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Enchanting riverside cabin wedding: Carrie + Eric

August 18, 2010

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