A Classic Waterfront Wedding at Alderbrook Resort and Spa in Union, Washington

Jeff Garrison (30 and an investment manager) proposed to Michelle Gregoire (29 and deputy prosecuting attorney) during a stay at his family's beach house along the water in Washington. So when Michelle and Jeff started planning their wedding, they couldn't think of a better area to say "I do" than where Michelle said "Yes." Located on the Hood Canal in Union, Washington, Alderbrook Resort and Spa created the ideal natural backdrop for their outdoor ceremony. Michelle and Jeff stood at the wrought iron archway covered in leafy greens and white blooms, matching the flower arrangements created by Lynch Creek Floral that lined the grass aisle. They decked the indoor-outdoor space in a neutral color scheme, accenting everything from the bridal party attire to the many arrangements. At the tented reception, guests found their seats at tables named after landmarks located along the Hood Canal, captured on camera by La Vie Photography. And for dessert, everyone feasted on the two-tier white wedding cake designed to look like a birch tree—topped with a wooden bird decoration carved out by a family member. Although we adored many details that made up this classic waterfront wedding, we loved the escort card display that resembled a teepee structure—made of old wooden rowboat oars that came from Jeff's beach house. See more of these classic details at this waterfront wedding, below.