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Valley Vows FREE

A Guide to Getting Married in the Methow • 2018

A SUPPLEMENT TO THE METHOW VALLEY NEWS


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In every issue of our annual Valley Vows publication, there are two information streams of comparable value. The stories and other editorial content we provide can help brides- and grooms-to-be think about the amazing range of possibilities for locations, gifts and other services that are available right here in the Methow Valley. Our aim is to be practical and user-friendly. The Methow is a self-contained nuptial paradise. When it comes to wedding planning from beginning to end, everything you need can be found here: wedding venues, lodging, catering and baked goods, photography, invitations, flowers, music, outdoor tent and equipment rentals, unique gifts and more. That’s where our advertisers come in. We appreciate their support, but more importantly, we think you will appreciate the wealth of helpful information they can provide. From front to back, Valley Vows’ pages are packed with ideas and possibilities. Whatever you can imagine, the Methow Valley can make it happen with distinction you will remember for a lifetime. Don Nelson

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The Methow Valley’s many wedding venues are varied and versatile

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he Methow Valley is a premier wedding destination with something for everyone. Whether you tie the knot on a mountain ridge, a riverbank, in a forest, orchard or meadow, the Methow Valley has a unique location that fits your style and reflects your love story. If your personal style is elegantly simple, rustic charm, or a grand celebration, our full-service venues provide plenty of options to help you plan a memorable wedding for both you and your guests. Use this guide as a resource to find the perfect location for your perfect day.

Distinctive lodges • Sun Mountain Lodge, www.SunMountainLodge.com Sun Mountain Lodge is the perfect romantic location for your wedding, reception and honeymoon. The lodge offers spectacular outdoor wedding sites, such as the bluff overlooking snow-capped Mt. Gardner with breathtaking views of the valley, or the tranquil tree-shaded shores of Patterson Lake. Elegant indoor facilities include the main lobby with its massive stone fireplaces. Creative rehearsal dinner options such as the Cowboy Dinner Ride or a wine cellar dinner set the tone for your wedding party. The dining room at Sun Mountain Lodge is a signature Four Diamond Awardwinning restaurant that provides the very best in catered meals and intimate romantic dinners. • Freestone Inn, www.FreeStoneInn.com The Freestone Inn has a reputation for excellence, and rightfully earned the “Top 25 Lodges in America” award from Travel and Leisure magazine. Located on the historic Wilson Ranch, Freestone Inn sits below the towering spires of the majestic North Cascades, along a lakeshore. Massive stone fireplaces warm the timbers of the main

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The Methow Valley is full of unique venues with a variety of amenities to help make your day extra special. Photo courtesy of Autumn Pines photography lodge, with views of the lake from the first-class dining room of the Sandy Butte Bistro and Bar. A renovated stock barn has been home to countless gatherings and events. Lodge rooms, cabins, and lakeside lodges provide a variety of options for overnight guests. Jack’s Hut Pizza & Brews offer gear rentals for outings.

• Mazama Country Inn, www. MazamaCountryInn.com The Mazama Country Inn offers year-round wedding planning, gorgeous scenery and several indoor/ outdoor options. The Mazama Country Inn Restaurant caters delicious Northwest food for your reception, while 18 rooms plus 30 cabins

are available for guests.

Private retreats • Skalitude Retreat, www.Skalitude.com Skalitude Retreat is a model of sustainable living. The rolling meadows of this 160-acre eco-retreat spread below the stunning Mount Panchenmama.


The scenic meadow embraced by mountains is the perfect setting for intimate or large gatherings. A 2,000-square-foot Sky Lodge seats up to 150 people and is a breezy shaded option for rain or shine The basic wedding package includes lodging, use of the kitchen and place settings, tables and chairs, PA system and site support. Owner Lindsey Swope has the experience and local connections to help plan your celebration. • Goat Wall View, www.GoatWallView.com Goat Wall View near Mazama is set among 5 wooded acres in a secluded meadow bordered by gardens that change with the seasons. On-site restrooms, a full kitchen, gas grill, covered porches and plenty of parking make this scenic location very guest friendly. On-site lodging includes a roomy three-level home and separate studio apartment. Additional lodging is just minutes away. • Spring Creek Ranch, www. SpringCreekWinthrop.com Spring Creek Ranch, near Winthrop,

