Lake Crescent is the quintessential setting for a Pacific Northwest wedding: water, trees, mist, mountains and moss.
Dreaming of a Pacific Northwest wedding? Autumn is a perfect time – and Lake Crescent is a gorgeous spot! If you are getting married in the PNW during autumn or spring, there are a few things you might need to help make for a cozy event.
Legwarmers and cozy wool socks to keep you warm under your gown!
A sturdy pair of waterproof boots, and a cozy fire.
A cozy cranberry cape to warm you against the chilly mist.
A dear friend to help you get your tie right.
A loving mom and a dedicated wedding planner to fasten all those teeny lovely buttons.
Rings to serve as symbols of the never-ending circle of love. Since this is the PNW, you should probably an antler. And you can never go wrong throwing a mushroom in the mix!
A cozy cup of tea to warm your hands while you wait for your love to be ready.
A bouquet to clutch, brimming with the rich colors of the season – reds, plums, caramel & peach.
A boutonniere to grace your lapel. A sprig of Rosemary – for remembrance. And a wrap of teal velvet for a pop of color.
A beautiful and welcoming entrance to your ceremony space, with lanterns, flowers, and maybe even a smudge stick.
A sacred structure lovingly built and decorated by friends, including a bowl of candles floating in lavender water.
A gang of jolly musicians to play you down the aisle, and keep your pals jigging and jumping all night long.
A handsome lodge to shelter you from the rain. A beloved crowd of family and friends to witness your union. Loving parents to escort you down the aisle. Richly patterned rugs to cozy your way.
A friend to officiate and pronounce you officially bound!
Loving arms to form a tunnel to run through as you leave the ceremony.
A historic hall surrounded by majestic trees and a generous lawn for all of the fun.
Lots of toasting, singing and merriment.
A funky charming old lodge to house the ceremonial feasting and celebrating. (And one musician patiently awaiting the rest).
Tables simply set. An apple for each guest, simple pops of flowers, and plenty of room for plates heaped with food and glasses full of wine!
A table for your flowers, a book to record the guests’ wishes, and to receive all of the loving gifts.
Sprigs of cedar and snips of dried apple to decorate the delicious little cakes.
A dress that swirls when you spin. (And it turns out that a muddy hemline doesn’t matter at all!)
Flower petals to be showered in.
Umbrellas for playing in the rain.
I hope you enjoyed those photos by Kim Butler Photography from this fairy-inspired fall wedding at NatureBridge. NatureBridge is a neat venue – it offers a historic lodge, bunk houses for your group, a big lawn with huge old Maples and views of the lake, a dock, a Viking-style row boat ride. If you are thinking of getting married in the Olympic Peninsula, consider including a few of those things for your Lake Crescent wedding! Tobey Nelson Events + Design provides wedding planning and wedding flowers for weddings at Lake Crescent and on the Olympic Peninsula.