Getting married at Surfsand Resort on the Oregon Coast at Cannon Beach on a warm summer day is absolutely marvelous. The expansive views of the distant ocean, far-reaching sandy beaches, and salt of the sea in the air invite the best of feelings. Having all of your guests sit outside on chairs, feet in the sand with a gentle breeze is such a lovely setting (growing solution for COVID with a small group, setting up chairs safely apart with the gentle wind). Heather, having a theatre background brought in her unique celestial theme with sun, moon, and stars. Their friend Jack blew a shell at the beach to clear space for the beginning of the ceremony. They had prayer beads to wrap around their hands and were anointed with oils while their friend Aisha read On Marriage from The Profit by Kahlil Gibran.

We approach every wedding as if it were our first. This keeps our eyes fresh and ready for anything and everything, especially real moments. With Heather and Don we found expression after expression, so profound, beautiful, comical, and liberating. We adore them.

Gorgeous sunset wedding portrait of bride and groom near Haystack Rock with bird flying over head

Photographers: Jos & Tree | Event Planning: Carolyn O’Brien – Creative Celebrations
Getting Ready: The Union Knot Venue: Surfsand Resort
Ceremony Site: Cannon Beach Oregon w/ Haystack Rock in Background
Dress and Accessories – Holly Stalder | Flowers: Morgan Vedaa
Reception: Surfsand Garden