It’s hard to say if we’ve ever had a more rainy wedding in Washington State. We’ve definitely never seen a crowd embrace it more. Elizabeth and Kevin came from Arizona to get married in the PNW, where Elizabeth grew up. Talk about a change of weather. The bride and groom had built a gorgeous deck on the shores of Lake Chelan, specifically for the wedding, so there was no way they were going to move the ceremony indoors. Guests cozied up under umbrellas for the ceremony, and the maid of honor sacrificed her arm to hold an umbrella throughout the ceremony for her sister, the bride. The canopy of umbrellas against the dark and moody waters was an amazing sight. It never stopped raining. During the reception, guests warmed themselves with a fire pit, shots of Fireball, and a rap song toast from the maid of honor that had everyone laughing to tears.
Sometimes when it rains on a wedding day, I can’t help but feel sad for the bride who’s obviously bummed. But this time, nobody was bummed (or at least they didn’t show it) and it only added to the experience. Truly an iconic PNW wedding in the mountains, on Lake Chelan, complete with rain, fog, and oysters. I couldn’t imagine the wedding any other way.
Words by Julia | Photos by Julia & Yuriy Manchik