Kirsten and Tony are two sweet valley locals who have never tired of the mountains. They chose to get married on Tony’s family ranch over looking the Columbia river and the Purcells. Kirstens father built a trellis for the love birds to get married under. It was placed at the edge of one of the pastures facing north up the Columbia valley. There was a lot going on when I arrived. A full pig was roasting on the home made rotisserie that Tony built. Drinks were being put on ice. The hand made finishing touches were placed in the reception tent. And everyone was trying to find a room so they could change into their wedding attire.
Truck shuttles took everyone from the farm house to the ceremony site. A slightly cloudy sky was ideal for everyone, including the photographer. We took portraits at a few locations on the property. With 360 degree views of mountains and forest it made my job so fun. When we finished with photos everyone shuttled or quaffed back to the reception for drinks and snacks.
Family was such a huge part of Kirsten and Tonys day especially when it was about the food. Everything was prepared, cooked, baked and skewered the day before by family, with so much love. Lawn games were a huge hit with the kids while the adults preferred the bubbles. It was a very relaxed vibe where everyone got to enjoy where they were at and who they were with. And of course who they were celebrating. After dinner and the toasts and being toasted a little bit Kirsten and Tony cut into the cake and then the dance floor. The incoming weather made for some moody first dance shots on the home made dance floor. As I was leaving the ladies were started to break the moves out before the rain hit. All though I don’t think a little rain would of disrupted the beautiful celebration.