Idyllic Oregon Lake Elopement: Stacy + Chris

crater lake elopement

Stacy + Chris met on the subway in Chicago on their way to a White Sox game three years ago – fun! So they naturally initially thought Chicago would be the perfect place to exchange their vows. After changing their minds about the particulars a few times, they realized that a traditional wedding was just not for them, so they began to plan an idyllic elopement at Crater Lake National Park in Oregon with their amazing photographer, Allison Harp, instead!

From Allison, I had recently relocated from Dallas, TX to Bend, OR, when one day Stacy called me and said, “We’ve decided! We’re coming to you!” We brainstormed locations, picked a date, and settled on a Monday evening at Crater Lake National Park – my favorite place in the world. We arrived at the crater, did a first look, then hiked up a ways to a spot for the ceremony where they recited their own vows. I took them down the rim trail for portraits and then we finished up with a picnic and a champagne toast overlooking the lake. It was seriously a dream – a dream to shoot and a dream to witness.

floral invitation

oregon first look

oregon first look

Stacy snagged her ADORABLE Free People dress in a FP store in Dallas, but you can flip through a slew of boho beauties on their site to get a similar look.

groom wearing vest

groom wearing hat

oregon elopement

branch head piece

crater lake elopement

crater lake elopement

Their hike up to the top was well worth it – check out that view!

crater lake elopement

crater lake elopement

crater lake oregon

crater lake elopement

crater lake elopement

crater lake elopement

crater lake elopement

crater lake elopement

crater lake elopement

crater lake elopement

groom over cliff

forest bride and groom

bride with a view

We adore Stacy’s eye-catching bouquet by A Native Bloom!

berry colored bouquet

crater lake

free people dress

elopement

elopement view

free people dress

The most memorable moment of the day was after the ceremony and after all of the photos when we had a wonderful little spread of sandwiches and snacks to celebrate in one of the most beautiful places. It was a real take it all in kind of a moment.

mountain bride and groom

My advice to those planning an elopement is to keep it about the two of you. That's the beauty of an elopement, you have no one else to please.

photography: Allison Harp // venue: Crater Lake National Park in Oregon // florals: A Native Bloom // announcement design: Sam Palencia // dress + shoes: Free People // groom attire: Chris’s vest and hat were Brooks Brothers + his orange tie was from the Tie Bar // assistant photographer: Natalie Puls // hair piece: serenitycrystal

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Grace Loves Lace LA Trunk Show

Grace Loves Lace

Today we have some VERY exciting news for all you American brides-to-be who love the bohemian feel of the gorgeous wedding dresses from Aussie-based designer Grace Loves Lace! They will be hosting their very first international trunk show in downtown LA on October 3, 4, 5 and 6. The four-day show will take place between 9am and 5pm daily at Apartment A in the Arts District downtown: 652 Mateo St, Los Angeles, 90021. There is no need to make an appointment, just pop on in!

Brides will be able to try on a sample range of dresses and accessories + the GLL staff will be available to take your measurements and help you in choosing the right dress style for your shape!

And even more exciting news? Grace Love Lace’s soon-to-launch sister company, For The Love of Grace, will also be joining them at the show with their range of beautiful bridesmaids and occasion dresses! And their website is going live in two weeks, so be sure to stay tuned!

bohemian wedding dress

bohemian wedding dress

If you’ve been eyeing one of these boho beauties, you won’t want to miss the trunk show to see them in person!

lace slit dress

illusion neckline dress

lace halter wedding dress

bohemian wedding dress

From Grace Loves Lace, There are some beautiful restaurants and cafes in the area, so make a day of it! We’re heading straight home after, and won’t be back for another trunk show anytime soon, so make sure you come and see us! Please note that our ordering process will be the same as normal, all orders are to be placed through our website. We will have facilities available for this throughout the show.

For trunk show updates, sure to follow @grace_loves_lace@for.the.love.of.grace on Instagram! You can also email GGL directly with any questions about the show, info@graceloveslace.com.au.

* This post is sponsored by Grace Loves Lace. Thanks for supporting our sponsors!

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Canvas Wedding Inspiration from Martha Stewart Weddings

Martha Stewart Weddings

The fall issue of Martha Stewart Weddings is on newsstands now, and as soon as we saw this super-fun feature, all about using canvas as wedding inspiration (and designed by David Stark), we knew we just had to share a few photos from the spread with you guys! Canvas might not be the first thing you think of when you think wedding inspiration, but as you make your way through the post, we’re sure you’ll see that there are so many fun ways to incorporate this amazing texture into your day! From your attire to your tablescape, and everywhere in between, we’re loving canvas, and the great blue, gray, and natural color palette MSW shares in this feature, for fall + winter weddings!

dipped candle votives

We’re so crazy about those votives above, crafted from dip-dyed strips of cotton gauze (canvas’ looser-woven cousin) + the fun paintbrush-caddy-turned-escort-card-display seen below!

escrot card display

blue bouquet

These blooms (nigellas, delphiniums, viburnum berries, and sweet peas) are so stunning, right? And love the idea of a monogrammed fabric bouquet wrap to (literally) tie the whole canvas look together!

modern white and blue tablescape

blue dipped vases

And swooning over that gorgeous cake, decorated with cascading fabric flowers + perched atop a perfectly imperfect dip-dyed table linen.

white cake ombre tablecloth

martha stewart fall

Be sure to pick up a copy of the fall issue of Martha Stewart Weddings to see more from this feature (or check out their online gallery) and to get a fun look at Lauren Conrad’s new bridesmaid dress collection. It’s super gorgeous!

photography: Petra Bindel courtesy of Martha Stewart Weddings. Copyright © 2014.

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