From the moment I met them, Alaine & Dan wanted me to know that their wedding was not just about them. It was about the people they loved. These people who were flying in from all over the world to take part in their wedding. Which is why they picked the Mazama Ranch House as their venue. Alaine & Dan love the outdoors, they love Mazama. So when it came to picking a wedding venue, they knew the Mazama Ranch House was the right place. And really, who can blame them? So much of this wedding was in the littlest details that they crafted. Almost every detail you’ll see was done by Alaine & Dan — yes, that’s Alaine’s handwriting on the signs! Friends volunteered the morning of the wedding to string lights and hang signs. They were there, getting ready, with Alaine and Dan.
Alaine & Dan, thank you. Thank you for including me in your day and your lives. Thank you for bringing me back to one of my favorite places in the state. Thank you for making it a day full of laughter and joy.
Alaine & Dan had their guests read excepts of I Like You by Sandol Stoddard Warburg. To date, it is my favorite wedding reading.
A few notes:
1. The catering was done by my favorite caterer ever, Stew Dietz. If you are getting married in the Methow Valley, she is the caterer to use. Her food is amazing, and she sources much of it locally. I’d move to Winthrop and have her cook for me all the time, if only I could convince H that doing so wasn’t crazy.
2. If you’re having a small (under 120 guests) wedding, I really strongly encourage you to do a all-wedding-guests photo. It’s such a fun thing to do, and really doesn’t take long at all.