An Oregon Forest Wedding: Couple Had to Change Venue At Last Second Due to Wildfires

There aren’t enough words to explain our love for Taylor (a fellow talented photographer with TM Inspired Photography) + Nathan. When they first booked with us, their wedding was to be held at Bridal Veil Lakes in Portland, Oregon. They were going for an outdoorsy, cozy, woodsy wedding and the venue told us so much about what they had envisioned for their day.

However, the Eagle Creek wildfires that swept through the Columbia River Gorge that fall forced them to have to scramble and change their wedding venue just TWO WEEKS before their wedding day. They walked through this entire experience with such grace and the way they handled everything was just completely inspiring to us.
Their wedding day ended up being held at Jenkins Estate. A lovely woodsy wedding venue just outside of Portland, Oregon. Taylor + Nathan’s taste in everything was just perfect. A cozy coffee camper? Food trucks? Lawn games? A mobile photo booth? A first look in the forest? A destination wedding in October in the Pacific Northwest? Hello, recipe for the dreamiest day ever! ⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Above all of that, though, there is one thing that will forever stand out in our minds when we think back on these two + their day — the love in their eyes when they looked at one another. Taylor + Nathan clearly adore one another. They are high school sweethearts and have walked through so many things together over the past 8 years. Their love has proven to be strong, resilient, + unbreakable. Together, with Jesus on their side, they've shown that they can face just about anything as long as they have each other. Dangerous hikes, devastating wildfires, last minute wedding venue changes...these things have nothing on the two of them. You could feel the 8 years of love between them + you could see that this day was SO much more than just a wedding to them. It was about their marriage. It was about celebrating the foundation of love they had been building + looking forward to everything that God has in store for their next chapter together. We are so humbled they invited us to celebrate with them in Portland, Oregon with their incredible team. Their sweet day between the pine trees was filled with all the very best things: good coffee, food trucks, the coolest photo wagon, + they even shared their first dance (at the very end of the night!!) in a tea house, lit up by twinkle lights, as they were serenaded by an acoustic guitar. It was magical.

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We’re also SO thrilled that their wedding day was featured on June Bug Weddings. It was such a pleasure working alongside the extremely talented, Jordan Voth — he captured their day perfectly.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Jordan Voth Photography
Event Planning – JenEvents
Venue – Jenkins Estate
Floral Design – Once Upon a Bloom
Catering – Koi Fusion
Coffee Cart – Kainos Coffee
Live Music – Tyler Stenson
Videography – Happy Camper Film & Photo
Stationery – Tying the Knots
Makeup Artist and Hair Styling – Vivid Chromatics
Wedding Dress – BHLDN
Bride and Bridesmaids’ Robes – BHLDN
Groom’s Apparel – Jos.A. Bank and Thursday Boot Company
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Hollywood Suits
Rings – Jewelers Touch
Photo Booth – Blue Bus Creatives