Meg and Devon’s rustic Oregon wedding at Camp Cedar Ridge was a three-day wedding experience in Vernonia, Oregon, lead to us from a heartfelt referral. The relationships we develop through our ongoing connections set everything in the right motion. Couples have either seen us deep in marathon action at a wedding, seen the quantity and quality of moments we capture, and ultimately trust us to do what we do. This opens up everything in so many ways and frees our couples to 100% be themselves on their wedding day and have the most authentic experience possible. Naturally, this reflects the best wedding photography!

The moment we met Meg and Devon we knew we were stepping into the warm waters of very sincere loving people. They described how they wanted a rustic Oregon wedding with a woodsy/outdoors kind theme with “Garden Party” attire for their Camp Cedar Ridge wedding. Their summer camp wedding vibe was loose and relaxed.

Meg and Devon have been together for over 7 years, and have a tight bond. They lived in a travel trailer for about 4 years, and just last year bought a house in Carlton, OR! Wow! “They are open and honest about their feelings and get along well. They often play music together, which makes a good day great, or a sad feelings day better. They are outdoorsy folks and love dispersed camping in their 4-Runner/stealth camper with/ their pup, Theo. They are big DIYers with/ almost everything they do & both work in Stop Motion Animation.” Hello!!! The creative personal touches they infused into this rustic Oregon wedding were just unbelievably unique. Among so many details, Meg’s mom made the wedding dress?!

Their rustic Oregon wedding celebration was held at an outdoor venue, at a summer camp (Camp Cedar Ridge) with 85 guests. “Summer camp” couldn’t have been a better way to describe the fun of this group. One of the best aspects of this venue is their ceremony & reception are very close together (lodging & parking too) in the wooded area on the property which ushers their guests in and out of a constantly changing backdrop without having to go far. This allowed for great bonding moments between everyone without stress.

As with all weddings, we dove deep into the entire multi-day experience with everyone. From early morning breakfasts, late night music jams around the fire, rehearsal, their entire wedding day, late night dancing, and last day with a grand fun slip and slide. Our trusted Geekoto lights didn’t miss a shot! And our MagnetMod tools help focus our light on all the right faces. And Aftershoot helped us edit with speed and precision.

These images reflect their personalities and bond better than any words we can say. We adore these two so much and fell in love with all their family and friends. We are in absolute awe of how they live and love.

We love photographing all over the world, yet also love our Oregon weddings for so many reasons. Oregon offers a beautiful backdrop for weddings, but here are three compelling reasons that we’ve seen stand out:

  1. Stunning Natural Settings: Oregon has diverse landscapes, from picturesque coastlines to lush forests and stunning mountain ranges. Couples seeking a natural and scenic backdrop for their special day can find it in Oregon. The state’s beauty provides numerous options for outdoor ceremonies, whether it’s on the coast, amidst the forests, in vineyards, or at charming rustic venues.
  2. Unique and Varied Venues: Oregon is home to a wide array of unique wedding venues. Couples can choose from vineyards with breathtaking views, historic buildings rich in character, cozy lodges nestled in the woods, or even scenic riverside locations. This diversity allows couples to find a venue that perfectly aligns with their vision, whether they’re dreaming of a rustic, elegant, or unconventional setting.
  3. Vibrant Culinary Scene and Local Produce: Oregon’s culinary scene is renowned for its farm-to-table ethos and emphasis on local, fresh ingredients. This offers couples an opportunity to craft a memorable wedding menu featuring delicious, locally sourced cuisine and beverages. The state’s wineries, breweries, and abundance of artisanal food producers ensure a culinary experience that’s both delightful and distinctive for wedding guests.