is a quiet escape from the ordinary. Lush meadows, a creek and a picturesque pond are surrounded by mountain views. Wintertime guests can ski out the front door onto the groomed cross-country ski trails of the scenic Methow Trails system. Wedding packages include a twonight stay for up to 15 people. Seven additional lodging options are within walking distance. Owner Sarah Berns can help you plan your event and organize with local vendors so that you can enjoy your stay without worry. • Pipestone Canyon Ranch, www. PipestoneCanyonRanch.com Pipestone Canyon Ranch, near the historic and breathtaking Pipestone Canyon, is a secluded paradise for any event. Backdrop options are varied, with wide ranging choices of rocky cliffs, lush pasture, meadows and a cottonwood-lined creek. The Pipestone Canyon ranch is a working ranch, with alfalfa meadows and a rustic barn. The modern renovated barn is a warm and welcoming event center. Event bookings include the use of the kitchen and prep area,

Whether you prefer a wooded venue or a more open location, the Methow Valley has just what you’re looking for. Photo by Steve Mitchell table settings and plenty of seating options. The barn can accommodate indoor seating for up to 200 guests, and the doors open to an expansive outdoor area with incredible views of the surrounding hills and farmlands. • Methow Valley Inn, www. MethowValleyInn.com The Methow Valley Inn in Twisp is available as a group vacation rental.

The spacious indoors open up to a beautifully landscaped courtyard and gardens. • Brown’s Farm, www.MethowNet. com/BrownsFarm Brown’s Farm, on Wolf Creek Road just off of Highway 20 west of Winthrop, has three individual cabins, a barn for events, and a gracious setting with compelling Methow Valley views.

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packages for either winter ice skating or summertime roller skating are available. • 3 Bears Cafe & Quilts, www.3BearsCafe.com Three Bears Café in Winthrop offers an event venue space, catering and beverage service. • Confluence Gallery, www.ConfluenceGallery.com The Confluence Gallery in Twisp offers an artful backdrop to any gathering. Rental includes tables and chairs. Additional services and features available upon request. • The Barnyard Cinema, www. TheBarnyardCinema.com The Barnyard Cinema in Winthrop offers elegant theater seating, with a majestic backdrop view of the mountains via the floor-to-ceiling picture window. The theater opens up to a fullservice bar.

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Public venues • The Winthrop Barn, www.WinthropBarn.com The Winthrop Barn is a popular wedding venue with a spacious hall, full kitchen, ample parking and town park just outside its doors. • Bear Creek Golf Course, www. BearCreekGolfCourse.com The Eagles Nest at Bear Creek Golf Course is an indoor/outdoor facility overlooking the Sawtooth Mountains, and the scenic golf course. • Methow Valley Community Center, www.MethowCommunity.org The historic Methow Valley Community Center features a large gathering hall, or smaller, more-intimate rooms. A unique setting in the heart of Twisp. • Twisp Valley Grange, www.TwispGrange.com An intimate setting with both stage and a kitchen. • The Winthrop Rink, www.WinthropRink.org The Winthrop Rink has a spacious and beautiful room with a view of the rink and is available year-round. Party

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f you’re getting married these days, chances are you’re in your mid to late 20s — or older — and you’re joining your life with someone else who, like you, has been living independently from their parents for many years. And like you, your betrothed has probably accumulated a household’s worth of housewares, appliances and linens, making less-acute the need for

such items to be procured as wedding gifts. This makes wedding gift shopping far more fun, but far more difficult as well, as the options seem limitless. For the betrothed and wedding guests alike, the job will become more enjoyable — and quite possibly more meaningful — if gift sourcing is done in the Methow Valley. If you’ve chosen to hold your big event in the Methow Valley, it’s only fitting that your gifts reflect your connection to this special place.

As a shopper, Methow Made (www. MethowMade.com) is a great place to begin. An information source for locally crafted goods, Methow Made features some of the valley’s finest artisans, growers, and producers. Ranging from pottery to botanicals to fruit to hot sauce, the products of Methow Made reflect the wide and varied talents of Methow producers. Also look for copies of “Made in the Methow,” the annual guide to valley-made products, at local shops Traditional wedding anniversary gifts are themed by year—paper for the first year, cotton for the second year, and so on. If you’re overwhelmed by the idea of shopping for wedding gifts, consider purchasing an item that aligns with one of these themes.

