14 Dec

Real Wedding :: Janna + Alex

Trees surrounded the guests as the Janna and Alex exchanged vows on a tree farm in Canby, Oregon. Local vendors, DIY details and the help of friends and family made this wedding an intimate occasion.

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The┬ábride wore a silk a-line dress adorned with a silk sash, both from local designer, Lena Medoyeff. The little details made this ensemble sing. A floral hair accessory from another talented NW vendor, Twigs and Honey by Myra Callan, nestled in the bride’s hair. The pearl earrings and brooch pinned on the sash were family heirlooms and added another line to this love story.

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Trees were the unofficial theme for the wedding and it made appearances in the ceremony with a references two trees going into one. Groomsmen wore ties with oak tree details. During the celebration, the bride and groom planted a tree as a symbol of their unity.

The groom designed labels for the wine bottles filled with lemonade and ice tea.

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A typewriter guestbook allows guests to type their thoughts for the couple to savor later. Scattered candles flickered around the ceremony site. This wedding was a labor of love, from the handmade table runners to the friend who designed invitations.

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Strawberries Fields Forever: Handpicked local strawberries soaked between stacks of shortcake was made by the groom’s mother and friends. It was an all hands-on-deck approach made this wedding memorable and personable.

During the last dance of the night, as a surprise to the newlyweds, the father of the groom set off fireworks to commemorate the celebration.

A tip from the bride on a budget: “We were definitely on a budget, which made us prioritize. We couldn’t get distracted by all the pretty wedding industry ‘stuff’ that is everywhere when you’re planning a wedding. We put money towards the things that were important to us: supporting our friends and local artists, and our wedding being comfortable and laid-back. We made a budget and stuck to it.”

Thank you Bryan and Leah for capturing all the moments and thanks to Janna for sharing your bona fide Pacific Northwest wedding. All Photos by Bryan Rupp Photography

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