Lillah & Mark | September 8th | Camp Sherman, Oregon
From the bride, Lillah:
Our wedding day was amazing, beautiful, anxiety-ridden, too fast and perfect.
Photography by Kimberly Kay Photography
We took all our photos before the ceremony, thank god! At first, I was adamant that he not see me before the ceremony, but this venue was so breathtaking, I’m glad we spent the time taking photos before so that we could walk all over the grounds and get some great shots.
I wore a gown by Aria and shoes from Anthropologie.
We opened the full hosted bar before the ceremony began, and our guests really appreciated that!
We walked down the aisle to music by our friends who played the bassoon and the French horn, little different, but it was great. I was told that an osprey flew right over the ceremony as we were walking down the aisle and made a loud call. Everyone took this as a good sign – I was too nervous to notice!
Mark’s mother had just gotten back from Sweden a month before the wedding and she brought back streamers with the Swedish flag colors to throw as we left the ceremony.
My parents picked berries and grapes from their property in Mississippi and my mother made 130 jars of jam that we gave to every guest with a card that indicated their table number.
Mark and I cut out large white numbers from construction paper and took photos all summer of us holding the numbers in special places. We used the photos as table numbers. Everyone really liked to look at the images, some of our guests had taken the photos of us, while others had fun guessing the location of each image. It did however, take forever to finish all 18 photos!
My advice: Don’t rush into it, take your time, hire a wedding planner. And don’t leave the next day for your honeymoon if it’s international. We wish we would have had a week to discuss the wedding with friends and savor it all a little longer.
Lillah‘s RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Photographer: Kimberly Kay Photography // Venue: House on Metolius // Caterer: Blue Bite Catering
Honeymoon Location: Greece!