Paper (year 1)

Locals wines make excellent gifts, whether given to or by the happy couple. Photo by Steve Mitchell

• Annual subscription to the Methow Valley News. • Letterpress and hand-printed paper items such as cards, calendars, coasters and art from Door No. 3 print studio on the TwispWorks campus. • Watercolor, acrylic, or oil paintings from Confluence Gallery, Keyser Studios, both in Twisp, or the Winthrop Gallery. • Gift certificates to the Methow Valley’s finest dining establishments: The Freestone Inn, Mazama Country Inn, Arrowleaf Bistro, Sun Mountain Lodge and Tappi. • Gift certificates to the valley’s bakeries: Cinnamon Twisp, Rocking Horse Bakery in Winthrop, the Mazama Store. • Season passes to The Barnyard Cinema, the valley’s new movie theater in Winthrop. • Donations in the couple’s name to a local nonprofit: Methow Conservancy, the Methow Valley Citizens Council, Room One, The Cove, Methow Arts Alliance, The Merc Playhouse, Classroom in Bloom, the Public School Funding Alliance, Little Star Montessori School, the Methow Valley Education Fund, Methow Trails, the Methow

Housing Trust, or Methow Valley Riding Unlimited. • Cash or checks — everybody’s favorite type of paper

Fruit … of the harvest (year 4) • Coffee from Blue Star Coffee Roasters or Lariat Coffee Roasters. • Hard cider from Sixknot Cider or the Methow Valley Ciderhouse. • Wine from Lost River Winery. • Beer from Old Schoolhouse Brewery. • Whole grains, flours, cereals and blends or Community Supported Agriculture from Bluebird Grain Farms. • Community Supported Agriculture from Crown S Ranch. • Honey from Highway 20 Honey, Bee Gentle Enterprises, Gardener Gardens, or any number of other honey producers. • Candles with natural honey scent from Bee Happy Candle Co. • Salsas from Texas Creek Hot Sauce.

Wood (year 5) • Functional, species-specific bird houses created from salvaged wood and funky hardware from Nice Nests, for cavity-nesting species. • Hand-turned wooden bowls from McIvor Woodworks.

Iron (year 6) • Beautiful and durable fire pits from Hot Spot Fire Pits. • Iron railings, grates and gates from Slagworks or Jerry Merz. • Fireplace tools, cabinet hardware, hooks, lighting and shelf brackets from Russell’s Blacksmith Shop. • For green thumb newlyeweds, yard art, garden tools and garden supplies from Inside Out, Wild Hearts Nursery and Yard Food.

Wool (year 7) • Wool socks and other assorted outdoor equipment at Winthrop Mountain Sports, Cascades Outdoor Store, Methow Cycle & Sport and Goat’s Beard Mountain Supplies. The

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outdoorsy newlyweds mightalso appreciate a lightweight cook kit, a new stove, a bike repair kit, or a gift basket with various pieces of outdoor equipment, like headlamps, a solar lantern and HydroFlask insulated mugs.

Pottery (year 9) • Beautiful, functional, dishwashersafe pottery from Jim Neupert, Emily Post, Tamera Abate, Almquist Pottery and Foxtail Pottery. • Glassware created by Sam Carlin of Lucid Glassworks or Garth Mudge of Winthrop Glassworks.

Crystal (year 15) • The crystal-clear sounds of the Methow Valley can be gifted through tickets to the Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival, held each summer high on a hilltop overlooking the valley.

China (year 20)

Handcrafted gifts like pottery and glass, or home-grown foods, make for memorable wedding gift-giving options. Photo by Don Nelson

• Dishes, stemware, kitchen utensils, linens and other housewares from Aspen Grove • Candles, linens, tchotchkes from Courtyard Quail.

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hether you’re planning outdoor nuptials or an indoor reception, there are a lot of things to consider while preparing decor. While details feel important, don’t get lost in them. Pick just a few areas and concentrate your efforts there. If you invest your labors in concentrated areas, your guests are sure to notice your hard work.

Create a Focal Point If you are having an outdoor ceremony, the area you will definitely want to focus on is creating an altar. This can be done by choosing a location that already provides a landmark, such as a live oak. Consider hanging a large piece of luxe fabric behind the officiant, or standing between two large planters filled with flowers or greenery. Other places on which you might want to concentrate

could be the dance floor or head table, if you choose to have one.

