Heidi + Travis: Rustic Cle Elum Wedding

After two amazing engagement sessions, (at Discovery Park and Artists' Point), Travis and Heidi's wedding had a lot to live up to. Man, did they blow it out of the water. Their wedding at the Cattle Barn in Cle Elum, Washington, was equal parts rustic, classic, and elegant. The antique farmhouse and huge indoor barn are nestled in the foothills of the cascades, surrounded by forests and tall fields. We thought we might be cutting in close, since wildfires had blown through a week prior, but the smoky haze drifted away as we pulled in and we were left with a clear, golden day. 

This wedding was full of gorgeous seasonal florals and greenery, but the sincerity and romance of Heidi and Travis' love still outshone the delicate and thoughtful decor. Heidi and Travis are true adventure seekers, and their passion for exploring was reflected in every detail. The speeches at dinner told stories of whitewater rafting, igloo building, and hiking, and the authentic Mexican meal was complemented perfectly by a mason-jar margarita bar! 

When planning your wedding, don't forget to think outside the box.  Not everyone would travel hours outside the Greater Seattle Area to host an event in a barn in the middle of cattle fields, but Heidi and Travis knew it was just the place to bring their friends and family to party in the late September sun. The beauty of the Pacific Northwest is that we have the opportunity to drive only a few hours in direction and be in the heart of the forest, the mountains, or amber fields like Heidi and Travis did. As they danced the night away, the stars were thousands of times brighter than they would have been back in the Seattle area.  

These two have many adventures ahead of them. I can't wait to see where the future will take them.