding at the Salish Lodge in two months and were in need of a day of coordinator. I was very interested in coordinating their wedding for a couple reasons. 1 – It’s a wedding and I love weddings! 2- Right in my back yard. 3- I had been really wanting to coordinate an intimate wedding, as well as one at the Salish Lodge. I sent off a quote and Anna, along with her parents, set-up a meeting with me at the Lodge and I was hired! Once I met Anna and her family, I was hoping they would hire me. Anna was so very sweet right from the beginning and I knew we would have a great time finishing the the planning and coordinating her and Michael’s wedding.
All of the little details were finished and coordinated over the next two months and before we knew it, wedding day was upon us. The Salish Lodge and Down To Earth Floral handled a lot of the set-up, so I was on-site mid afternoon to finish the details of set-up: setting out placecards and favors, guest book and the bird cage for cards, the water ceremony and finessing anything that needed finessing to make sure both the Hidden Terrace and the Atrium were as the bride had envisioned. Throughout the morning and early afternoon the ladies and gentlemen spent their time getting ready and taking gorgeous photos around the Salish Lodge property.
Ceremony was set to start at 4:30 pm. It was a warm fall September afternoon and the sun was shining brightly over the falls, which happen to sit right below the Hidden Terrace where the ceremony was taking place. The ceremony was short and sweet. After the ceremony guests were escorted to the Atrium for the reception.
The Atrium was set with four guest tables. It was a small intimate affair. Centerpieces were tall woodland arragements with sticks decorated with blue orchaids and moss. Each place setting was adorned with a jar of honey (from the Salish Lodge honey bees) which acted as a name tag and a small bag of candies.
While guests mingled and found their seat for the evening, Anna, Michael, the officiant and their maid of honor and best man signed the marriage license in the Library.
Guests enjoyed a sit down plated meal (which looked and smelled delicious). While guests were finishing up dinner, Anna and Michael snuck out of the reception to take some stunning photos around the Salish Lodge property, as the sun was setting.
Once Anna and Michael returned to the reception, toasts, cake cutting and dances took place. With an intimate wedding, these moments seem to make everyone in the room tear up!
Once the traditional items of the evening were done, my night came to a close. I said my goodbyes and left. From what the rest of the pictures show…it looks like they had a little fun!
Thank you Anna and Michael for letting me be a part of your special day! It was so fun getting to know you both – you both are very special and sweet people who make a wonderful couple. I can’t wait to watch your marriage grow!
VENUE// THE SALISH LODGE AND SPA, SNOQUALMIE, WA
DAY OF COORDINATION// CASSIE RENAE EVENTS, LLC
PHOTOGRAPHY// SELECT PHOTOGRAPHY
CATERING AND BARTENDING// THE SALISH LODGE AND SPA
CAKE// THE SALISH LODGE AND SPA
FLOWERS// DOWN TO EARTH
OFFICIANT// JEREMY JAHN – FAMILY FRIEND