Dripping trees from fresh rain, sunflowers and dahlias, and loved ones in a backyard garden was the setting of the ceremony of Abby and Max saying "I do."
"At last," was what everyone was thinking on their wedding day, because this was the third date. Coronavirus made them change their original date and plans and the two weeks ago, the smoke from all the fires was too much and too hazardous for an outdoor, backyard wedding.
The rain held off during their ceremony and only picked up when everyone was safe under shelter. It was a true Oregonian wedding with the smells of fresh rain and earth. I hope you enjoy all of my favorites of their wedding day and especially scroll to the bottom, because there is a little surprise!
They say the third time is the charm, and in a way it's true for this wedding. Kassandra and Josh had their wedding plan last year and then replanned as a destination wedding to Hawaii. Then Coronavirus happened and all traveling went out the window. This backyard wedding in the small community of Siletz, Oregon was the third time they planned their wedding and I might be a little biased to say that it was beautiful.
They said vows under a flowered arch overlooking the Siletz River with their close family and friends witnessing all the laughs and tears. Kassandra started her vows not to her groom, but to Josh's daughters, telling them how much they mean to her and how she is going to enjoy being part of their family. As you take a look at the first photo of their kiss, take a peek to the left and you can see part of the youngest daughter's reaction and it's priceless!
Congratulations to Alex and Matt! Their original wedding date was June 6, but with COVID-19, they postponed it to August 1. Their day was full of laughter, hugs, and love. This little sneak peek is full of all the highlights of the day from first look with dad, with lots of happy tears. Alex and Matt had a private first look and handwritten vows followed by all the formal photos and some fun ones.
The ceremony was picture perfect with so many amazing words from their priest, he truly knew the couple! The toasts was open mic and there were lots of laughs with all the stories. Even the shoe game was full of funny twists. Plus, the dancing was pretty amazing with all the lights and glow sticks. It was an amazing day for these two to be married!
Carly and Jeff tied the knot! How it happened wasn't the original plan, but they did keep their original wedding date. They said their "I Do's" at the home of a family friend, and in the company of family and close friends. Coronas, Ciders, and Mikes were drank; chicken wings smothered in BBQ sauce were eaten; and tears were shed. I was so happy that I was chosen to photograph and capture their wedding day!
-I love the country and I got to spend a very pleasant afternoon out in Philomath for the wedding of Morgan and Trent. There was blue sky, mason jars, eucalyptus crowns, hand painted signs, donuts, and smiles for everyone (even with masks on)!
It was early September when I met with Taylor and Cole about photographing their wedding which was in a couple weeks. There was no time for an engagement session, but when I told them that I also have the option of doing Just Married Sessions. And that’s just what we did over the weekend. Even with the threat of freezing rain, we headed out to Oxbow Park and even though it was cold, it wasn’t icy.
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