Katie's Wedding Photos

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Hey guys this is Katie - I'm so excited to finally share my wedding photos with you all.

We've been waiting to share in this space because Style Me Pretty featured our wedding last week. This was an honor and a dream come true for me! If you aren't familiar with their website, they offer so much inspiration and helpful information for brides-to-be.

When we first started planning, I learned about our venue, Camp Lane from one of my Mom's coworkers. When I first saw the pictures of this place, I immediately knew this was where I wanted to get married. We booked an appointment to go see it and it was love at first sight for both of us. This place was showcasing Oregon at it's best. Camp Lane is a organizational camp that has been used for the last 50- 60 years. It's basically a summer camp that can now be rented out to any group. There is 17 acres of fields, cabins, yurts and a one of a kind mess-hall, lodge type building that has a giant fireplace. It's pretty dreamy.

Leading up to the day we planned to have the ceremony out in one of the fields and have the reception outside as well, but two days before the wedding, mother nature decided to change the forecast and pour 12 inches of rain in that part of Oregon that weekend. That is the most rain that has ever been recorded there, EVER!

It was a hard pill to swallow that everything I had pictured happening outside was not going to happen. I actually shut myself in a room alone for 20 minutes and had a good long cry. But, we were moving forward and there was nothing else to do but embrace it.

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We thankfully had a perfect indoor option for the ceremony and it turned out to be exactly the way it was meant to be. Intimate, small and filled with love. Walking down the aisle, holding my Dad's hand, I was bursting with joy as I saw all of the faces of my friends and family. It was magic.

We decided to write our own vows and keep them simple, short and sweet. We headed out to an undercover area for the reception. Pete's aunt and uncle catered all of the food for us, and it was amazing. We headed back indoors after dinner and danced the night away.

This entire year has been filled with extreme highs and lows, growth and so many learning experiences.


Happiness all around.

All of the photos are by Laura Nelson Photography. She and her husband are amazing and we are so thankful to them for capturing our special day so perfectly.

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54 thoughts

  1. Michelle t.

    2014-01-14 12:44:01 -0500

    Oh Katie, congratulations! Your dress is so beautiful. You and your hubby look so calm and serene and just perfect together. Thanks for sharing your pics. It's so nice to have a face with the name and thanks again for your help with my One Little Word blips. I appreciate your kindness. Michelle t.

  2. Laura

    2014-01-14 13:25:57 -0500

    Love this, Katie!!! It was such an honor to photograph your wedding. The whole day was filled with so much love and joy. It was a blessing to be a part of it :) xoxo

  3. Dawaila

    2014-01-14 13:46:18 -0500

    Know this camp well as we have had many family reunions there, but have never seen it so beautiful! Thank you for sharing your special day!

  4. Deiga

    2014-01-14 14:20:45 -0500

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing... and best wishes for your life together with Peter

  5. Leslie S.

    2014-01-14 14:33:59 -0500

    So gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your special day with us. You looked so beautiful.

  6. Brooke

    2014-01-14 15:46:25 -0500

    I loved watching all the instagram pics coming in at the time of your wedding. You made me want to get married again (even though we loved our wedding 11 years ago). The location is beyond stunning and I loved how your family and friends helped out to add that extra love and magic. Those pies, your invite, those pencil favours - so awesome! I'm actually thinking of getting some similar pencils for my son's end of school year gift to his classmates. And you looked gorgeous!!

  7. Ann

    2014-01-14 15:46:45 -0500

    beautiful ! CONGRATULATIONS.

  8. molly

    2014-01-14 17:41:38 -0500

    Congratulations, Katie! Beautiful flowers, dresses, and details. I especially like the milk and cookies.

  9. Paula

    2014-01-14 18:34:18 -0500

    Ms. Katie, you are such a beautiful bride and your hubby is looking wonderful too! So obvious that it was the perfect day for you both. Wishing you a long, happy, healthy life together.

  10. Nita K.

    2014-01-14 19:22:34 -0500

    Congratulations! The pictures are beautiful.

  11. peggy mahlik

    2014-01-14 19:27:06 -0500

    So SO pretty! You did a beautiful job with your BEAUTIFUL day!!! Congrats!

  12. Brittany D.

    2014-01-14 23:17:53 -0500

    It rained on my wedding day....on June 30...I had a breakdown too! We got married in the rain and made the best of it (because when you live in Oregon that's just what you do, right?). Congratulations, the pictures are gorgeous.

  13. Tyra

    2014-01-15 01:36:04 -0500

    so elegant and just simply beautiful.

  14. Viki Powell

    2014-01-15 15:16:14 -0500

    Love love your beautiful day and I was extremely in awe of the rainy photos and location. The umbrella, the fireplace everything was unique. You will be so happy it rained when you look back at these beautiful photos and memories. Congratulations

  15. shelly k

    2014-01-15 16:11:13 -0500

    Beautiful Katie! Thanks for sharing!
    YOU are AMAZING!!

  16. Janet

    2014-01-15 16:31:10 -0500

    Beautiful - sometimes things are just meant to be - right - looked perfect.

    I'd have loved to see the invites too - since we saw a wee glimpse of them in the making.

    I hope your life together continues as your wedding day - with occasional disappointments that turn out to be perfect!

  17. kate blue

    2014-01-15 19:36:44 -0500

    gorgeou-elegant but nothing simple about it...very dreamy and very very romantic...and how you can not go wrong with pie??!!! Congrats!

  18. Lisa W.

    2014-01-15 22:49:44 -0500

    OH Katie I have been SO so so excited to see these pictures. AND you did not dissapoint. What a beautiful location YES even inside:) Your dress... the girls dresses....your colors...YUM...your decor...your hair OMG hairdresser here, absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!!! Just beautiful, and the of course the food looked so delish!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so very much for shaing.

    OH by the way...has anyone ever told you how lucky your are. I would give my right arm to be Ali's assistant for like one day...one hour. AND maybee we shall say how lucky Ali is to have you:) Happy Wedding Day...just breathtaking!

  19. nancy faith

    2014-01-16 12:27:09 -0500

    Congratulations!!! Beautiful photos Beautiful ceremony !! Wishing you a lifetime of happiness. thank you for sharing...

  20. dawn

    2014-01-17 06:04:23 -0500

    LOVE LOVE THIS!!! So happy and excited for your new life together as husband and wife. Thanks so much for sharing these with us!

  21. J3SS1C4

    2014-01-17 18:50:13 -0500

    Such awesome photos... It looks like your wedding day was magical! I'm sorry to hear that it rained, but the building you were married in is still amazing! I hope you guys have a long and happy future together! Thank you for sharing! :)

  22. Jay Banks

    2014-01-20 04:44:09 -0500

    Oh, these are beautiful! It's great that SMP featured your pictures, that's a clear sign it really was an outstanding wedding day. The decorations are wonderful and the picture of you guys is absolutely perfect, never mind the rain! I believe it shall stay a perfect day for you :).

  23. Linda B

    2014-01-20 07:56:49 -0500

    Just beautiful Katie! You guys truly lived the saying "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade." Such sweet memories for you and your family. Thanks for sharing your amazing day. Best wishes for a fabulous life together!

  24. Dawn F.

    2014-01-20 09:12:12 -0500

    Beautiful pictures, beautiful bride. Thank you for sharing!

  25. Michelle

    2014-01-22 00:30:32 -0500

    Gorgeous photos Katie! It looks like a fairytale.

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