An 1887 Farmhouse Played Host to this Rustic Garden Wedding
April 5, 2016
RusticRustic WeddingsOutdoor Weddings
Brace yourselves, because this rustic Oregon wedding is all kinds of beautiful—would you expect anything else from a floral designer Bride? With a vision of a romantic garden retreat, this sweet duo transformed The Long Farm Barn using a color palette of blush and Marsala with lush florals and vintage details throughout. See all the pretty from Sweetlife Photography and Candy Glass Productions in The Vault!
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From The Bride...I met my future husband, Brandon, my freshman year of college at a small university in sunny Orange County, California. I remember meeting him for the first time in the dorm rooms and thought he was pretty darn cute and had a great laugh (a real loud cackle actually, but it was endearing). We both were playing collegiate soccer and I happened to live right above him in the dorms. A friendship started between us that eventually led to us dating all throughout college. Since Brandon was from Oregon and I lived not far from the university, we decided to date long distance after graduation. After a few years of back and forth visits, Brandon asked me to start a new adventure with him and move to Portland, Oregon. I couldn’t have been more excited (and nervous) to move, but knew this was going to be a very exciting new chapter in our lives. Brandon was right; moving to Oregon was definitely one huge adventure! He loved taking me on trips to the Oregon coast, hikes at Silver Creek Falls, and skiing at Mount Hood. After about a year of being settled in my new home, Brandon took me on a hike to Multnomah Falls on the Columbia River Gorge. At the very top of the hike he got down on one knee and asked me to be his forever. I was ecstatic, shaking, freaking out, but of course said yes! I couldn’t wait to be his wife.

When we started planning our wedding we envisioned an outdoor venue that had a slight rustic feel. We loved the idea of creating a ‘romantic garden retreat’, so we were smitten when we found The Long Farm Barn, an adorable outdoor venue just outside of Portland. It had all the elements we wanted; a lush garden, 1900 restored barn, breathtaking views and three gorgeous horses to top it off. Our wedding color palette was a mix of soft blush tones with accents of Marsala. Flowers were really important to me, being a wedding florist myself, so we chose a lush mix of white hydrangea, garden roses, cream and lavender spray roses and burgundy and café au lait dahlias (to name a few). To create that quaint garden retreat feeling we did not skimp out on the details! There were lush green garlands at every turn, beautiful vintage rentals all throughout our venue, stylish freehand chalkboard signs, café-strung lights, and lots of blush and cream lace. We were married outside under a breathtaking arbor dripping in greens and floral with all our family and friends to witness. It was the most incredible feeling to walk down the aisle with my dad in hand and see my future husband waiting for me with a huge smile on his face.

Our reception was one of my favorite parts of the day. To see all the styling and planning come together was such a wonderful feeling. Much of the credit goes to all our amazing vendors, but also to my family and friends who worked tirelessly on all the little details I had dreamt up in my head. Some of my favorite reception details were our escort bud vases, kissing bell wands, and honey jar favors (which were made by my sister and brother-in-law’s own bee hive!)

After enjoying our al fresco style dinner while listening to heart-warming speeches we headed inside the barn for cake cutting and dancing. Brandon and I first danced to ‘Can’t take my eyes off you’ by Frankie Valli, which reflected our sweet, light hearted spirits and adoration for each other. The rest of the night was filled with lots of dancing, endless photo booth photos and a sparkler send off. It was such a magical and romantic day filled with so much laughter, love and pure joy.