Hilltop Wedding in the Methow Valley

The setting for Jennie and David’s wedding could not have been any more scenic! A bunchgrass-covered hilltop overlooking the Methow Valley with the Sawtooth Mountains in the distance. Puffy clouds added to the beauty of the day. Before the wedding, we had had day after day of afternoon thunderstorms including one that forced them to rush their rehearsal the day before.

Guests walked one path to the ceremony site and the wedding party walked up another path. The couple’s tiny niece and nephew were the flower girl and ring bearer. The bride and groom recited a poem about their life together and the adventures they are looking forward to. We did photos on the hill while the guests headed down to the bride’s parents’ house on the Methow River for the reception. The couple’s two dogs waited patiently and after we finished up, the four of them drove to the reception in an ancient Willys Jeep. The groom’s father owns it and his father owned it before him.

The reception was already underway when we arrived with music and appetizers. Later there was pulled pork and lots of other good food, toasts, a traditional milk and cookie bar (in lieu of cake) and first dances. Everyone enjoyed the beautiful setting on the river. Rafters going by waved and enjoyed the party from a distance. There was good music and lots of dancing and kids having fun.

Dogs, kids, gorgeous settings, sunshine, happy people. What a great day!

We had a terrific time and are very grateful to have been part of Jennie and David’s wedding day.

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