Let There Be Light Paying special attention to lighting at your event can be a great way to punch up the style of your summer wedding. Cafe lights are great for illuminating an outdoor ceremony or reception, and any type of strung lighting complements white paper lanterns hung at varying levels. Mason jars can be found on the cheap at many flea markets and yard sales and are the perfect vessel for containing small votive candles. You can create dimension by placing lanterns of various heights on tables or lining doorways. If you are after a real “wow” factor, plan a send-off with sparklers.

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Decorations set the tone for your whole event. Photo by Steve Mitchell they are informed. Ever yone likes to k now what to ex pect, where to go and what they need to do. Have f un communicating to your g uests. Sandwich boards (the two-sided chalkboards commonly seen in cafes) are a great way to point guests in the

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hoosing a wedding photographer can be a tricky business. Start by finding a photographer to whom both you and your fiance are drawn through their personal style. But what else do you need to know? There are several questions you need answered.

Why to ask: You cannot compare photographers if you don’t know what is included for the price. Prints? Digital copies? Do they put together an album or include an engagement shoot for free? How many hours of coverage do you get?

how many weddings have you shot; how many do you shoot in a year?

Will touch-ups happen before or after i see the proofs?

Why to ask: This will tell you several things. You want to know that this is his profession, and she has shot enough weddings to be sufficiently experienced to deal with the pressures that come on the big day. You also want to know you will be prioritized on your day — you don’t want a photographer that overloads herself.

Why to ask: Touch-ups are how photos become magazine-worthy. Some photographers will perform this technique on all your photos, while others only want to spend time doing this on photos you choose.

Will you be my photographer, or will it be one of your partners (or assistants)?

Why to ask: If you are booking with a group (or anyone that is more than a one-person show) make sure you speak with the person who will actually be shooting your wedding. What is your favorite part of a wedding?

Why to ask: This can tell you a lot about how your photographer approaches weddings and what she might inherently pay more attention to. It is important that you find someone who shares your priorities and helps you see the beauty in moments you might overlook.

What type of packages do you offer?

What is your deposit/refund policy?

Why to ask: Know the particulars. When is the money due and what happens if catastrophe strikes and you have to postpone or cancel? Do you prefer to work off a shot list or capture events as they unfold?

Why to ask: It is good to find a photographer who works on a mixture of these two approaches. While a shot list provides a guide (and guarantees that you get at least one photo with grandma) you are hiring a photographer for his expertise. Allow him to capture the events while you focus on living them.

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Ethereal wedding gowns have soft and feminine silhouettes. Romance is the name of the game with ethereal dresses. They’re ideal for the bride who covets billowing tulle or admires a beaded sleeve. Ethereal dresses also pair well with nature and are a fantastic option for brides choosing to marry outdoors.

Open backs and plunging necklines are everywhere in bridal fashion these days, and while both are alluring options for flashing some skin, don’t overlook their more demure and classic, “off-the-shoulder” sister. Off-theshoulder dresses scream romance but give more detail than strapless gowns. The best part? So many designers are incorporating the trend that you are guaranteed to find one in your style

Stephen Your dress should reflect your style. Photo courtesy of Autumn Pines photography — whether covered in lace or a more structured satin fashion.

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very bride wants to look her very best on her wedding day. While some elements of appearance are more controllable than others — such as hair and nails — achieving a clear and bright complexion is a much more formidable task. Some of the best tools at your disposal exist not in your bathroom or high-end beauty counters but in your kitchen. Mother Nature, lovely as she is, has given us plenty to create a pre-wedding beauty regimen. Concern: Dry and dull hair Try: Olive oil Use olive oil in place of your conditioner after using your usual shampoo. It is simple as that. Olive oil is packed with great fatty acids that nourish and moisturize your locks. Looking for a deep conditioning treatment? Instead of rinsing out right away, apply and

wrap your hair in a towel for 15 minutes, then rinse. Concern: Uneven skin tone Try: Coconut oil The great thing about this treatment is that it triple-tasks as makeup remover, cleanser and moisturizer. Best done at night, rub roughly a tablespoon of coconut oil all over your face, messaging the skin for several minutes. Remove with a warm, damp washcloth first by holding the cloth to your face and allowing the steam to open your pores, and then slowly messaging the oil off. Rinse the cloth as needed. Concern: Puffy eyes Try: Tea bags Soak two tea bags in warm water before chilling in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes. Place each tea bag over one eye and let rest for five

