Oregon Mountain Meadow Elopement: Carlee + Garret

Oregon elopement

Carlee + Garret’s elopement is sure to inspire so many other couples who are thinking of eloping themselves. They did things right finding a F-R-E-E location that was not only stunningly beautiful, but had huge meaning to them: the Three Sisters Wilderness in Oregon. When asked why they decided to elope, Carlee shares, We chose an elopement because we were hoping for a small and intimate ceremony that would be special to us in a location that was meaningful to our lives. We chose Indian Ford Meadow in Sisters, Oregon for the views of the Three Sisters mountains, South Sister (the mountain on the left in the images) being where we were engaged, and because Sisters, Oregon was where we shared our first home together. Sisters has always felt like home to us no matter where we are living in Oregon.

All they needed was each other, a handful of the people closest to them, and the lovely Victoria Carlson Photography to capture it all on camera!

eucalyptus bouquet

Donna Morgan wedding dress

We love the simple beauty of Carlee’s white Donna Morgan Laura dress from Nordstrom.

eucalyptus bouquet

suspenders

Oregon elopement

Oregon elopement

Oregon elopement

flower engagement ring

Oregon elopement

flower crown

Oregon elopement

They had such a pretty, intimate ceremony with friends + family in a beautiful meadow.

Oregon elopement

Oregon elopement

Oregon elopement

Oregon elopement

Watching the sun rise over our favorite mountains together and knowing that we were beginning another chapter of our life in a place that held such great meaning to us.

Oregon elopement

Oregon elopement

These two have a pretty interesting story of how they met! Carlee tells us, Garret and I met in March of 2009 while we were both attending college at Western Oregon University. I had been involved in a car accident and he was one of the responding resident firefighters on the scene. Luckily, no one was hurt and we assumed we would never see each other again, until the following week when spring quarter began and we had a class together. We became friends and by the following year had started dating. Garret proposed in the summer of 2014 on top of South Sister while on a backpacking trip in the Three Sisters Wilderness.

Oregon elopement

Oregon elopement

Use a public location for a venue, it’s free! Elopements are meant to be less stressful so make sure you have all the "big things” organized first - your wedding date, your photographer, officiant, and flowers; everything else will just fall into place!

Don’t skimp on little details, but be frugal if that’s what you’re trying to accomplish - there are deals to be found out there! Stay true to what you and your fiancé want out of your wedding day. Some family members may be surprised or upset by your decision, but in the end, it’s yours and your fiancé’s day!

photography: Victoria Carlson Photography // venue: Sisters, Oregon // florals: Good Seed Floral Design // blanket: Pendleton Woolen Mills, Fringed Jacquard Throw from Amazon // dress: Donna Morgan ‘Laura’ Ruched Sweetheart Silk Chiffon Gown from Nordstrom // bride’s shoes: Frye ‘Carson’ ballet flat in Beige // scarf: Little Pine Knitting Co., ‘Sherman Lightweight Cowl’ // bride’s ring: Saxons Fine Jewelers // bracelet: Dea Dia Jewelry, ‘Pyrite Cuff’ // turquoise ring: vintage, Heritage Dry Goods. Eugene, Oregon // shirt: Banana Republic, Soft Wash Tailored Slim-Fit Micro-Gingham Shirt //  pants: Banana Republic, Kentfield Vintage Straight-Fit Navy Cotton Pant // tie: Original Penguin, Nordstrom Rack // suspenders: IndianaCool, Hand Stitched Leather Suspenders. Madrid, Spain // groom’s shoes: Banana Republic, Digby Brogue // groom’s ring: Qaloring

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Breakfast Bridal Shower Inspiration

bridal breakfast inspiration

We love the idea of going with a unique theme or idea for your bridal shower. It’s the perfect chance to play around with more feminine details or a design concept that might not work into your styling plans for the big day ahead! The team who put together this fun breakfast bridal shower editorial (Angela Cox PhotographyStatice Couture Florals & Event Design + Jankun Creative Studio) were inspired by coffee + doughnuts and wanted to create a tablescape at The Station in Greenville, SC that was warm and inviting. Something that would make you happy to get out of bed! A morning bridal shower with a handful of your best girlfriends sounds pretty perfect to us!

bridal shower invitation

bridal breakfast inspiration

The girls were looking lovely in their pretty attire from Savvy Inc. Boutique, with hair + makeup by Isabelle Schreier.

fresh juice

bridal breakfast inspiration

bridal breakfast inspiration

donuts

scones

Seriously, doesn’t this spread look amaze?! The yummy eats were courteosy of Swamp Rabbit Cafe + Circa Doughnut.

bridal breakfast inspiration

crepe

waffles

bridal breakfast inspiration

bridal breakfast inspiration

Such a stylish tablescape, right?! The pretty platters, serving spoons, shibori + table accents were from Knack Studio. We love, love this look for a girls brunch!

coffee and donuts

cheers

bridal breakfast inspiration

bridal breakfast inspiration

donuts

bridal breakfast inspiration

Big thanks to the talented team below for sharing this fun girls day with us! Ladies, tell us what type of bridal shower you’re having in the comments below!

photography: Angela Cox Photography // venue: The Station // florals + styling: Statice Couture Florals & Event Design // paper goods: Jankun Creative Studio // hair + makeup: Isabelle Schreier // clothing + necklaces: Savvy Inc. Boutique // rings: Danielle Miller Jewelry // platters, serving spoons, shibori + table accents: Knack Studio // fruit + scones: Swamp Rabbit Cafe // doughnuts: Circa Doughnut // models: Moe Megan, Angie Thompson, Faith Adedokun, Amy Moxley

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Find Your Dream Dress for Less with Preowned Wedding Dresses

Preowned Wedding Dresses

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Preowned Wedding Dresses

Wedding dresses we found (and love!) on PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com (clockwise from left): Elle Saab Gown // Vera Wang Emmeline Gown // Claire Pettibone Chantilly Dress  // BHLDN Ortensia Gown

Preowned Wedding Dresses

clockwise from left:  Vera Wang Haute Couture // Jenny Packham Aspen // Sarah Seven Practically Perfect Gown // Anna Campbell Amity Dress

Preowned Wedding Dresses Giveaway

Such a great resource, right? And we’re excited to share an exciting wedding dress giveaway hosted by PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com from Jan 1st – Feb 15th!  For more information, including how to enter + the giveaway rules, click on the graphic above or visit this link.

Happy wedding dress shopping ladies + best of luck to all those who enter to win their dream wedding dress!

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