We love when a bride knows exactly what she wants, and today’s bride knew from the very beginning that a garden wedding would be perfect for her big day. Jamie Rae Photography, Whitney Werts Events, and Swoon Floral Design all did phenomenal work bringing Chrissie and Michael’s dreams to reality, incorporating tons of dahlias and other beautiful blooms for a truly romantic feel.

Oregon garden resort wedding - photo by Jamie Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/oregon-garden-resort-wedding

From the bride, Chrissie: I always dreamt of having a garden wedding! I would dream of floral and trees surrounding my entire day. I also wanted to implement light colors, lace, and create a lot of decor items myself. I am so pleased to say my dream has come true! When we got engaged, my fiancé and I lived 5-10 minutes away from the Oregon Gardens resort. We both drove past it every single day. The week after we got engaged we talked about possible venue options. We both agreed that a Garden wedding was what we both wanted. I booked our venue at the Oregon Gardens for August 22, which was the ONLY day available for that year! We got so lucky!!!

wavy wedding hair - photo by Jamie Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/oregon-garden-resort-wedding

dahlia bouquets - photo by Jamie Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/oregon-garden-resort-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Jamie Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/oregon-garden-resort-wedding

wedding hair with roses - photo by Jamie Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/oregon-garden-resort-wedding

pink and grey bridesmaid dresses - photo by Jamie Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/oregon-garden-resort-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Jamie Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/oregon-garden-resort-wedding

pink and grey bridesmaid dress - photo by Jamie Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/oregon-garden-resort-wedding

I was able to make several DIY projects for my wedding! It made it such a personal thing for me. I designed my “Advice” box for the welcome table, created the reception center piece with round woods, doilies, vase buds, sewed together lace around every 2 mason jars per table, and many more small details for the reception tables. My Maid of Honor painted bible verses on stained wood planks for our isle decor. These wood planks were tied on white lace to hang on Shepard hooks for our ceremony aisle. Michael and his grandfather also built our ceremony cross. Michael and I stained it just a couple days before the wedding :)

ceremony cross decor - photo by Jamie Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/oregon-garden-resort-wedding

wedding ceremony setup - photo by Jamie Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/oregon-garden-resort-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Jamie Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/oregon-garden-resort-wedding

wedding portrait - photo by Jamie Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/oregon-garden-resort-wedding

wedding portraitcheese'  - photo by Jamie Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/oregon-garden-resort-wedding

wedding programs - photo by Jamie Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/oregon-garden-resort-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Jamie Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/oregon-garden-resort-wedding

dahlia floral arrangement - photo by Jamie Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/oregon-garden-resort-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Enjoy every moment up until your wedding. Don’t stress too much beforehand, especially over small details you have no control over. Enjoy the entire day! Eat and drink plenty of water. Take in EVERYTHING!

wood slice rustic centerpiece - photo by Jamie Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/oregon-garden-resort-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Jamie Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/oregon-garden-resort-wedding

reception lounge - photo by Jamie Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/oregon-garden-resort-wedding

chair sign - photo by Jamie Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/oregon-garden-resort-wedding

lightly iced wedding cake - photo by Jamie Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/oregon-garden-resort-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Jamie Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/oregon-garden-resort-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

From the Photographer, Jamie Rae Photography: Chrissie and Michael had a very special summer wedding. Warm winds blew smoke filled air from eastern forest fires, giving an extra glow to the Oregon Garden Resort and creating a unique and fun ambiance to photograph. Like Chrissie and Michael themselves, their day was filled with with an authentic and vibrant joy… joy for each other, of course, but also for their guests, family, and faith. Chrissie and Michael both took their wedding vows very seriously, and as a photographer who sees multiple weddings per year this commitment not only to each other but to the act and commitment of marriage left me extra inspired as I walk out my own marriage.

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Jamie Rae Photography

Event Coordination

Whitney Werts Events

Floral Design

Swoon Floral Design

Venue

The Oregon Gardens

Wedding Dress

Mori Lee

Bridal Store

Samila & Co. Boutique

Hair

Glamour Salon

Bridesmaid Dresses

Nordstrom

Wedding Cake

Serious Cake

Vintage Rentals

Something Borrowed

Rentals

Barclay Events

2 comments
  • jamie

    Thank you so much for the beautiful feature! <3

  • Sneha

    Awesome. Thank you for sharing this beautiful article.Garden wedding is quite variety and i loved it alot. Garden is very peaceful and romantic place i think it is the best destination for the wedding. i would suggest you best wedding planner in kochi for more destination wedding ideas.