John and Amy married August 10, 2013 at Fern Hollow where they both said “I do” in the garden in Sequim.
The rustic wedding combined John’s experience in the United States Coast Guard and the beauty of Fern Hollow to create an unforgettable day.
“When we toured Fern Hollow we fell in love with the beauty of the manicured landscaping, the ease and accessibility for all of our guests, and the wonderful rustic elements of the barn,” says Amy.
Among their guests were members of the Coast Guard who attended after their boat was unexpectedly in port. The bridesmaids also carried golden roses and wore navy blue to match the color of the full dress Coast Guard uniforms worn by John and his groomsmen.
The couple decided to have half round seating to provide a quaint intimate setting and borrowed a cross from Dungeness Community Church in Sequim to use in the backdrop of their Clallam County ceremony.
“Most importantly, we wanted our guests to feel our warmth and love for each other,” says Amy. “We also wanted to include religious elements throughout our ceremony.”
The reception tables featured burlap runners, flameless candles and floral centerpieces. Flowers reflected the colorful warmth of the summer season and were set in whitewashed wooden boxes to complement the rustic elements of the barn.
Children were given a “Wedding Activity Book” made by Amy and crayons to keep them entertained. Dessert was the traditional wedding cake topped with a personalized wooden heart, and an assortment of John’s favorite fruit pies.
“Our families and friends made our wedding and reception special,” says Amy. “We had so much love and support throughout the days leading up to our wedding, from family members making all of our pies, to cutting and ironing the burlap runners, and helping to make the love quote frames and signage.”
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