Carol's todo list : Monday: graduate with a masters in Naturopathic Medicine [check]
Wednesday : get married [check]
Family would be in town, and it would be easier to have them stay for the week, then for them to all travel back out again within the year for the wedding. So, Paul and Carol pulled off what I am sure was a crazy and hectic week. And did it with style and beauty.
We started out the day at Carol's church for their morning ceremony, as they opted to wait to see each other till the ceremony. Carol donned her dress and shared some precious moments with her parents as well as her soon to be mother in law... some of my favorite getting ready moments of all time! While the church ceremony was very important they wanted something that fit in line with their beliefs for their reception spot as well. Paul and Carol are very environmentally aware, and wanted to celebrate at a spot that would also keep that a priority.
They found 21 Acres in Woodinville, where they are a locally sourced farm and teaching facility who focused on farm to table foods and sustainability. 21 Acres hosts a handful of weddings every year only working with the couples who share their vision and will abide by their strict food and beverage policy which of locally sourced and eco friendly.
From the salad to the wine, it was local and it was delicious.
They held their reception for about 60 guests on the outdoor patio, with a warm breeze everyone toasted the couple and the sun set to some epic dance moves by Carol and her sisters. It was quite the affair.