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.

This wedding was downright gorgeous. Loved it… Kari created so many pretty details to share with her guests. She told me in advance that Vista Hills Vineyard was breathtaking and boy was she right! What an exceptional venue. And her guests had an amazing time.

Congratulations to these two lovebirds!

Wow! Where did the year go? Twenty five weddings… twenty five amazing couples! I loved each and everyone of these amazing days!
From the sweltering July heat to a frigid blizzard wedding on the side of a mountain…. from the county courthouse to a century old octagon barn… from a frigid mountain lake to an urban former-auto-warehouse turned-chic-wedding venue… and everything imaginable in between… it was an amazing year! And the couples were as varied and unique as their venues. One thing they all had in common? An abundance of love… family… and friends and the hope of a bright 2017!
Congratulations to all!


It’s Giving Tuesday and the perfect day to make my annual donation to World Vision. As a Black Sheep Bride vendor I have chosen to give a portion of each wedding to World Vision, and their micro-loan program for women who need a boost up for their families, and their future…

Read more about World Vision and their amazing micro loan program here.