Destination Archive

McMenamins Edgefield, Portland Destination Wedding – |Dan + Cailtlin|

mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-01 At my first meeting with Caitlin + Dan, I felt like we had been friends for years. We talked beer, mutual friends, ComicCon and their plans for an amazing destination wedding in Portland. I was so excited we hit it off, I love when clients turn in to friends! Plus they were getting married at a bucket list venue for me – Mcmenamins Edgefield. It’s an old Poor House turned in to a hotel with a brewery, distillery, winery & event space!

On their wedding day, it called for rain. Lots and lots and LOTS of rain. They say rain on your wedding day is good luck right? Well these two hit the good luck jackpot! Regardless of Mother Nature’s plans, they both had the biggest smiles on their faces all day long. We did a twist on the normal first look, they exchanged love letters back to back before actually seeing one another. I also love that their wedding contained just the right amount of nerd details, including both unknowingly having The Walking Dead references in their vows! And best of all, they trusted me. I made the call to wait on wedding portraits because I had a feeling we would get a break during the reception – and we did! Nothing phased these two, they were just so thrilled to be husband and wife! mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-02 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-03 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-04 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-05 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-06 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-07 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-08 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-09 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-10 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-11 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-12 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-13 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-14 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-15 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-16 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-17 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-18 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-19 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-20 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-21 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-22 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-23 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-24 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-25 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-26 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-27 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-28 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-29 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-30 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-31 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-32

Ceremony + Reception Venue: McMenamins Edgefield
Photographer: Melissa McClure Photography
Florist: Bluebell Florals

Maui, Hawaii Trash the Dress Session – |Ozzie + Janie|

One of my favorite things to do after a destination wedding is a trash the dress session with the couple! It’s typically the next day, the nerves and stress have been lifted and they can truly enjoy just being married. Ozzie and Janie were so much fun and down for anything! We even met up with some of their guests at the Hyatt pool for some floatie fun! maui trash the dress 01 maui trash the dress 02 maui trash the dress 03 maui trash the dress 04 maui trash the dress 05 maui trash the dress 06 maui trash the dress 07 maui trash the dress 08 maui trash the dress 09 maui trash the dress 10 maui trash the dress 11 maui trash the dress 12

Maui Wedding, Olowalu Plantation House – {Brian + Melissa}

Maui Olowalu Wedding 01 I rarely get to meet my clients prior with destination weddings but Melissa + Brian made a special trip to San Diego for their engagement photos! It was fun already knowing their fun personalities at the wedding! It was pouring rain every day surrounding their wedding but the actual day was perfection. You can’t miss Brian’s strut down the aisle either – that was one excited groom! I also love how included Brian’s 3 kids were in the day! Maui Olowalu Wedding 02 Maui Olowalu Wedding 03 Maui Olowalu Wedding 04 Maui Olowalu Wedding 05 Maui Olowalu Wedding 06 Maui Olowalu Wedding 07 Maui Olowalu Wedding 08 Maui Olowalu Wedding 09 Maui Olowalu Wedding 10 Maui Olowalu Wedding 11 Maui Olowalu Wedding 12 Maui Olowalu Wedding 13 Maui Olowalu Wedding 14 Maui Olowalu Wedding 15 Maui Olowalu Wedding 16 Maui Olowalu Wedding 18 Maui Olowalu Wedding 19 Maui Olowalu Wedding 20 Maui Olowalu Wedding 21 Maui Olowalu Wedding 22 Maui Olowalu Wedding 23 Maui Olowalu Wedding 24 Maui Olowalu Wedding 25 Maui Olowalu Wedding 26 Maui Olowalu Wedding 27 Maui Olowalu Wedding 28 Maui Olowalu Wedding 29 Maui Olowalu Wedding 30

Ceremony + Reception Venue: Olowalu Plantation House
Photographer: Melissa McClure Photography
Planning & Coordination: Cherise, The Perfect Wedding Maui
Floral Design: Sunya’s Flowers and Plants
Caterer: Food for the Soul
DJ: DJ Boomshot
Bride’s Hair: Beauty by Trisha
Bride’s Dress: House of Brides

St Lucia Wedding, Coconut Bay – Day 2 – {Brad + Huong}

St Lucia Wedding Coconut Bay 15The wedding day! It was a perfect day that turned in to a lovely warm night – and ended with the whole bridal party jumping in the ocean and pool! St Lucia treated us very well! St Lucia Wedding Coconut Bay 01 St Lucia Wedding Coconut Bay 02 St Lucia Wedding Coconut Bay 03 St Lucia Wedding Coconut Bay 04 St Lucia Wedding Coconut Bay 05 St Lucia Wedding Coconut Bay 06 St Lucia Wedding Coconut Bay 07 St Lucia Wedding Coconut Bay 08 St Lucia Wedding Coconut Bay 09 St Lucia Wedding Coconut Bay 10 St Lucia Wedding Coconut Bay 11 St Lucia Wedding Coconut Bay 12 St Lucia Wedding Coconut Bay 13 St Lucia Wedding Coconut Bay 14 St Lucia Wedding Coconut Bay 16 St Lucia Wedding Coconut Bay 17 St Lucia Wedding Coconut Bay 18 St Lucia Wedding Coconut Bay 19 St Lucia Wedding Coconut Bay 20 St Lucia Wedding Coconut Bay 21 St Lucia Wedding Coconut Bay 22 St Lucia Wedding Coconut Bay 23 St Lucia Wedding Coconut Bay 24 St Lucia Wedding Coconut Bay 25

St Lucia Wedding Day 1- Coconut Bay Resort – {Brad + Huong}

In January, Jason and I had the pleasure to photograph the destination wedding of Brad + H. I had met these two at their engagement session in San Diego and was really looking forward to spending time with them in Paradise. Turns out, they had a ton of amazing friends and family members that we got to know as well! The days leading up to the wedding, they had activities for everyone to participate in. A welcome BBQ, a sunset cruise and the resort even had them plant their own tree! It was a blast capturing all these moments before the wedding day.

I’ll be sharing the wedding day later this week! 🙂St Lucia Wedding 01 St Lucia Wedding 02 St Lucia Wedding 03 St Lucia Wedding 04 St Lucia Wedding 05 St Lucia Wedding 06 St Lucia Wedding 07 St Lucia Wedding 08 St Lucia Wedding 09 St Lucia Wedding 10 St Lucia Wedding 11 St Lucia Wedding 12

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