If rain on your wedding day signifies good luck, Tiffany Mabee and Evan Sherer can expect a lifetime of happiness. The couple met in Austin, Texas while both trying to get in the same cab—he from one door; she from another. Neither would have suspected that one chance encounter could take them on the ride of their lives.

For their September nuptials, they decided to go off-grid, renting two cabins just outside the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest where their 15 guests could just kick back and relax. The bride and her mom DIY’d the decor, including sneaking in some silk stems from Michaels for her warm, neutral-hued wedding bouquet.

The morning of their I do’s, Tiffany and Evan tromped through the woods to find the perfect ceremony locale, settling for a mossy patch with arched branches that looked right out of a fairytale. Just before the ceremony began, the weather shifted and a light drizzle turned torrential. Still, the couple and their crew stuck it out in true Pacific Northwest style for a day no one will likely soon forget. “It sounds super cheesy,” Tiffany says, “but now when it rains, I can’t help but smile.”

Ceremony Site: Forest in Index, WA
Reception site: Private cabin in Gold Bar, WA
Photography: Carly Bishop Chaney (a.k.a. Carly Bish)
Flowers: Metropolitan Market, supplemented with Michaels
Cake: Metropolitan Market
Gown: Watters Aziza
Her Ring: Natalie Marie (engagement) and Theresa Cowan (wedding)
His Ring: Blue Nile
Hair: Stephanie Hagen
Makeup: Nikole Akers
Groom’s Formal Wear: Suitsupply Chicago
Music: Pandora
Rehearsal Dinner: Cooked by the bride’s mom
Honeymoon: Patagonia hiking trip after their son is born