A wedding in the Wallowas.

We usually don't really need a reason to head to Wallowa - it's beautiful up there, and usually cooler than our little town in the summer. 

But last weekend we had a great reason to head up there - Chelcee & Zach were getting married.  And the next day, we had a set of cows that needed to be moved to new pasture...but the main reason was the wedding!

And for those of you who know Chelcee or Zach, it will come to no surprise to you that the wedding was beautiful.  These two used to live near us, and Chelcee taught Ag at Echo for two years.  Their fun loving nicknames were 'Ken & Barbie' and Chelcee's maiden name of Noland combined with the Echo Cougar mascot earned her the nickname "Nol-Cat".

And let me just tell you - the Nol-Cat was simply stunning in her off white gown, and Ken was dashing in his suit & tie. 

Whisps of turquoise wove between corals & burlap, and boots blanketed the entire wedding party.  Funny but meaningful vows, a bride & groom who are beautiful people inside & out, and a pastor who spoke of a love and level of commitment that couldn't be denied rounded out the afternoon.

I was in the waaaay back, and didn't want to stand up and block others, but the ceremony was awesome!

The love getaway....

This is how we know Chelcee & Zach best...smiling & full of life.

The bridal party making their getaway to the Thunder Room.

The reception was pretty fun {and funny} too. 

Everyone proceeded to the Thunder Room at the CJD grounds after the wedding for a wonderful dinner, and a pie table that went on and on and on.... 

We sat with Betsy & her dad, Dave, Raymon, and visited with other Echo & OSU friends as we celebrated and toasted the bride & groom. 

And I even got to dance with my handsome husband. 

Icing on the proverbial cake.

After heading back to the Double M cabin for the night, we rested up before heading out to gather cows and push them up the mountain to fresh pasture in the morning.  (Post to come.)

Congratulations Chelcee & Zach on a beautiful wedding....but more importantly, we just know your marriage will be one that will stand the test of time, and be filled with love and laughter. 


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