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!

post ceremony canoe ride

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!

outdoor lakeside wedding

carved wooden monograms

purple reception centerpieceschalkboard wedding menu

purple grooms boutonniere

carved wooden monogramscarved wooden monograms

hanging picture decor

kraft paper stationery

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.

brides lifting dresses shoes

gold wedding shoesbridal wedding veil

double wedding ceremony
double wedding portraits

rustic wedding cakelong wedding dress

wooden sign chair backs

blonde wedding hair

purple flower arrangementsnewlyweds under tree

purple wedding bouquet

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.

double wedding couple jumping

double wedding rings

chocolate wedding cakepurple flower arrangements

double wedding cake cutting

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
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