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Alaine & Dan — Mazama Ranch House Wedding [Part Two]

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.

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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.

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A great story told. Very nice Emily. I had not been to Mazama before. Alaine and Dan’s wedding weekend was both magical and relaxing. Thank you for sharing.

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Alaine & Dan — Methow Valley Wedding Photography [Part One]

Meet Alaine & Dan.

They’re fantastic. And these are their wedding portraits.

I’ll be back with more words and photos of the rest of their wedding day tomorrow!

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H really (really) thought I should use the above photo for my marketing. He says its one of his favorites that I’ve ever taken. Thoughts from you guys?
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2014 Wedding Photography Giveaway — Winner!

Before I jump into naming the winner, I have to say that I read each and every entry multiple times. I loved them all. I had H read the entries too, because it was so hard to pick only one. Your stories were beautiful and wonderful. I laughed and I cried. Last night, as I paced back and forth, talking over all the entries with H, I thought I was going to have to pull one from a hat. And while I loved every story and every couple, there was one I kept coming back to: Laura & John.

Laura and John giveaway winners

While I loved their Pay it Forward story, what I kept going back to was this line from Laura, “we each get to marry our best friend, and that is an incredible gift that I will always be thankful for”. Laura and John are getting married at St. Al’s in July and I can’t wait!

To everyone who entered the giveaway, thank you! You are all wonderful and if I could, I would give each and everyone one of you a wedding.

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