The very first time I drove across the state of Washington, I just fell in love with the gorge across I-90! I’m not normally that person who stops on road trips to take in the scenery, but I couldn’t help myself as the views were unbelievably breathtaking. I’ve tried to have gone back to this beautiful area every chance I got.
So when Kristen and Eric told me that they had booked Cave B Resort for their wedding venue, right on the gorge, I did a little happy dance! Not only were the views beautiful, but they had selected a lovely winery venue with so many wonderful accommodations. (The couple even ran into singer Jack Johnson the day before their wedding!) Kristen and Eric had originally met at a winery, so it made perfect sense for everything to come full circle and for them to start off their marriage at a winery as well.
Kristen and Eric are two of just the sweetest people ever. Kristen always has this bubbly personality that lights up a room. And Eric has a reserved kindness that everybody wants to be around. The two of them together are magnetic! There’s a good height difference between these two, but Kristen slapped on some heels and bore a smile all day as she strutted through the rocky terrain for photos!
Kristen and Eric said their vows on a very hot and sunny day, but thankfully right before the two walked down the aisle, the sun went behind some clouds and a lovely breeze started. Kristen walked down the aisle in a stunning dress by Luly Yang. The couple performed a wine box unity ceremony, where they locked up a bottle of wine, and will open it at their 5th anniversary. This was such a fun way to incorporate their venue and where their love all started.
After the couple said “I Do”, the guests proceeded to the other side of Cave B for drinking, dinner and dancing. The reception was held in what I’ve termed “the ring of trees”. If possible, the view was even more incredible and breathtaking to watch as the sun set. Kristen is a bride after my own heart and loves bling. Though she knew she wanted to incorporate this in very subtle ways, and that she did!
Kristen and Eric wanted everyone to have fun, and once that sun set, guests partied the night away with glow sticks! One of my favorite parts of destination weddings is the fact that the majority of your guests will stay until the very end of the reception. Nobody needs to hurry home and it’s a truly wonderful celebration!
I know Kristen and Eric will be celebrating for years to come!
Cheers you two!
Photographer: Mistry and Scott // Planning: Sweet Pea Events // Venue: Cave B Resort // Florist: Quincy Flower Girl // Hair: Laura Paulson // Makeup: Shannon Mercil // Dessert: Glaze Bakery // Dress: Luly Yang // DJ: DJ Gellison