18 Aug

Enchanting riverside cabin wedding: Carrie + Eric

categories Ceremony & Reception, Details + Decor, DIY Wedding, Flowers + Greenery, Real Weddings

This is the stuff dreams are made of, girls…a fairy-princess-gets-married-to-prince-charming-in-the-magical-forest type wedding. Nature-loving couple Carrie and Eric chose an enchanting riverside cabin nestled in Forks, Washington (yes, the same place from the Twilight books!) for their amazing ceremony that was eco-friendly, gorgeous, and completely whimsical – all that’s missing are the birds and deer singing and dancing, but with all the wonderful details, we don’t think you’ll miss ’em.

The entire event was done with as little impact to the planet as possible – using compostable material, live herb centerpieces, even guests camping out along the river. These two obviously have a very high appreciation for nature, not to mention a fantastic sense of style.

Carrie, who works for organic gardening non-profit Seattle Tilth, opted for using twine-tied bunches of lavender as bouquets – a quixotic and aesthetically pleasing alternative.  And, they served lavender lemonade (with vodka!) at the reception – how delicious does that sound?  We’ll take two.

Is there anything more magical than tying the knot smack in the middle of nature?  That sunlight coming through the trees is so, so gorgeous.

Each of the tables were named after herbs and spices and featured live herb centerpieces, which made for a very fragrant reception. Guests were able to take their centerpieces home with them, along with the perfectly paired hand-painted river rocks – so cute and different!

IN LOVE with this masculine sunset shot of Eric holding Carrie in the river – so romantic and dreamy! Beautifully done you guys!

Photography: Aubrey Joy Photography / Catering: In Season Catering / Event Planning: Sweet Pea Events / Reception Venue: Private Residence / Dresses:La Belle Elaines Bridal, J.Crew, Anthropologie / Jewelry: Sholdt Design

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  1. I love the gorgeous colors of that last photo! Beautiful pictures. xo

  2. Stunning. Stunning. Stunning.

  3. I just love the herb centerpieces! Gorgeous!

  4. love their placecards! what a creative idea!

  5. That last photo is breath taking! making side notes to myself about those bouquets as well. What a lovely wedding<3

  6. Love your posts. Just an FYI, the link to Aubrey Joy Photography takes you to Michelle King Photography. :)

  7. river rocks as name “cards” ~ well done!! : )

  8. This wedding was a DREAM to photograph. From the couple to the landscape, it was truly an enchanting wedding to be a part of. Thank you 100 Layer Cake for sharing these photos!

  9. Love the photos and the venue. What a beautiful surroundings. And yes, the last photo is my favorite. Great job!

  10. the beautiful nature has always been the best wedding venue ever…this pretty post of wedding is just taking my breath away…ahh…dreaming….

  11. Hi there, I am obsessed with this blog. Every time I visit it makes me want to get married all over again. Amazing work.

    Take care,

  12. Incredible! What’s so strange is I was listening to “Birdsong” when I came across this. :-)

  13. one word- Amazing!

  14. Eric & Carrie were such a delight to work with! The wedding was AMAZING and the location was breath-taking. Thank you to 100 Layer Cake for featuring this wedding – Holly-Kate, Sweet Pea Events

  15. The pictures are breath taking and inspiring. The natural setting feels so inviting!

  16. absolutely beautiful! love the herbs on the tables, and the bouquets are stunning. gorgeous photography! x

  17. I think the best weddings are those that are a real reflection of the couple’s personality and style. This one is a perfect (and beautiful) example.

  18. I love this last photo too! The colors are amazing! Almost surreal!

  19. Beautiful wedding! I’m drooling over the lavendar bunches.

    If you don’t mind sharing, where was Eric’s suit purchase from? I’m having a difficult finding that color in a suit.

  20. Beautiful wedding! I’m drooling over the lavendar bunches.

    If you don’t mind sharing, where was Eric’s suit purchased? I’m having a difficult finding that color in a suit.

  21. The unique details are endearing – the last photo seems to perfectly capture the essence of the couple – Love it !

  22. Beautiful! I love the vintage look!

  23. I love the vintage look!

  24. The table names and centerpieces are lovely!

  25. Beautiful! I love the use of lavender-what a great idea.

  26. Very interesting tones, great work!

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