Rain or Shine


The excitement at The Fields has been palpable over the last two weeks…we’ve had three fabulous weddings! Our August 3rd wedding was definitely fate. Last year on the same Saturday, Chris and Rachel got married; this year another Chris and Rachel chose Saturday as their special day. Even though their ceremony was delayed due to a missing bus, the couple exchanged very happy I do’s and partied the night away with great food provided by Alexa’s catering. There were some great lawn games for guests and a round of “Minute to Win It” for the winners of the garter and bouquet toss. My favorite part was their Mario themed wedding cake with the bride as Princess Peach and groom as Mario…very fitting with their last name! The fun and games lasted well into the night and came to an end with some s’more roasting by the fire.

A fun mix of family custom and western themes set August 9th wedding apart from any other. Before their ceremony the bride and groom took part in a tea ceremony to bless their marriage. They exchanged heartfelt vows in our gazebo then started the party with music and delicious appetizers provided by Herban Feast. After a delicious dinner the bride donned cowboy boots and guests gathered to join in some foot stompin’ fun square dancing. Their very special day ended with a bang, literally, as lighting lit the sky and thunder rolled over the hills, making a dramatic send off for the happy couple.

Nothing could dampen the spirits of our bride and groom on the 10th, not even a little rain. White flower petals paved the way as the bride walked down the aisle and made stark contrast with the dark clouds overhead. The bride and groom made it through their vows and off to get some appetizers before the rain began. No one seemed to take notice though, as guests enjoyed horse shoes and dancing on the lawn (people from the Northwest don’t mind a bit of rain after all). The fire pit provided some much needed warmth and the tiki torches lit the way for guests to enjoy our lovely flower filled gardens. The bride and groom were all aglow as they were sent on their merry way amid and aisle of sparklers.

Happily Ever After

291_Labrie_CM10362Wedding designer gets to be the bride, that’s our romantic comedy of the summer at The Fields. Our coordinator-turned-bride walked down an aisle strewn with peach rose petals and exchanged vows with her Prince Charming. After the ceremony guests enjoyed different pairing stations which included wine, beer, and whiskey pairings. After filling up on delectable treats provided by Lisa Dupar Catering (the bride’s employer of course!), everyone enjoyed lawn games and great dancing music provided by Craig Slater of Bugsie Productions. And the story closes when the bride and groom were sent off in a shower of sparklers and smiles.

Fairy tales needn’t always be extravagant. I tend to prefer the simply elegant, which is how I would describe this completely homemade reception. When the couple eloped in the presence of their closest family in Leavenworth last year, they came home to a lot of friends who felt a little left out. We were happy to be the location of choice when they decided to celebrate their marriage with all their family and friends. The creative husband and wife designed their peach and mint reception themselves, do-it-yourself style. The party enjoyed pulled pork, a create-your-own salad buffet, and lawn games around the venue. As the night came to an end, kids enjoyed roasting marshmallows in the fire pit while the adults enjoyed each other’s company in under what can only be described as a perfect starry night.