here is the deepest secret nobody knows (here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows higher than soul can hope or mind can hide) and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart) E. E. Cummings Catherine and Adam’s wedding at @inn_at_avonlea is on the blog today! Check it out via the links in our bio! Planning: @vareuseventspdx | Hair and Makeup: @portlandmakeupandhair | Dress: @callablanchedress | Bouquet: @new seasons market | Film Processing: @photovisionprints
Today is Friday but it feels like Monday (working weekends has my days all mixed up 😂 ) and I am s t r u g g l i n g to get going this morning. All I want to do is cuddle up on the couch under a blanket and watch more Schitt’s Creek 😂 but my to do list is a mile long. SO- give me your tips! What’s your best method for getting yourself going for the day when you can’t seem to find the motivation?
These two lovebirds are getting married today!! 💕🥂🍾. Makeup- @ckennedybeauty | Hair- @bree.bush #georgiaruthphotography #wilmeshopfarms
We’re finally home after a long weekend with family in Seattle and it was so great to relax, get off social media, enjoy the last bits of summer sun, and just spend time together! Macy is off to her first day of Pre-K tomorrow (which I can’t even believe 😬) and I’ll be finishing up final preparations for our last two weddings of the season! What are you guys up to this week? Are you transitioning into a fall routine or still holding onto summer? PS- 😍 how gorgeous is this portrait of @cat08van on the morning of her wedding!? _______________ Planner: @vareuseventspdx | Hair and Makeup: @portlandmakeupandhair | Venue: @inn_at_avonlea | film processes by @photovisionprints
I know there are still a couple of days left in August, and summer isn’t officially over until after Labor Day weekend... but it’s a rainy morning, leaves are falling from the trees in our backyard, and Starbucks has released their holiday drinks so 💁🏻♀️ 🍁🍂 I’m officially in fall mode! I’ve got my pumpkin spice candle lit, I’m snuggling under a knit blanket, and I’m daydreaming about apple picking and hay rides as I finish up editing a wedding today! Later today I’m going to make a list of must do activities for our little fam this fall, so leave me your favorite autumn traditions in a comment below. 👇🏻 And of course at the top of our list is Oktoberfest in Mt. Angel!
Film + a beautiful bride + a classic car... pure magic! ✨
Emily’s stunning bridal details. 💕 I shared Emily and Justin’s full wedding story on the blog a few weeks ago, and then forgot to share here. 😂🙈 But it’s up now in the links in our profile, so head over and check out their beautiful intimate wedding in the woods!
Hang on guys, because this is going to be a long one... Today I want to talk about self love. I’m someone who firmly believes in always working to better yourself/your life. In the past I’ve shared various intentions that I’ve set for myself to get over mental road blocks and unhealthy thought processes, and this year has been no different. At the beginning of this year I set an intention to stop holding myself back in all aspects of my life. And I never could have imagined how that goal would manifest itself. I’ve never really considered myself to be someone who lacked confidence in themselves. I’m secure in who I am as a person - privately and with my close friends. But outwardly? Not quite so much. It’s scary to openly be yourself all the time, right!? So instead we close ourselves off, change, or hide pieces of ourselves that don’t fit the mold that society has set. But in doing that, we hold ourselves back from true happiness and true connection. And how often do we do this? How often do we allow ourselves to be held back by fear, potential rejection, or our own mental blocks? How often do we tell ourselves “I can’t” because we feel that we’re lacking in some way? In the past I’ve easily blamed it on being an introvert. But I knew that was just a convenient excuse to allow myself to hold onto limiting beliefs. Last weekend Ted and I had a couples session while in Bend and I was SO nervous. I knew I wanted fun romantic photos of us but I kept telling myself “I can’t.” I can’t because I always freeze up in front of the camera. I can’t because I feel too awkward. I can’t because I need to lose weight first. These are all worries that I help people deal with all the time, and there I was, ready to give in to those limiting thoughts. But letting myself be held back by my own limits is not something I do anymore. So this is me. Loving myself fully and being myself openly. No longer holding myself back based on self imposed limits. And you know what? That feels incredibly freeing! —— Huge huge thanks to @valentiaproductions for meeting us in Bend for this session and giving us these beautiful photos! I couldn’t be happier with how they turned out!
If you could go anywhere on the coast for a weekend getaway, where would you go? This little stretch of beach is quickly becoming one of my favorite spots!