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Michelle and Doug’s Oregon wedding was all about declaring their love in front of family and friends… and then making sure those family and friends had a great time! Set in the scenic Pacific Northwest mountains, the couple added endless homemade details made possible by loving family and talented friends. Thanks Mary and Joel of Blue Window Creative for sharing!

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When Doug and I were planning our wedding we kept thinking “upscale barbeque.” The most important thing to us was that our family and friends would have fun, so we decided to have various activities available. The property of the Mount Hood Bed & Breakfast is spacious and spectacularly beautiful. It was so fun to watch people playing horseshoes, bean bag toss, and doing 3-legged sack races right up until dusk.

mountain wedding

We used Mason jars instead of beer and wine glasses – each guest wrote their name on their jar and kept it with them all night. Seating assignments were done with simple gift tags and stamped numbers…Table numbers were simply tied to the flower centerpieces.

mountain wedding
mountain wedding
mountain wedding

Instead of a guest book we had guests write a wish for us on “wish flags” that hung on a line with clothespins; our own Mt. Hood version of the Himalayan Prayer Flag. We liked the idea that the mountain winds would carry the wishes of our loved ones to us.

mountain wedding
mountain wedding
mountain wedding

We didn’t have a formal wedding party. Instead, one of our favorite touches of the wedding was when my two nieces (age 13 and 4) pulled our 10-month old daughter down the aisle in a Radio Flyer wagon!

mountain wedding
Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Borrow lots of ideas from wedding blogs! Don’t worry about anything on the day of the wedding, like weather or last minute details. At that point it’s out of your hands and all you can do is sit back and enjoy your day. It’s really true what people say – it goes by in the blink of an eye, so really savor every beautiful moment.
mountain wedding

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Wedding Vendors (Parkdale, OR):

Ceremony and reception location(s): Mount Hood Bed & Breakfast / Florist: Groom’s mother and aunt / Photographer: Mary and Joel of Blue Window Creative / Caterer: Blossoms Catering (at the Hood River Hotel) / Wedding Dress: Jenny Yoo from The English Dept / Hairpiece: Twigs and Honey / Groom’s Suit: Adam Arnold / Wedding invitations: Mike Hirshon, illustrator

  • So unique and personal – as it should be!

  • myra :: twigs & honey

    This is such a gorgeous Oregon wedding! Love! :)

  • I am obsessed with the prayer flag guest book. I can imagine one hanging in my garden. I contemplated this for my own wedding but was concerned about the ink fading in the sun.

  • I adore this wedding and Mary & Joel are amazing PHOTOGS!!

  • i’m obsessed with pies! so this wedding is right up my alley!

  • love the pies! What an awesome idea.

  • Ah this is just lovely – so personal.

    I am having a little giveaway over on my blog today that you may be interetsed in

    J xxx

  • Jessica Lally

    Fun pics, love the theme. Random question, where did the groom get his collared shirt? Thanks!

  • Emily Kommel

    I was wondering where the groom’s tie was from? A friend of mine wants that tie for her groomsmen in her wedding. If you could email me with any info that would be great!


    • Alex

      Did someone tell you where that tie was from?

  • Kellie Anne

    Yes, I would love to know where that tie came from too!


  • Kellie Anne

    If you could please email me

  • Jes

    Is the tie by Adam Arnold as well? I love it, but can’t seem to find it!

  • sarah

    Anyone find where the grooms tie is from?