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January 14, 2014

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.

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Comments

  • 1.
    Laura said…

    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.

  • 2.
    Alida said…

    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!

  • 3.
    A. Sanborn said…

    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. ;)

  • 4.
    Debora Prass said…

    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!

  • 5.
    Naomi said…

    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!

  • 6.
    Nadine said…

    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.

    • ….
      kelsey said…

      BEAUTIFUL!

  • 7.
    Theresa said…

    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!

  • 8.
    Lisa said…

    Absolutely magical, Katie. Congratulations to you and Pete!

  • 9.
    Tracy said…

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

  • 10.
    Jenell S. said…

    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!

  • 11.
    Cecilia Reyes said…

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

  • 12.
    heidig said…

    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!

  • 13.
    Sarah said…

    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.

  • 14.
    Tashia D said…

    It’s so beautiful Katie!

  • 15.
    laura g. said…

    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!

  • 16.
    Carrie said…

    Katie,

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

    Hugs,
    C

  • 17.
    Laura T. said…

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

  • 18.
    Jane said…

    Katie,

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

  • 19.
    Cheryl :) said…

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

  • 20.
    Jamie said…

    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!

  • 21.
    Tracy said…

    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.

  • 22.
    Nicolle said…

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

    xo

  • 23.
    Nicky from Okotoks said…

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

  • 24.
    Deb J said…

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

  • 25.
    cait said…

    You looked amazing Katie!!!

  • 26.
    Megan said…

    Style me pretty–wow! That’s an honor! They feature my mom’s house and barn all the time! (Www.danapowershouse.com) beautiful wedding!

  • 27.
    Kristine said…

    Gorgeous! What a beautiful start to your marriage. Congratulations.

  • 28.
    MichelleB said…

    It was a beautiful wedding! Thank you for sharing these photos!

  • 29.
    Ma Laarni said…

    Thank you for sharing your wedding photos, they are all LOVELY! By the way, where did you get your “Best Day Ever” Garland…I love it.

  • 30.
    Michelle t. said…

    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.

  • 31.
    Laura said…

    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

  • 32.
    Dawaila said…

    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!

  • 33.
    Deiga said…

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

  • 34.
    Leslie S. said…

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

  • 35.
    Brooke said…

    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!!

  • 36.
    Ann said…

    beautiful ! CONGRATULATIONS.

  • 37.
    molly said…

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

  • 38.
    Paula said…

    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.

  • 39.
    Nita K. said…

    Congratulations! The pictures are beautiful.

  • 40.
    peggy mahlik said…

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

  • 41.
    Brittany D. said…

    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.

  • 42.
    Tyra said…

    so elegant and just simply beautiful.

  • 43.
    Viki Powell said…

    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

  • 44.
    shelly k said…

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

  • 45.
    Janet said…

    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!

  • 46.
    kate blue said…

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

  • 47.
    Lisa W. said…

    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!

  • 48.
    nancy faith said…

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

  • 49.
    dawn said…

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

  • 50.
    J3SS1C4 said…

    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! :)

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