75° and sunny was the backdrop for Kaycee and Andy’s wedding at the Blueberry Farm in North Bend, WA. Perfect.
Let me back up to where we began…
I met Kaycee and Andy at the end of December 2014. We met at a Starbucks in Auburn, for a short consultation where we went through what they were looking for in their wedding day and how I could be of service to them. We hit it off well and shortly thereafter I became their wedding coordinator. It was fun working with and getting to know Kaycee and Andy. Both very sweet people.
We jumped right into the coordinating process and I immediately got a clear vision of what Kaycee and Andy wanted and expected on their special day. Rustic chic with a fun enjoyable party. Kaycee already had her ideas in mind for decor…mason jars, wood boxes, burlap and lace with colors of coral, cream and burlap/tan. Gorgeous. And her vision truely came to life and the photographer did an amazing job capturing Every. Little. Detail. Kaycee and Andy are both very creative people, so they had many specially made DIY items throught the venue. I loved it!
My mother in law and I spent the evening before and the morning of the wedding setting up. Kaycee, Andy, immediate family and bridal party got ready on-site and took GORGEOUS pictures around the farm, while we were getting the venue set-up finished. Not only are Kaycee and Andy creative, so is Andy’s mother and aunt. They assembled all of the centerpieces and decor flowers that morning!
Details are what made the decor and set-up of this venue so unique. They thought out every little thing, every little sign and every little area that needed to be decorated. It also helps when the photographer, as I said before, has a wonderfully creative eye.
The ceremony starterd at 3:00 pm sharp. It was a beautiful set-up in the field with Mt. Si directly behind them. They brought in two wine barrels to set the ceremony space and adorned them with 2 large floral arrangements that would later be transferred to the head table. Lining the aisle were small shepherds hooks with beautifully arranged hanging mason jars. The ceremony was short and sweet with words of wisdom, sentiment and love, as well as a sand ceremony to represent their two lives joining as one. After being pronounced husband and wife, Kaycee and Andy walked down the aisle, hand in hand, full of smiles, off to sign the marriage license.
Guests were invited to grab their favorite drink, play some yard games and find their seat for the evening.
Tables were beautifully set with a cream linen, various burlap and lace runners and varying mason jar/wooden box centerpieces. They wanted a bit of an eclectic feel. At each place setting was a small jar of homemade jam to “Spread the Love”. The head table was also set with a cream linen, wedding party bouquets and the large ceremony floral arrangements.
Dinner was served as soon as the bride and groom were introduced into the reception. Following dinner, were heartfelt toasts by the matron of honor, best man, father of the bride and mother of the groom. Each toast was very sentimental. After toasts, the couple cut the first piece of pie. The pie looked delicious and was displayed in a very fun fashion!
First dance as husband and wife followed the pie cutting along with the father-daughter dance and mother-son dance. I think watching these dances is one of my favorite parts of a wedding. It is a moment for me to watch these couples and kids and their parents just be in the moment. The moment of one of the most special days of each of their lives.
Next came time for the bouquet and garter toss. Kaycee, Andy and the DJ had to do a little bit of convincing to get those singles onto the dance floor. But once the singles were ready they dove into action!
After all the traditional wedding events were checked off, the dance floor became the place to be. I got to stand back and watch each guest smile, laugh and enjoy the afternoon. Kaycee and Andy were able to sneak off for some more photos with awesome sunlight during this time.
Before we knew it, the Layman wedding was coming to a close. The couple ventured into the back areas of North Bend for some final photos with their photographer, which resulted in some great shots along the river.
Congratulations Kaycee and Andy. It was a beautiful wedding and a great pleasure to get to know you both! I look forward to watching you both grow in love and marriage!
VENUE// BYBEE BLUEBERRY FARM, NORTH BEND, WA
DAY OF COORDINATION// CASSIE RENAE EVENTS, LLC
PHOTOGRAPHY// J. SOLTMAN PHOTOGRAPHY
CATERING// NEW YORK CATERING
BARTENDING// CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
PIES// REMLINGER FARMS
FLOWERS// FARMERS MARKET AND DOWN TO EARTH FLORAL
DJ// GREG MCGUIRE
OFFICIANT// PASTOR MICHAEL MOWRY – FAMILY FRIEND
HAIR AND MAKE-UP// SALON BELLA DEA, ANDREA GILNER
INVITATIONS// DESIGNED BY ANDY LAYMAN, GROOM
GUESTBOOK, SIGNS, JAM// DESIGNED AND CREATED BY KAYCEE, ANDY AND ANDY’S MOM