Do you have an affinity for adventure? Are you nutty for nature? Does the thought of traveling through the woods fill you with extreme wanderlust? If so, you’re going to ADORE Kathryn + Justin’s Pacific Northwest wedding, amongst the redwoods.
Some of K+J’s best memories were made spending time together in the woods, so they thought what better place to wed than amongst the trees? Kathryn tells us: Inspiration for the day came from our love of adventure, nature, the woods and the Pacific Northwest. We put so much of ourselves into the day, from the venue, to the hops we had the florist be sure to use on the altar and in the bouquets. You read that right — HOPS! You know, one of the essential ingredients used when brewing beer. So crafty.
Let’s check out the snaps by Hazelwood Photo and get a-hoppin’!
Would you take a look at these Rachel Simpson from BHLDN! Shoe LOVE!
The First Look
Kathryn rocked a strapless W Too gown from Anai Bridal. We’re LOVIN’ the movement of the tulle skirt!
This groom’s get up is pretty rad, right? Navy blue + red are a gorgeous combo!
The Ceremony Space
How hoppin’ is this textured backdrop created by Bramble Floral Design?
Processional: Bach's Prelude played by a Cello Soloist
Recessional: Game of Thrones Theme song played by a Cello Soloist (a huge hit with our guests!)
First Dance: Better Together by Jack Johnson played on acoustic guitar with live vocals
Justin and I are from different sides of the country, and we lived in and traveled to several different states and countries during our relationship. Therefore, we have family and friends scattered across the country, as well as overseas. It was the most touching experience to have all these people we love travel so far to show their support for us and our relationship. Our hearts were overflowing with love and happiness, and we will never forget walking into the dining room and seeing all those people in one room. It is so difficult to pinpoint one most memorable moment of our wedding day, but the people we love celebrating with us, made it simply the best day ever.
When we transitioned into dinner, we opened with “Be Our Guest” from Beauty and the Beast! It sounds super cheesy, but every had a blast singing and clapping along while the servers brought out our food.
Trust your vendors! They know what they are doing, and you chose their creative style for a reason. I actually loved having an element of surprise in seeing their ideas come to life on the wedding day. Also, don't question getting a day-of coordinator... just do it!
To top it off — a simple naked cake + darling macarons!
photography: Hazelwood Photo // venue name: Union Pine, Portland, Oregon, USA // event design: Ginger and You Events // planning: Ginger and You Events // florals: Bramble Floral Design // wedding dress boutique: Anai Bridal // hair stylist: Kirstie Wight Makeup // makeup artist: Kirstie Wight Makeup // paper goods: Subi Snacks // catering: Field Day // furniture rentals: Classic Vintage Rentals