When the time came to get married
we quickly declared a summer wedding. I don’t think there was ever
a doubt in our minds that we would be married outside. In fact I think
our only two requirements at the time were outdoors and good food. July
seemed the safest bet in Oregon for a rain-free event and after some
deliberation we opted for a wedding in our home state of Oregon. We
first heard about Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Oregon from some friends
of ours. Upon arriving at the space and meeting Scott and Sherri it
became immediately clear that this was the spot. At the incredibly amazing
suggestion of the property owners we booked the farm for three nights
and decided to invite our guests to a three day affair on the farm,
overnight stays included. Given our hectic lifestyles trying to keep
the café afloat we set the date for July and didn’t look back.
Our ceremony and reception
took place on a very warm and very beautiful summer day at Pendarvis
farm in Happy Valley, Oregon. Before the ceremony guests enjoyed Mint-Limeade,
Cucumber Water, and Ice Tea served from oversize glass containers labeled
with individual slate chalkboards….
I wore a gown by Alvina Valenta
and a birdcage veil with a fresh gardenia flower attached for the ceremony…
Evan and I chose to walk each other
down the aisle and my father proceeded us with our family of three pugs;
Zeus who belongs to us, Caesar who belongs to my dad, and Matilda, who
belongs to my sister and brother-in-law.
Our custom ceramic ring bowl
was hand-stamped by Paloma’s Nest with a quote from our favorite Pablo
“I want to do with you what spring does with cherry trees”
I split up Ali + Evan’s ceremony into two parts because I didn’t want to leave out any of their yummy images and details. Part II is coming up next….
[Images c/o of the insanely talented duo behind Our Labor of Love]