Carrie & Patrick’s Wedding

Our dear friends Carrie and Patrick got married last weekend! It was such a pleasure to be a part of the celebration of their marriage. Their wedding was absolutely perfect for them – I couldn’t have picked a more ideal setting for their nuptials than Fontaine Estates, a picturesque apple packing warehouse turned winery, in Naches, Washington, just outside of Carrie’s hometown of Yakima.

View from the windows of the venue

View from the windows of the venue

It was such a pleasure to be one of Carrie’s bridesmaids. I had so much fun spending the day with Carrie, watching her smile from ear to ear with gleeful excitement and anticipation of her wedding.

Carrie's stunning dress.

Carrie’s stunning dress.

Carrie's coffee says "Bride"

Carrie’s coffee says “Bride” – check out Carrie’s amazing engagement ring!

Alisha, the makeup expert, helping Carrie get the perfect wedding day look, not like it took much effort!

Alisha, the makeup expert, helping Carrie get the perfect wedding day look, not like it took much effort!

Carrie was just oozing with exuberance all day!

Carrie was so exuberant all day!

Our beautiful bride all ready to go!

Our beautiful bride all ready to go see her groom!

The ceremony took place outside overlooking the vineyards and the Yakima Valley region. It was breathtaking. {I don’t have any photos of the ceremony!!} Carrie had us all in tears as her parents walked her down the aisle, growing more emotional with each step towards the altar where Patrick was waiting for her. The actual ceremony was short and sweet – we enjoyed two readings “Marriage Joins Two People in its Circle of Love” and a reading from “The Alchemist.” Their wedding vows were so sweet and endearing – they started by vowing that they would both remain each other’s “biggest fan.”  After the ceremony we enjoyed a cocktail hour before making our way inside for dinner and an evening full of dancing.

Carrie's personalized chair

Carrie’s personalized chair – “Mr.” and “Mrs.” – they did not have a head table, rather they enjoyed their dinner with their parents.

The inside of the venue

The inside of the venue – the vintage floor and open ceiling added to their chic rustic wedding.

Table setting - so much work went into perfecting this look. It's so simple but so thoughtful and perfect.

Table setting – so much work went into perfecting this look. It’s so simple but so thoughtful and perfect. Each table was named with either a place, event or important memory. The jars of jam above the place setting were made by Carrie, her mom and one of her bridesmaids {Hailey}. Their wedding colors were inspired by the various hues of wine, thus the deep burgundy chargers. The napkins remind me of burlap, an accent seen throughout the venue.

One of the sweetest parts of the decor was this precious memorial.

One of the sweetest parts of the decor was this precious memorial.

The cake was so unique and so Carrie. This is called a Pioneer Stacking cake. It's a naked cake and all you can see is the frosting between the layers, so there is no outside frosting. It was divine :)

The cake was so unique and so Carrie. This is called a Pioneer Stacking Cake. It’s a naked cake that exposes the layers and the frosting in between, so there is no outside frosting. It was divine 🙂

The details even made their way to the bar!

The details even made their way to the bar!

So many personal touches made this day even more special.

So many personal touches made this day even more special.

Me with Mary and the blushing bride.

Me with Mary and the blushing bride.

Alex dressed up for the occasion.

Alex dressed up for the occasion.

Alex and Ryan are always in cahoots.

Alex and Ryan are always in cahoots.

The Millers - such wonderful friends.

The Millers – such wonderful friends.

Mary and me in our wine colored dresses.

Mary and me in our wine colored dresses.