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Handmade Oregon Wedding

Rustic Weddings

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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

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DIY Polka Dot Bottles

DIY Projects

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We have been on a polka dot obsession lately. So much that this project popped up while finishing our preparations for our table for the The Cream Event NYC. Using masking tape and a paper punch I had in my drawer, I gave old bottles a new life. What better way to shake things up than with confetti? You can try this on pretty much anything that’s in need of some polka dot cheer!

Polka dot bottles
DIY confetti centerpieces

bottles, vases, jars, cups
masking tape
hole punch
spray paint

If you’re painting the interior of your bottles like I did, start by pouring paint in your clear glass vessels. Shake them to cover the interior and let them dry upside down. Though it would look just as fab with clear glass :)

DIY dotted bottles

While the bottles are drying, start punching holes in the masking tape. You can anchor the end of the tape on the edge of your desk while you work on your polka dot. No need to follow a pattern – just punch holes randomly. Once the bottles are dry from the paint in them, wrap the dotted masking tape and cover the rest of the bottle with solid tape. Spray paint. Let it dry for a few minutes and gently peel the tape away. I was able to reuse the masking tape a few times on other bottles, so as long as you can remove the tape without ripping, you can definitely use the same dotted strip again.

DIY polka dot vases

DIY polka dot vases

DIY confetti bottlesdiy polka dot vase

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Wedding Paper Divas


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Wedding Paper Divas is the wedding stationery name that you came to know as an endless source of pretty paper. From wedding invitations to gifts for your wedding party, their fresh aesthetic is consistent through and through. Better yet, is that you can personalize virtually every single item in their site. From color to wording, you can make it your own.

Wedding Paper Divas has gorgeous wedding invitation after wedding invitation, all designed from top talents in the industry. Because not all designs are created by the same person, each design is completely unique covering styles from modern to vintage. The same goes all of their other paper goods – including a wide range of wedding shower invitations! Looking for couple’s shower invites? Look no further. Bachelorette party? Check. Engagement party invitations? In a snap.

Pull a chair, and head on over to Wedding Paper Divas. You will catch yourself delving into a sea of paper candy, whilst personalizing them just for you.

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