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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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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

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Kayla Adams

Today’s wedding from Kayla Adams has us pining away for the warm, crisp days of summer! With a bright color palette of greens, yellows, and some grey for good measure, it’s difficult not to get a bit happier just looking at these images. Most adorable of all is the ring bearer and flower girl with their sweet parasol!


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From the bride, Kelsie: We really wanted an outdoorsy feel to our wedding, so we decided that more of the rustic summer wedding was definitely the way to go for us!


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I typically don’t go with brighter hues, but for the special occasion we decided to be a little different and go with a bright yellow, kelly green, and then to keep it a little within comfort, grey. We wanted to do as much as we could ourselves, so with my amazing bridesmaids and family we did all of the bouquets, centerpieces, and favors the day before.


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We knew we wanted outdoorsy, and the freedom to do whatever we wanted, so that really narrowed down a lot of places for us. Some places make you use their table settings, their catered food, and occasionally their DJ. But even though we did not have a lot of options, I couldn’t have imagined a better place. We decided on Crestmore Manor in Riverside, CA that gave off the feeling of a southern plantation.


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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? I would definitely tell people to not stress out about the day. It is obviously a special day and you are always going to remember it. But as much as possible let the little things go. You can plan and plan, but not everything will go as planned – and sometimes, those are the best memories.


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Wedding Music:
Bridal Processional: Cello Suite BWV1007: Prelude, Johann Sebastian Bach
Bridal Recessional: “You Making my Dreams True,” Hall and Oates
First Dance: “I Won’t Give Up,” Jason Mraz

Wedding Location: Riverside, CA / Wedding Photographer: Kayla Adams / Wedding Venue: Crestmore Manor / Wedding Flowers: LA Flower Mart / Wedding Dress: Allure Bridal / Birdcage Veil: Jinny’s Bridal / Wedding Shoes: J. Crew / Hair and Makeup: Bride’s sister / Wedding Caterer: Lucille’s BBQ / Wedding Invitations: groom / Wedding Musician: Brandon Collins / Videographer: Michael Kroh

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