Elegant Rustic Wedding in Gold Beach, OR

Lauren and Jeff’s wedding in Gold Beach took place in the middle of the woods on the groom’s family ranch, the scene of many family reunions. When they envisioned their big day after getting engaged, priorities were all about enjoyment: good music, good drinks, and getting all guests out on the dance floor. A neutral color palette of gold, champagne, and lots of greenery ran throughout the day, intended to make the surrounding landscape pop and made for a well-dressed wedding party. Champagne bow ties, ivory bridesmaid dresses, and gold sequin maid of honor dresses looked perfectly chic with oversized bouquets of silver dollar and seeded eucalyptus, white roses, and baby’s breath. Tons of DIY details and hard work went in to creating the elegant rustic theme of this day, from pouring concrete and cutting down trees to create the stunning open-air dance floor to crafting homemade limoncello for toasting. Karra Leigh Photography did an incredible job of capturing these newly weds in their element on familiar territory, chasing the couple around their favorite sentimental spots on the ranch.

The Couple:

Lauren and Jeff

The Wedding:

Private Residence, Gold Beach, Oregon

Relax, laugh, and enjoy every second. Don’t stress about the small things because in the end they don’t really matter.

Family and friends are two of the most important things to Jeffrey and I. When Jeffrey and I got engaged the number one thing we wanted was to enjoy our day with our closest friends and family. This included good music, good drinks, and everyone on the dance floor!

Karra is awesome. She is so down to earth and chased us around to our favorite places on the ranch.

Our wedding colors were gold, champagne, navy, and lots of greenery. We decided on a neutral color scheme because we wanted the colors of the surrounding trees andlandscape to pop.

The most memorable part of our day was was seeing each other at the end of the aisle. It was the moment we had been waiting for. Our best friends and family by our side. It was perfect.

The saying “it takes a village” applies to our wedding. We had so many family, friends, and vendors help in one aspect or another. It wouldn’t have been possible without them.

The venue was located on Jeffrey’s family ranch in Gold Beach, OR. This spot was a favorite of Jeffrey’s late grandpa and where family reunions are held.

We did SO much DIY for our wedding. DIY included pouring concrete for the dance floor, cutting trees to build a log beam structure, custom benches, floral arrangements, and homemade limoncello for toasting.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Karra Leigh Photography
Catering – Black Trumpet Bistro
DJ – Richard Templeton
Videography – Lotus Motion Picture
Invitations – Minted
Makeup Artist – Faith Bartruff
Wedding Dress – BHLDN
Rings – Blue Nile


Congratulations to Lauren and Jeff and special thanks to Karra Leigh Photography for capturing this super sentimental wedding! For more raw venue inspiration, check out how this couple decked out their family farm for their charming Texas wedding!

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