Real Wedding: Lauren and Lincoln
December 18, 2008

The other day, you guys fell in love with Nicole and Grant's rustic chic affair. Well, if there is one thing that I know Nicole was thrilled about, it was Lauren Brooks...her photographer extraordinaire. When I found out that Lauren was also recently married, I asked if I could feature HER wedding too! And I am so glad that I asked...

lauren brooks real wedding

photography by Eric Cable

From the ridiculously gorgeous bride...

About Us ~ Lincoln and I are both photographers. In fact, photography is how we met. He hired me to assist him on a photo shoot in June 2003.  Several months later we went on our first date. The rest, as they say, is history.

Lincoln and I moved to Portland, Oregon in June of 2005. At first, we thought we would get married in Charlottesville, Virginia, the town where we met. However, after some consideration, we thought it would be right for us to be married in Oregon, since it was our new beloved home state. Many of our friends and family members had never visited Oregon, so we thought our wedding would be a good opportunity to show them the place that we now call home.

The Venue ~ Since we work in the wedding industry, we've had the opportunity to see many of the wonderful wedding venues in Oregon. We photographed a wedding at the View Point Inn in September of 2007 and fell in love with the place. Not only is the Inn beautiful, it has an incredible view of the Columbia River Gorge that takes your breath away.

The Inn is also is a fine dining restaurant that focuses on serving local fare and provides all of the catering for your wedding. Lincoln and I are self-proclaimed foodies, so the food at our wedding was very important to us. We wanted our guests to feel welcome, pampered, and relaxed at our wedding and the Inn truly embodies casual elegance. There is a cool bar/lounge area that is located in the Inn's former carriage house. The people at the Inn were willing to bring in local beers and let us bring in regional wines so we could offer our guests some of our favorite local libations.

So much more to come from Lauren's wedding!