Sunset Wedding at Smith Rock State Park, Oregon

November 18, 2014 | nicole


We just can’t say no to a beautiful wedding with amazing views. Jamie and Kyle’s sunset wedding at Smith Rock State Park overlooks the grand rocky mountains. The dreamlike sunset beautifully accented the couple as they exchanged their vows in front of their closest loved ones. Jamie’s lush, loose bouquet of dark earthy tones created by Passion Flower is absolutely enchanting, and we love that it calls back to her soft floral crown. Exceptional photographer Nakalan McKay was present to capture every captivating moment and provide us with such immense beauty.

The Couple: Jamie and Kyle

The Wedding: Smith Rock State Park, Terrebone, Oregon

The Inspiration:When we gave thought to the style of our wedding, we focused on keeping it simple and using nature’s beauty to our full advantage. We stayed very true to ourselves when choosing what to wear. We both appreciate a timeless and classic look, but it was in the smaller details like my shoes, the flower crown and Kyle‘s boutonniere where I added fun color and detail to fit the more non-traditional side of our personalities.













textured bouquet and matching floral crown

loose bouquet with dark colors


breathtaking Oregon wedding














The Moments:My favorite moment was at the beginning of our ceremony when our officiant asked us to take a second and look around, and to realize that THIS was our wedding day. It was a very special and significant moment that stands out to me because I was able to look at each guests’ face and truly appreciate my beautiful surroundings. It helped me to fully realize and appreciate where I was and why I was there. It’s a moment I’ll always remember and that I’m so grateful to have.

The Couple Recommends:Nakalan McKay Photography- I can’t sing enough praises about Nakalan and her work. She started out as an acquaintance and ended up being like family to us. She is professional, organized, and extremely comfortable to work with. She made our vision for our photos a reality and we are so so happy with the end product. Nakalan blended right in and I hardly noticed her even taking the pictures. I can’t recommend her enough!

Foxtail Bakeshop- Working with Nickol was so delightful! She made us feel so comfortable at our cake tasting, we left feeling like we had known her for years. I never doubted for a second that Nickol wouldn’t deliver anything less than her best. She made our cakes unique to what we wanted and each cake turned out delicious and absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Nickol was very professional and had great communication throughout the entire process. Best desserts in Oregon!

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Nakalan McKay
Venue – Smith Rock State Park
Floral Design – Passion Flower
Catering – Anthony’s Restaurant
Cake – Foxtail Bakeshop
Cellist – Jillian Bloom
Wedding Dress – Wtoo via Blush Bridal Boutique
Rings – Antoinette Jewelry, Skeies
Favors – Luna Bazaar

Thank you to Nakalan McKay for sharing these breathtaking images, and to Jamie and Kyle for sharing a glimpse of their beautiful sunset wedding. If you love Jamie and Kyle’s sunset wedding, Hannah and Ben’s nautical sunset wedding in Prince Edward Island is sure to inspire.


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  1. Wow! I never comment on Wedding posts but this is glorious. She is SO stunning, I wish I could photograph her myself! Gorgeous photos, Nakalan.

  2. Love that they are literally getting married on the edge of a cliff! Definitely an awesome venue!

  3. Beautiful work, what an inspirational wedding.

  4. Oh this is beautiful! I love this.

  5. what a beautiful series of photos. The black and white really set a great vibe. LOVE IT!

  6. Spectacular photos, wonderful venue and the bride is so effortlessly beautiful.

  7. Love this idea!!!! What time of year was this wedding?

  8. Where was the reception held for this wedding? I am considering Smith Rock for our ceremony but not sure on the reception. THANK YOU!

  9. BEAUTIFUL !! My fiancé and I actually got engaged on top of smith rock after hiking during sunset! It was magical, and would be even more magical to have or wedding here! I just have a couple questions about reception, cost, how it all worked being at a state park and maybe get some advice from y’all! Thank you so much, any input would be great! :)

    • Curious about the same questions! Did you ever get them answered?

  10. This wedding is beautiful, I was just got engaged and smith rock is a special place for us. Who did you contact to work out the details of doing the ceremony there? Where did you do the reception? Thanks for your advice! Beautiful photos!

  11. Beautiful moments. I’d love to know what time of the year this and where they held their reception. Thanks!

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