When I looked up the venue that this couple had chosen for their wedding day, I think I squealed! They had a Summer Camp Wedding at Camp Zanika Lache. I love love love Summer camp venues, especially those in the Pacific Northwest, so I couldn’t have been more excited to photograph this day.
Summer Camp Wedding at Camp Zanika Lache
They were married at CAMP ZANIKA LACHE just a couple of hours from Seattle, but about 5 hours from me in Portland! It was such a beautiful drive up to the Lake Wenatchee / Leavenworth Washington area. The smoke from all the wildfires was still lingering low in the air, which created a foggy look. The couple got ready for their day in separate wooden cabins, and then had a first look on the lake shore. The ceremony overlooked the lake, where guests sat on giant logs around a little stage. It was so adorable.
Portraits in the Smoky Air
The smoke made the lake and mountains look so romantic, and of course we took some photos with the couple in a canoe. The bride also took off her shoes so they could walk through the shallow water’s edge. I absolutely love the portraits of them sitting on the end of the dock overlooking Lake Wenatchee. The water looks so blue, which is a pretty contrast to her white wedding dress, and the smoky air.
Reception in the Dining Hall
The reception was in the dining hall, which the couple had incorporated and decorated with some of their favorite things; Harry Potter, National Park posters, Dr. Who and Star Wars. Each table featured a themed collection of various items. The kids table had wine glasses filled with popcorn for the children, and squeaky toys shaped like bacon on the plates. Their wedding rings were engraved to depict a mountain scene featuring places meaningful to the couple.