Sunday, August 19, 2012

Jessica & Chaunce - Knoll Crest Gardens 8.18.2012

Jessica and Chaunce's wedding at Knoll Crest Gardens, in Sandy Oregon was so much fun and so beautiful! I loved the pink and black country theme and thought the couple did such a nice job with all the fine details. Knoll Crest is an amazing venue and I love that it's right in my town. Featuring natural flowers, green lawns, a gorgeous bridal suite, and gazebos overlooking a creek and pond, this gem of a venue has it all. The light was perfect for photos, just slightly overcast with some nice clouds (although I admit, I was routing for the lighting storms that were predicted too... that would have made for some awesome photos!) Enjoy your sneak peek! Your images will be finished before long!

Venue: Knoll Crest Gardens, Sandy Oregon
Photography: Studio 623 Photography - Becky Nerpel (2nd Shooting by Amethyst Underwood)
Flowers By: Kaity's Garden, Sandy Oregon
Dress By: David's Bridal
DJ: Family & David Knoll
Cake: Sweet Cakes By Melissa

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Josh & Aryel 8.12.12 at Green Villa Barn, Independence, Oregon

I met Josh & Aryel at A Country Bridal Affair back in January. She actually came specifically to meet ME! After she visited my booth and told me that, our event MC Chad Dowling called out her name as my grand prize winner :) I'd say it was meant to be. Turns out, she had heard of me because her mom works in our town's local bank where 2 of my 2011 bridal inspiration models have ties to. I love living and working in a small town! I met her and Josh for our consultation at my house and in an unusual set of events, had to have my kids join us; something I typically try to avoid. They were so great with them! These two are going to be fantastic parents someday. Their wedding was truly touching and beautiful. Aryel had created her day basically in duplicate of her Pinterest Board, which leads me to believe she accomplished her dream wedding. It. Looked. Amazing. And it was all DIY projects by her and her family and friends. The couple chose not to see each other until the ceremony, but requested that they be allowed to pray together while still concealed... probably one of my favorite and most emotional photos to date. Their venue, Green Villa Barn in Independence, Oregon was amazing, as was their catering (and the homemade items made by Josh's family... I'm going to need to wander by their house some time looking lost around the dinner hour; those cabbage rolls were wonderful!)

Without further a do...

Venue: Green Villa Barn, Independence, Oregon
Preparation Location: The Salem Grande Hotel
Photography: Studio 623 Photography - Becky Nerpel (2nd shooting by Amethyst Underwood)
Catering: Elegant Catering
Cupcakes: Cupcake Jones
Flowers: Friend of bride
Music: Friend of bride

Lesley & Blake 8.11.2012 at Mountain View Weddings, Sandy Oregon

I have been waiting FOREVER to capture this sweet couples wonderful wedding day. Ok...ok... maybe not forever, but I've been waiting about 18 months, which was the duration of their engagement :) Speaking of engagement, you can view their fun Lake Billy Chinook Engagement Session from a year ago here: Oddly, there was a meteor shower that night as well as on the night of their wedding! Anyway, I knew their day was going to be amazing; one look at their vendor list  (strait out of A Country Bridal Affair!) would tell you that! The day was perfect, it ran smoothly (thanks to their awesome coordinator, Donna and her team!), the weather was beautiful, the setting was amazing, and their love was genuine and pure as love should be :) Congratulations you guys! I can't wait to capture the other big moments you will experience in your lives together! You were so wonderful to work with and it's been so fun getting to know you!

Venue: Mountain View Weddings, Sandy Oregon
Planning and Event Coordination: Pearl and Roses Wedding Planning - Donna Cole
Photography: Studio 623 Photography - Becky Nerpel (2nd shooting by Amethyst Underwood)
Catering: Always Perfect Catering
Cake: Pastrygirl
Bridal Dress: Ania Collection
Flowers: Blum Design in Flowers
DJ: Chad Dowling Productions
Ceremony Music: Family Friend Michael
Rentals: Barclay Event Rentals