A letter from our Editor, Lara Burnap.
Woodland-Inspired Micro Wedding
Renowned for its signature landscape of old-growth forest snuggled up against jagged coastline, Oregon gives couples a distinctive locale for saying “I do.” Carolyn, an officiant of Oregon Beach Ceremonies, invites nearlyweds to fully experience all the beauty of the Pacific Northwest in the perfect secluded spot: a secret garden on her family’s property, complete with a yurt for indoor celebrations. This gem caught the eye of photographer Taylor Ochoa of TMinspired, who concocted a woodland-inspired design. Cozy, inviting textures were combined with a palette of copper, yellow and natural wood to convey the look and feel of a hidden copse. The sweetheart table, surrounded by twinkle lights and featuring floral arrangements accented with mushrooms and apples, evoked a romantic atmosphere perfect for an elopement. The warm colors also were reflected in the couple’s attire, with the groom’s golden suit jacket complementing the bride’s citrine crown.