What a breath of fresh air Elliot and Sarah’s rustic Oregon sumer wedding is! I feel like there is not much I can say about this wedding other than WOW! This rustic wedding from Maria Lamb Photography takes you to a romantic forest, and a charming reception full of amazing details. The wedding took place at champoeg state park in St. Paul Oregon and offer just the perfect outdoor wedding! The neutral bridesmaids dresses work so well together and complement Sarah’s gorgeous gown from BHLDN. This wedding is a must see! View full gallery right here
From the bride, Sarah: We are quite jolly people. When we thought of our Northwest style and playful hearts, we were inspired by The Shire (Lord of the Rings) to paint the landscape and flavour of our wedding. The Shire to us is rustic and simple yet playful and creative. It is a haven of cheery joy and abundant laughter. So, while aesthetically we were inspired by The Shire, our theme was simply “joy” and how we could represent that in all the realm of creativity. The entire wedding was outdoors at a local state park beneath towering centuryold oaks. We timed it just right so that the tall grand branches would only allow filtered sunlight down on the ceremony. So although it was a hot summer day, no one was to suffer from the heat of the sun’s rays!
What does The Shire sound like? Jubilant fiddling music of course! My darling Aunt Amy is one of the finest violinists in the land. Accompanying her was a classic guitar and together they played prelude music.
For the processional my new sister-in-love Emily sang sweetly the tune of Sweet Fair Maiden. And then as the head aisle doors closed and opened for me and my poppa, my aunt fiddled a romantic Celtic folk reel as I walked to the altar.
Our first dance is the song my husband sang to me when he proposed. “Bloom” by The Paper Kites.
Photography : Maria Lamb Photography / Florist: Forest & Field / Venue: Champoeg State Park (at the Pavilion) / Wedding Dress: BHLDN / Wedding Shoes: Nordstrom Rack / Groom’s Attire: Nordstrom, Levi’s, Danner Goods / Dessert: Costco and Bride’s Parents / DJ: Emily Otteson Music / Wedding Invitations: DIY / Wedding Location: St. Paul, OR