Dave + Trish’s Suncadia Wedding

We had a blast celebrating the marriage of our friends Dave and Trish this past weekend in Suncadia, a mountain resort just past Snoqualmie Pass. The setting was incredible! Suncadia is a mountain-modern style resort and its backdrop is tree-lined mountains, so, really, you don’t need much more than that and a great couple to have an awesome wedding.

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Trish and Dave are really good friends of Carrie and Patrick, which is who set them up and how we know them. We are so looking forward to spending more time with the happy couple now that things will {hopefully} settle down since they’re not planning their wedding anymore. They are a couple that loves to travel and have a good time! We have a lot in common 🙂

Back to the wedding! We drove to Suncadia with Ryan and Mary and arrived just in time for lunch. We stopped in the town of Roslyn for lunch at The Brick, which may or may not be the oldest bar in Washington {depends on who you ask, I hear}. We loved both the town and the bar – the people were so friendly and the atmosphere was awesome.

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Once we pulled into Suncadia we knew we were in for a treat. Our first stop was the bar followed by the pool. Hey, we were on vacation… The weather was gorgeous. It was a really nice temperature with partly cloudy skies, so it didn’t get too hot for our outdoor adventures. We hung by the pool for an hour or two before heading into the lodge to get ready for the wedding.

{this is a real berry press!}

{this is a real berry press!}

The ceremony took place overlooking the golf course and the mountains. Dave and Trish had their sister in-law officiate the wedding. It was short, sweet and to the point. There wasn’t much chatter involved except for their amazing personalized vows {Alex and Ryan even teared up!!}, the ring exchange and the presentation of Mr. and Mrs. Hilliard.

{picture-perfect backdrop for a mountain wedding}

{picture-perfect backdrop for a mountain wedding}

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{these were their programs - they doubled as fans in case it was too hot}

{these were their programs – they doubled as fans in case it was too hot}

{the programs were really creative infographics that told the story of the couple and their family. I have never seen anything like it before}

{the programs were really creative infographics that told the story of the couple and their family. I have never seen anything like it before}

{one of my favorite touches of the whole event was that the chair in the front on the groom's side was reserved for Dave's mother who passed away. It was a tear-jerker just looking at the empty chair with a beautiful bouquet of flowers on it}

{one of my favorite touches of the whole event was that the chair in the front on the groom’s side was reserved for Dave’s mother who had passed away. It was a tear-jerker just looking at the empty chair with a beautiful bouquet of flowers on it}

 

The whole evening was so lovely. Trish did an incredible job making the wedding personal to them, but she also added creative touches that you don’t see all over the internet and at every other wedding. She really outdid herself.

{for their guest book they had polaroid cameras + hilarious props and had their guests take photos of themselves and write a note to the bride and groom}

{for their guest book they had polaroid cameras + hilarious props and had their guests take photos of themselves and write a note to the bride and groom}

{beautiful cupcake table}

{beautiful cupcake table}

{gold and persimmon were two of the colors of the event}

{gold and persimmon were two of the colors of the event}

{the flowers in the centerpieces were stunning!}

{the flowers in the centerpieces were stunning!}

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{the Millers}

{the Millers}

We had an awesome time dancing the whole night and were happy to sleep in a bit on Sunday. The best part was that the celebration continued with a brunch the next morning. After we finished eating to soak up the remnants of the night before we set out on a little hike down to the river. It was such a gorgeous property!

{down by the river}

{down by the river}

{The Buffingtons}

{The Buffingtons}

{The Millers}

{The Millers}

Congratulations to the Hilliards!!