Sarice & Ben: Red Cedar Autumn Celebration

Wedding Date: October 2018

Venue: Red Cedar Farm, Poulsbo

Package: Day of Coordination

Photographer: Tara McGovern


Red Cedar Farm is one of my favorite Northwest venues. I was thrilled to be on board for this autumn celebration, because Red Cedar is one of those fabulous wedding locations that has a great inclement weather plan as well. The farm has many fun spaces, and is gorgeous inside and out, which makes for lots of fun, rain or shine. Ben and Sarice's wedding day, however, happened to be a beautiful fall afternoon, so we went with the fair weather setup plan.


A lovely element of Red Cedar is that it has a full day reservation, which means couples can take advantage of the convenient getting ready locations on site.





The Ceremony was on the front lawn, where the venue has a lovely metal arbor.

The Groom's brother played trumpet for the processional and recessional.



I love this moment when Sarice and her father walked down the aisle together.

They were both so sweet and excited to walk down with one another.

Plus her bouquet was absolutely stunning, and inspired with local blooms, including still blooming northwest dahlias.

The couple weren't a fan of the commemorative license from the county, so they printed up their own vintage-inspired license.


Next came cocktail hour and appetizers while guests enjoyed the grounds, played vintage pinball, and signed the photo matte frame (which included one of Ben and Sarice's gorgeous engagement photos, from their Mt. Rainier engagement shoot, with their fabulous photographer, Tara McGovern).



Guests found their seats for dinner via hand painted escort cards prepared by the grandmother of the groom. And swapped Polaroids in their place on the vintage shutter.


Dessert was local pies from Blackbird Bakery, located on nearby Bainbridge Island.


And then they danced the night away with their guests, and Justin of Otto-matic DJs. Guests took home homemade cookie jars, which included vegan and gluten free options.




Venue: Red Cedar Farm

Photographer: Tara Mcgovern

Planner: Manette Gracie Events

Catering: Ann Pearl

DJ: Justin at Otto-Matic

Florist: Persephone Farm

Dessert: Blackbird Bakery