We’re always excited when we get to feature a Washington wedding, and even more so when it’s one photographed by Jagger Photography! Amy and Andrew got married at Mountain Springs Lodge Resort in Leavenworth. Since Andrew’s family is all from Canada and Amy’s is spread throughout the US, almost everyone stayed at the lodge the day before the wedding and got to know each other. On the big day, there was lots of good-natured rivalry between the Canadians and Americans, including a sing off between the two country’s national anthems!
Amy got these personalized lockets for her bridesmaids, which we love. We’re also loving their cheerful floral dresses and peony posies!
From Amy: “I think my inspiration came from a bit of everywhere. I had a long time to plan this wedding since we had to do the visa process in order to move my (now) husband and son down from Canada. We got engaged Christmas Eve 2010, and weren’t planning the wedding until Summer 2012, so I had ample time to take on small projects, and lots of handmade crafts. I collected all the mismatched vintage dinner plates, cake plates, silverware, teacups, and vases. It started out with just a few every weekend from the locally owned thrift and secondhand stores. It was a fun way to keep me excited about the wedding.”
Our son saying “You may now kiss the bride” to Andrew was a moment to melt anyone’s heart, however, my all time favorite moment must have been the sing off between the Canadian National Anthem and the U.S.A. National Anthem at the end. It was so funny to hear everyone belting and singing at the top of their lungs to show their country pride (especially after some alcohol), and in the end, our last song came on we exited to. It was “Home by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros”. It was a beautiful way to end and put it all into perspective and deep in our hearts how no matter where we were in the states, countries or world, we were home when we were together.
Their son Max made the cake topper–how ridiculously cute is that?!
“Since we had to legally get married in January for the visa process, we had to do things a bit nontraditional. We had a sweet little opening and a first look, along with the speeches from our family and friends, then one huge celebration of love party commenced. We didn’t use a wedding planner because we ended up doing most of it on our own. Bottom line, do what works for you, no need to follow the ‘rules’ or ‘typical wedding’. We had no set colors, no set patterns, just lots and lots of things we liked, and for us – that worked. and it was perfect.”
Photography: Jagger Photography
Venue: Mountain Springs Lodge Resort
Makeup: Hanna Mazur
Dress: custom made by Miss Brache
Bridesmaid dresses: assorted stores
Shoes: high heels: Chinese Laundry, pumps: ModCloth
Locket and bridesmaids lockets: handmade by Something Soulful
Everything else: small projects handmade or collected locally.