Patty + Logan
(October 9, 2021 in Colbert, WA)
In this blog post, we will take a look at the vision behind a couple's wedding day and how it all came to fruition. The couple, who had years of experience working in the wedding and event-planning industry, knew exactly what they wanted and what they did not want for their special day. Their vision was to keep it simple, romantic, and timeless, and for it to be one big party that their friends and family would talk about for months after. We will take a closer look at how their day unfolded, including some non-traditional elements, and hear their number one piece of advice for future brides. Join us as we dive into the story of this couple's dream wedding day.
By our real bride, Patty:
What was the vision for your wedding?
My (now) husband, Logan, and I have spent several years working in the wedding and event-planning industry so we have seen a lot of weddings and were able to figure out what we did and did not want when it was finally our turn. I always knew that I wanted it to be simple, romantic, and timeless. When our friends or family asked us if we had a theme, we would just say we wanted it to be one big party, and we wanted our friends and family to talk about it for months after.
Logan and I would joke that this was going to be "THE social event of the year." Looking back on that day, it truly was.
How did it go the day-of?
The day was truly magical. Logan booked a limo to pick my bridesmaids and me up at the hotel bright and early in the morning to drive us to the venue. Who wouldn’t want to start their wedding day with a limo ride and unlimited mimosas?! My bridesmaids and I spent the morning getting ready, laughing, sharing stories, drinking, and enjoying our time together counting down the hours. We were all together and it was exactly what I needed.
Logan surprised us by sending over each of his groomsmen to our bridal suite with a red rose or two for me, and a letter he had personally written to each of my bridesmaids. We did a first look, where we exchanged gifts we had gotten for each other, and they were a perfect representation of how Logan and I give gifts. Logan is all about giving the gift of experience, whereas I give practical gifts.
Our wedding was very non-traditional in a lot of ways. We had the bar open and champagne available for guests upon arrival, my sister walked me down the aisle and gave me away, we did not do a bouquet toss or garter toss and we had entirely open seating, including the head table. Logan’s mom and grandma made our wedding cake, and we had milk and cookies (specifically, Oreos) as our wedding dessert. Dancing ensued and we had a sparkler exit. It was everything I could have ever dreamed of; I wish I could relive the day over and over again because it just went by so fast.
What is your #1 tip to future brides?
One piece of advice I was given constantly was "be present" and I do think that is hard advice due to the fact that it is hard to be present when you are being pulled in every direction. Friends and family you have never met want to meet you or hug you or congratulate you, your photographer or coordinator has a timeline to keep you on, and it’s hard to "be present." Instead, I would say go with the flow and embrace the present because it goes by so quickly.
PHOTOGRAPHER: MADISON EMILY HARE PHOTOGRAPHY
VIDEOGRAPHER: STEPHEN PLOPPER
VENUE: THE FARMHOUSE ON GREENBLUFF
DAY OF COORDINATOR: SOIREE EVENT DESIGN
RENTALS: ARTIFACT RENTALS
BRIDE AND BRIDESMAIDS’ HAIR: HAIR BY SARAH ROY
BRIDAL MAKEUP: JESSICA GRAY
BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES: DAVID’S BRIDAL
BRIDESMAIDS’ MAKEUP: ROSALIE BUSHY
GROOM’S TUX: AMAZON
GROOMSMEN’S SUITS: ALAIN DUPETIT
DJ: MATT KELLER
CATERER: DE LEON FOODS