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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.

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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.

Click here to see the full photo gallery.

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  1. Laura says…
    01/14/2014

    Katie, what a beautiful, simple, elegant and natural looking site. Your touches are so pretty. Love it all. You can feel the intimacy and love that was surrounding you through the photos. Best wishes for many happy years together.

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  2. Alida says…
    01/14/2014

    This looks like a dream site, and the photo of the two of you is just stunning. I don't know if it's only a South African thing, but around here we always say that rain means blessings and lots of kids! All the best for your future together!

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  3. A. Sanborn says…
    01/14/2014

    It's considered GOOD LUCK when it RAINS on a special occasion!

    We've been fortunate to have it rain on all the BLESSED moments of our life! I wish you rain in yours too!

    Beautiful wedding photos Katie!

    God Bless

    PS... Ali looked beautiful as all of your wedding party. ;)

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  4. Debora Prass says…
    01/14/2014

    Katie, it looks amazing! So simple, and elegant, and beautiful. And I'm sure the rain was a good sign... you pictures outside look so beautiful. Congratulations!

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  5. Naomi says…
    01/14/2014

    Here in the UK it's considered good luck if it rains on your wedding day. Also, the pictures on the bridge are stunning with the reflections of the light in the water. Congratulations!

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  6. Nadine says…
    01/14/2014

    Katie, Thanks for sharing your amazing pictures. I feel I know you through Ali and am so happy for you. I loved the simple beauty of everything connected with your wedding day. The outside shots are amazing - they show how very small we are compared to the grandeur of nature, especially those huge trees!! Best wishes.

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    1. kelsey says…
      01/14/2014

      BEAUTIFUL!

  7. Theresa says…
    01/14/2014

    Oh how beautiful! Congrats, Katie, and congrats on being featured on SMP! I love that website! Ali, I just love the one photo where you are wiping your tears as Katie says her vows. You look fabulous!

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  8. Lisa says…
    01/14/2014

    Absolutely magical, Katie. Congratulations to you and Pete!

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  9. Tracy says…
    01/14/2014

    Oh Katie, just beautiful! Simply beautiful. Love the pies! Thanks so much for sharing..so happy for you and your hubby!

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  10. Jenell S. says…
    01/14/2014

    Beautiful, Katie - the venue, the flowers, the decorations and most importantly you! You look amazing! Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful day with us! Congratulations!

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  11. Cecilia Reyes says…
    01/14/2014

    Just beautiful. Thank you for sharing!! Congratulations too.

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  12. heidig says…
    01/14/2014

    My 24 yr old keeps telling me she "wants to get married in the woods". I wasn't really sure what that meant but if it means what I saw in your pictures, it'll be a wonderful event. Absolutely gorgeous! Oh, and the location was beautiful too!

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  13. Sarah says…
    01/14/2014

    wow! Such wonderful photos.
    I got married on the side of Sauk Mtn in Skagit Valley, WA in April 2002 and the view was speculator until the night before the wedding and a crazy spring storm rolled in and dumped 6 inches of snow at our wedding elevation. We proceeded on, but I had snow boots on under my dress and we were completely wet and chilled-to-the-bone by the end. It was perfect.

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  14. Tashia D says…
    01/14/2014

    It's so beautiful Katie!

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  15. laura g. says…
    01/14/2014

    love the picture of you with the umbrella on the bridge!! symbolic of all the rain that fell and caused you to change your plans...kind of like how marriage is...so happy for you and your hubby!! thank you for sharing your wonderful pictures!

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  16. Carrie says…
    01/14/2014

    Katie,

    These photos are AMAZING. Wow. Best wishes for a lifetime of happiness.

    Hugs,
    C

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  17. Laura T. says…
    01/14/2014

    What a beautiful wedding, and what a beautiful bride you made. Thank you for sharing your pictures with us.

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  18. Jane says…
    01/14/2014

    Katie,

    So beautiful! Love the place and how gorgeous it and YOU looked. So happy for you. Thank you for sharing.

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  19. Cheryl :) says…
    01/14/2014

    Thank you for sharing this with all of us Katie. What a beautiful place and wonderful memories.

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  20. Jamie says…
    01/14/2014

    Wow, Katie!! Your wedding was so gorgeous.. I can't imagine it going any differently.. for only 2 days to change your plans, everything looks so well thought out and perfectly designed! I was obsessed with Style Me Pretty when planning my wedding.. what a treat to go back there years later and see your sweet face! Congrats and best wishes for a lifetime of happiness!

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  21. Tracy says…
    01/14/2014

    The photos are gorgeous. I think my favorite is the one with the vows, where I can also see Simon and Aly. Truly, a family was present that day.

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  22. Nicolle says…
    01/14/2014

    The photo where Ali is visibly crying as you're saying your vows... what a beautiful moment captured!

    xo

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  23. Nicky from Okotoks says…
    01/14/2014

    What a perfect day!! Thank you for sharing with us

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  24. Deb J says…
    01/14/2014

    Katie, what a beautiful, simple wedding. So much nicer than those over the top ones. Love the venue.

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  25. cait says…
    01/14/2014

    You looked amazing Katie!!!

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