Romantic Oregon Riverside Wedding

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From the beginning, Kathleen and Noel knew they wanted an intimate wedding that reflected their love for the outdoors. I’d say they hit the nail on the head! Their riverside nuptials in Oregon were as romantic as it gets. Paige Jones Photography was there to capture every special detail and moment for all of us to enjoy.


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From the bride, Kathleen: Noel and I met through a mutual friend in college. We dated and traveled together for four years before Noel proposed with a original setting 1910 ring that his great grandmother wore as her wedding ring, and has been passed down to each generation in his family. We set out to create a wedding that felt warm, intimate and romantic. We wanted to celebrate our love for the outdoors and our own hometowns. I’m from a small town in Alaska and Noel is from Oregon. We started months in advance by planting a 900-foot flower path that led from the reception space to the riverfront ceremony! Lining the pathway to the river were bachelor buttons, larkspur and lisianthus.


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I designed a custom dress top for the ceremony and a 12-foot veil, both trimmed with French Chantilly lace. My mother hand stitched “NK” into my dress and the pocket of Noel’s suit for ‘something blue.’ My handkerchief was hand-stitched by my great-grandmother, and we gave handkerchiefs with hand-stitched notes to each of our parents and grandparents.


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As a surprise, my father anchored his sailboat off the shore of the ceremony site and flew Alaska and Oregon’s flags from the mast, a tribute to our home states. Noel’s father is a winemaker and we asked him to prepare a wine pairing for the evening. Guests signed a six liter wine bottle that Noel’s father made the year Noel was born, with the intention of opening it on his wedding day.


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We both agree one of our favorite memories was our first dance, to “You Send Me” by Otis Redding – Noel figured out all sorts of dips and spins for our first dance, and we actually hit all the moves!


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My advice to other brides is to find vendors who share your style and vision, and have all your DIY projects done a month in advance of the wedding. All the planning and DIY’ing is absolutely worth it.


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View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding location: Warren, Oregon / Photographer: Paige Jones Photography / Videographer: Erik Shultz Film / 20s and 30s Band: Boy and Bean / Floral Design: Designed by bride, ordered from Fifty Flowers / Invitations and Save the Date: By bride with help of Morrow McKenzie Design / Vintage stamps: Champion Stamp Co / Bridal Hair and Makeup: Amanda Colton / Plates, couch, barware and candlesticks: Something Borrowed Portland / Catering and Dessert: The Lambs Table / DJ: Sabrina Healsey / Rentals: The Party Pros / Photo booth: Pocketbooth / Wedding Dress: Mikaella / Dress Top and 12’ Veil: Designed by bride, created by Alterations by Heather / Bridesmaids gowns: After Six and Dessy from WeddingtonWay / Bridesmaids robes: Silk and More / Groom’s suit: Ben Sherman; Custom cufflinks, Net Exchange / Groomsmen bowties: Moaning Minnie / Flower girls: Dress by Mia Joy Studio / Ring bearers: Shirt and pants by The Children’s Place, bowtie by Amanda Jo Handmade / Custom handkerchiefs: Canyon Embroidery



9 comments
  1. Paige Jones

    Woo hoo! Thanks so much for featuring their wedding…such a beautiful day.

  2. Lane'

    So, so beautiful! Paige did such an amazing job capturing the essence of this wedding. And I have to say, Boy and Bean are amazing (they played at our wedding a few years ago)!

  3. Vietnam Wedding Planner

    The first picture brings the feeling of commitment as you two are holding hands and the bride follows the groom to every step he makes.

  4. Sam james

    Can’t cope! This is immense!! Such an amazing photography too!

  5. Emily Heizer Photography

    I love, Love, LOVE this wedding!!! It SO reminds me of Anne of Green Gables! So gorgeous, it really was river side, like literally, and the ploughed long grasses are gorgeous!

  6. Nathan @ Artemis Stationery

    Really gorgeous, the flower lined walk down to the ceremony looked amazing.

  7. Party Rentals Irvine

    Beautiful wedding! Each and every detail looks simply pretty. The wedding chuppah looks so unique and beautiful

  8. Mahala

    This wedding story is gorgeous, the amazing details put in not only by the couple but by the family are absolutely awe-inspiring! I almost cried when I read that the grooms father saved that wine bottle for his wedding day! Amazing. We always love hearing about how we fit into a brides special day, so if you wanted to share with us you could submit your story on our website or email it to brides@mikaellabridal.com.
    Congrats on amazing day!!

  9. Susie

    Love everything about this wedding. Beautiful outdoor wedding. The ring bearer is adorable!

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