Real Wedding: Victoria McIntyre & Tristan Rynning

Retro Resort Weekend | July 27th 2013 | Chris Ohta Photography


NAMES Victoria McIntyre and Tristan Rynning LIVE IN Queen Anne OCCUPATIONS She’s a PR manager at Green Rubino; he’s project manager at MacDonald Miller WEDDING-DAY WEATHER Sunny and hot WEDDING TIME 5 NUMBER OF GUESTS 200 SPENT/SPLURGED Having a large wedding is pricey, so she got crafty with her invitation designer and created floral and décor alternatives, and found a white dress at a fraction of the average wedding-gown cost THEIR APPROACH TO WEDDING PLANNING She had the theme and colors ready as soon as the engagement was official; knowing a planner would help keep them on budget and on time, they quickly got to work filling that role FIRST VENDOR HIRED Their venue, which came with a coordinator WEDDING THEME ’60s mod THEME INSPIRATION Her lifelong obsession with the era THE FIRST LOOK They had their videographer record short clips of them describing their feelings before they saw each other, then he recorded each of them watching the clips on their tablets HOW THEY MADE THE CEREMONY THEIR OWN Both sets of parents have been married for over 30 years, so they asked them to say prayers for the union and pass along their blessings RECEPTION MENU An all-American spread of sliders, mac and cheese, and flatbread pizza from food trucks DESSERT Neither of them like cake so they did “dirt cups” instead; there was a tower of pudding cups with crushed Oreos and gummy worms UNEXPECTED ELEMENT The wind—it was intense, but it died down just in time LESSONS FROM THE DAY Hard work pays off (and it was hard work); whenever Victoria receives compliments from guests she knows all the stress and obsessing over details was worth it THE DAY IN THREE WORDS Fast-paced, hot, fun HONEYMOON Cabo


I wasn’t sure Torie knew what a beehive hairdo was, but she did. Everything was so authentic; I was taken back to my high school days!

—Shirley Gruol, hair stylist


Regional Vendor List


CEREMONY AND RECEPTION Greens Landing Wedding and Events in Manson near Lake Chelan

WEDDING PLANNING Sweet Bliss Wedding and Events

INVITATION DESIGN Lauren Dubois Designs

PHOTOGRAPHY Chris Ohta Photography




RINGS EIG Diamonds

DRESS Nordstrom


BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES Alfred Sung from La Belle Rêve

MAKEUP Sorrida Salon

HAIR Salon Rae

FORMAL WEAR After Six from the Tux Shop

RENTALS All Seasons Events

GUEST HOTELS Mountain View Lodge, Midtowner

TRANSPORTATION Duane Coggins Shuttle

REGISTRY Macy’s | Bed Bath and Beyond |