Megan & Aaron: A Rustic Ranch Wedding

A downtown Seattle couple picks a Cle Elum horse ranch for a relaxed but rowdy celebration
From: Fall/Winter 2014 edition

Megan Keller and Aaron Bird
September 7, 2013
Ceremony and reception:
Flying Horseshoe Ranch

Wedding planner Megan Keller, 29, owner of A Kurant Event, and technology startup founder Aaron Bird, 35, wanted an intimate wedding weekend in a rustic Northwest setting. With its lush grounds and rustic charm, Cle Elum’s Flying Horseshoe Ranch, a children’s summer camp turned guest ranch and event facility, was perfect. The bucolic venue inspired the wedding’s laid-back ranch theme, brought to life with cowhide accents, cowgirl boots and even a mechanical bull. The consummate hosts know how to throw a party (human-size hamster balls as entertainment and a rousing game of flip cup), but they left key elements, such as the cake and the flowers, to be day-of surprises for the sake of a stress-free planning experience. The couple agrees that trusting and leaning on their vendors resulted in wedding details that far exceeded their expectations and let them savor the moment with friends and family.

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Credits: 
Photography
Photography
Reception site
Bridal gown
Cake
Catering
Additional catering
Day-of coordination
DJ
Flowers
With help from Fiore Blossoms
Groom's attire
Hair and makeup
Invitations
Mechanical Bull
Consumer Rentals
Planning and design
Rings
Blue Nile and Whitney Stern Jewelry Design
Video book