Married in the beautiful woods outside Portland, Oregon, Alexa and Eric’s whimsical rustic wedding has all the elements for an absolutely breathtaking day. The bride, inspired by the beauty of Oregon’s forest, chose Merrywood Farms to exchange vows. “We wanted it to feel as though our closest friends and family trekked into the peaceful woods to catch a glimpse of our nuptials,” Alexa wrote. Heartfelt details made their day completely unique and sentimental. Bridesmaids sat on tree stumps, the couple used thrifted glass votives and wood candle holders for the centerpieces, and the bride and groom stood under a beautiful arbor, made by the bride’s grandfather in celebration of their big day. Tara Francis Photography beautifully captured Alexa’s whimsical rustic wedding… See more photos, and read more from Alexa below! P.S. You may recognize Alexa as the face of our Summer in Love contest… Aren’t they a darling couple? Enter now for your chance to win $2,000 and a free wedding dress!
“Our wedding day was pure whimsy! It felt like the beauty of our venue mixed with the rustic details simply enhanced the purpose of our day: making a commitment to love and serve each other till’ death do us part. As I was walking down with my maids to meet Eric for our first look, it started lightly raining. It was so peaceful and refreshing, and I wouldn’t have changed anything about our special moments we shared before the day got crazy. Being in the moment and soaking it all in has created many vibrant memories we can think back on. After our ceremony, we wanted to spend our first moments as husband and wife together. We had friends set up a blanket and two bottles of kombucha for us to enjoy in a hidden apple orchid near the ceremony site… We basked in our newly married bliss and enjoyed some time sitting before we were off to our party.”