OK, so the title of this post is a little redundant. It would be hard to have a wedding at Sun Mountain Lodge that wasn’t spectacular with ceremony views like this.
Let me start by saying Sorin and Lisa were incredibly fun to work with from the beginning. Since Big Show Mobile Entertainment is my little wedding DJ company here in Spokane and they are from the Seattle area the planning was done via phone and email. I arrived at Sun Mountain on Friday the day before their wedding for a final planning session and an opportunity to get to know them even better.
Since there wasn’t an event scheduled for Friday in the Pasayten Room, Mary the wedding coordinator for Sun Mountain, suggested I go ahead and setup my equipment for the reception. AWESOME!
After setting up the DJ equipment for the reception I stuck around for the rehearsal even though I wasn’t contracted to provide services for the ceremony since they were having a wonderful harp player. At the rehearsal they decided that they needed a couple of microphones so that everyone could hear their vows. I always carry extra equipment with me so I had what was needed to fill their request. I’m glad too since I would have missed out on some great vows had I not.
This group was fun. They embraced everything that was happening and enjoyed it to the fullest. At the rehearsal many were wearing cowboy hats and boots for the Cowboy Dinner and horseback riding.
With my work done for the day I made the short 6 mile trip down the mountain to the town of Winthrop to my hotel for the weekend. While I prefer to stay at Sun Mountain I was late in securing my room and they were full for the weekend. While the view from my hotel wasn’t bad, it doesn’t compare to the view from Sun Mountain.
After a great nights rest I made my way down old west themed street to the Rocking Horse Bakery. If you are a fan of chocolate and espresso I highly recommend the “Outlaw” brownie.
I made sure to return to Sun Mountain nice and early so I would have time to have what may be the best Fish n’ Chips in the Northwest. I know that’s a pretty bold claim, but the Wolf Creek Bar & Grill does an amazing job.
Now for the unforgettable spectacular wedding reception at Sun Mountain Lodge!
I know I said it earlier, but it’s worth repeating. Sorin and Lisa are incredibly fun and so was their wedding reception. Their wedding reception was unlike any other I have ever been a part of. While I wouldn’t recommend some of it for most couples all of it fit them and their heritage perfectly. Highlights were toasts between dinner courses, a traditional Chinese wedding toast lead by the brides brother that involved much splendid yelling by everyone, and a Romanian “Bride-napping” complete with ransom video. The ransom was paid by the Sorin dressing like a wrestler and dancing Gangnam Style.
Sorin and Lisa, all their family and guests were just wonderful! Oh how they danced and celebrated! Lisa even danced with her mom. How awesome is that!
What a spectacular wedding and an even better couple. Congratulations Sorin and Lisa!