Our mountaintop wedding was just over 6 months ago and I am SO EXCITED to finally be able to share our photos and video with you today! I definitely needed a little bit of a pick me up (because of sheltering in place, morale is a little bit low), so it felt like the perfect time to share ALL of the details from September 7, 2019. BTW I included a vendor list for every aspect of our day. From my dress to rentals to Sean’s shoes… it should all be here! But leave a comment if I missed something and I’ll update the post. Without further ado, let’s look at our wedding photos and videos!!!
The video above is our full length wedding video! I also have the trailer linked below so you can watch it, too.
Our Mountaintop Wedding: Photos, Video, Full Vendor List, and MORE!
This post probably has the most photos I’ve EVER shared in a blog post! So I made some galleries to keep the post from getting too long. I’m proud to say I’ve only cried 5 times while working on this post…
We wanted to get married on Slate Peak, one of the very first places Sean took me when we first started dating. It’s located in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest (close to the Pacific Crest Trail). The closest town is Winthrop, which is about 1.5 hours away. The road to Slate Peak is unpaved and considered to be Washington’s most dangerous road because there are no guard rails and areas only wide enough for one vehicle to go through.
Because Sean and I can’t do anything easy… we decided we wanted to caravan up to the top (7488 feet elevation) with 40 of our closest friends and family members. We coordinated with friends who owned 4×4 vehicles and felt confident in driving, then assigned passengers. Sean and I led the group in my Land Cruiser with photographers to capture every magical moment.
Because of the intense schedule we had to keep for the caravan to the mountain, we decided to have a first look. It was awesome to see Sean early in the day and get that antsy-ness out of my system.
Our Wedding Ceremony
It was important to us to write our own vows. Also, our friend Jeff officiated our wedding and wrote the most beautiful ceremony EVER. We loosely gathered our friends, I walked down the aisle and we got married in front of the best sweeping views the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Afterwards, the caravan went back down the mountain and had cocktail hour(s) at the cabin while we took photos.
Before our ceremony could start though, I had to greet Lucy. She hadn’t seen me all day, so when I got to the front of the group, she went crazy whining at me until we picked her up!
Our Wedding Reception
Can you tell that I spent SO MUCH TIME on the aesthetics of the reception??? I literally created an 18 page style guide for every detail, including flowers, table settings, and what I wanted guests to wear. Friends set up the furniture and cafe lights the day before, but on the day of the wedding, we got up really early and set up everything. My friends truly made magic happen because they brought everything to life after I got pulled into hair and makeup.
My best friend Danielle acted as our day-of coordinator because she’s a wedding photographer and SO bossy (but in the best way possible). She kept everything on track, executed my vision to a T, and made me cry laugh SO MANY TIMES. The whole wedding happened because she was there with her clipboard in hand making it happen.
Most of the decor was stuff I gathered and hoarded in my father-in-law’s basement over the course of a year. I shopped many, many sales, placed way too many Amazon orders, and also made a few things. My good friend Vivien actually DIYed the table runners. Isn’t that so incredible and special??? We still use them and I love that we have such a special reminder of one of my best friend’s contribution to our wedding day.
Because our wedding was so intimate, I wanted to have speeches during dinner. AND I AM SO GLAD WE DID. Hearing from our friends and family members made the day even more special, especially since so many people came in from out of town. We put out a LOT of ouzo for everyone, so there were a lot of shots taken. Everyone was drunk and happy, just in time for us to dance the night away as a huge thunderstorm rolled in. It was so dramatic and so perfect.
Our Wedding Flowers
Our budget was really tight, so one place I had to cut costs was with flowers. It was important to me that The Stemmery create my bouquet and Sean’s boutonnière. So Sarah and I coordinated at the flower market where I have a license to buy flowers at cost. Then, it turns out my pal Kate from Drinking With Chickens used to have a floral shop! So I roped her into making our centerpieces and floral decor. She did an INCREDIBLE job and I’m so grateful because she and my good friend Vivien literally made every single centerpiece. They also made the cuuuutest floral neckpieces for Noodle and Lucy to wear at the wedding.
Vendor list (* indicates items that were gifted):
Ceremony location: Slate Peak, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Reception location: Skytop on Airbnb in Winthrop, WA
Bridal Gown: For the Luv of Bridal
Headband: Deepa Gurnani
Belt: DIY made from my grandma’s necklace
Fringe Jacket: Vintage
Sneakers: Kate Spade New York, bought used on Poshmark
Dessert: Trophy Cupcakes*
Favors: 7 Jordan almonds (a Greek tradition called Boubounieres) in small craft boxes and mini evil eyes
Caterer and Beverages: Sunflower Catering, Matthews Winery*, Old Stove Brewing*
Decor: BHLDN*, Lamps Plus*, Methow Moments, Pier 1 Imports, CORT Furniture Outlet*, Fanciful Rentals
Bridal bouquet & boutonnière: The Stemmery
Flower arrangements and decor: DIY
Groom’s Attire & Accessories: Hugo Boss, Cole Haan shoes, Gucci pocket square
Hair and Makeup: KLS Makeup Artistry
Paper Goods: Artifact Uprising*
Rings: Alexis Russell (engagement), Silver + Salt (bands)
Photographer: Meghan Klein
Videographer: We Are The Parks
Wedding Planner: Everly
Officiant: Our good friend who got ordained online
So that was our mountaintop wedding!!! I cannot believe that it actually happened STILL. Even though it was 6 months ago, the day is so fresh and special in my mind. And now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go watch our wedding video a few more times and cry some more.