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Some details from the bride:

How did you make your wedding “YOU”?

When I was planning our wedding, I spent a lot of time (in the beginning) concerned that I wanted it to reflect “me” and be a unique event.  What I realized by the time I walked down the aisle that every wedding is, by nature, unique, as it is the final combination of many months of personal decisions.  And, like a snowflake, all weddings are made up of the same components, yet no two can be exactly the same!
 
What personal elements or DIY did you include in your wedding?
Our wedding was very personal and a group effort.  My dearest friend, Michael, became a (albeit online) minister to marry us.  My brother and his wife (they were married only a few months before) read the first reading.  My brother in law and his wife (they were married a few months before that) read the second reading.  I really felt that it was important that our brothers were reading passages on love while the objects of their love stood beside them.  We had three sets of vows: ours, our new family (my husband, me, and his two children), and all the guests.  My mother made all of the centerpieces for the tables, the setting tags and the linens.  And, to boot, she made the “bride and groom” seatback covers
My good friend, Madison, DJ’d the entire wedding: she worked for weeks before the wedding to create a separate play list for every phase of the wedding. It was perfect.
Tell me about your invitations.    
Our invitations had a hand drawing of Perfect Mason jars labeled with the words changed slightly to read “Perfect Pair”.  Weeks before the wedding, we found two original blue-glass “Perfect” mason jars at an antique shop in Cashmere, just like in our invitations. They sat on the bride and groom’s table.
What was your bridal style?

I always thought Japanese weddings where the bride leaves and then comes back in a different, colorful dress for the reception was awesome. So, I toned it down a bit and bought a colorful sash and different-colored fascinator for the reception.

Have you ever seen a better end-of-the-night photo than that?  I mean, there is an actual shooting star!  And those invitations…*swooning*  And coffee bean favors in mason jars is only like the perfect favor for a Washington State wedding.  What was your favorite element?

{Vendors} Photographer: SaskiaM PhotographyVenue: Pine River Ranch, Lake Wenatchee, WA / Cake: Bea at Busy Bea’s Cakes /  Event Coordinators: The Bride and her Mom / Invitations: Ann at event123 on Etsy / Caterer: Val and Dave at Ravenous CateringWedding Favors:  Laurie at Diva Espresso / Flowers: Joni at Safeway in Leavenworth / Groom’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse suit & Macy’s tie / Bridal Gown: Benita of Benita’s Bridal / Jewelry:  Necklace and earrings were the pearls my host parents in Japan gave me when I graduated high school.  My bracelet belonged to my late grandmother and it was my “something old” / Hair fascinators: Meg at ChapelBelle

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