I'm really not sure there are enough words in the English language to fully encapsulate what this wedding felt like and meant to me to be a part of. As usual, everyone was so unbelievably kind and more than anything else I felt like a guest that was so fortunate to witness this event.
A big part of why it felt so special is just about every aspect of the two days I was there—rehearsal dinner through wedding day—was so unbelievably intentional. There was nothing that was part of the proceedings that was overflowing with the individuality of Anne and Alex.
From the Stetson "hat bar" Anne had for her attendants the evening of the rehearsal dinner where each woman got to customize a hat with branding and other accouterments, to the 'cow bells' on the guests' chairs to represent that both bride and groom were avid competitive ski racers, to the mountain bike brake disk table centerpieces and cake topper. The presence of an antique Honda motorcycle they've been restoring.
Finally, all of the guests stayed on-site in the lodge or cabins at Holland Lake Lodge or the adjacent national forest campground lending a feeling of a long weekend camping trip with friends.
Venue, Lodging, & Catering: Holland Lake Lodge / Bakery: Bonjour Bake Shop / Sweet Treats: Sweet Peaks Ice Cream / DJ: RMF Entertainment / Couture: Plume Bridal / Hair & Makeup: Zinke Beauty / Jewelry: Staghead Designs, Michelle Lenae Jewelry / Rentals & Decor: Barn Door Event Rentals / Second Photographer: Porsche Jean Photography