After years of exploring Oregon together, Kelsi and John knew that Bridal Veil Lakes was the perfect place to host their special day. The couple, who described the wedding vision as “moody and romantic,” hired planner Kayla Hoppins to transform the lakeside venue into one full of mid-century modern furniture, elegant white florals from By Kay Studio, and an opulent oyster bar.
Despite the rain that took everyone by surprise, the couple celebrated their “I do’s” in the heart of the forest, thanks to their standout vendors–including their planner and DJ Rev Shines, who kept the party going and guests dancing. After the rain moved the party under a tent, the newlyweds and their guests enjoyed a catered meal from Larch Provisions and a cake—inspired by Kelsi’s parents’ wedding cake—by Papa Haydn. There’s nothing we love more than subtle nods to the people that matter most to the couple on their special day.
From the heartfelt getting ready moments with the bride’s mother to wedding party portraits in the woods to detail shots of the most elegant ceremony, photographer Jordan Voth captured the day beautifully.
Kelsi and John
Bridal Veil Lakes, Bridal Veil, Oregon
Why An Oregon Wedding at Bridal Veil Lakes
John’s grandparents and extended family live in Portland, so we started visiting Oregon at the beginning of our relationship. As we explored the state, it quickly became a special place for us–wine country, a funky city, beautiful mountains, and a gorgeous coastline. We wanted to share the magic of the PNW with our family and friends.
Wedding Advice From The Bride
It’s easy to get wrapped up in planning and feel like you are putting on a performance. Don’t forget that your wedding day is only about you and your partner and your commitment to each other. The rest is just a party.
A Rainy Wedding Day Surprise
Our wedding day surprise was rain! Although the PNW is known for rain, early August held about a 3% chance of rain due to the dry season. The locals that attended were equally shocked. Nonetheless, the rain came right before dinner, and our vendors, especially our planner Kayla, moved mountains for us. Fully set dinner tables were moved to shelter while our DJ and bartending team had everyone dancing under a tent. Although it felt chaotic at first, the rain made our wedding more intimate, exciting, and fun. The many rounds of champagne before dinner certainly helped pack the dance floor later!
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Jordan Voth
Event Planning – Kayla Hoppins
Venue – Bridal Veil Lakes
Floral Design – By Kay Studio
Catering – Larch Provisions
Cake – Papa Haydn
DJ – Rev Shines
Live Music – Columbia River Strings
Videography – Juniper
Invitation Design – The Letterist
Makeup Artist – Miranda Cary
Hair Styling – Kelsey Morgan
Wedding Dress – Oscar de la Renta
Bridal Accessories – Dries van Noten
Groom’s Apparel – Samuelsohn
Groomsmen’s Apparel – The Black Tux
Rentals – Classic Vintage Rentals
Congratulations again to Kelsi and John on their wildly romantic wedding at Bridal Veil Lakes. We’re so thankful that Jordan Voth was there to capture their special day. If you love their floral arrangements, check out these 27 over the top wedding floral installations!