Beth & Miguel both knew throughout their time dating and over their engagement that they wanted to have a non-traditional wedding. "The thought of eloping was something we had considered a lot but we had so many people we still wanted to be there with us. We found the middle ground of that idea and decided on a destination wedding in the Seattle area. We chose Rattlesnake Lake because it provided everything we loved! A lake, mountains, and pine trees. We wanted to have everyone stay with us a couple of days prior to the wedding and we happened to find the perfect cabin near the lake. Several of our friends and family members had never seen mountains and being able to provide a place for them to stay that had mountains all around was so special." AMANDA SUTTON PHOTOGRAPHY was on hand to capture these beautiful photos of their day.
"We chose an earthy colour palate in order to fit in well with our surroundings and to really feel apart of the beautiful landscape. I would say the style of our wedding had a little bit of a Boho/Americana feel/Vintage/Organic style to it. Those were all words we used at one time or another during the planning process. We wanted it to feel pure and raw."
HOW DID YOU MEET? We had met several years ago when I came to visit some friends in Springfield, Missouri where I went to college. Miguel was a barista at a local coffee shop at the time and made me a latte (how romantic!). I was living in Seattle at the time of my visit to Missouri and loved living there. I wasn't planning on ever moving back to Missouri, but the following summer I switched gears and decided to make the move back. The day after I returned to Missouri, I ran into Miguel at my friends loft because my roommate and his roommate were engaged. I had no idea I would ever run into him again and didn't think much of us becoming friends. Little did we know, we would start to be around each other a lot because of the situation with our friends. Over the first month of being back I quickly started developing feelings for him and the same went for him towards me. We both knew early on that marriage was something we wanted and 17 months later we were married!