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Sara + Matthew

(July 18, 2020 in Colbert, WA)

In todays blog post, we get to hear from our real bride Sara! Her vision for their wedding was a modern farmhouse with some rustic elements, and they achieved this at the Farmhouse on Greenbluff. The day of the wedding was better than they could have imagined, and all the stresses of planning a wedding through a pandemic faded away. The author's number one tip for future brides is to trust their vendors and not to worry about the little things.

Sara looked absolutely stunning in our Alexa gown by Willowby. This gown is a gorgeous A-line fit with a skirt with multiple soft layers of tulle. The skirt also has gorgeous dahlia motifs with sequin details scattered throughout for a little bit of sparkle. The bodice is a gorgeous deep-v plunge with a stunning double waistband made of delicate velvet ribbon. The ribbon ties into a dainty bow in the back and the baby train completes this boho, whimsical gown.

By our real bride, Sara:

What was the vision for your wedding? 

The vision for our wedding was a modern farmhouse with some rustic elements and the Farmhouse on Greenbluff gave us just that. The beautiful exposed wood tables, white barn, and gorgeous Greenbluff scenery were exactly what we were looking for. We wanted simple white flowers with lots of greenery and garland, we even had our flower girls walk down the aisle with garland (it was adorable haha). One of my amazingly talented childhood friends did our flowers, and she brought our floral vision to life. My sister hand-cut our birch log centerpieces and my brother-in-law custom-made a circular arch for our ceremony. It looked absolutely beautiful with Greenbluff as the backdrop. But most of all our vision for our wedding was a day that was easygoing and relaxed where everyone was able to enjoy themselves and have the best time!

How did it go the day-of? 

Leading up to our wedding there were so many highs and lows involved since we were planning our wedding through Covid. We asked ourselves probably a dozen times during the planning process if we should postpone. But through lots of prayer and advice from our closest family and friends, we decided to keep our date and told each other that no matter what we were getting married that day. We kept coming back to the fact that we were ready to be married and all that mattered in the end was being husband and wife. Looking back now I am actually pretty thankful for our planning experience because it put into focus what was really important. 

The day of our wedding was better than we ever could have imagined. All of the stresses of planning a wedding through a pandemic faded away. Getting ready everyone and everything felt so relaxed. I remember one of my bridesmaids asking me if I felt nervous, and I honestly didn't, I was just so excited to marry Matt! It brought us so much joy to see all of our guests having a blast at our reception. After months of being in quarantine, everyone was ready for a party! My Dad surprised us at our reception with the sweetest benediction over our new marriage, we felt so loved the whole day!

What is your #1 tip to future brides?

Trust your vendors! You've most likely picked them because you feel really good about the product they will deliver. They know what they are doing when it comes to weddings, and they want to make your day as special for you as they can. And don't worry about the little things, there are most likely things that will not go 100% as planned, but I guarantee your guests won't notice.

Dress: Alexa by Willowby

Photographer: Bailey Riley Photography 

Venue: The Farmhouse on Greenbluff

Florist: House of Found  

Earrings: To the Moon and Back - Maui, HI 

Shoes: Lulus

Tuxes: Tuxedo Gallery 

Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie  

Hair: Mateo Balmes - Rooted and Rogue Salon

Makeup: Kelly Anderson - Kelly Girl Beauty Loft

Videographer & DJ: Complete Weddings and Events

Caterer: Nectar Catering

Cake & Cupcakes: Rosauers Bakery

Chocolate: Halletts Chocolates

Rentals: Event Rents