A Rustic, Nature-Inspired Wedding at Swiftwater Cellars in Cle Elum, Washington


                    This rustic, natural wedding surrounded by mountains at Swiftwater Cellars in Cle Elum, Washington, reflected the love Bethany R

This rustic, natural wedding surrounded by mountains at Swiftwater Cellars in Cle Elum, Washington, reflected the love Bethany Rasmussen (30 and a first grade teacher) and Lucas Rubstello (32 and an analytics manager) shared for the outdoors. "We have spent hours backpacking, snowshoeing, skiing and hiking together in the Cascade Mountains," Bethany says. "We wanted a location that reflected our personalities and relationship, and this winery was the perfect backdrop for our special day." Bethany and Lucas wanted succulents incorporated into the day's decor, combined with hues of silver, purple, teal and gray. The ceremony took place in front of a beautiful rustic structure on the lawn, where Bethany and Lucas stood under a hanging wooden beam topped with lush flowers. Inside the barrel room, dining tables draped with teal runners had alternating birch tree trunks and black lanterns centerpieces surrounded by more flower arrangements. Our favorite detail? The bridal bouquet and boutonnieres dominantly made up of lush succulents, captured by JordanQuinn Photography, which tied back to where the inspiration for the palette and decorations began. "We knew we wanted our flowers to be succulents, and the rest fell into place," Bethany says.

Nina Ivory Shoes With Brooches
Bethany held a bridal bouquet made up of lush succulents, which she and Lucas wanted to incorporate into the wedding day decor from the start.
Succulent and Dusty Miller Boutonnieres
Lucas admired Bethany's ivory dress during their first look before the ceremony. She wore a strapless A-line dress that was accented with a lace overlay.
Swiftwater Cellars Outdoor Ceremony Setup
Bethany and Lucas got married in front of the elevated deck of a rustic structure on the venue's lawn, built with stone and wood. They stood under a hanging wooden beam topped with lush flowers.
Round-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
Bethany and Lucas walked with their wedding party dressed in teal accents. The bridesmaids wore strapless floor-length Alfred Angelo dresses in a teal color, which the groomsmen matched with their teal ties.
The aisle lined with birch tree trunks had lush flower arrangements of hydrangeas, roses and eucalyptus on top, along with a white candle inside a black lantern.
The four flower girls stood in a line, wearing their white dresses with ruffled tulle skirt overlays. They each had a silver sash accented with a fabric flower wrapped around their waists.
Bethany wore her hair pinned back with an elegant silver brooch, which had a sparkle that went beautifully with her equally glamorous stud earrings.
Inside the barrel room, guests sat at round white dining tables draped with teal runners. The wood and stone interior contributed to the overall rustic vibe, with a touch of elegance added through string lights draped from the ceiling.
Black Lantern Card Holder
Elegant Bridal Updo Hairstyle
Purple, White and Green Flower Centerpiece
Bethany and Lucas raised their hands as they exited the reception for the evening, with friends and family paving the way and holding sparklers to celebrate their marriage. Lucas wore a charcoal JoS. A. Bank suit paired with a silver tie.