Intimate Woodland Wedding

From the Bride, Dierdre:

“As exhausted medical residents in Upstate New York (and yet still resistant to hiring a wedding planner for our Portland wedding), Nathan and I needed a lot of help from our family and friends to pull off our wedding week. For my bouquet, I knew I wanted succulents and feathers in the midst of flowers and greens. To me and my family, feathers are a symbol of my father, who passed away just a couple years before I met Nathan. My father had always said, ‘When you find a feather, it is a sign from the universe to pay attention, and to know that you are on the right path.’ When I was first dating Nathan, he gave me a beautiful feather as a gift without knowing this story. I knew that I was on the right path. Feathers have since become a symbol for our relationship and the support that surrounds us. They can be found throughout our wedding, including our wedding rings that were designed by Nathan. The succulents used throughout our wedding were collected and hand-harvested from generous friends of my mother-in-law in my husband's hometown of Grants Pass. The grand succulent used in the bouquet is now replanted and sitting in my kitchen windowsill and the feathers were redistributed in thank you gifts to the amazing women who helped me on my wedding day and every day in my life.”

Woodland Wedding

Woodland Wedding

Woodland Wedding

Woodland Wedding

Woodland Wedding

Woodland Wedding

Woodland Wedding

Woodland Wedding

Woodland Wedding

Woodland Wedding

Woodland Wedding

Woodland Wedding

Woodland Wedding

Woodland Wedding

Woodland Wedding

Woodland Wedding

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