Brides do not have to visit the cosmetic counter for effective beauty products. Photo courtesy of Autmn Pines Photography minutes. The caffeine in the tea will reduce most swelling for a dramatic, immediate difference. Concern: Weak or slow-growing nails Try: Milk and lemon juice Soaking your nails in this mixture

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ur parents put disposable cameras on every reception table; we have Instagram. Creating a personalized hashtag is the hottest new trend to hit weddings and can be a great way to gather photos from your special day — especially moments that you may have missed because you were busy taking family portraits, or just staring at your spouse thinking, “I can’t believe we’re married.” Best of all, hashtags, by their very nature, collect all of the photos attached to it in one place. No idea where to begin? Just keep in mind that the ultimate goal is usability: You want people to use it so you can see the aggregate of fantastic photos. There are several wedding hashtag generators out there if you’re feeling creatively crippled. (Weddinghashtagwall.com and weddingwire.com are two such sites). But remember wedding hashtags are personal, so don’t overthink it. Here are a few tips to get you started:

Keep It Simple Start with some combination of your names: First, last, nicknames, initials. Your hashtag should not only be a reflection of the two of you but also be easy to remember. Capitalizing the beginning of each word in your hashtag keeps the message clear and helps people distinguish what you are saying (for example, #MeagenandCarter).

Bonus: It doesn’t matter if your guests capitalize every word. It will work either way.

Have Fun with It Play with turns of phrase, idioms and alliteration! Think: #ForeverYoung, #Weber Wedding, #HappilyEverAllard. After you think you have a few you really like, check and see if others have used them. Chances are you won’t be the first couple to use #MeantToBe. Hashtags are public, and depending on how popular your favorite one is, you might not want to have to wade through hundreds of photos of other people’s weddings to find yours. Numbers are a great way to set your hashtag apart from the rest. Think wedding date or year, or another number that holds special meaning to you.

Advertise It Once you’ve successfully chosen your hashtag, spread the word. Make sure it is prominently displayed on your wedding website and save the dates. It should also appear in multiple locations at your reception. Couples have chosen to display their hashtag everywhere from welcome signs to cocktail napkins. Make sure your guests don’t have to search too hard, and your wedding hashtag will be a social media hit. •

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Door No. 3 Print Studio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Fork . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Stewart Dietz Catering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Sunflower Catering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Central Reservations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Freestone Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Mazama Country Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Sun Mountain Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Twisp River Suites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Twisp Terrace Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Action Rentals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 J.A. Wright Construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Main Event Rentals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Pipestone Canyon Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Be aut y Salons Sun Mountain Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Banque t/Reception Facilities Freestone Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Gardner View Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Mazama Country Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Methow Valley Community Center . . . . . . . . 9 Pipestone Canyon Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Sun Mountain Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Twisp Terrace Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Twisp Valley Grange . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Winthrop Barn Auditorium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Boutiques Nectar Skin Bar & Boutique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Cafes/Dining/Espresso Cinnamon Twisp Bakery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Freestone Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Mazama Country Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Mazama Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Sun Mountain Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Entertainment/Musicians DJ Noah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Event Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Methow Valley DJ Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Stephen Kish/Winthrop Guitar . . . . . . . . . . 12 Tamarack String Quartet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

E vent Pl anner s & Consultants Stewart Dietz Catering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Sun Mountain Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Your Lake Chelan Wedding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Flower s & Floral Designer s Brightwood Gardens/Everyday Bouquets . . . 14 Fawn Meadow Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Gif ts Methow Conservancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Loc al Goods Mazama Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Non-Profit Org aniz ations Methow Conservancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Photographer s/Painter s Autumn Pines Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Donni Reddington Photography . . . . . . . . . . 11 Paula Christen Watercolors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Reflected Light Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Weymuller Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Rehe ar sal Dinner Facilities Freestone Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Mazama Country Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Methow Valley Community Center . . . . . . . 9 Pipestone Canyon Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Sun Mountain Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Twisp River Suites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Twisp Valley Grange . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Spa Services Nectar Skin Bar & Boutique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Sun Mountain Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Wedding Cak es & Confec tions Mazama Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Sunflower Catering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Wedding Venues Freestone Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Gardner View Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Mazama Country Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Methow Valley Community Center . . . . . . . 9 Pipestone Canyon Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Sun Mountain Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Twisp River Suites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Twisp Terrace Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Twisp Valley Grange . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Winthrop Barn Auditorium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

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Valley Vows 2018 – published by the Methow Valley News  
Valley Vows 2018 – published by the Methow Valley News  

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