Sarah and Grayson’s day was near perfect… despite the Oregon spring rain. When you’re surrounded by so many incredibly supportive friends and family the rain doesn’t look or feel that bad. In fact, you make it work, and at the end of the day you look back with nothing but smiles and gratitude because things could not have gone much better! When friends and family all pitch in… everyone doing their part… there is nothing to be disappointed in.

Sarah and Grayson are the sweetest young couple and were an absolute pleasure to work with. Their wedding party was part goofy… part serious… but so supportive and loving to this couple. And the dancing portion of their reception was pure joy to watch! What an honor it was to share their day. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Carey!

Venue | Fernwood Hill Ranch in Molalla

Dress | Brides for a Cause

Cake | Little Sister Sweets

Wow!

What a day with Bri and Vincent! From their stunning getting ready rental homes, to their orchard ceremony, these two know how to plan an all day party….

We started off with bride and groom photos in a stunning lavender field at Lavender Valley , bridal party photos in the shadow of the magnificent Mt. Hood, … followed by a gorgeous ceremony in an orchard with mountain views….truly, a photographer’s dream! Plus, Bri and Vincent are blessed with some of the nicest family and friends you could imagine. And as a personal chef, Bri wanted to treat their guests to some amazing food, so she called on  The Portland Paella Project.

And their first look in the orchard was one of the most moving I’ve ever witnessed. To see a bride and groom exchange vows privately is something I won’t soon forget… and I wonder why I am so blessed to witness such amazing moments between two people…

 

Venue: Personal Residence in Parkdale
Florist: by Family and Friends
Dress: Anthropologie
Catering: Portland Paella Project
Other Locations: Lavender Valley

Alison and Andrew wanted to keep things simple.

And beautiful.

And, convenient. Their friends and family would be traveling from all over the Pacific Northwest to their destination wedding. Their venue choice was perfect. Mt. Hood Meadows ski resort, while bustling during the ski season, is a serene and gorgeous location during the off-season. Guests stayed the night at the nearby Cooper Spur Mountain Resort (word has it there were pajama parties and loads of fun!), and shuttled to Mt. Hood Meadows for the wedding ceremony. The reception took place in the gorgeous Vertical Ballroom, featuring amazing unobstructed views of the mountain. Guests waited patiently for the clouds to part and glimpse one of mother nature’s most beautiful creations!

We chose Trillium Lake on the Mt. Hood National Forest for bridal photos… and WOW what a location it was. The fall colors popped against the deep hues of winter evergreens…

The night wrapped up with an amazing time of dancing and dress-up! Congratulations to the newly weds on an amazing day!

 

Kristen and David’s day came together beautifully… the details just fell into place, and an amazing day unfolded before their eyes. The weather could not have been more perfect and the guests loved exploring the beauty that is Bridal Vail Lakes ! Kristen started her day getting ready at the charming Bridal Veil Bed and Breakfast and then made the short journey up the hill to meet her husband-to-be David, with a first look on one of the docks. Perfection.

And the perfect ending to any wedding at Bridal Veil Lakes? A gorgeous sunset!

Wedding Coordination by Donna Cole and Pearl and Roses

Gorgeous cake by Sugar Cubed Creations

Delicious dinner by The Lamb’s Table

Awesome DJ Moe Funk

Beautiful dress by Essence of Australia, purchased at Charlotte’s

Amazing getting ready location Bridal Veil Lodge

When you plan a February wedding on the side of a mountain, you KNOW that you may have to deal with some interesting weather. And that can be half of the fun! Jocelyn and Nic planned an adventure for their guests, and did they ever enjoy it! What an amazing time…. the Silcox Hut is an exceptionally beautiful and historic ‘hut’ at the  6,900 ft. elevation on the side of Mt. Hood in Oregon. Getting there by snowcat is just the beginning of the fun. And while we did have to deal with blizzard-like conditions we still managed to sneak in a shot or two outside at the end of the evening. Overall, it was one of the most intimate and touching weddings I have ever witnessed. It was a truly inspiring event.