I am beyond excited that Amanda K Photography has shared this wedding with Sweet Violet Bride! Prepare to be swept away by the woodland charm, rustic beauty, and modern little twists that make this wedding one of my all-time favorites I’ve featured so far. This gorgeous bride looks like she stepped out of a fairytale forest and the moss-covered Oregon venue is a magical character in itself. Zach and Allegra made their day all their own by collecting special details for their décor, having breakfast for dinner, setting up an instagram booth and having a paper airplane exit. I love how Allegra incorporated her “something old” by carrying the handkerchief that women in her family have been carrying down the aisle for generations. Read below for more details from the bride.
From the Bride:
We wanted our wedding to truly represent us and not just be a “cookie cutter” wedding. We got married on a Monday, walked down the aisle together and had breakfast for dinner. Our whole theme was “home” — things that represented our idea of home: windows, skeleton keys, dried flowers, hanging lights, old bottles, etc. We had a lot of fun creating and collecting details for our perfect day, but it’s all thanks to Bruce Chester of Martha E Harris Flowers & Gifts (the groom’s uncle) that our vision came to life.
More Details of the Day:
We changed our Facebook status during the ceremony to make it “official” — our guests loved that. We had an Instagram photobooth — we gave the account/password to a group of our guests so we could get multiple perspectives documenting our wedding day. We chose to have breakfast for dinner and voodoo doughnuts for dessert. Instead of a guest book, we had advice jars for our 1, 5, 10, and 25 year anniversaries. We exited by having our guests throw paper airplanes at us.
Photography: Amanda K Photography / Wedding Venue + Catering: McMenamins-Cornelius Pass Roadhouse in Hillsboro, Oregon / Floral Design + Decor: Bruce Chester of Martha E. Harris Flowers & Gifts (The Groom’s Uncle) / Wedding Cake + Dessert: Petunia’s Pies & Pastries + Voodoo Doughnut / Wedding Invitations: Designed by the Bride & Groom / Wedding Dress: Ivy & Aster via The English Department / Hair: Mandy Hampton / Makeup: Jessica Belknap / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Urban Outfitters / Jewelry: Thrift Stores