Hayley and Gabby originally wanted to elope with just the two of them, an officiant, and their photographer. But once word got out, their friends and family wanted to join them on the happiest moment of their lives. So the couple planned a slightly bigger celebration to include their closest loved ones. With a great love for travel and the outdoors, their intimate Oregon wedding among the trees was the perfect magical setting for their big day.
Tucked away in the middle of an enchanting forest, their ceremony on the Redwood Deck featured a statement triangle arch, dreamy florals by Songbird Floral Designs, and glowing lamps. The couple said their “I dos” under towering trees with gorgeous light coming through. They brought the romantic boho woodland vibe into their cozy Opal 28 reception with an eye-catching macrame backdrop, tablescapes full of greenery, and gilded details.
With the help of their planner Keen Events, the two brides were able to pull off an unforgettable celebration, all beautifully captured by Dionne Kraus Photography. Scroll through to learn more about their wedding journey—there’s more than meets the eye. Despite the hurdles, this wedding is proof that love truly conquers all.
Dionne Kraus Photography’s Thoughts On This Intimate Oregon Wedding
I came home from this wedding so teary. I didn’t know beforehand, but some members of the family didn’t RSVP because they didn’t support the marriage. On the day of, they decided to come last minute and even participated although they were pretty quiet and reserved for the most part. Some of my last photos of the night during the dance party were of the family embracing their bride and crying with their now married daughter.
The peacefulness and acceptance will forever stay with me. The power of that moment was tangible, and I don’t think there was anyone in that room not crying. When the song ended, they danced with their daughter’s new wife. The happiness showed as they held the woman who loved their little girl, I just can’t put into words.
Hayley and Gabby
Hoyt Arboretum, Portland, Oregon, United States
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The Wedding Team:
Photography – Dionne Kraus Photography
Event Planning – Keen Events
Ceremony Venue – Hoyt Arboretum
Reception Venue – Opal 28
Floral Design – Songbird Floral Designs
Cake – Dream Cakes
Live Music – DanceHall Days Band
Makeup Artist – Blossom and Beauty
Rentals – Power of Love Rentals
Congratulations to Hayley and Gabby on their intimate Oregon wedding among the trees. And big thanks to Dionne Kraus Photography for capturing the love, joy, and overall emotion of their special day.
This wedding proves that you can be surrounded by your loved ones while still having the intimate affair that you desire. You can even swap traditions for more forward-thinking ideas, so feel free to craft a wedding day that’s as unique as you and your partner.