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Amy and Ben’s Wedding at Rogue Farms Micro Hopyard

Amy and Ben had an outdoor wedding on the amazing property of Rogue Farms Micro Hopyard.  Their ceremony was sweet and full of laughs, my favorite kind!  There were all sorts of sounds to be heard during the ceremony.  The bride’s father played guitar during their communion and marriage license signing.  There were hilarious moments as turkeys and chickens wandered towards the bride and groom, squawking and crowing.  The friends and family all came together and offered so much help for the bride and groom.  The food was a deelish potluck, and I loved, LOVED, the potato salad.  Loved it.  It was all I ate.

Outdoor Wedding
Outdoor Wedding
Outdoor Wedding

Amy and Ben opted to do a first look!  They first saw each other in the aisles of the hop yards.  Amy and I were both so glad that Rogue Farms hadn’t harvested all the hops yet!  They left a sweet patch unharvested (just for us, I like to think!).  I loved the privacy it gave them (allowing me to hide behind hops and let them be).

Outdoor Wedding
Outdoor Wedding
Outdoor Wedding
Outdoor Wedding
Outdoor Wedding
Outdoor Wedding
Outdoor Wedding
Outdoor Wedding
Outdoor Wedding
Outdoor Wedding

Wedding Crashers!  There were some pretty rowdy turkeys at this wedding.

Outdoor Wedding
Outdoor Wedding
Outdoor Wedding

The bride and groom took communion during the ceremony.

Outdoor Wedding

During the communion and the marriage license signing, the bride’s father performed “I Loved Her First”, and I still get chills when I see the photos and hear his amazing voice.

Outdoor Wedding
Outdoor Wedding

SURPRISE!  It’sa Mario!

Outdoor Wedding

Mario got the princess!!

Outdoor Wedding
Outdoor Wedding
Outdoor Wedding
Outdoor Wedding
Outdoor Wedding
Outdoor Wedding

After the lunch, while guests mingled and played lawn games (or, well, hung out in the shade with some Rogue beers), the newlywed couple and I went around the property to take some portraits.

Outdoor Wedding

While it’s hard to beat a first look in the hopyards, photos in a hazelnut orchard are pretty fantastic and a dream come true for me (fact: I love photos in orchards.  It was my #1 goal for 2012 to take as many photos as people would let me in orchards).
Outdoor Wedding
Outdoor Wedding

Amy’s always asking Ben to pinky swear, so we took a different kind of ring shot to remember that 🙂

Outdoor Wedding

Loved. Her. Dress.

Outdoor Wedding
Outdoor Wedding
Outdoor Wedding
Outdoor Wedding

At the end of the wedding, they exited to bubbles!!

Outdoor Wedding

A gorgeous day, family all around you, and bubbles!  Great way to end a wedding.

Outdoor Wedding

AND…. I have to give a second shout out to Aunt Tresa’s delicious potato salad!!  Yum, yum, yum!

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