Romantic + Intimate Elopement in Oregon
July 21, 2015
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Elopements are my weakness. Not only are they utterly romantic, but most of the time they occur in some seriously gorgeous settings. Like this sweetly intimate affair from the lens of Nikita Lee Photography set amongst the rolling hills of Oregon that's got me weak in the knees. After hiking to exchange vows their day was complete with a champagne picnic, and you can see it all unfold here!
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From the beautiful Bride... Adam and I met through church through our dear friend Luke. 4 years later, Adam proposed to me on a cliff overlooking the beautiful Oregon coast. That moment, I knew I wanted to get married in that very same spot. It was the most beautiful place I've ever been and it now held a special meaning to me.

Adam and I both agreed we wanted our wedding day to small and intimate. We wanted someone to capture all of our tender moments and the day to be about our family and Christ. So we decided to elope!

Our close friend Luke married us and Adam's brother, Larry, and Larry's wife, Kourtney (also a very good friend of mine) were our witnesses. Our son, Carter, came with us too.

I reached out to Nikita Lee Photography and she was so excited that we wanted her to photograph our day. She partnered up with Hunting Ground Films and they made our wedding day nothing short of magical. Nikita also introduced me to Bramble Floral Designs to make my bouquet. I wanted something earthy and pretty, and she did exactly that.

Everything was simple, elegant, and perfect.

The hike to the top of the rolling green hills is a long one, but totally worth it. Because the area is a protected trail, there is wildlife everywhere. Birds singing, deers moving about quietly, and squirells running up trees. And everything is so GREEN! You also cross over a few small streams. The most precious part of this hike though is when you come out of the forest and all you see is the big blue ocean and bright green hills everywhere. The view will leave you in awe.

So, I hiked up in my Nike Frees, then kicked them off and got married!

We wrote our own vows and and read them through tears of happiness. Luke read from his bible and reminded us what marriage is all about. Afterwards we had a small picnic with snacks and champagne!

After our hike back down, we had lunch at Kyllos in Lincoln City, OR.

Our day was exactly how we wanted it: full of love, laughs, and the Holy Spirit.

July 18th will forever be the best day of my life.