Chara and Matt were married at Swiftwater at Suncadia. We started off the day with photos at the Lodge because it has a fantastic view. We then traveled over to Swiftwater Cellars to take some fun bridal party photos. The ceremony was beautiful and Matt and Chara did something we’ve never seen before… they kissed periodically throughout the ceremony; they are so in love and just couldn’t wait. It was so sweet to witness. Following the ceremony the guests enjoyed an amazing cocktail hour with fantastic drinks and delicious appetizers.
The reception room was decorated beautifully, I loved all the eucalyptus. Matt and Chara were more than generous to their wedding guests. When guests arrived at the lodge they received a welcome box filled with treats and various activity itineraries as well as a special note from Lola, their dog. At the reception the guests could take home a jar of Jam or honey. One of my favorite things at the reception was the ice sculpture of the Inukshuk Landmark. The sculpture held special meaning to the couple because each year they spend a week up at Whistler B.C. and this is the icon at the entrance to the village.
After enjoying a top notch dinner Matt and Chara got to hear some amazing speeches that brought them through tears and hysterical laughter. They then enjoyed their first dance as a married couple in the middle of a circle of luminaria bags. It was beautiful and sweet. The rest of the reception was super fun and all the guests were having a blast. It was a great wedding.
Wedding photography: Kira Baron Photography | www.kirabaron.com | 509-969-2708
Venue: Swiftwater Cellars, Suncadia
Flowers: Carol Allmand Flowers & Design
Outdoor tree decor: Ray McElfish (father of the bride)
Dress: Maggie Sottero
Hair/Make-up: Makeup by Devon Brook/Hair by Jamie Case
DJ: Sean Wheatley of Seattle Parties
Live Band: The Side Project
Harpist: Daniella Clark (Brides sister)
Cake: 509 Bakehouse
Ice Sculpture: Northwest Iceworks