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Central Oregon Desert Engagement

Your engagement shoot is a unbelievable opportunity for you and your spouse-to-be to get acquainted with photographer. It takes a little practice to let the real you shine through. With the help of the talented Nakalan McKay, this Oregon couple could write the how-to on being yourself and having some fun in front of the camera. You can catch the rest of their sweet e-session right here in the gallery.

From Nakalan McKayJamie and Kyle got to know each other while working at Washington Family Ranch (formerly known as Wild Horse Canyon, Younglife Camp in Antelope Oregon) and will soon be tying the knot atop Smith Rock in Central Oregon.

We traveled around exploring Central Oregon, taking time to appreciate the desert flora and bright desert flowers. We ended at Kyle’s grandpa’s home, where he pulled out his heirloom airstream trailer for us to use for photographs.

Photography: Nakalan McKay Photography | Central Oregon: None

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Backyard Oregon DIY Wedding

You know those scrumptious pink bridesmaids’ dresses you’re about to pin (I KNOW you are) they’re handmade just like the rest of this backyard love-fest. That’s right…handmade. It’s what happens when you’ve got a DIY savvy bride with The Perfect Occasion by her side, and the result is one, big gorgeous gallery from Anne Blodgett. Dive in right here.

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Rustic

From Anne Blodgett PhotographySuper excited to share this backyard Oregon wedding with you! Denay and Hank’s wedding, which was at their own home, was all about the DIY. The bride and her mom literally made just about everything – the bridesmaid’s dresses, groomsmen’s suits, flower girl dress, invitations, the cheesecake/ cupcakes, and the BBQ dinner. The groom even made the ceremony arch out of old barn wood and rusted tin roofing. The decor that wasn’t crafted was either antiqued or handpicked by the bride. And the florals? I’m in love, and I hope you are, too.

From The Bride…The vision for our wedding was rustic meets vintage with touches of elegance. Our goal was to hand-make the decor with things that were readily available, or pick up at antique shops throughout Oregon. Some of my favorite handmade items include all of the bridal party attire (except the Bride and groom). The groomsmen were in a light grey vest and slacks, which were made by my mother, Denise Martin. The bridesmaids were in a salmon strapless dress with rosette skirt, also made by my mom. The ring bearer/flower girl attire was handmade by Denise as well. Also my husband and I had a lot of fun making the wood guest signing slab. It came from logging job in Oregon. We planed and sanded the slab down ourselves and added bar topcoat to give its shine.

Also, we tore old pallets apart to make the “old wood flooring” affect to some of the centerpieces. To save money I hand cut and painted the chevron letters on tables. Also all of the burlap and lace runners with put together by Denise Martin. Lastly my Husband Hank Mast hand built the wedding arch from old barn wood that we found from a local barn that had been pieced apart a few miles from our home. The tin he used we found on our property. Some extra special touches that made the day even more special were the ruby earrings that were given to me by my grandmother and originated as a wedding gift in 1910 to my great, great, great grandmother. I wore them in honor of her. Also the pearl ring that was given to me from my husband as a wedding gift. It has been in his family for many years.

I had the vision for this wedding but it could not have come together like it did without the help of day coordinating and florals by Andrew Calvert of The Perfect Occasion.

Photography: Anne Blodgett Photography | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero | Make-up: Daniellea Martin | Groom's Suit: Perry Ellis | Bride's Boots : Corral | Floral Design + Styling: Andrew Calvert At The Perfect Occasion | Rentals: Party Time | Venue: Private Residence

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Afternoon Tea Wedding at Eden Valley Orchards

This pretty afternoon tea wedding photographed by Betsy Blue is easy elegance in its purest form. It comes toting floral filled tea pots crafted by the bride’s mother, a glorious sunny day at Eden Valley Orchards and all in all, an affair built around family and love. Be sure to stop by the gallery for even more and push play on the film captured by Blue Bus Creatives below.

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Summer
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Orchard

From Betsy Blue PhotographyRick & Claire’s afternoon tea wedding was delicate, personal and an astonishingly beautiful affair. These two sweet doctors’ love for each other is so genuine and palpable…everything they do together is done well, and with so much love & care. There were so many details about this wedding that made it personal to the couple…from handwritten notes to each other to be read on their 5th anniversary…to the significant tea pots which were hand-picked and lovingly planted with flowers & tended by the bride’s mother…cufflink gifts for the groom that the bride had handmade with coordinates of both the place they first met (on one) and of the wedding venue (on the other)…a surprise song for the Bride written and recorded by the Groom for the happy couple to dance to…to the bride’s bracelet which was handed down to her from her great grandmother, and which her own mother wore on her wedding day as well. So many more details created in love, and beautifully sewn into this lovely wedding day.

Photography: Betsy Blue Photography | Videography: Blue Bus Creatives | Floral Design: Main Street Flowers | Wedding Gown: Maggie Sottero | Bride's Shoes: Kate Spade | Catering: Ashland Gourmet | DJ: DJ Hope Co. | Groom's Attire: JCrew | Groom's Shoes: Allen Edmonds | Groomsmens Ties: Charles Tyrwhitt | Groom's Cufflinks: Hotaru Jewelry | Makeup: Avae Salon - Katie Palmer | Musician: Chelsea Williams | Wedding Venue: Eden Valley Orchards

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Maggie Sottero

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