eastern oregon destination elopement

Oregon Destination Elopement

Oregon Destination Elopement in May. This eastern Oregon location is perfect for those engaged couples looking for something in Oregon off the beaten path. While Oregon elopement destinations are usually more of the waterfall, forest, and lake variety, this location is sure to blow your mind in the best possible way. Settle out in east Oregon, this location features blue-green rock formations that resemble a wild untamed cathedral. Much of the area is very dry with some sagebrush and juniper growing. You’ll also find a few wildflowers if you’re there during the right months.

This styled elopement was a vision that came to life based on the idea that your elopement should be fun and quirky and beautiful. A sort of vintage meets editorial mixed with romance. I love creating art and what better way than through photos? Doing styled shoots also gives me the opportunity to try out new ways of capturing photos, without the pressure of it working out. During your elopement or wedding day, I don’t like to test out new ideas with the limited time we have so I love styling my own shoots for experimenting. Most of the things you see here in this shoot are diy’d or thrifted. Aside from her dress, with is from Fortunate One. Typically, for styled shoots I love to collaborate with local dress shops or online only dress shops. I’ve worked with Bella Brides several times and Lyra Vega Bridal and would recommend both of them to you. (This location I wasn’t sure how messy it would be with potentially rain and I couldn’t risk a wedding dress getting ruined so I decided to just go ahead and buy it.)

The florals I also did myself with Trader Joes flowers, and I made the cake because our bride was GF and DF and I couldn’t find anything that was both.

That gorgeous creamy vintage effect you’ll see on some of the photos is something I had really wanted to experiment with— and I’m LOVING the results! It’s so fun and I’m definitely adding it to my wedding day tool kit.

This is just another example that your wedding or elopement photos don’t have to be boring-—-

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