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The Audrey Hepburn of Real Weddings

For as many perfectly rustic or stunning and modern weddings that we fall in love with…my heart will always be with the classics. The white flowers. The gold rimmed china.  The Audrey Hepburns of the bunch.  And this wedding is so Audrey. Timeless and yet chic. Rooted in elegance with a sweet dust of whimsy. With photographs from the lovely Julia Wade, florals by Zest Floral and Event Planning by Exquisite Events, I could stare at this looker forever. Click here for even more.

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From Julia Wade PhotographyKen and Christine were married on the most beautiful summer day at the base of Mount Hood in Oregon. It was a joy to come all the way from my home state of North Carolina to capture these two and watch a community surround them with celebration and love. This is my second time photographing this beautiful family of four sisters (!!) and I’ve grown to adore them even more, if that was possible. Thank you so much for having me Ken and Christine. We truly loved every minute.

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Photography: Julia Wade Photography | Cinematography: Evan Roth & David Iliyn | Event Planning: Exquisite Events | Floral Design: Zest Floral | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Cake: Windflower Cakes | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Watters | Catering: Vibrant Table Catering & Events | Hair + Makeup: Portland Makeup & Hair | Band: A New Groove | Officiant: Steve Sharp | Venue: Bethany Roberts | Photography - Assistance: Vanessa L Photography, LLC

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Romantic Peach + Navy Oregon Resort Wedding

If the classic combination of peach and navy gets you weak in the knees, then prepare to swoon at the first sight of this midsummer Oregon affair! Chock full of pretty peach blooms, elegant invites from Benjamin Woodcock, pretty paper details from Tie That Binds, ‘maids in navy, and the beautiful bride in stunning JLM Couture, this Christa-Taylor-captured affair is not one you’ll soon forget. Take a peek at even more pretty in the gallery here!

 

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From The Styling Team…Linda and Sean celebrated their love for each other and the PNW outdoors in a romantic wedding near Mt Hood. They exchanged vows surrounded by gorgeous mountains and lush greenery at The Resort at the Mountain. As many of the guests were traveling from out-of-state, The couple planned a full weekend of activities and fun for their semi-destination wedding. They set the tone for their soiree with custom spinner save-the-dates from Tie That Binds and welcome totes, full of local goodies, maps, and activity itineraries for their guests upon arrival.

Vintage maps, compasses, and wooden trunks carried the destination/travel theme through to the wedding and reception. Blum Floral perfectly captured Linda’s vision of lush, garden, romantic floral that complimented the natural mountain surroundings and local produce. The stylish couples love for adventure and outdoors shone through with a custom monogram cake topper and topography detail on the menus. In lieu of numbers, the couple named each table after one of their favorite hikes and displayed the luggage tag escort cards on “Linda & Sean’s Adventure Map”. Homemade jam favors, vintage globes, and natural wood touches filled this wedding with steal-worthy PNW beauty!

From Christa-TaylorWhat makes a wedding stand out is the emotions that I see and capture throughout the day. This wedding had all that and more. Linda and Sean are very different, but simultaneously a beautiful compliment to each other. Isn’t that what makes a good marriage? Two different people that help each other grow and become better together.

Their love story began online in a tiny town off the California coast and culminated in the verdant hills at the base of Mt Hood. To everyone watching, their love was tangible, happiness so deep it overflowed in tears throughout the day. For me, it was watching Sean hold his wife, breathing her in, while the golden light reflected off her dark hair…it was magic! Captured on fine art film, it was an evening to remember.

Photography: Christa-Taylor | Cinematography: Focal Point Digital Media | Coordination: Champagne Wedding & Event Coordination | Floral Design: Blüm, Design in Flowers | Wedding Dress: JLM Couture, Inc | Cake: Dream Cakes | Invitations: Benjamin Woodcock | Bride's Shoes: Betsey Johnson | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Nordstrom | Hair And Makeup: Powder Inc. | DJ: Event Team Entertainment | Groom's Attire: Brooks Brothers | Venue: Resort At The Mountain | Film Lab: PhotoVision Prints | Live Music: Effesenden Music | Photo Booth: Happymatic Photo Booth | Rentals: Barclay Event Rentals | Rentals: Classic Vintage Rentals | Save The Dates And Paper Goods: Tie That Binds

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Oregon Summer Wedding at Mt. Hood Organic Farms

As a native Oregonian, I have to admit this wedding transported me back home. Every detail Andria Lo captured from this Summer fête is picture perfect, starting with the cyclist couple and ending with views of Mt. Hood, not to mention the blooms by Lucy’s Informal Flowers are pure artistry. After peeking through the gallery, I can almost smell the pine trees.

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From The Bride…Brad and I both knew we wanted to keep our wedding relaxed and fun. With sprawling lawns for kids to run around, secret ponds to discover, and beautiful Mt. Hood as the backdrop, Mt. Hood Organic Farms was the perfect venue for us. We also loved that the farm’s caterer, Cultivate Catering serves family style meals using organic and local ingredients.

Since we are avid cyclists we incorporated a cycling and tandem bike theme. We had a lot of fun planning out the reception table details –each table was named after a favorite climb we’d done on our travels and the card included a story and why the ride was so meaningful to us. Also on the back of each guest’s name card, we inscribed personal notes for them to discover during dinner.

Since the majority of our guests were from out of town, we wanted to give them a delicious sampling of some of the best the Pacific Northwest has to offer. We had spring chinook salmon for one of the entrees, Seattle’s Best Chocolates “Pink Bubbly” as favors (chocolate with pop rocks inside!), an Oregon marionberry wedding cake, and Salt and Straw Ice Cream, a Portland favorite.

One of the highlights for me was our first dance. Years before I met Brad, my best friend asked what I’d want my first dance to be. I already knew it would be “The Sound of Music Dance” with the musical’s choreography, but she warned me I’d probably never find a guy willing to do such a cheesy dance. Fortunately, she was wrong! Brad and I had never rehearsed without messing up, but when the time came, we nailed it! Just one of many sweet memories from a day that felt like a total fairy tale.

Photography: Andria Lo Photogaphy | Videography: Moving Picture Weddings | Coordinator: Cassandra Cass Coordinating | Flowers: Lucy's Informal Flowers | Cake: Fleur Cakes | Stationery: Sparetire Design | Caterer: Cultivate Catering | Makeup: Event Cosmetics | Hair: The National Beauty/Julie Senders | Groom's Attire: Prada | Bride's Ceremony Shoes: Guiseppe Zanotti | Bride's Dress: Rivini | Bride's Reception Shoes: Louboutin | Ceremony And Reception: Mt. Hood Organic Farms | Desserts: Two Tarts Bakery | Ice Cream: Salt & Straw | Jazz Band: Boy And Bean | Photobooth: Photobooth For You