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WEDDING BLOG

Cozy Mount Rainier Wedding at The Wellspring Spa

September 25, 2016 | gabby

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Lauren and Tyler’s weekend wedding retreat at The Wellspring Spa combined cozy outdoor vibes with total elegance! After a rainy outdoor ceremony surrounded by the Washington forest, Lauren and Tyler’s reception combined boho style and an whimsical campground atmosphere with a teepee, food truck, and tons of dancing. The photography team of Hinterland Stills captured every moment of Lauren and Tyler’s wedding perfectly, including an incredibly beautiful first look and Lauren’s two gorgeous bridal styles!

The Couple:

Lauren and Tyler

The Wedding:

The Wellspring Spa, Ashford, Washington

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It was important to us to have time with our guests, which is why we opted for a weekend affair. Each side of our family had cabins nestled around the grounds that were carefully chosen for them. It was so nice to have that time, the day of just flies by…

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Our first look was the most memorable moment. We stood back to back and read each others hand written notes (different from our vows). It was so emotional yet so comforting to be together in that moment, before standing in front of all of our family and friends.

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My favorite photo is a close up us, from the side, that was taken during our first look in the labyrinth. The split second emotion that they were able to capture on our faces just speaks 1000 words. When I saw the photo it brought me back to that moment where I felt complete serenity seeing Tyler for the first time that day and being able to hug him. I have a overwhelming look of contentment, and Tyler is smiling, giddy while pressing his forehead to mine. It’s something I will cherish forever.

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My gown was by Grace Loves Lace. I was so comfortable yet felt perfectly put together. I went with dramatic braid and minimal accessories. A soft, smoky eye, a neutral lip and nude strappy sandals. The girls wore different styles, but all from the same champagne hued collection with floral crowns. The guys wore bright royal blue tuxedos from Zara.

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My photographers nailed it. The guys of Hinterland Stills were so down to earth and easy to work with. They made the time leading up to the day painless and were a huge help with keeping things moving along the day of. Most importantly, their work is outstanding. We knew that when all was said and done that we would have the photos to take us back to that day, and thanks to these two were able to have these amazing shots.

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Our florist, Gina, is incredible. The flowers were breathtaking and probably one of my favorite parts of all things visual that day. Lastly, Taylor, my bridesmaid and hairstylist…she gave me the fabulous braid filled with babies breath. The highlight of my entire look.

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Our advice: Don’t try to recreate a Pinterest board, be yourself, relax and enjoy every moment.

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Processional: The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition
Recessional: Disclosure – Latch
First Dance: Sam Smith – Lay Me Down

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The Wedding Team:

Photography – Hinterland Stills
Venue – The Wellspring Spa
Floral Design – Gina Bourgeois
Catering – Maximus Minimus
Cake – Tara Sandland
Officiant – Cory Waugh
DJ – We Heart Weddings
Makeup Artist – Lilly Heinzman
Hair Styling – Taylor Wilson
Wedding Dress – Grace Loves Lace
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Blush Fashion
Groom’s & Groomsmen’s Apparel – Zara

 

Congratulations to Lauren and Tyler, and a big thanks to Hinterland Stills for sharing this wedding with us. Want more forest wedding inspiration? Then you’ve got to see this naturally beautiful forest wedding in Moscow!

xoxogabby

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3 Comments

  1. Hello!
    My name is Tara Sandland & I did the cake & cupcakes for my brother & Lauren’s wedding… Can you please edit the Lady Bleu Bakery & replace it with my name? My website is not up & running yet, besides that it is spelled wrong. Thank you!

  2. This wedding is GORGEOUS! I’m in love with this location (and wedding teepee!!) So good!

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