Wedding Forum and Blog

Check here for the latest photography from our weddings or for questions and answers from brides. Feel free to offer your advice or ask any questions of your own to our brides!

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Name: Pine River Ranch
Location: Leavenworth, WA, United States

My name is Tim and I am the host here at Pine River Ranch Bed and Breakfast. We aren't like most Bed and Breakfasts which sets us apart. We are a private luxurious couples retreat where breakfast is delivered, by me, to your door every morning. I love working out in the country and enjoy the time I get to spend with my friends here in Leavenworth and Wenatchee.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

October Wedding- Emily & Ross "Fall in Love"

Emily and Ross were one of the first wedding we had here at Pine River Ranch and they did a great job helping us showcase the Ranch for future couples looking to get married. They still have some of my all time favorite pictures of the grounds here at Pine River so I figured I'd post some great fall photos for anyone looking to tie the knot in a beautiful fall wedding in Leavenworth.

The morning after the ceremony, Emily wanted to do a "Trash the Dress." I couldn't believe when they jumped into Nason Creek on a brisk October Day! Jeff LaPlante, their photographer got some great sequences of shots as Emily dunked underwater!  
At Pine River Ranch we have both outdoor and indoor wedding set ups for questionable weather so you never have to worry that your wedding day could be spoiled by rain or questionable weather. In the fall many of our brides choose the chilly approach with a quick outdoor ceremony followed by the reception indoors in our dairy barn to warm back up with dancing and great food! 
Although I love summer weddings, you just can't get great fall shots like these in July!

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Great Seattle Wedding Show

Just finished up at the Seattle Wedding Show and had a ton of interested brides! Just a reminder, if you book your venue before February 14, 2010 you get $500 off your package price! That's like a FREE wedding dress! Plus our packages already include tables, white resin chairs, linens, cloth napkins, plates, flatware, glasses and more!

Come see our great wedding venue with bride and groom suites, fairy lights and a beautiful renovated dairy barn for a great ceremony and reception!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Come See Us at the SEATTLE WEDDING SHOW this Weekend!

Make sure to come and see us at the Seattle Wedding Show this weekend.

We are so excited to schedule tours for our brides to come out and see the beautiful Ranch. Thanks to our talented photographers Dinea De, Seim WeddingsSea Studios and Jeff LaPlante for the dontated photos, our booth is going to look great!

Plus, we are offering a great incentive to our brides who visit the booth during the Wedding Show, if you put a deposit down to save your date within 30 days of the show we will give you $500 off your total wedding price! You can't beat that deal, valid only with a coupon from the show!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Summer Wedding '07

Here are some great photos from one of the first year of weddings we had at Pine River Ranch. They had a great entrance out the front door of the barn and down the staircase. It added to the suspense! (P.S- just click any picture to see it larger!)

Kene Sperry, the photographer did a great job of capturing different shots all over the 22 acres here at the Ranch.

  Kene got some great shots in the fields, meadows, trees, near the pond and some great shots in the barn as well.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

August 8th Wedding- Vintage Wedding

The Penner-Jones Wedding was last August and they had such beautiful vintage touches and elaborate details in all their decorations. They used a wedding planner Julia Hanson and the photographer Dinea De did a wonderful job of capturing the small details of their wedding.

The touches Kimberly and Julia put into the wedding were just amazing. The vintage Hollywood glamor inspired style was very apparent with the lace, pearls and vintage style cameras decorated throughout the Venue.   Kimberly's bouquet was in honor of her Grandma, who made the bouquet herself out of her wedding veil from her wedding in 1947.

Their cake was made by B at Busy Beas Cakes and the old suitcases, white gloves, lace and pearls matched their theme perfectly.

The Wedding ran smoothly and it turned out just amazing. I look forward to posting more wedding as I get time this winter.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Wedding Help! Behind Schedule

  I am getting married in a little less than a year and I am so far behind, I am just not sure what to do? I don't even have a date chosen yet and don't have dresses for my bridesmaids. Please Help!
        --Procrastinating Bride

Procrastinating Bride,
  Once you have the date and venue set I think it is all downhill from there. The hardest part is actually getting started! Hiring a wedding planner is great advice to help you get organized but if that is not something you are interested in sit down and make a list of some of the most important things you need. Venue, Date, Invites, Dress, Flowers, Cake and DJ then pick one area to tackle every week. Don't be overwhelmed with planning books that say you need to start your wedding planning a year plus in advance. I have plenty of brides that plan their weddings in just a couple months.

  Another tip is to find a great venue that includes a lot of the "extras" like linens, chairs, dishes etc. which can save a lot of stress in the long run! As for the bridesmaids and dresses, my happiest brides say they took their bridesmaids to a dress shop and let them pick out what they wanted to wear. If you want your bridesmaids to match, just tell them and most of the time you can all agree on something great! Heres a beautiful wedding shot where the bridesmaids didn't match. The bride just said wear something tea length and black!

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