I immediately fell for this charming Oregon wedding. Soft, feminine florals? Yes. Amazing dress? Yes. But it was the romantic, rustic homespun style that really took this wedding from sweet to all out chic. The images from Tyler Gould are so inviting we could dive right in and join the celebration (we might even need to sample one of those cupcakes while we’re at it). Top it all off with pretty as can be linens from The Party Place PDX and La Tavola and you have an elegant DIY affair that totally embraces this couple’s fuss-free style. You can enjoy all the adorableness right here in the gallery.
From the Bride… Lance and I started dating right after I graduated from high school. Five years and one day later he proposed. Although we dated for a considerable amount of time I never actually thought about what I wanted my wedding to be like! Soon enough I figured out that I didn’t want it to be too matchy matchy, or have a set theme or colors I had to go by. I also knew that I wanted to stick to a strict budget and therefore I was up for doing as many DIY projects as possible! However, most importantly, I wanted our wedding to be a representation of us and who we are.
To help cut down on costs we made our invitations, found a venue that charged by the amount of people instead of a flat rate, kept our guest list to our closest family and friends, had a dessert bar instead of a cake, and used lots of items that we already had. For example, we have a massive amount of shed horns (antlers) from Lance finding them throughout the years. Not only are they something personal but thanks to Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton, as well as Pottery Barn, they also seem to be in style! I was able to use them down the head table and different places throughout the reception area.
Since our venue had so much natural beauty I decided to keep the flowers simple. I bought them from a wholesale flower market and for the vases I borrowed mason jars from family and what I still needed I purchased from local antique stores. I also used a fair amount of burlap which I was able to get at a discounted price by purchasing a bolt of it. We draped the arch that Lance made, put it on the bar, had a runner on the head table and the dessert table linen itself was burlap!
Lance and I wrote letters to each other to read while we were getting ready. This was important to me because I knew that there would be so much to say that day that I probably wouldn’t get the opportunity to, or even remember! In part of Lance’s letter he said that he hoped our wedding day would be all that I had wished and imagined and now looking back on it I can easily say that it was much more.
Photography: Tyler Gould / Bouquets: 3 Stems / Flowers: Bridesmaids and friends / Linens: The Party Place PDX and La Tavola / Ceremony and Reception Location: Abiqua Country Estate in Silverton, Oregon / Invitations: Bride and Bridesmaid / Shoes: Frye Boots / Belt: Justin Alexander / Dress: Mikaella Bridal from Charlotte’s Weddings and More / Men’s Suits: Mr. Formal