Josh and Jamie are a gorgeous and outdoorsy couple. After visiting Josh’s aunt and uncle’s house, they immediately knew it was the place for their beautiful easy going wedding. Provincial charm is how we would describe this day. The wedding was very budget friendly and DIY.
A neutral color palette, incorporating blue and grey tones helped encapsulate a relaxed, but elegant vintage feeling, while taking advantage of the beautiful landscape and surrounding ourselves with a mix of wildflowers used from a local farmer’s market and the Metropolitan Market. See more in the full gallery here, photographed by Blue Rose Photography.
Meaningful Getaway Car
The house’s location on the island gave us a particularly whimsical feeling that inspired us. The story behind all of the family heirlooms, from our wedding rings which belonged to his grandparents to all of the decorations, including the classic Dodge truck, is what made this day so unique. The truck was alive with memories for Josh, his dad and uncle. It was the first vehicle that all of them had ever driven. We were thrilled that it could be a part of our big day!
Hire A Planner
One thing I would change is that I would have gotten a wedding planner to reduce the stress of planning, setting up and prepping decorations that our families and I had to do. Fortunately, we did not run into any problems and at the end of the day everything was perfect. However, it would have been nice for everyone to not have to worry about the all of the details.
Allude To Your Engagement
We decided on having our favorite local ice cream shop provide us with dessert. When Josh proposed to me, it of course included ice cream, so having it at the wedding was a must. Additionally, Josh and I love Mexican food so much that we had to have Vashon's delicious Mexican food cart cater as well. At the end of the day, we wanted our wedding to focus our family and friends who had traveled near and far to join us. No words can describe the feelings I had seeing everyone together.