Handmade Oregon Wedding

Rustic Weddings

Sara and Josh’s wedding shot by Anna Jaye Photography is just about the perfect blend of masculine and feminine elements — wooden details mixed with lush pink and orange floral arrangements from Lamb’s Palisades Floral. One of my personal favorite aspects of this wedding is that bride Sara allowed her personality to shine through in her reception dress, opting for a bright coral number to match her maids!

bride and groom

From the bride, Sara: We envisioned a fun laid back event where our family and friends could celebrate with us on our big day!


floral detail wedding gownbride looking out window

window farm shot

bride and groompink orange bouquets

peach bunting decor

rustic bridal lookclassic bridal updo

coral bridesmaids dresses

pink orange bouquets

I really loved coral and wanted bright festive colors to go along with that color! It was too hard to narrow down to two colors so I had many colors including: red, yellow, orange, blue, and kraft brown. Some DIY projects included: poms, table runners, napkin rings, banners, and CRANES! We folded 1000 cranes to honor my Japanese heritage. The tradition states that it is good luck to fold 1000 cranes so Josh and I folded many and it was great how so many loved ones volunteered to help and brought together everyone to contribute a little something to our special day.


origami ceremony backdrop

marriage certificate table

bride at altar
crane paper backdrop
origami first kiss

indoor rustic receptions
orange bridesmaid bouquets
peach purple centerpiecesred ruffled cakes

origami reception decor

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Don’t lose perspective. It is easy to be overwhelmed by the hundreds of things on our “to do list” to prepare for the wedding that we forget why we are melting down over something as silly as napkin colors! At the end of the day, we are still marrying the love of our life so just enjoy it!


origami drink tables

indoor barn decorred and white straws

newlyweds at sunset

sweetheart table origami

indoor barn decororange white centerpieces

red dessert tables

mr mrs chair decormr mrs chair decor

lighting reception sparklers

sparkler reception sendoff


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

From the photographer, Anna Jaye Photography: Sara and Josh’s wedding day was a wonderful reflection of the two of them; sweet, sincere and laid back. These two have an obvious and easy connection that’s a lot of fun to photograph. They created a beautiful celebration for their guests that centered on the special connection between the two of them. The playful details and beautiful location just added to the magic of this awesome day.

Wedding Music:
Processional: “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”
Bridal Processional: “Canon in D”
Marriage License Signing: “O Love That Will Not Let Me Go”
Recessional: “I’m Yours,” by Jason Mraz
First Dance: “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” by Ingrid Michaelson

Wedding Location: Canby, OR / Wedding Photographer: Anna Jaye Photography / Wedding Venue: Postlewait’s Farm / Wedding Flowers: Lamb’s Palisades Floral / Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero “Ursula” via Bridal Exclusives / Bride’s Veil: Diamond Wedding Veil / Bride’s Shoes: Poetic License / Hair and Makeup: Aimee J’Adore / Groom’s Suit: Men’s Wearhouse / Wedding Caterer: Famous Dave’s / Wedding Cake: Beaverton Bakery / Hangers: Whiskey and Wedding Bells / Wedding Music: John Ross / Photobooth: Happymatic / Wedding Invitations: Amy Heitman



9 comments
  1. lydia {ever ours}

    so very perfect. love her one shoulder gown.

  2. Chocolate Fountain Hire

    Nice touches, old barn venue and a stunning dress… simply gorgeous :)

    Congrats guys oxox

  3. Liondragoncustom

    Thank you for you lovely comments ladies. We had so much fun creating that shoot and the venue is amazing.

  4. Washington DC Wedding Photographer

    Amazing, amazing, amazing. These pictures are incredible!

  5. Mary | Ottawa Wedding Photographer

    Love handmade weddings! we are going to shoot one in a few days.

  6. Natalie Shaw

    I absolutely loved the cake table. The centerpiece was the definitely the white wedding cake, but the other cakes and desserts balanced it out. Beautiful presentation!

    Natalie Shaw
    Soireebliss! Events

  7. Mama Picture This

    Really seemed like a fun and comfy wedding. Love the origami cranes although i’d never have the patience to make those – did you buy or make at a party full of people for help?

  8. Katie

    Such a beautiful wedding. I know it’s from AGES ago, but does anyone know where to get a similar hair comb from. It would match my accessories perfectly!

  9. Brittany

    Where did the bride get her hair piece and earrings? They are gorgeous!

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