Lush, Bold Matrimony at a Private Family Ranch in Cle Elum

Real Wedding
Marlys and Caroline officially tied the knot after seven years of living together, weaving flowers into their décor and dress.
Written by
Charlotte Burnap


Washington Wedding Day Spring/Summer 2024

Marlys Larson and Caroline Keith tied the knot holding hands beneath an enchanting arbor at their family ranch in Cle Elum. The couple met eight years ago on a Sapphic dating app and instantly clicked. They lived together for seven years before they became engaged. “At that point, we felt like an old married couple, and our wedding just made it official and let us share our joy and love with our family and friends,” Caroline says. The brides took inspiration from the Olympic Peninsula’s lush greenery, pairing that foliage with delicate florals, bringing a rustic and romantic feel. Rather than veils, ethereal flowers were entwined in the brides’ hair, matching their floral-patterned dresses; this created a beautiful contrast, with Caroline donning black and Marlys in white. Due to their shared introversion, they kept the event intimate, inviting only their closest friends and family. The pair chose to dispense with a typical bridal party since their guest list was so short, and instead were preceded down the aisle by their parents. Marlys and Caroline walked down the aisle hand in hand, first entering from opposite sides and meeting in the middle, all the while beaming at each other. Following the ceremony, the newlyweds and their guests navigated to the reception tent, which was decorated with a mesmerizing display of wisteria and dreamy fairy lights cascading from the ceiling. The couple shared a sweetheart table in the center, having a bit of time to themselves before once again rejoining their loved ones to laugh and dance the night away, creating unforgettable memories to mark the start of their married life. 

City State:

Cle Elum, WA







Bridal Boutique
Hair + Makeup
Kim Gibson of Head to Toe
Stationery + Signage
Private Ranch
Wedding Planning + Design