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Get Swept Away with This Rocky Mountain Elopement

Eden Willow Photography sure knows the quickest way to our hearts, because this mountain top elopement? Well, it’s kind of everything. Complete with watercolor calligraphy and an awesome sense of adventure, we invite you to peek the pretty in The Vault!

From Eden Willow PhotographyOne of the things that makes us so supremely happy to live in the Pacific Northwest is that there is such a spirit of adventure and exploration. We are often just an hour away from a mountain, a waterfall, or a desert and such backdrops can do little else but inspire us to wander and inspire us to create. Our inspiration for this shoot came from the very nature that so abundantly surrounds us. Our ultimate vision for this elopement inspiration shoot was not just to produce something aesthetically beautiful, but to really inspire our wanderlust brides and grooms-to-be to start their marriage off with an adventure and to never stop adventuring from day one to year 51 and beyond.

Maria of Fern + Grace did an incredible job capturing our heart and vision. We wanted to use the landscape as a literal foundation and build upon it in a way that didn’t detract from the beauty of the Columbia Gorge, but fit perfectly within it. What better way than to nestle a romantic tablescape and ceremony site right into the mountain? Maria hand dyed gorgeous cheesecloth to use as a light table runner that we knew would capture the wind and chose simple, but elegant place settings to match. She used an incredible custom vintage window set as our ceremony backdrop with added Edison lights.

The Columbia Gorge is known as a wind corridor. When we made our decision to shoot there, we knew immediately we needed a dress that could capture that movement. The Regan Gown from BHLDN (A Willowby by Watters exclusive gown) was a perfect choice with its lovely, light layers of tulle that danced easily in the wind.

Brier & Ivy did an amazing job with the florals for our shoot. We wanted to stick to a neutral palette that really spoke volumes about the abundance of flora and foliage in the Northwest. Amy picked dogwood blooms from her back yard and paired it with gorgeous white peonies and greens to create arrangements that were as organic and natural as possible. We topped the gorgeous watercolor accented cake from Dream Cakes with additional dogwood blooms, moss, and ferns.

We were instantly drawn to the beauty of The Northway Studio’s handmade bespoke jewelry. The delicate “Willow” necklace was an obvious choice, but we also fell in love with the gorgeous Moissanite ring and paired it with a simple, classic gold band for our groom.

The invitation suite by Elisa Anne Calligraphy features an absolutely breathtaking watercolor rendition of the Columbia Gorge and her impeccable calligraphy. She added beautiful vintage stamps to really complete the set.

We wanted to represent the simplistic beauty of the Columbia Gorge with simple, yet elegant hair and makeup. Bri Ellis from Portland Hair and Makeup did an outstanding job styling our bride with soft, windswept tresses and natural blush and eyeshadow colors.

All of the vendors we were fortunate to work with completely aligned with our heart and vision and refined it in so many ways. We are so thankful for their hard work and dedication!

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Photography: Eden Willow Photography | Event Styling: Fern And Grace | Floral Design: Brier & Ivy | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Cake: Dream Cakes | Invitations: ElisaAnne Calligraphy | Jewelry: The Northway Studio | Hair + Makeup: Portland Makeup And Hair | Venue: Columbia Gorge | Bridal Boutique: BHLDN | Film Processing: The Find Lab

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A Sequined Showstopper Celebration in the Woods

If you thought getting married in the forest meant you had to forgo sequins, think again because this stunner of a soiree is here to prove otherwise. Complete with elegant details, a wooded ceremony, and a few sequined bridesmaids’ for good measure, Amanda K Photography was on hand to capture it all and we’ve got it waiting for you to favorite in The Vault!


From The Bride…I love how clean black and white is, and I love mixed metal. We knew we wanted to get married outdoors, and ideally a destination. In the end we decided to stay in the country close to home, but chose to get married near Bend, in Sisters, due to our love for the area and how beautiful it is over there. The rustic outdoor space was a perfect contrast to the black, white, and mixed metal theme.

The flowers were all white and sat in clear vases with mixed metal candles and smaller vases as an accent. We had another venue booked that backed out 5 months before the wedding, and Five Pine happened to have an opening on the original date of our wedding! We toured the next weekend, and fell in love with the grounds. They were breathtaking in the summer with the tall wild flowers and stream that ran through the wedding site.

Unless you having a backyard wedding, get a wedding coordinator. Will relieve so much stress, and they get so much done for you and make your special day go so smooth. Make sure you choose one from word of mouth. We saw what Misty did at our good friends Darrin and Hanna’s wedding the year before, and never even considered anyone else!

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Photography: Amanda K Photography | Coordination: Luxe Event Productions | Floral Design: Amanda Pistor | Wedding Dress: Theia | Jewelry: HarpyDesigns; Jarrod Weis (groom) | Makeup: Whitney Stassi Artistry | Hair: Chachi Hair | Band: John Ross | Groom's Attire: Collier | Venue: Five Pine Lodge

This Black Tie Wedding Is Filled with Every Trend You’ll See This Wedding Season

Lena and Viks’ love story speaks directly to my heart. Reason being? It all started with pizza. Yes, you read right – PIZZA! So you can only imagine that their wedding was a major crowdpleaser. From their formal vineyard ceremony complete with Jenny Yoo dressed Bridesmaids’, to the hand-written vows (that even included a round of rock paper scissors), we’ve got it all from Linnea Paulina waiting in The Vault!

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From the Bride… Vik and I met through mutual friends during the fall of 2014. We started dating and a few months later I accidentally told him I loved him at a Pizzeria. He heard me but played it off like he didn’t. I realized after I slipped it that I actually did love him, and from there on we knew we were going to spend the rest of our lives together. We went on countless family vacations together and in the early fall of the following year, he decked out a greenhouse in lights and candles; and asked me to marry him.

Our wedding day was a black tie event. I wanted it to be formal, elegant, and classic. We found this amazing vineyard (Villa Catalana Cellars) not far from our Venue where we took our first look and portrait shots and it screamed Italy. It’s beautiful. You’re drive up and you automatically feel as though you have driven up some wobbly road in Italy. It’s owned by a couple who host wine tastings during the days. (what a dream right!)

The day itself was perfect; we had a huge guest count at 450, and we were lucky enough to have sunshine the entire day. To go with a black tie wedding, our color palate was black, white, and shades of blush. And obviously plenty of greenery.

As for my dress, I found it months before I was actually engaged. I was searching through Pinterest and come across a girl who had the dress and I knew I had to have it! No matter how many dresses I tried on, my heart was set.

A great memory was during the ceremony when it came time to say the vows, we played rock paper scissors to see who would go first. Our officiant was one of our good friends and our whole wedding party was killer.

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Photography: Linnea Paulina | Cinematography: Josh Etheridge | Floral Design: Family Friend | Stationery: Anastasia Marie | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Makeup: Irina Dzubenko | Hair: Anna Zhereb | Wedding Venue: Oregon Golf Club | Wedding Dress: Basix Black Label | First Look: Villa Catalana Cellars | Rental Company: Luxury Events

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