Steph and Trev are adorable and hilarious with infectious smiles and are two of the most genuine and sweet people I know. Period. They have tight knit families, a great group of friends and are each others other half. As high school sweet hearts their relationship has grown and taken them through college and now into the working world. Both are in the field of web and software design and brought a creative and funky flair to their down home July wedding in Leavenworth, Washington.
I had the pleasure of meeting their photographer Jenny Jimenez through these two and Jenny and I hit if off right away. She brought along her husband Robin for the weekend and they are just my kind of people. Oh yeah...and her photos are stunning! You can read Jenny's write up here.
The location was Stephanie's grandparents home in the valley of Leavenworth nestled in between breathtaking mountains. Steph's grandpa, Papa Jim, who everyone calls him by, is a character. Full of energy and a zest for life. His home sits on miticulously cared for grounds, more like a park than a backyard and he had spent the past year getting everything just perfect for his granddaughter.
The weekend started with family and wedding party arriving Thursday and taking a "lazy river" inner tube float complete with a tube just for beverages. Smart thinkin. The rehearsal took place the next day followed by an italian catered dinner on the property. I should note that it was quite toasty outside - topping 104 degrees. Now for us Seattleites we aren't used to that kind of heat. It wasn't windy though which is rare in Leavenworth, especially in a valley. The wedding morning we woke up to sun but again no wind and I thanked mother nature. I must have thanked too soon as after setting up the reception the wind decided to make an appearance and quite a big one knocking over centerpieces, taking linens right off tables...but as we do in the world of weddings we make it work. Wind couldn't get Steph and Trev down and we found creative solutions, just no candle was lit that night. I wouldn't give up, trying to light them all night, it was like birthday candles going out as soon as they would light. Pretty comical actually. My sister who assisted me that weekend finally had to pry the lighter from my hands.
Steph's dress was perfect for her. We went gown shopping together and found a great tea-length dress at La Belle Elaines that Steph had customized by the fabulous Trish Jens to her dream dress along with a delicate birdcage veil. Steph picked out comfy and stylish dresses for her girls at Anthropologie, in a dark grey blue shade which paired nicely with slate gray vests and slacks for Trev and his guys from my fav rental shop, Tuxedo Club, in Kirkland.
Don't you love those hot pink shoes?
Florist Patti Bosket with Au Natural, who actually lives just down the road from them, created colorful and vibrant bouquets and decor.
First glimpse...my favorite part of the day when they see each other in private.
In leu of a floral boutonnière they opted for mini rubber chickens...gotta love it.
As guest reached the last stretch of windy road to the property they were met with signs telling the story of how Steph and Trev met, fell in love and got to this day.
Steph designed and hand made all of the paper creations from save-the-dates to programs with their faces on the front and the program info on the back, also serving as fans. They were a big hit with guests.
Favorite save-the-date...honoring being in Bavarian Village.
Raspberry vodka lemonade to quench the thirst in one hundred plus degree weather = priceless
Wenatchee-based Ravenous Catering created a down home menu consisting of several appetizer stations. Barbeque baby back ribs, country meatballs, cheddar ale spread and roasted potato salad to name a few.
Steph and Trev get the award for most inventive and wacky place cards and table signs. Bald celebrities! Some of the lucky celebs to make up the tables were Andre Agassi, Bruce Willis and my personal fav, Ms. Brittany Spears during her not so good days.
Dinner tables with gray linens and bright floral set in antique blue mason jars and vintage milk glass were placed under the three hexagon high peaked tents illuminated by delicate globe paper string lights.
Guests took home CD favors stamped with Steph and Trev's logo.
Do you remember your mom making fun fetti birthday cakes for you as a kid? I sure do and so do Steph and Trev. That is exactly what they wanted for dessert and I have never seen cupcakes fly off the table so fast. Yumm.
Papa Jim sang a song for Steph and Trev at the reception and earlier sang her down the aisle. A local celebrity in town, performing country music, Papa Jim's Johnny Cash inspired deep soulful songs were an endearing gift to the couple.
Wenatchee-based classic rock band Salmon Dave Band, kept guests dancing the night away belting out Alabama, Eagles and Led Zeppelin, all the great bands of our parents generation that we have grown up listening to.
The night came to a close with a photobooth for guests by Jenny and Robin and a hot dog station with all the fixins. A fun filled weekend that I won't soon forget.
photographer Jenny Jimenez Photography
caterer Ravenous Catering
band Salmon Dave Band
floral Patti Bosket of Au Natural
vintage milk glass and mason jars, cake stands, votives, ribbon and shepherds hooks Bella Rugosa
vintage mason jars Penny Lane Antiques in Bellingham, Washington
tent Dynamic Tents
white chairs Nancy's Party Rentals
linens BBJ Linen
restrooms Royal Restrooms
on-site hair and makeup Liz White - Chanel counter at Southcenter Nordstrom - contact information available upon request
beer Cashmere Brewery
wine Red Diamond from Metropolitan Market
bridal gown La Belle Elaines
seamstress Trish Jens, 206.524.9158
bridesmaids & flower girl dresses Anthropologie
suits Tuxedo Club
rehearsal dinner catering Viscontis