Allison + Jason are from Idaho, but were looking for a more fairtyale-like setting for their intimate wedding. They found it (and then some) once they made the decision to head to Oregon to tie the knot! They settled on exchanging their vows atop a cliff right next to the waterfall in Wahclella Falls. And with just a few close friends in tow, they were really able to soak in their ethereal surroundings, have a meaningful ceremony, and ensure the wedding they’d been dreaming about would come to life! More from A + J below:
Our love bloomed with a shared passion for stories, adventures, and wild places. The Columbia River Gorge combines all of those things in the most beautiful way imaginable, like a fantasy world. Jason proposed during the first of many shared trips to Portland, so returning there for our best adventure fit. Wahclella Falls is the sort of place that demands your full presence in the moment. It’s ethereal and magical, wild and wonderful, perfect for us. No details or distractions, just beauty and simplicity. It was a dream.
Thanks so much to To Wander and Seek for the gorgeous photos!
Such an amazing setting!
You can see even more from this sweet day in the film below by May Xiong:
Jason: My advice is to approach the wedding as a team, and make sure the planning pressure isn’t ever all on yourself or all on your partner. Allison has a gift for planning that I don’t, but she still felt and planned better when I was there, providing input and support.
Allison: Make a plan that makes you and your partner happy. Really, that’s it, that’s the most important thing. Don’t worry about what other people might think, don’t worry about being unconventional. It’s a celebration of your love. Make it reflect that and make it fun! Of course you’ll want to make it a beautiful day, but don’t forget the fun part!
photography: To Wander and Seek // venue name: getting ready at Ace Hotel, ceremony at Wahclella Falls and dinner party at Tea Bar, Portland, Oregon // event design: Bride // planning: Bride // florals: Forest and Field // wedding dress: Alexandra Grecco // hairpiece: Forest and Field // bridesmaid dresses: Chose their own // hair stylist: Kassandra Sommerville // makeup artist: Kassandra Sommerville // groom attire: ASOS // videography: May Xiong // officiant: Best friend and maid of honor // bride's shoes: Bride (Wolverine 1000 Mile), Groom (Hudson Shoes)