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For their celebration at Lake Crescent wedding venue NatureBridge, Shannon and Derek created an incredible celebration of their marriage by bringing their friends and family to an idyllic lakeside retreat on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. NatureBridge at Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park is a place unlike any other in the world! NatureBridge is nestled in between the cobalt blue waters of the glacially-fed lake and the soaring evergreen-clad mountain peaks. The venue has a unique history and sense of timelessness. Rosemary Cottage, which presides over the property, was built at the turn of the last century and has witnessed the seasons change around the lake shores for years upon years.
Scattered around a meadow and tucked into the treeline are a dozen or so historic cabins, each featuring a cheery color scheme of red, yellow, white, green, and rustic shingles. Surrounded by a bevy of ladies, Shannon donned her gown in one of the lakeside cabins. Then she walked down a short trail to greet her beloved in a quiet forest meadow. The blue waters of the lake twinkled through the trees as the bride and groom strolled through the trees. After a few quiet minutes to themselves, the rest of the bridal party and a handful of family members joined the couple. Their laughter and happy chatter filled the air like so many joyful birds!
During their Lake Crescent wedding ceremony, the bride and groom said their vows with the branches of firs and cedars whispering in the background. After the ceremony, they took a short sail on the lake as husband and wife! Upon returning to shore, a receiving line of guests greeted the pair and showered them with dried petals! Subsequently the couple and their guests enjoyed a delicious salmon dinner furnished by the venue kitchen. Cheerful flowers and nautical elements provided table decor that reflected the bride and groom’s love of sailing. Draft Power Flowers created all the table arrangements, the bride and bridesmaids’ bouquets, and the colorful aisle arrangements for the ceremony, using bright and joyful colors that complemented the sailing-inspired color palette used throughout the details and decor.
I love how Shannon and Derek created an experience that allowed their guests to share in their favorite activities, like hiking and canoeing, all in an environment that felt like a grown-up summer camp hidden away from hustle and bustle of everyday life. This wedding was beyond beautiful, but it was even more meaningful, reflecting a a life and marriage that has been equally handcrafted with conscience and care. Shannon and Derek, thanks including me in your wedding! If you’re looking for a Lake Crescent wedding venue, here are some images from Shannon and Derek’s nautical lakeshore wedding at NatureBridge:
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