Bella and Erik have been sweethearts since 12 years old and on 6.25.22 they tied the knot to be forever sweethearts as husband and wife at their Manson Wedding!
Their wedding was set in the heart of Manson, Washington at a private estate hosted by incredible friends and family. This wedding, however, did not scream DIY. It was classically stunning with an incredible luxury barn set in the heart of apple orchards with views of Wapato Lake as well as a beautiful tablescape with incredible food. Bella’s color palette of gold, white, and greens alongside the men’s classic black suits photographed incredibly well, say nothing for the handsome people wearing them!
The first looks were full of joy and starry eyes! The ceremony is where the tears started to flow after the bride and groom exchanged touching vows. Then the reception was kicked off with a mariachi band in the first real day of full sun we’ve seen all summer! After the mariachi band started up, this Mexican celebration was officially kicked off! A giant smoker wafted the dinner meat through the air as we munched on smoked salmon, charcuterie, and sipped the bride and groom’s signature drinks: A Michelada and Moscow Mule!
After some fantastic open mic toasts, the bride and groom shared a well practiced dance and THEN joined a choreographed dance with the whole wedding party! I’m not just being nice when I say this party was INCREIBLE! The bride and groom saved up for a great honeymoon during their money dance! I loved watching everyone tuck their bills into the groom wherever they could find space. The dance floor hardly ever cooled off from that point on, even as the guests enjoyed drinks, sunset views, and the bouncy house! As I wrapped up for the night, the party continued with freshly delivered pizzas for all the attendees. I’m sure they continued long after I was gone!
Bella and Erik, I wish you all the best in this marriage adventure and you continue your friendship and grow it into something even more steadfast and persevering!