bride and groom wearing pink heart sunglasses stand by red barn

Thank you to Powers Photography Studios for sharing this special wedding with us!  And make sure to read below for the bride's insight into planning.

Our Favorite Things:

  • The camping-themed favor table with saplings for guests
  • The use of the groom's unusual last name, Kale, throughout their details
  • Pink. Heart. Sunglasses.

funny wedding signs
bridal party in mismatched blush lace dresses stand with bride in trumpet gown
bride with sideswept waves and bright lipstick
bridal party wears pink heart sunglasses for Bridesmaids inspired photo
ranunculus boutonnieres for groom and groomsmen
groom in navy suit with groomsmen on front porch
 
antique car with floral swag along bumper
"Just Married" decal for back window of vintage car
bride and groom's dog dressed up in suit
flower girl in floral crown and white dress with tulle skirt
father walks bride towards outdoor wedding ceremony
bridesmaids in mismatched dresses watch wedding ceremony
bride laughs during vows at outdoor ceremony under floral arch
bride and groom smile with arms raised as they leave ceremony
bride and groom sign marriage license as witnesses look on
bride and groom on swing set after outdoor ceremony
bride and groom in field of sunflowers
large wedding party walks arm in arm toward reception
 
table decorated with paper poms at reception for bride and groom and wedding party
burlap and lace chair signs for bride and groom
simple centerpieces at rustic wedding
guests sign engagement photo canvas print for couple's guestbook
camping themed favor table with sapling favors for guests
rustic mini pie buffet at camping themed wedding
small cutting cake with iconic Portland sign topper
            
gold deer figurines decorate dessert table
            
couple cuts cake with Portland sign cake topper
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What was most important for you to include in your wedding – what was your biggest priority?

We like all things fun and we really concentrated on creating a day that was focused on having fun, being goofy and letting all our guests know how much their presence and support throughout our relationship meant to us. We also really wanted to include our dog. Didn't he look dapper in his suit?

What was your favorite detail?

I especially loved our table numbers all wood burned by hand by my brother from a large branch that fell off our favorite birch tree in our yard. I never knew just how crafty he was! Ryan loved our cake topper that was purchased from Etsy.

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

We wanted a woodsy camping feel to our wedding. We actually met through mutual friends on a camping trip 6 years prior and we got engaged at a campground as well! Camping is a big part of who we are as a couple and has always been a time when we can just slow down and enjoy life's adventures together.

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

Overwhelming love, laughter and gratitude

Your first dance song and why you chose it:

"That's How Strong My Love Is" by Otis Redding. This song just gets me. Just try to listen to it and not turn into a pile of romantic goo!

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

Make sure you take advantage of all the chances to try free cake...just kidding...(kind of)!

Things won't go according to plan and most things won't turn out like they look on Pinterest (or at least not with my crafting skills), but the sooner you let go of every detail the more things just fall into place. It rained on our wedding day which was completely unaligned with my outdoor wedding plans, but it all worked out.  This leads  me to my other advice have a little bit of a backup plan for rain, especially in Oregon!

Photography: Powers Photography Studios   |   Venue: Mt. Hood Bed and Breakfast   |   Day of Coordination: Champagne Wedding Coordination   |   Florals: Bloomsbury of Kanaka Creek Farm   |   Wedding Dress: BHLDN   |   Hair & Makeup: Austie Eckley   |   Groom’s Suit: Ted Baker   |   Paper Goods: Anders Printing Co.   |   Catering: Premiere Catering   |   Desserts: Pie Spot   |   Rentals: Something Borrowed