A Wine Country Wedding…
Anne and Eric tied the knot on a beautiful fall day in the Northwest – by far, it was one of the prettiest and warmest days in September! Their reception was held at the gorgeous Willows Lodge in Woodinville, Washington which is located in the heart of wine country. (Side note – If you haven’t been to the Willows it’s worth a trip, whether it’s to visit the spa and treat yourself to a massage, or enjoy an overnight stay in one of their amazing suites with an oversized soaking tub!)
So many things stand out to me about this wedding, but the catering and the dancing were by far the most memorable to me – and I’m pretty sure to most of their guests!
Willows Lodge is known for their incredible cuisine, as the Chef from the Barking Frog Restaurant across the street provides the Catering. Anne and Eric selected a savory menu filled with appetizers like Kahlua Pulled Pork Sliders with Mango Salsa, Seven Spice Tuna Lollipops with Sweet Ginger Lime Glaze, and Uli Lamb Sausage in a Blanket with Fresh Three Seed Mustard…just to name a few! Dinner included Candied Bacon-Wrapped Beef Tenderloin with Caramelized Shallots and Blackened King Salmon with Blueberry Nectarine Chutney…to die for! As if that weren’t enough, on top of their delicious cake from Creme de la Creme, guests drooled over Tiramisu Petit Fours and Raspberry Ganache Tarts. Yum!
As for the dancing, well the images to follow speak for themselves. Guests were dancing all night long, literally! Anne and Eric wanted guests to help start the party before they sat down for dinner, so needless to say the party continued and didn’t stop until the night was over. Thanks to Greg Lowder who did an amazing job providing entertainment for the evening and keeping the energy level higher than ever!
Enjoy these images provided by Cheri Pearl Photography – what an amazingly talented artist she is! Thank you Cheri, you were a joy to work with!
Some fun detail shots…note the cute favors Anne & Eric made with cartoon images of them – they were mini mason jars filled with chocolate covered espresso beans. The perfect pick-me-up for guests to keep dancing! 🙂
Fabulous Vendors Anne & Eric Selected:
Ceremony Venue: Holy Innocents Church
Reception Venue & Caterer: Willows Lodge
DJ: Greg Lowder – Affairs to Remember
Florist: Aria Style
Gown: Kleinfeld Bridal
Hair and Makeup: Erin Skipley from Bellatrix Studio
Invitations: Village Copier Invites
Photographer: Cheri Pearl
Transportation: British Motor Coach
Cake: Crème de la Crème
Tuxes: The Tux Shop