bride with white wine and groom with beer after ceremony

Thank you to Powers Photography for sharing!

Our Favorite Things:

  • A dynamic wedding party keeping the vibe fun and light
  • The absolutely contagious grin on the bride
  • Salt & Straw Ice Cream--a local favorite known for its original, decadent flavors

pink and white bridal bouquet with roses wrapped in satin ribbon
black and white striped ring box
white lace peep toe shoes on top of pine cones
groom ties pink patterned tie before wedding
groomsmen play foos ball and poker before wedding
groom in dark suit stands in garage before wedding
flower girl with small crystal tiara
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bridal party in pink dresses and groomsmen in pink ties
bride holds groom's hand on dock after first look moment
bride smiles widely with Columbia Gorge hills in background
groomsmen in navy suits and pink ties walk on lawn with trees in background
chalkboard wedding welcome sign with schedule in shabby chic frame
beautiful pink and cream floral arch decor and sheer white drapes
guest book table with wooden heart guest book alternative and Instagram sign
frame filled with signed wooden hearts for guest book
small ring bearer with flag wearing bow tie and suspenders
pink and white wedding ceremony near Portland, OR
bridesmaids in pink dresses crack up during outdoor wedding ceremony
flower girls with pink and cream dresses walk down aisle during recessional
round diamond ring and gold wedding band on top of wooden hearts for guest book
vegetable and antipasto appetizers
Salt and Straw Ice Cream serving cones at Columbia Gorge wedding
wedding party stands around green vintage truck
wedding party with bride and groom by green truck
bride with simple updo and groom share first dance
white tent reception lit up after sunset with guests outside

What was most important for you to include in your wedding – what was your biggest priority?

The most important aspect to include in our wedding was to include family in every way possible. Since we both have families, we had to get creative with how to make people feel needed. In the end, everything worked out perfectly and all of the odd jobs we assigned to people actually helped the wedding go more smoothly!

What was your favorite detail?

The flowers! My bouquet and the arch were so beautiful.

What was your wedding theme or style? How did you choose your theme?

I didn't necessarily pick a theme, I just picked the colors and then tried to make it very simple, yet elegant at the same time. I wanted the beauty of the venue to speak for itself so I didn't add a lot of extras.

Five words (or less) that describe the two of you and your wedding:

Bliss barely contained

Your first dance song and why you chose it:

I Cross My Heart by George Straight

The lyrics were similar to what we would have said if we wrote our own vows. Since we didn't do that during our ceremony, this was our way of saying personal vows to each other.

What is your advice to couples who are planning weddings now?

Elope! Just kidding. Make sure you listen to yourself over friends and family. It's your day and you know what will make you happy more than other people's opinions.

Photography: Powers Photography Studios   |   Venue: Wind Mountain Ranch   |   Planning: Iris & Opal Events   |   Florals: Trellis Fresh Flowers   |   Catering: Boda's Kitchen   |   Dessert: Salt & Straw Ice Cream   |   Dress: Maggie Sottero, Bridal Exclusives   |   Veil: David's Bridal   |   Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss   |   DJ: Mobile Music Entertainment