Today I’m taking you away from the cold Autumn weather to bring a bit of summer...
Welcome back everyone, I hope the day is treating you well so far? This afternoon we have a rather gorgeous love shoot to share with you, complete with a real couple and the most stunning evening light. Lauren and Mindee had a woodland cabin elopement, and looks like they are absolutely loving the calm and intimate experience amongst the trees. I love the rich luxurious tones of the glassware compared to the rustic cabin, and the brides’ outfits are just perfect for this setting. With many thanks to Kel Ward Photography for the images and write up today.
This rustic elopement session features real couple, Lauren and Mindee. Our beautiful venue was Viola Farm, located in rural Canby, Oregon. While the location boasts gorgeous grounds with gardens, horse stables, a pond, ceremony site, and multiple houses, we chose to do our inspiration shoot at the “groom’s cabin,” as it was perfect for our intimate elopement vibe.
Mindee wore an adorable all lace 1960s style dress, with bell sleeves and a short hemline. Her brown boots were the perfect touch. Lauren looked adorable in her gray vest and bowtie, keeping it casual with her black Converse. As the couple is scheduled to be married this fall, this served as a dry run, complete with their best friends in attendance.
The bouquet and table flowers were done by Amanda Dant of Morning Glories Floral. Furniture and props were rented from a local company, For the Love of Pete. Vows were said at sunset, yielding some of the most gorgeous light we could have asked for. Instead of champagne, we opted for Blueberry Vodka Lemonade (blueberry vodka, lemonade, mint leaves, and fresh blueberries) as the signature drink. Rather than pie, the couple served each other miniature pies. As the sun went down, the candles provided a beautiful and romantic ambiance as everyone laughed and enjoyed the evening.