Mexico Meets Oregon at This Mount Hood Wedding

Mexico Meets Oregon Wedding

Kate + Garrett originally planned to get married in Mexico, but after a few mishaps, they decided to bring Mexico to Oregon instead! Dramatic pampas grass framed the ceremony space, a mariachi band played as the couple walked down the aisle, bright colored florals were everywhere, and the view of Mount Hood made for the perfect backdrop. Phil Chester was there to capture the magical day at Mt. Hood Organic Farm!

The couple shares After a change of events, we switched it to Kate’s home state of Oregon. Being able to incorporate Mexico in small ways made it feel special and personable. We hung white wedding flags throughout the reception hall, gifted the guests worry dolls, and it truly was a fiesta.

Ready to see how they brought Mexico to Oregon? Let’s look!

Rue de Seine Wedding Dress

We’re majorly crushing on the bride’s Rue de Seine dress.

white protea bouquet

The king protea in this bouquet by Selva makes quite the statement!

first look

Mexico Meets Oregon Wedding

pampas grass ceremony decor

Pampas grass framed the ceremony space so nicely.

mariachi band entrance

Our Musical Choices

Processional: Traditional Mariachi Music by Mariachi Viva Mexico

Recessional: Traditional Mariachi Music by Mariachi Viva Mexico

First Dance: Can't Nobody Love You by The Zombies

Mexico Meets Oregon Wedding

bridesmaids in black

Mexico Meets Oregon Wedding

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

Having my mom officiate the wedding was incredibly special to both of us, not to mention the mariachi band that played while we walked down the aisle.The dance party was also pretty epic... We have family + friends from literally all over the world, so being able to laugh and dance with them all in one place is something we will never forget.

Mexico Meets Oregon Wedding

Mexico Meets Oregon Wedding

Mexico Meets Oregon Wedding

reformation bridesmaid dresses

The ‘maids wore dresses from Reformation.


The groom + his men are looking quite dapper in their suits from J.Crew.

veggie seed escort cards

veggie seed escort cards

How fun are these escort cards?!

vintage lounge

That lounge!!

favor table

paper picado decor

The way they decorated the reception hall with the white wedding flags is so good!

Mexico Meets Oregon Wedding

Mexico Meets Oregon Wedding

LOVING the pops of turquoise, complemented by the earthy + orange hues.

tile table number

clay charger plate

papel picado garland

So fun!!

blue table napkins

Mexico Meets Oregon Wedding

Mexico Meets Oregon Wedding

floral dinner meu

cake slices

Pretty petals adorned each slice of cake made by Sweetheart.

Mexico Meets Oregon Wedding

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

Don't sweat the small stuff and go with your gut (you generally know what you want). Find vendors that you love and let them work their magic. We initially saw our wedding as an entirely different event — a week long celebration in Mexico, but looking back on it, we could not have asked for a better day. The day of, some things were out of place and things didn't go exactly as planned, but those are not the details we remember. We mostly remember each other + all the love surrounding us.

Mexico Meets Oregon Wedding

What a celebration!! Congratulations, Kate + Garrett!

Post Divider Line

photography: Phil Chester // venue name: Mt. Hood Organic Farm, Hood River, Oregon, USA // event design: SELVA // florals: SELVA // wedding dress: Rue de Seine // bridesmaid dresses: Reformation // groom attire: J.Crew // paper goods: Oblation Papers // cake: Sweetheart // tabletop rentals: Classic Vintage // furniture rentals: Classic Vintage // linen rentals: La Tavola // music: Mariachi viva Mexico // officiant: Mother of the Bride // models: Assistant Stylist from Blacksweet Raspberry