Gorgeous Oregon wedding, beautiful fashion, decor, AND flowers, and a STUNNING bride? Nope. You are not experiencing wonderful wedded deja vu. We did feature this lovely bride’s twin sisters wedding earlier this year. Remember? Well we’re back for more from this wedding advanced family, and I’d say we’ve got another A+. The subtle vintage feel, dreamed up by the bride and executed so perfectly by Vibrant Table, is the best way we could think of to get you through the last few hours of your Friday afternoon. You’ll swoon, and swoon again over the wedding, captured by the lovely Lauren Brooks, and then when you discover the gallery? You’ll swoon even more!

Ryan and I have had a whirlwind romance.  We met, got engaged and married all in one year!  We were aware of each other for a couple of years so when we finally got the chance to meet and spend time together everything went really fast.  We were officially a couple after two short weeks and just three weeks after we started dating Ryan told me that he loved me (I’m pretty sure I loved him at first sight!), and just one month after that he was asking me to look at rings!

After six months of dating Ryan took me up to the beautiful Mt. Ranier where he had set up a private dinner at the top of the mountain, only accessible by ski lift.  Since it was August and no snow, it was a pretty unbelievable feeling, it almost felt like we were in Switzerland if you can imagine that.  At the top of the mountain is where he proposed, and I couldn’t say “yes” fast enough! Ryan even had a special blanket made that was embroidered with the engagement date and the words “Forever and ever, Amen” on it, to put over my lap on the lift ride down the mountain. It was really sweet.

We really wanted to get married sooner than later and after not really being able to figure out a way to be married in December, we chose to get married in March.  Since we live in Oregon, we knew that we would have to pick an indoor venue for our wedding.  We chose the Zenith Vineyards in Salem because it was the perfect size and had the atmosphere we were looking for.  The copper colored concrete floors went beautifully with the jewel tones and purples that we were envisioning.  We designed the “LOVE” posters to go above the huge fireplace mantle to set the theme for the whole room and day.  We also used the “love” as a part of our favor boxes.  Our programs were designed by a local designer friend and captured the feel of our day and us perfectly.

Ryan picked our engagement picture theme, which was vintage travel.  After loving that theme so much we chose to have the wedding invitations and wedding sort of follow that theme as much as possible. I also love jewel tone colors and the Oregon woodsy outdoors…  so combining all of those elements was tricky but turned out to work really well!

The flipbook photography was a real hit and kept guests entertained during the appetizer hour.  Also, we were able to have a short slide show that turned out really fun to watch and kept guests entertained while we had some extra pictures taken. Lauren and Lincoln Brooks did an amazing job at capturing our whole day in pictures.

Of course, the day, ceremony and reception all flew by way too fast!  Ryan choose the song “Shout” as one of the final dances of the evening and it was so fun to celebrate with everyone out on the dance floor.  The whole day was better than we could have hoped for and so much fun.  We were able to keep the day very God honoring, festive and fun!

Wedding Planning: Kurt Beadell, Vibrant Table Catering & Events / Ceremony Venue: Zenith Vineyards / Reception Venue: Zenith Vineyards / Cake: The Sweet Life Patisserie / Caterer: Vibrant Table Catering & Events / Floral: Page, Winograd, Vibrant Table Catering & Events / Invitations: Laura Nehls / Programs: Cherry Tree Studios / Entertainment: Ezekiel Goodrick, Ultimate Enterprises Inc. / Transportation: Chariot Limousine / Rentals & Décor: Vibrant Table & West Coast Drape / Officiant: Seth Trimmer, Grace City Church / Photography: Lauren Brooks Photography / Cinematography: Lights In The Attic / Gown: Ania Bridal / Groom’s Wear: Mr. Formal / Makeup: Couture Bride, Tiffany MacDonald / Hair: Couture Bride, Bri Ellis / Bridesmaid Dresses: Sarah Seven / Day of Coordination: Andrew Calvert, The Perfect Occasion / Cookies & Truffles: Kelly’s Creations / Wood Votive Holders: Molly Kidd / Fliptography: Fliptography / Rose Petals: Fly Boy Naturals

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