Professional Photographer Mai Duong, the most enthusiastic photographer you will ever meet.

Stargazer Weddings: “All Things Oregon” Inspiration Wedding

Ashley of Stargazer Weddings put together an amazing styled wedding shoot at Chatoe Rogue in Independence, OR.  The theme was “All Things Oregon” and she did a fantastic job incorporating all the specialities Oregon has to offer.

Chatoe Rogue Wedding Venue

To incorporate Oregon’s pride as a great microbrew and wine country, wine barrels were used as tables to host the cakes, party favors, and ceremony centerpieces.   The wedding colors were green (for the color of Oregon’s landscape) and grey (for the color of Oregon’s skies – ha!), with burlap and jute to complement the colors.

Chalkboard Wedding Ceremony Sign
Wine barrel wedding favor table

Stumptown Coffee and Oregon Oak Seeds were given out as wedding favors.

Oregon oak tree seed favors
Stumptown Coffee Wedding Favors

Chatou Rogue Outdoor Wedding Ceremony VenueFern and Lantern decorations Wine Barrel Wedding Tables

DIY wine bottles were customized for the bride and groom. AEL Design designed the labels, along with all other print designs at this wedding, and Maryhill Winery had them printed and assembled on wine bottles.
Custom label DIY Wine Bottles

Bridesmaids and Groomsmen

The pair on the left are sisters, and the pair on the right have been childhood bff’s.
Bridesmaids in gray dresses Bridesmaid and Groomsman

Can you tell?
Bridesmaid and Groomsman

Hillary is so gorgeous!  I love how she just glowed in the light.
Bridesmaid Portrait Bridesmaid Bouquet of white stock
Bridal bouquet accented with Fig Jewelry Bridal Portrait
Boutonniere of lambs ear and lil of the valleyBride and Groom Portrait
Bride and GroomBride and Groom Walking around Chatoe Rogue Bride and Groom at Chatoe Rogue
Bride and Groom

Bride and Groom

There were a bunch of cakes from Marion of Myriad Cake Design.  My personal favorite was the gray cake with tree decorations, how perfect for an “All Things Oregon” themed wedding!

Gray Tiered Wedding Cake Decorated with Tree Wedding Topper

Tree Cake Top Wedding Cake Leaf Decorations
White Tiered Wedding Cake with Green Ribbon White Wedding Cake Details
Rogue Farms

Willaby’s Catering offered an amazing food spread which included Salmon, yummm!

Willaby's Catering Buffet Spread on Logs

Willaby Catering's Salmon

Willaby Catering's Fried Rice

There were two reception venues designed.  One was outdoor with many green accents, with table centerpieces designed by Denice of Distinctive Designs.  I really liked the lambs ear.  It feels super soft, and, get this, it really does feel like petting a lambs’ ear.
Rustic Wedding Table

On the table was a real moss table liner, along with compostable bamboo plates.  The plates are sturdy, and after the wedding, you can compost them!
Moss, Bamboo, and Jute Wedding Table Bamboo Compostable Plates
Lily of the valley, raspberry leaves and bloms, galax leaves, lambs ear, green maple leaves centerpiece

The second reception was indoor in a fantastic barn.  It was definitely big enough to host large weddings.

Barn Wedding Reception Picnic Tables DIY Custom Wedding Bottle Decorations
Rustic Barn Wedding Reception Table

I couldn’t get enough of the twilight sky streaming through the walls of the barn.
Rustic Barn Wedding Reception

Mini Spherical Vases

The walls of the barn were decorated with picture frames of the couple.  I can’t get over all the simple great ideas Ashley had come up with.
Picture Frame Wedding decorations
Elegant Chatoe Rogue Wedding Reception Classy Chatoe Rogue Wedding Dinner Table

Table Setting

After taking a couple portraits around Chatoe Rogue, we headed to a hazelnut orchard!  Could it be?  My dream come true??
Bride and Groom in Hazelnut Orchard

This awesome pair put up with my excitement (and tree climbing) to let me take some photos that I’ve been always wanting to try.
Bridesmaid and Groomsman in Hazelnut Orchard

I set up my flash to be off camera in a tree, with the hopes of using artificial light in a way that looked like sunlight.

Bridesmaid and Groomsman in Hazelnut Orchard with Off Camera Lighting

I think it turned out alright.   What do you think?

Bridesmaid and Groomsman in Hazelnut Orchard with Off Camera Lighting

TJ just *shrugs*

Bridesmaid and Groomsman in Hazelnut Orchard with Off Camera Lighting


5 responses

  1. Beautiful photos and wedding!

    May 31, 2012 at 9:35 pm

  2. you did a great job!!! 🙂

    May 31, 2012 at 11:20 pm

  3. Everything looks great! You got some great shots:)

    June 1, 2012 at 10:06 am

  4. meannie

    wow, this is the best one yet. love the natural colors, simple and classy decor. wish she planned my wedding. and you took our photos 🙂

    June 5, 2012 at 1:59 pm

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