Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wedding Weekend at Suncadia

Last Friday morning we traveled over the pass to Suncadia Resort
to celebrate my son Dustin's marriage to his sweetheart, Jen. 

Mist clung to mountain tops as we drove through the Cascade mountains
on our way to the eastern slopes with our van fully loaded with 
flowers and food for the rehearsal dinner later that day. 

This is a very special place to the new bride and groom - a place with lovely memories. 

A wedding gift from my son's best friend and groomsman

Early morning sunshine broke through the clouds as we arrived at the 'Frost' house, one of two houses rented for the weekend - one for the groom's family and one for the bride's. 

This was where the rehearsal dinner would take place later that day. 

With many hands to help, 

we went to work. 

Come along with me and we will step inside.....

A warm welcome will greet our special couple and guests. 

Sweetness and love. 

A quick look at the beautiful fireplace....

The kitchen before we set up....

The den...

The dining area. 

But it is through the glass doors that we set the scene....

It promised to be a beautiful day for an outdoor celebration.

Lovely alpine scenery served as the backdrop.

Precious mementos...

Rustic romance...

Burlap, lace and roses. 

A cozy nook. 

A beautiful view. 

A woodland theme. 

Ready for acoustics. 

The smoker preparing the brisket....

A shaker box made by the best man (the groom's older brother - my eldest son, Gabe ) in high school. 

With everything in place and the food all prepared, 

we leave for the rehearsal. 

Next time: 
We meet the wedding party at the rehearsal and celebrate with dinner. 
I hope you will join us! 



  1. Hola Beatrice querida ! Que lindo lugar de veraneo , ese lugar con mucha piedra es muy cálido ,,

  2. That must have been a perfect wedding in such surroundings.

  3. Absolutely beautiful! Your pictures done so beautifully make it seem as if we are right there with you. I am looking forward to more of this wedding. :)
    Blessings! Debbie

  4. That looks like such a gorgeous setting for a special event. It sounds wonderful!

  5. Hi Karen, thank you for the top on the possibility of it being a hawk I heard. That would make so much sense, as far as warning of a predator. I'm off to listen to hawk sounds. Have a glorious week! (I would have emailed you personally but couldn't find your email address. Thanks again!)

  6. What a beautiful place for a celebration!! A true paradise on earth. May Dustin and Jen have a lifetime full of unbelievable love and happiness :)

  7. How exciting and so beautiful! What a lovely place for a wedding!

  8. I have tears in my eyes.....I knew the big day was coming but boy....just seeing this setting completely moved me!!! What a sight up there!!!! Those views and those cabins!!! Holy cow are they awesome!!!!!! I can not wait to see more! I hope it was such a beautiful time for your family! A big congrats to your son and his new bride!!! Nicole xoxo

  9. Hi Karen,
    what a beautiful place for a marriage! First of all, all my best wishes for your son Dustin and his Sweatheart Jen :O)
    Thank you for those wonderful pictures, such a lovely place, such an atmosphere.... georgeous!
    Sending Love and hugs,

  10. Everything looks just beautiful. The weather looks to have been perfect! I look forward to seeing more!

  11. It looks so beautiful and how nice that you had the perfect weather to set the tables outside.

  12. Such a beautiful house, a wonderful setting and such beautiful, simple and lovely decorations and little touches that you prepared!! Wonderful indeed. I am sure that it must have been a wonderful dinner that everyone enjoyed and appreciated and that the bride and groom must have been very happy indeed!! xx

  13. What an exciting time for both families. This looks like a perfect place for a pre-wedding celebration and dinner. Looking forward to seeing more pictures.

  14. A wonderful time for your family and friends. Congratulations to you all on this very special occasion!

  15. What a wonderful area to celebrate this joyous occasion, my friend! I had tears of happiness in seeing the lovely setting. I look forward to seeing more of the celebration.
    Thank you for visiting my blog. xxoo

  16. Dearest Karen,
    Oh, the moment when the sun shows on such special days; what a relief!
    A lovely rustic setting for the rehearsal dinner.
    Hugs to you,

  17. I'm so impressed that you are collected enought to snap pictures of this beautiful event. What a fantastic setting! Such a wonderful time for your family.

  18. What a fabulous setting for such a wonderful occasion , Looking forward to seeing more beautiful photos...Enjoy x x x x Hugs May x x

  19. Hi Karen, wow how exciting and congrats on the wedding. It looks like a beautiful place and setting and I can't wait to see more pretty photos and hear all about the wedding. Have a wonderful afternoon and weekend.

  20. What a beautiful place! I love the house and the outdoor area is lovely.. Congrats to your son and his new wife.. Wonderful photos!

  21. It looks so lovely. Now I can't wait to see the wedding.

  22. What a perfectly beautiful setting, Karen! How wonderful that the mist cleared and you had such lovely weather. Looking forward to the next installment :)

  23. Wow, Dearest Karen! What GORGEOUS and PERFECT place and setting for your son's wedding♡♡♡ You took us wonderful preview tour, my friend.
    Yes, I also looking forward to be invited to wedding through your post :-)

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  24. Karen, all my best wishes for your son Dustin and Jen ...
    What charm place, cozy, beautiful scenery, will be a beautiful celebration, I'm anxious to see more ...
    Loved this bear on wood that artist!
    A big kiss to all and very caring.

  25. Oh, it is going to be such a beautiful wedding! Everything already looks so PERFECT! It's such a great location and it looks like every little detail has been carefully planned. Such a beautiful place!!! I know you are happy, and a little sad. But, God bless them both!


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