Columbia River Gorge Wedding Photography: Sam + Melissa at Bridal Veil Lakes

It's always such a pleasure to shoot at Bridal Veil Lakes in the Columbia River Gorge near Portland, Oregon, and Sam + Melissa's beautiful wedding was no exception. These two families know each other very well, in the way that only families of high school sweethearts can, so it was truly lovely to see them come together to celebrate their shared history and a new marriage. Add to that delicious food from Dalton's NW Catering and Ruby Jewel Ice Cream, my dear friend and officiant Maureen Haley, and the hard work of coordinator Katie Wilgus, and you end up with a beautiful, heartfelt wedding day!

Congratulations, Sam + Melissa, and thanks for making me a part of your big day!

Venue: Bridal Veil Lakes
Catering: Dalton’s NW Catering
Coordinator: Katie Wilgus, Events by Gather
Dessert: Ruby Jewel Ice Cream Sandwiches
Floral Centerpieces: Portland Nursery
Bouquets: Geranium Lakes  
Decorations:    DIY
Rentals: American Linen, The Party Place    
Music: A Sound Choice Entertainment
Officiant: Maureen Haley
Bride's and Bridesmaids' dresses: David’s Bridal
Groom’s and Groomsmen's clothing: Men’s Warehouse
Hair: Jessica Carr & Collin
Makeup: Jessie Hafer
Rings: Alexander’s Gold Works and Steven Jacob
Stationery: Minted