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The Wedding

We did it!  We’re officially a family!  Thanks to all of you for your love, support, and celebration.  We’ll post pictures, videos, etc as they come in.

Here’s a quick post with some snapshots.

Mt Index, and Mt Persis viewed from town.

Mt. Index and Mt. Persis viewed from Town.

Molly and Ken are getting married!

When: Saturday, August 28th at 5 pm

Where: A Stone’s Throw, 406 Index Avenue, Index, WA 98256

Index is the smallest town in western Washington and where Ken grew up. The location is about 75 minutes NE of downtown Seattle, and is the gateway to the wild sky wilderness area. Index is just one mile off Highway 2 – one of the main east/west highways that cross our state. The Skykomish river runs right through the middle of town and is a great place to swim and inner tube with easy beach access right in town. Sheer granite cliffs and alpine mountains dominate the views in every direction.

View Index, WA in a larger map

Weekend Itinerary:

Friday, August 28th

  • 4 p.m – Rehearsal Dinner (wedding party and family)
  • 8 p.m. –  “Meet Up” in Index, The River House, open invite

Saturday, August 29th –

  • Free Time to explore (see Things to Do below)
  • 5 pm – Ceremony at A Stone’s Throw, 406 Index Avenue
  • 5:30 to 6:30 – Cocktail Hour at A Stone’s Throw
  • 6:30 –  Reception at “The River House” 444 Avenue A, Index
  • 10 pm – Bonfire, Smores

Sunday, August 29th –

Attire

We’re going to be dolled up.  We invite you to join us!

Think garden cocktail party!  I mean, that is what it is, after all…  Ladies- cocktail dresses, summer sparkly things, lots of layers (sweaters, wraps, etc) and flat shoes (or really sturdy wedges) for the lawns, street, and hills!  Gentlemen- suits would be lovely, good looking prepster duds (sportcoat, pink pants with embroidered whales) also welcome.  If you’d like to break out the tux, do it!  Of course, once you start dancing you’ll be peeling off the layers…

Accommodations

We are encouraging everyone who will be attending to get accommodations in and around Index. Here are our recommendations on where to stay, listed by most affordable:

FREE OPTION:

Camping in Index. Seriously – this is a great option for an August weekend. The River House where the reception will be held is right on the river, and offers lots of space for camping for those of you in the mood. There are also several other great spots within a mile or two of town – connect with us and we can direct you.

INEXPENSIVE MOTEL:

  • The Stevens Pass Motel offers modest, clean rooms in Gold Bar which is only 8 miles from Index. If we have enough people using this option, we will provide a shuttle to and from the wedding so you can let your hair down. This is the only available motel type accommodations in the valley, so you’ll want to book ASAP.

809 Croft Avenue, Gold Bar, WA 98251  (360) 793-6633

CABINS/ VACATION RENTALS

There are several cabin rental options which range from eclectic to luxurious that are close to Index. If you book one of these, please comment below so others know that it’s taken and not to waste their time calling. Also – if you book one of these that it bigger than your needs, and you are open to sharing you can comment on that below as well.

River View Cabin:  www.harmony-lodge.com/riverviewcabin
Rate is $198 per night plus $23 for each additional person. Rita 206-650-5390

A Frame:  www.indexcabinrentals.com/aframe.html
Rate is $198 per night plus $23 for each additional person. Rita 206-650-5390

Eagle Nest:    www.indexcabinrentals.com/Eaglesnest.html
Rate is $225 per night plus $23 for each additional person. Rita 206-650-5390

Harmony Lodge:  www.harmony-lodge.com
Rate is $225 per night plus $23 for each additional person. Rita 206-650-5390

A Rivers Edge (in town!):    www.ariversedge.com
Rate is $110 per night. Dawna 360-793-0392

Here is a list of several other options from Experience Washington’s Website.

Here is another list (many duplicates) on the Stevens Pass Website.

Wedding Registry

You guys know us, never quite doing things the “traditional” way!

We’re in-between homes right now, as we’re about to embark on a yearlongish RV Trip around the States!  Receiving a bunch of lovely gifts for our home doesn’t quite make sense at the moment, eh?  Instead, we’ve come up with three options we’re totally excited about!

  • Amazon Registry: There are gifts here (mainly cookware, a duvet, and some lighting) for our new vacation cabin in Index and future home in, um, wherever.   We realize some of you really like knowing exactly what you’ve given us and we do salivate over all these neat things!  So, go for it!
  • Gift Cards:  These are also listed on the Amazon Registry so we can keep track of what we’re getting!  We’ll probably save the majority of them to furnish our home upon return, but the cabin and the RV will definitely need a little love this summer as well!  Included in the Amazon list are cards for West Elm/Williams Sonoma, REI, Target and University Village (Crate and Barrel, Anthropologie, Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware).
  • TravelersJoy.com This is a sweet site where you can make contribution to our ROAD TRIP USA! We’ve included some things we’re dying to do and are also asking for your recommendations (restaurants, adventures, spas, national parks, etc).  Regardless of your gift choice, you should check out this site for more information on our trip…

Things To Do in/around Index

Swimming in the Skykomish River – weather permitting

Hiking many local trails – details to come

Bicycling –

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. mollyandken permalink
    May 13, 2010 11:42 pm

    FYI – The Eagles Nest has been rented for both Friday and Saturday night by someone in our party.

  2. Kathy Edwards permalink
    June 30, 2010 11:15 pm

    Hey Ken and Molly,
    Looking forward to seeing you guys next month and share in your joyous wedding day.
    Great news regarding saving Heybrook Ridge in Index. You both are very good writers.
    Love your website
    Kathy

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