Any wedding that involves dogs is going to be a good wedding. Liz and Justin said their vows in the shadow of Mt. Si with their family, friends and their furry one Riley. North Bend is a beautiful area to have a wedding, you’re surrounded by mountains, trees and a rural vibe that lends itself to the surroundings. Meadowbrook Farm is a lovely little venue situated on a large plot of acreage that used to be the largest hop field in the world at one point. There are hop vines growing in a few spots around the farm house building that hold on to that little bit of history.
Liz and her Bridesmaids got ready at the W Hotel in Bellevue and then traveled to North Bend from there. Justin and his Groomsmen prepped on site, Justin serves in the Army and he wore a pair of amazing American Flag socks to show off a little bit of pride. Liz opted to have one of Justin’s name patches from his uniform sewed into her dress, she also added a patch of flannel from a old shirt that belonged to her Father who is no longer with us. Integrating your personality and your interests, shared or solo; this is how to make your wedding truly unique.
The ceremony was heartfelt and sweet. Their dog Riley was their ring bearer and he did as good a job as one could expect from a goofy Golden Retriever. Dinner was burgers catered by Stacks Burgers food truck and they had some killer krinkle cut fries. Hearty laughs were abundant during the speeches and a joyful refrain was held during their first dance. Later on everyone cut loose and got down on the dancefloor.
Luckily we cut away for about 20 minutes to do another portrait session during Sunset with the towering Mt. Si as our dramatic backdrop.