Leslie & Kyle
October 25, 2013
Photography: Jenn Repp
By: Dakota Mackey
Almost five years ago, Leslie, a hairdresser, became friends with Kyle’s sister Karawhile doing Kara’s hair for her wedding.Through spending time with Kara, Leslie and Kyle met and became friends, then fell in love.
After dating for a few years, Kyle and Lesliehad been discussing getting married. In July2013, Kyle went to Leslie’s house for a typicalnight — or so Leslie thought.
They had dinner and watched Jeopardy as they had on most nights, and then went on a walk. Back atthe house, sitting on a kitchen barstool, Leslielooked up and Kyle was holding a ring. It tookher a moment to realize what he was holding.He said, “I love you. Will you marry me?” Shereplied, “Of course!”
And the wedding planning began.
Two months later, Kyle and Leslie stood in front of an intimate group of friends and family at Maplehurst Farm and said their vows. Leslie said their friends and family really came together to carry out the day they dreamed of. Leslie's friend Mollie made their wedding cake; Leslie's mom's friend Christine made the boquets, boutonnieres and flower arangements. Kyle's mom Sandy coordinated the food preperation. On the wedding day, everyone in the kitchen was a close friend.
The venue, Maplehurst Farm, is a six-acre Skagit Valley farm located next to the Skagit River. It features a dramatic maple tree-lined driveway and views of Mount Baker.
"The venue had the feel we wanted: cozy, rustic and a little shabby," Leslie said.
The rustic feel Leslie described was emblished with details like candles set in mason jars and a large chandelier and white lights hanging from the center of the barn.
Leslie ordered her wedding dress from Etsy because she liked the lace detail, simplicity and elegance of the dress.
She took it to Isla at the Perfect Fit a few times for alterations and soon it fit like a glove. The photographer recommended she have something warm to wear since their photos would be outside, so she ordered a faux fur shrug from Etsy, once again, and fastened it with a brooch Kyle’s grandma lent her. She said this satisfied her “something old andsomething borrowed.”
Kyle and Leslie now live in Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island.
Venue Maplehurst Farm
Dress Etsy, Perfect Fit
Hair Jeni Headings
Makeup Erin Roussell
Music Kyle’s father Doug (Ceremony)