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Indoor Barn Wedding at Pine River Ranch

We cordially invite you to join us for Ashlee and Christopher's May wedding atPine River Ranch!
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Ashlee and Chris were married in late May at Pine River Ranch, and if you are from Washington, you know the weather has not been very cooperative this year! Normally, our weather in Leavenworth, Washington is a little nicer than our counterparts in Seattle, but this year, it doesn't matter where you are in Washington State because you're getting RAIN! The weather gods didn't exactly cooperate with us on May 21st, but Ashlee and Chris were able to get some amazing outdoor photography by local photographerGavin Seim, without umbrellas and rubber boots before they had to move their ceremony inside! (If you've been following us for awhile you may remember photographer Gavin from Gordon and Shelley's luscious green Wedding)

With 22 acres at your disposal there is plenty of room for stunning photography!

Ashlee and Chris met at Pacific Lutheran University (where they both did their undergrad) but didn't start dating until after Chris had graduated. Ashlee says, "He looked like he had just rolled out of bed the first time we met :)"  They became friends and after Chris graduated two years prior to Ashlee they kept in touch. He was in medical school, about to start his second year at UW when we started dating. And as they always say, " The rest is history!"

Ok so I'm posting a little backwards today, this was actually Ashlee and Chris's destination for their first reveal!

Luckily they were able to spend the morning getting some amazing photography because at about 1 pm the drizzle started, then turned into a downpour. Ashlee and Chris had an amazing attitude and didn't let the rain get in their way. The ceremony was moved indoors because it didn't look like the rain was going to stop! You know what they say about

Rain on your Wedding Day!

*One of Ashlees favorite parts of the day* "It was pouring rain just as people were arriving and everyone was still in such great spirits. I loved seeing our guests' smiles as they tramped through the mud and rain."

*Inspiration for the wedding/approach to your wedding style*: I love, love, love this barn. I wanted our wedding to be fun, rustic and beautiful. We had this great idea to use wine barrels as cocktail tables during the cocktail hour but it rained and no one got to see them :( Our wedding favor was homemade raspberry jam - the labels said "spread the love" and I thought it was a cute touch to go along with the barn.

Their centerpieces were in antique blue mason jars and set on rounds of wood that Ashlee's brother cut to elevate them from the tables.

The ceremony was beautiful and the Chinese lanterns that Chris and Ashlee hung overhead, in combination with the thousands of fairy lights was a beautiful setting for their wedding day.

Their grand exit as Mr. & Mrs.

Now for the really fun {and slightly embarrassing stuff} Toasts, Cake Cutting, Bouquet & Garter toss and Dancing! Let me forewarn you, this party knows how to dance!This may possibly be one of my favorite wedding cakes by Busy Bea's Cake I've seen thus far! When I saw it, I instantly fell in love! I tend to be a little more of a minimalist when it comes to wedding cakes but I think this cake has the perfect amount of glam! It was fun to see when Chris and Ashlee so lovingly shoved the beautiful cake into each others faces! 

After the official first dances the dance floor opened to everyone! Let the party begin!

I am submitting the next two photos to a wonderful website I found called Moment Junkie, they are all about REAL unscripted moments at REAL weddings! Nowadays there are so many beautiful wedding pictures from talented photographers as well as staged wedding photo shoots that sometimes people forget that a wedding isn't solely about the best cake, decorations and flowers but a gathering of people to honor and take part in a celebration of love. These pictures are priceless and look like so much fun! What a wedding is all about if you ask me!

*What was your favorite part of the day*: Dancing! I really wanted our reception to be fun and I was so happy that everyone danced. I was a little weary at first when the groomsmen picked me up but it was so fun.

*If you could tell a future bride one thing about the wedding planning or advice for the day of the wedding what would it be:* Try to get most everything done before the day-of. I was definitely running around trying to make sure things were right, and were being set up and it was stressful. I wish I would have had a plan of attack for the morning of. Assigned people jobs etc. It turned out great though and I wouldn't change a thing! Except for the rain, that was a bummer.


Venue: Pine River Ranch

Transportation: Le Tours

Catering: Ravenous Catering ( "Dave and Val went out of their way to make sure everything was right, the food was delicious!")

Rehearsal Dinner Caterer- Smokeblossom

Hair: Heidi Angerstein from Wenatchee ("It turned out perfect. She did a great job making sure I loved it.")

DJ: Wenatchee Boys Media Productions

Photographer: Gavin Seim

Cake: Busy Bea's Cakes ("Bea couldn't have made our cake more perfect. It was beautiful and delicious and everything I wanted it to be!")

Makeup: KC Pacheo from Yakima ("She was amazing. We didn't even do a trial run!")


As always, any BnB guest, photographers, Brides, Grooms and Family who would like to share their photos with us, I would love to feature them! Just send them my way to ngourlie {at}

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Comment by Pine River Ranch on June 28, 2011 at 1:35pm
Thanks so much Bridal Tweet for the featured blog! This was a beautiful wedding at Pine River Ranch!

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