Visiting WA, a Wedding, and the Great Outdoors
This past weekend was so nice. If you’ve been following along on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, you know we went to one of our favorite places; Washington (around the Seattle area, where I grew up).
We visited family, attended my husbands’ cousin’s wedding and explored the great outdoors. I also wrote down 5 new recipes which I can’t wait to make at home. Here’s a peek into our trip. Every time we visit, our relatives make us feel so welcome and at home. A huge thank you to each of you :).
First: the wedding (I don’t think I’ve ever shared a wedding with you)! The church where the ceremony was held is gorgeous. The courtyard was lovely and surrounded by enormous blooming bushes.
Diana is gorgeous and her dress was timeless.
Are you ready for a little scandal? We could all use a little scandal once in awhile and I was so happy that I got this shot 😉 …
Then we headed off to the reception which was very classy and elegant.
The brides flowers were beautiful. Anyone know what these are called? I want them growing in my yard!
The food? Fabulous. Tender steak, flaky and juicy salmon with plenty of healthy veggies on the side. It was a feel good meal ;). If I were alone in the line, I would have gotten 4 slices of salmon. Yum!
The wedding cake was stylish but the inside of the cake really blew my mind; sponge cake studded with walnuts, a layer of poppyseed cake, thick layers of crunchy meringue and coffee infused buttercream frosting. Take a look!
The dessert table was incredible and ultra impressive.
The waffle tower was my favorite. Such a clever way to arrange them! P.S. I have an easy waffle cake recipe here.
We also got to spend time with family; eating and chatting it up. I am so blessed with great relatives both on my side and my husbands side of the family.
One of the best things about this trip was exploring nature near the beach and hiking up a mountain to take in that clean mountain air.
This totally took me back to my childhood; looking for shells and little crabs on the beach. My son loved it!
And so did I.
We also did a little chilling on the front porch. I should do this more often! Maybe if we all do it, we can make it cool again? What do you say?
P.S. Stay tuned. I’ll be posting another recipe tomorrow that I know you will love!