This Gorge Crest Vineyards Wedding Features the Most Stunning Handmade Gown

January 31, 2020 | brooke

Kali and Eric’s day at Gorge Crest Vineyards was not only breathtaking, but super sentimental with family helping DIY everything from their boho wooden ceremony arch to the bride’s stunning handmade gown. In addition to their family’s talents, the couple hired MH Events PDX to help them pull off a day that would be enjoyed by all of their loved ones surrounded by incredible aesthetics and decor! We’re obsessed with Kali’s babes’ gold, shimmery dresses from Baltic Born. Fun fact: They were comfy enough to get down on the dance floor (a major pro in our book!). If you’re into emotional first looks and couple’s portraits that are fire, you’re sure to love every moment Kayla Esparza Photograph captured of Kali and Eric’s sweet wedding day!

The Couple:

Kali + Eric

The Wedding:

Gorge Crest Vineyards, Underwood, Washington

My aunt made my wedding dress! I got to design it with her and it turned out even better than I could have imagined. My style is pretty simple and timeless and I wanted that to be reflected in my wedding dress. For something fun and unexpected, I accessorized with blue suede shoes. 

We wanted our wedding to be reflective of our personal style but most importantly we wanted it to be a great time for us and our guests. The majority of our guests traveled to be there and we wanted to make sure we all had the best time celebrating our love.

My bridesmaids were in a simple neutral/gold dress that looked amazing on everyone. Most importantly, it was comfy enough for them to still get down on the dance floor! The groomsmen were in grey slacks, white button downs and brown leather suspenders. We wanted to keep their outfits on the casual side and the suspenders a big hit! (The suspenders were gifted from Eric and were personalized with their initials – so fun!)

All of our vendors were incredible! Our photographer, Kayla Esparza is absolutely amazing – I mean look at those photos. She helped us feel comfortable in front of the camera and ensured that we got all the pictures that we wanted/needed. We are over the moon with the photos she gave us and can’t wait to look over them and remember the best day of our lives for years to come.

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Kali‘s dad and mom were the MVPs of DIY at our wedding! My dad is amazingly handy and custom built our wedding arch, donut wall, handmade all the signs and easels, AND the corn hole. My mom helped with decor items such as the signs, mason jars, etc.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Kayla Esparza Photography
Event Planning – MH Events PDX
Wedding Venue – Gorge Crest Vineyards
Floral Design – Floral Designs by Alicia
Catering – Solstice Wood Fired Cafe
DJ – DJ Cutt Entertainment
Videography – Honesty Films
Stationery – Minted
Makeup Artist – Colie Marie Artistry
Hair Styling – Glamourise PDX
Bridal Accessories – Bridal Elegance
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Baltic Born


Congratulations, Kali and Eric, and many thanks to Kayla Esparza Photography for sharing their Gorge Crest Vineyards wedding day with us at Junebug! If getting down on the dance floor is on your wedding priority list, we’ve got the playlist for you.



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