Mary, from Floataway Studios, sent us this superbly sweet wedding to us from Oregon couple Ashley and Ryan. This is a great example of how a few personalized details can really turn your location into the dream venue. From Mary, the photographer. Ashley and Ryan went above and beyond for their September wedding! The majority of the elements of the wedding were DIY and it had such a whimsical and romantic feeling to the day.

church exterior and smiling bride

bride and groom portrait in church

happily ever after egg stamps

The church that they were married at also let them use the grounds to hold their reception…all for free!

chocolate cake and couple cake cutting

bride with bridesmaids in green

Their food and dessert table were all family recipes. It was such a beautiful and intimate day..everyone had so much fun!

groom holding bouquet and guest book sign

couple pennant getaway

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors (Salem, Oregon):

Photography: Floataway Studios / Planner: Misty Damico from Luxe Event Productions / Venue: Oak Grove Church / Invitations: Red Pearl Designs

  • Loveliest setting ever! That church is a like a fairytale! Dress amazing too :)

  • Caroline C

    I am in love with the bridesmaids dresses! They are so flattering!

  • Beautiful, Ashley! What a beautiful bride you were. So fun to see more of your photos.

  • Love this wedding and the sweet details! Love Mary’s work and she captured this wedding perfectly!

  • Wow the bride looks incredible!! Gorgeous dress! I love the bird’s nest wedding cake too!

  • Emily

    I love the bridesmiads’ dresses. Does anyone know where they are from??

  • Amanda

    Emily –

    I think they are from Modcloth!

  • Love that chalkboard and her necklace.

  • absolutely love floataway studios. what a romantical wedding!

  • such beautiful colors! i love those bridesmaid dresses.

  • I love the whole thing but the bride’s necklace is stunning! It gives me an idea of something I want to make but with some dupioni silk rosettes with the brooches on top of them. This is such a sweet romantic wedding!

  • super pretty wedding! they are a beautiful couple!

  • Jamie

    I love her dress! Anyone know who makes it?

  • Beautiful wedding! Love the color of the bridesmaid dresses. And the bride’s necklace is so pretty!

  • yaay! love Mary!

  • gorgeous! Everything is so amazingly gorgeous. I especially love those bridesmaid dresses. Such pretty colors!

  • Lovely Wedding Couple! Dressing is Good!! Gorgeous Wedding Photographs.

  • Tatiana

    Where did she get her dress is beautiful

  • Hey, Ashley – bride here! Wanted to answer some questions, sorry for being late to reply! The necklace, are you ready, is from forever 21, and was around $15! hehe, my little secret!

    The dress was Allure, 8526 in ivory: I had my Grandma who was a seamstress make the sweetheart neckline a little deeper.

    The bridesmaids dresses were from Modcloth. A very great resource for unique bridesmaid dresses. Also check

    Mary could not have done a more remarkable amazing job! I am so blessed her and Scott were our photographers, we LOVE HER TO DEATH!

    PS, I’m selling lots of items from my wedding, if interested let me know : )

  • Kelli Christopher

    Hi Ashley!

    I am definitely interested in some of the items if you are selling them…
    The chalkboard sign in – LOVE!

    Please e-mail if you are still trying to sell a few of your wedding items!


  • Kelli Christopher

    oops! my email is

  • Sandra

    Ashley, where did you get that lovely cardigan you were wearing in the cake-cutting photo? I have been searching for something to wear during my outdoor reception.


  • Kelli: unfortunately the chalkboard sing was not mine, I borrowed it.
    Sandra: I managed to buy that cardigan from Macy’s of all places in the junior section.

  • Claudia

    Ashley – I live in Oregon as well and I love the church you chose. How did you contact them? I can’t find a phone number to save my life!

  • Ashley N.

    Hey Ashley, Gorgeous pictures! Do you have the contact info. for the church and the grange across the street, I haven’t been able to get ahold of anyone?

  • Hey, the contact for the church is Marion Lassa (503) 585-1694. Phone is really the only way to contact them, I’m afraid there’s no website of email.

  • Ashley N.

    Thank you Ashley!!

  • April


    I live in Salem and am in love with this church! How did you get ahold of someone to rent it? Please let me know:) You are a beautiful bride

  • Alex

    I know this old but I was wondering if anyone had contact info for church,