couple playing guitar and ukulele near the fire the night before their rustic oregon wedding venue at Camp Cedar Ridge

couple playing guitar and ukulele near the fire the night with friends and family before their rustic Oregon wedding at Camp Cedar Ridge

couple harmonizing and playing guitar and ukulele near the fire the night before their oregon wedding at Camp Cedar Ridge

couple jamming guitar and ukulele near the fire the night before their oregon wedding at Camp Cedar Ridge

fun photo of a bride getting ready for her rustic oregon wedding at Camp Cedar Ridge in Vernonia, Oregon

cute bride getting ready for her rustic oregon wedding at Camp Cedar Ridge in Vernonia, Oregon

bride and best friend getting ready for her rustic oregon wedding at Camp Cedar Ridge in Vernonia, Oregon

groom putting his tie on while getting ready for his rustic oregon wedding at Camp Cedar Ridge in Vernonia, Oregon

bride putting her boots on for her rustic oregon wedding at Camp Cedar Ridge in Vernonia, Oregon

Beautiful detail photo of a hand made flower against the cheek of a bridesmaid during an Oregon Wedding.

bride and groom seeing each other for the first time in golden light for their rustic Oregon wedding at Camp Cedar Ridge in Vernonia, Oregon

bride and groom exchanging private vows together before for their rustic Oregon wedding at Camp Cedar Ridge in Vernonia, Oregon

bride and groom holding each other in warm sunlight before for their rustic Oregon wedding at Camp Cedar Ridge in Vernonia, Oregon

bride and groom holding each other in the woods before for their rustic Oregon wedding at Camp Cedar Ridge in Vernonia, Oregon

bride and groom exchanging vows under a cathedral of trees for their rustic Oregon wedding at Camp Cedar Ridge in Vernonia, Oregon

bride and groom signing their marriage certificate during their rustic Oregon wedding at Camp Cedar Ridge in Vernonia, Oregon

Bride and groom holding each other in golden light in a wooded backdrop following their Oregon wedding ceremony.

wide angle drone photo of a bride and groom deep in a forest during their rustic Oregon wedding at Camp Cedar Ridge in Vernonia, Oregon

bride and groom holding hands running on a hillside during their rustic Oregon wedding at Camp Cedar Ridge in Vernonia, Oregon

blue and orange silhouette photo of a bride and groom at sunset during their rustic Oregon wedding at Camp Cedar Ridge in Vernonia, Oregon

bride looking thru the hands of an uncles speech during their rustic Oregon wedding at Camp Cedar Ridge in Vernonia, Oregon

back lit photo of a bride and groom dancing during their rustic Oregon wedding at Camp Cedar Ridge in Vernonia, Oregon

beautiful black and white photo of a bride and her father dancing during a rustic Oregon wedding at Camp Cedar Ridge in Vernonia, Oregon

fun reception dancing photo of a bride and groom laughing during their rustic Oregon wedding at Camp Cedar Ridge in Vernonia, Oregon

fun dancing photo of a brother and his mother during a rustic Oregon wedding at Camp Cedar Ridge in Vernonia, Oregon

fun dancing photo of a bride and her brother during a rustic Oregon wedding at Camp Cedar Ridge in Vernonia, Oregon

a fun photo of an aunt and a friend shooting bubbles up in the air during a rustic Oregon wedding at Camp Cedar Ridge in Vernonia, Oregon

Photo of a bride spinning inside a wave of bubbles on the dance floor during a rustic Oregon wedding at Camp Cedar Ridge in Vernonia, Oregon

a wide angle photo of cascading trees shooting up into the blue night sky with a bride and groom holding each other during their rustic Oregon wedding at Camp Cedar Ridge in Vernonia, Oregon

night photo of a bride and groom holding each other in between sparkling market lights in the woods at their ceremony site during their rustic Oregon wedding at Camp Cedar Ridge in Vernonia, Oregon

night photo of a bride and groom holding each other in between market lights in the woods at their ceremony site during their rustic Oregon wedding at Camp Cedar Ridge in Vernonia, Oregon

Be sure to checkout the KIND WORDS Meg and Devon shared about their experience with us.

Venue: Camp Cedar Ridge in Vernonia, Oregon
Planner/Coordinator: Coral Hurley Polson @cghpevents
Dress: Kathleen Holland; Mom
Photographers: JOS & TREE
DJ: Paradox Productions @paradox_productions
Bartender: Marie’s Personable Bartending @mariespersonab
Venue: Camp Cedar Ridge @campcedarridgeor
Baker: Irene Ramos “All The Batter” @all_the_batter

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