First of all, can we talk about how it's pronounced spo-CAN and not spo-CANE? Idk, it just seems wrong and I can't seem to get over it.
We drove to the San Diego airport early in the morning for our flight to our layover in Seattle. On our flight over we flew past Mt. Rainer, which was absolutely beautiful. After we landed, we had a little bit of a wait until our connecting flight so we grabbed some lunch at Subway and a little dessert at Starbucks and walked around the shops. As I was tracking our flight time on my phone, our plane was getting more and more delayed and we ended up arriving in Spokane almost TWO HOURS late. Once we got there, we met up with bride for the weekend and two of her friends, who we rode with up to Sandpoint, Idaho. The two hour drive ended up feeling so short because we were enjoying the incredible views. When we got to venue, the bride's mom and dad, who were the ones who booked us, welcomed us and invited us to eat dinner with everyone. Let me tell you, this place was AMAZING. It definitely made me wish I could re-do our wedding and do a small intimate destination like this. We spent the next 36 hours or so with the most incredible family (you can check our their wedding video here, and wedding photos here). They truly made us feel like we were a part of their family, even though they hired us to shoot the wedding. They even had this cute little cabin for us to stay in for the weekend, right on the property.
The day after the wedding, they planned a lake day with all the wedding guests so we filmed them as they sailed away onto the lake and from there, we had the rental car to enjoy the rest of our stay. So we drove back to Spokane where we booked an airBnB for the night. We grabbed some McDonald's and just relaxed a little bit. Then we set out on adventure into town, trying to see and do as much as we could in just a short few hours.
Our first stop was Riverfront Park, where we found this giant Radio Flyer wagon that was made to be a slide, and yes we did slide down it. After snapping a few photos and sliding down the slide, we walked along the river until we stumbled upon a bunch of Lime scooters. We hopped on our scooter and rode around the park for 20 minutes until we were ready for our next stop: Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Japanese Garden. It was a cute little garden in honor of Spokane's sister city in Japan, Nishinomiya.
We didn't stay too long because we knew we had to wake up at 3am the next day to catch our flight back home.
This is our third wedding we've had to travel for and we love it more and more! It always gives us an excuse to explore new places.
We may start to offer some good discounts to anyone who wants to fly us out to shoot ;)