Homespun Charm: Country Wedding on Lake Chelan

The Couple: Nicole Sullivan’s younger brother Ryan was best friends with Aaron McVay, an ironworker, for years before Aaron struck up a conversation with project administrator Nicole at a country music concert in 2012.

Country Cool: The groom’s only request was for red, white and blue to be incorporated into the country-inspired decor, so the bride added pink and blue Mason jars and mercury glass for a patriotic touch on each table. Wooden chargers and handmade name cards, plus the couple’s hot dog cart, gave the event a homespun feel, with the addition of outdoor chandeliers and glittery linens on the head table, balancing the lakeside gathering with a touch of glitz.

Puppy Love: When the pair found out their chocolate Lab, Bear, wasn’t allowed at the venue, they developed a workaround. “Bear is like our child,” Nicole said. “We couldn’t imagine getting married without him there.” So, they made a life-size cardboard cutout of Bear to greet guests—which ended up making it onto the dance floor and into (quite a few) photos.

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Credits: 
Photographer
Bridal Gown
Bride and Bridesmaids' Boots
Catering & Hot Dog Cart
DJ
DJ Shelda
Florist
Groom and Groomsmen’s Attire
Hair and makeup
Linens & Rentals
Officiant
Craig Rayment, North Shore Bible Church
Transportation
Wenatchee Valley Shuttle, Kokopelli’s Run
Wedding planner
Libby Harrison