Laura and Adam met eleven years ago when they were both serving in the US Air Force as foreign linguists.They dated across the country and across the world, and often spent years apart. Through the good and the bad, Laura said the distance helped them grow. This is their engagement in her words:
“I moved to Portland two years ago to finally start a life with Adam. We bought a house. We start talking about having a family together. There wasn’t a need for a proposal; I believe we both always knew that we would be together. The engagement consisted of me asking if he would marry me on our 11th anniversary, and he said yes!”
They decided to wed at the Groom’s father’s 20 acre farm and together they created a DIY event where they planned the entire thing themselves (enlisting lots of help from family and friends). Due to Laura’s fabulous sense of style, the wedding was filled with a classic elegance mixed in a rustic atmosphere. The flowers were cut from a U-pick farm and arranged by the groom’s mother. The officiant was the father of the groom and the music was picked carefully by the bride. Every detail consisted of a personal touch. Laura and Adam were blessed with a beautiful fall day for their intimate ceremony, which was followed with a cocktail hour and dinner. The evening ended as guests joyfully danced the night away under the glowing country sky.
A huge thank you to Terra Lange Photography for capturing the most sentimental moments of Laura & Adam’s beautiful rustic wedding and sharing them with us.
Photography: Terra Lange Photography
Location: Private Estate in Dexter, OR
Catering: Smokin’ Oak BBQ & Catering and homemade pies for dessert
DJ: Spotify playlist by the bride
Planner: Bride and groom with lots of help from their families
Flowers: U-cut and foraged flower arrangements by mother, aunt and sister of the groom
Officiant: Father of the groom
Rings: Custom made by Equinox Jewelers in Portland, OR (brides ring is an Oregon Sunstone mined from Eastern Oregon)