One of the best things about being a wedding planner and running a wedding blog is having the opportunity to share the work of super talented people who I get to call colleagues + friends. Today’s gorgeous wedding, captured right here in the Willamette Valley by Gaby of Gabriela Ines Photography, is the perfect example.
Gaby and I first worked together on a lovely peach + gold styled shoot a couple of summers ago that was featured on Le Magnifique. I had a blast working with Gaby, she is such a sweetheart and she’s so talented at what she does. I always love seeing her photos pop up on my news feed, and I was super excited when she submitted Joey and Brinnan’s wedding to me!
Joey and Brinnan were married at the Northern Lights Christmas Tree Farm in Pleasant Hill, Oregon on a perfect August day. Their wedding was filled with colorful flowers, lots of pretty light, and some incredible pink and gold cakes by Soft Peaks Cakery (and of course lots of love!).
LOVE this shot of the groomsmen repping their Oregon Duck socks!
I can’t get over all of those colorful flowers adorning the ceremony arbor… so lovely!
Those cakes I was talking about? Yea… they were definitely show stoppers! Shelly with Soft Peaks Cakery did an incredible job. I have worked with Shelly a couple of times and not only do her cakes look gorgeous, but they are soo tasty as well.
I almost wouldn’t have wanted to cut in to those cakes because they looked so beautiful!
A big thank you to Gaby for sharing this gorgeous wedding with us. Be sure to check out her blog to see more of her work!
Wedding Professionals who contributed to this beautiful day:
On these days when the weather drops below thirty degrees, it’s really nice to start the day with a cheery sunshine-filled wedding and remember that in some parts of the world, the sun is still shining. I know for me the weather definitely affects my mood and attitude and I am almost always happier when it’s sunny outside. So today I am pretending that I am a guest at this lovely California wedding. Won’t you join me?
Samantha and Derrill created their dream wedding with the help of family and friends. Samantha’s aunt offered up her picturesque private estate as the backdrop for their big day, and friends created the floral arrangements and even baked the wedding cake… as their photographer, Becca Rillo said, “You couldn’t tell unless you knew!” That’s for sure. Everything about this wedding is picture-perfect and Becca Rillo Photography captured all of the magic.
The pops of coral weave so perfectly throughout the details, don’t you think!? From the bridesmaids dresses, to the napkins, to the flowers… it’s perfection.
I don’t think I will ever get tired of the s’mores bar… I mean who doesn’t love s’mores? And even though I’ve seen it done in countless weddings, I still have yet to attend a wedding with a s’mores bar. So yea… (I’m talking to you, engaged friends!) ;)
The ceremony altar makes a perfect backdrop for the sweetheart table. I am all about reusing details from the ceremony to the reception!
I hope you enjoyed this ray of sunshine on this dreary day, wherever you may be… or maybe you have great weather today!? That’s awesome too. A big thank you to Becca Rillo Photography for sharing this gorgeous wedding with us. Make sure to check out her blog to see more of her work!
These wedding professionals helped bring this lovely wedding to life:
Photographer: Becca Rillo Photography | Venue: Private Residence | DJ: Let the Music Play | Dress store: Cruz’s Bridal | Makeup: Doubletake Makeup Artistry
The soft colors, delicate details, and stunning bridal party are just a few of the reasons why I’m smitten with this wedding. Ashton and Jacob put together a truly flawless day, and they were lucky enough to have Anne Brookshire Photography there to capture every charming detail and sweet moment. When Ashton was planning her wedding, she described the feel she was going for as “laid-back elegance…. and contrasting textures like wood and mercury glass. Open and airy. Friendly and inviting.” I think she definitely achieved that vision!
After the heartfelt ceremony at Highland Baptist Church, guests hopped on a bus and headed over to The Pavilion at Carleen Bright Arboretum in Woodway, Texas for a fun-filled evening of dinner and dancing.
Enjoy the beautiful images, and be sure to check out Anne’s blog to see more of her work!
Thank you to Anne Brookshire Photography for sharing this lovely wedding with us!
Have a wonderful day, friends, and don’t forget about our giveaway that we have going on!!
These fabulous vendors helped make this day possible:
Photography: Anne Brookshire Photography | Ceremony venue: Highland Baptist Church | Reception venue: The Pavilion at Carleen Bright Arboretum | MUA: Angela Karr | Catering: Festive Occasions Catering | Florals: Bloomingals | DJ: Triple Z Entertainment | Videographer: Elle Films | Cakes: Kristy’s Kreations | Rentals: Pendley Productions | Vocalists: Callie Johnson and Kelsey Martin | Wedding Dress: Pronovias from Lulu’s Bridal Boutique | Shoes: TOMS | Bride’s earrings: Kendra Scott | Bridesmaids dresses: Bill Levkoff | Suits: Men’s Wearhouse
One of the most daunting tasks for us was picking out our wedding colors. There are so many options, and everywhere we looked for ideas, there were gorgeous featured weddings with all different colors which didn’t exactly help us narrow it down!! We finally decided to stop looking at other weddings (and Pinterest!) for ideas, go to our venue and see what colors are already incorporated there naturally and go from there.
Since we are getting married at a barn, there are a lot of browns and neutral colors, so we decided to go with that theme, incorporating burlap, twine, wood accents, and other neutral colors. We also decided to add in some soft colors– pastel blue, light aqua, and blush pink. After we decided on the colors, I went back to my Pinterest board and found that a lot of the ideas that I had loved already featured those soft colors and neutral accents; I just hadn’t noticed!
You may notice that gold is also in a lot of my inspiration boards…that kind of got added in after I looked through all of my inspiration and realized that there was a lot of gold sparkles in the ideas I was in love with. But come on, I grew up showing quarter horses, and anyone who has seen us show knows us quarter horse girls take our sparkles seriously!!
Take my flower girls dresses from Chasing Fireflies for example:
Or these sparkly bottles that I posted before that I want to try to make:
I also find this table quite adorable…but is there such thing as too much sparkle?
Even my dress (which I’m debating sneak peeking soon) is a gorgeous sparkling Sarah Seven original!!
Here are some of my color inspiration boards…let me know what you guys think!