Becca and Dan were married at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center in the North Cascades National Park. That might sound like an odd choice but once you see the place, you will understand. It is nestled in the woods along the shores of glacier-fed Diablo Lake and features earth-friendly buildings and wonderful fresh food sustainably sourced. Most of the guests had been there for a day or two and enjoyed the hiking trails, canoeing, the food and the peace and quiet only found in remote places.
This couple met while through-hiking the Appalachian Trail a few years ago. One of their hiking companions suggested, sometime later that they ought to start dating. They chose that fellow to be their wedding officiant. He was right – they are a great couple. Dan wrote the vows with his help and Becca was surprised and happy with them. The officiant had printed them in big enough letters so she could easily read them.
After the ceremony everyone enjoyed drinks on the veranda overlooking the lake. There was a boat load of cold drinks – one of the staff members provided a canoe to hold everything! It was quite the attraction. After dinner and the ceremonial pie cutting, there was dancing and a campfire to make s’mores and enjoy the dark starlit skies the North Cascades. What a beautiful place. We were astounded with the natural setting and and the facilities and the very congenial staff.
Thanks for including us in your wedding weekend!