A Light and Airy Oregon Wedding

DIY Weddings, Real Weddings

I first spotted this wedding on Olivet, and immediately contacted the photographer and the bride to hear all about it. You may have seen bits and pieces from their wedding, but it’s so fun and creative that I asked Midori to share it with us today. If you like what you’ve seen so far, wait till you hear about their details…their wedding is chock full of amazing DIY projects, including the bridesmaids gorgeous gray dresses. Not to mention her wedding dress which was inspired by Dior’s 2007 Origami Collection and handmade by a local artist. In another words, taffeta and “poofy” never looked so good in a wedding.


Midori made her bolero and hair flower! I died and went to DIY wedding heaven.

Heard about the venue from a friend about a magical place called Hornings Hideout. Family owned land. Chose the location for it was close enough in proximity to Portland for family and friends from near and far to join us for the event as well as it’s outdoor scenery that encompasses Oregon for its beauty. Upon driving in, it’s wooded. Driving down into a canyon, it opens up to fields of peacocks and a large lake. We also chose the location for its activities – paddle boat rides and fishing for guests, hikes and camping.


Midori listed some of her DIY projects: logo and invitation in fold out map style; green silk bow ties and ties for the groom and groomsmen ; bridesmaids dresses; big paper flower pom pom decorations; picnic blankets; event board and menu board; collection of classic and contemporary china and silverware; collection of mason jars in various sizes used as flower vases and cups (logo stamped and attached to cups and giveaway paper fans airbrushed with designs.


Their wedding flowers consisted of locally grown dahlias and other in season blooms.

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Let loose and enjoy the ride! Prepare for anything. And only chew what you can handle. We were overloaded with DIY projects.

Wedding Vendors (North Plains, Oregon):

Venue: Horning’s Hideout / Photographer: Marne Lucas and Jaclyn Campanero for Opaline Pictures and more from here / Wedding Planner: Liz Calderon from The Special Projects Dept. / Caterer: Nathaniel Price / Wedding cake: pdxstump / Florist: Wesley Younie, Artist and floral designer / Wedding Dress: Jessica DeWall by Heating and Cooling Apparel / Veil and shrug: made by the bride / Hair and makeup: Tamara Goldsmith of Redux / Bridesmaid dresses: handmade / Band: Shaky Hands / DJ: DJ Avant / Invitations: makelike / Videography: grow film / Photobooth: The Original Photo Booth / Transportation: van rental to transport guest to and from Portland

17 comments
  1. Rachel @ La Bella Bungalow

    This wedding is so charming! I’m in love with all the eclectic details like the colorful writing on the chalkboard and all the mismatched china. Gorgeous!

  2. postcards and pretties

    sweet wedding. i love the bridal party..the mix of grey and emerald- gorgeous!

  3. katie

    absolutely LOVE these wedding photos & dress***! gorgie.

  4. jessica define

    Midori’s wedding is gorgeous and fun! I love their wedding monogram/logo!

  5. Lizzie [Ten Thou Bride]

    I love their schedule board…the bride is so infectiously happy, it’s hard NOT to be excited!

  6. Album Boutique Team

    Great colors! I love the mixed colors in the dishes, and the use of jars. Very pretty :)

  7. Becoming Mrs. Ford

    That is one crafty bride! Awesome.

  8. Paula@DreamWeddingItaly

    That dress! Those bouquets! That cake! Those cute mismatched plates! Everything… swoon…

  9. Elizabeth @ Dapper Paper

    She is STUNNING: i love here hair, the dress, the bolero and hair piece (that she made, oh my LAWD).
    Love the jars and the mismatched china and the greens. FANTASTIC wedding!

  10. Angela Gaspar Photography

    So cute! I love all the mismatched plates. I want to scour local thrift shops for tea cups for my wedding.

  11. Jennifer

    I really like the handmade green dresses.

  12. Marne Lucas

    Principal Photos: Marne Lucas of Opaline Pictures.
    Additional photos by Jaclyn Campanero.

  13. emily

    her dress, the flowers and fabric backdrop, mismatched plates and jelly jars – it’s all just lovely! and did her dress bustle become the shrug?

  14. Karla

    what a lovely wedding……i have asked this before but cant find it! does any one know how to make those paper flower pom poms?

  15. liz

    Makelike, a design studio in Portland, Oregon, did the Id collection work on Adam + Midori’s wedding. Their invite, wedding map, couples’ logo/ monogram and more.

    We have been nominated for a ROSEY Award! Check it out and help vote for People’s Choice. Thanks!

    http://www.roseys2010.com/adam-and-midori-id

  16. katie

    i love the pixelated white backdrop for the photos. where did you find this?

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