Today we have a first for Ruffled — a double wedding with two lovely sisters, Lauren and Dana. By combining their visions and creative resources, they were able to execute a stunning rustic wedding full of wooden details and touches of every shade of purple. Bryan Rupp Photography caught every one of these details, including the couples’ journey from ceremony to reception via canoes!
From bride Lauren: We wanted our wedding to be personal, romantic, outdoors, and somewhere in the realm of elegant, yet relaxed. We didn’t want a stuffy wedding, and we wanted everyone to have fun!
Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? 1) Relax! Think about what you want to remember 10 years from now and focus on that. 2) Get a wedding planner! If you can’t, recruit a friend’s mom who has already helped organize a wedding. 3) Set up a sample table with every detail. I would have changed a few things if I had seen what table legs look like and how the decor stacked up.
From the photographer, Bryan: These sisters got engaged and decided to share their wedding day! They did it beautifully, combining their special moments while maintaining their individuality as couples. Their grandfather made many of the decorations out of wood and the brides handmade most of the details. They took canoes from the ceremony to the reception site. It was a unique and gorgeous double wedding.
Brides’ Processional: Pachelbel’s Canon in D
Recessional to Canoes: “I’m a Believer,” Smashmouth; “Beautiful Day,” U2; “Would You Go With Me,” Josh Turner
Dana and Jonny’s First Dance: “Always Forever,” Phil Wickham
Lauren and Adam’s First Dance: “Marry Me,” Train
Wedding Vendors (Corbett, OR):
Wedding Venue: Bridal Veil Lakes / Wedding Photographer: Bryan Rupp Photography / Wedding Flowers: Francois Weeks and Pike’s Place Market / Wedding Dresses: Maggie Sottero / Lauren’s Shoes: DSW / Lauren’s Veil and Jewelry: Cynderellie’s Closet / Lauren’s Hair: Ashlee Harty / Dana’s Hair: Wendee Dineen / Lauren and Dana’s Makeup: Janelle Hayden of The Prettiest You / Grooms’ Suits: Men’s Wearhouse / Wedding Caterer and Dessert Bar: Eat Your Heart Out / Wedding Cake: Simply Sweets / Wedding Invitations: Magnet Street