Happy weekend, everyone!
Today we are SO excited to be sharing some of our favorites from Stephanie and Justin’s Cannon Beach wedding with you! I don’t even know where to begin to talk about how awesome these two are. We first met Stephanie and Justin because they were initially planning to get married in Nashville, where Justin’s family is from. But as they got into the planning, they knew deep down that it would be way more true to their relationship and personalities to get married on the Oregon coast, outside of where they live in Portland, OR.
The Oregon coast is such a special place, and if you’ve never been there, I highly recommend it. There’s something magical about it that is hard to put in to words. It’s a place where you feel called to slow down and unplug, and a place where the real moments of life really catch up to you, and you have the space to sink into them. The coast is special to Stephanie and Justin’s relationship, a place where they’ve spent many days camping and hiking and walking the coast. Setting up bonfires on the beach and watching the sunset. So it was so completely perfect that they structured their wedding day around those things that they love so much, and shared it with their families! It was just the right amount of “outside the box,” with starting the day with their first look at Ecola State Park (instead of starting with getting ready photos!). Starting away from the bustle of the wedding preparations, in a place they’ve spent so much time, it was so sweet to see their connection! And you can’t beat those vibrant PNW greens and the incredible view of Haystack Rock from Ecola!
Their ceremony was so sweet and personal to them, on the beach with Haystack Rock in the background, and was followed by such a fun reception! Their friends and family took in the views, and instead of cake, everyone enjoyed locally made ice cream sandwiches (which were incredible!). As they’ve done so many times before, Stephanie and Justin walked along the beach at sunset before joining everyone for s’mores and a bonfire! Could there be a better way to end a wedding day?!
It was such an honor to be along on this adventure! Check out just a few (ok, a ton!) of our favorites!
Stephanie and Justin: CONGRATULATIONS!! We are so happy for you all, and it was such a joy to create for you. Thank you for inviting us along on this adventure!! Thank you for sharing your favorite spots and your stories with us. You two are truly inspiring!
Huge thanks to everyone who made it such an incredible day, including: Planner: Leann Reece, Ginger & You Events | Florist: Alli Schreck, Bramble Floral | HMU: Renne Bruhn | Ice Cream Sandwiches: Ruby Jewel | Bride’s Dress: Mikaella Bridal from The White Dress | Bridesmaids: David’s Bridal | Groom & Groomsmen: Nordstrom | Invites: Minted | Menu & paper goods for the wedding day: Designed by the bride!
Thanks for stopping by the blog, everyone, and we hope you have a great weekend! We are off on a last minute camping trip–so fingers crossed that there’s a campsite available when we get there haha!