Going the Distance : Fall City Farms Wedding

From: Spring/Summer 2017 edition

Molly Hogan & Dan Rowland

Married and celebrated: The Lodge at Fall City Farms in Fall City Date: June 18, 2016

THE COUPLE: Dan Rowland and Molly Hogan spent seven years following each other around the country, from Hawaii, where Dan was stationed with the Navy, to California, so each could complete their graduate and undergraduate degrees, finally returning to their hometown of Seattle. “We were willing to follow the other person wherever they were,” Molly said. “It was always somehow easy.”

THE DESIGN: The one thing the couple knew was that they wanted to surround themselves with the people they loved on their big day. Once they stepped inside The Lodge at Fall City Farms, Herban Feast’s new Snoqualmie Valley venue, with its large stone fireplace and old-growth woodland surroundings, they were immediately struck by the smell of fresh-cut wood and leather, which transported them back to Molly’s family ranch in Montana, where they’d spent holidays among family. The couple was the first to marry at the new venue and they added to the site’s rustic feel with Kentucky mule signature cocktails served in copper mugs, a seating map scrawled out on an old window pane, and evocative Northwest touches, such as a lavender-scented cake and bouquets dotted with mint leaves and baby cotton. Matching reflective sunglasses bought on a whim by a groomsman added an element of fun to the couple’s wedding-day photos.

FUN FAMILY FACTS: When you have an uncle who owns Precept Wine, a large Northwest wine distributor, naturally he’s going to bring the (liquid) life to the party. Molly was thrilled to be

able to feature her favorite wines from her uncle’s portfolio.

TRADITIONS: When Dan’s family members gather for meals, they don’t bother with potluck style. Instead, everyone shows up, and it turns into a huge, collective cooking party. So in place of a wedding shower before the big day, the couple hosted a night at cooking school at Tom Douglas’ Hot Stove Society for a delicious party that brought everyone together in the kitchen.

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