October 28, 2020
Though this year has thrown a lot of challenges, I am truly coming to love these intimate wedding days! This wedding at the Black Walnut Inn and Vineyard was definitely a day to remember! Anne Marie and Chris were so sweet and filled with excitement. I have absolutely loved getting to know them over their engagement. So I really felt it when they contacted me a few months ago with their decision to postpone their big wedding and reception at Skamania Lodge that was supposed to happen this October.
Meeting in college, Anne Marie and Chris have been together for 8 years and couldn’t stand the thought of not being married any longer. So they planned to have a small intimate ceremony this year with close friends and family! I was thrilled they were going to get their ceremony now and that I was able to be there to capture it! I also love how much more portrait time I get with my brides and grooms during these intimate wedding days!
The Black Walnut Inn + Vineyard
Anne Marie and Chris chose to have their special day at the Black Walnut Inn and Vineyard in Dundee, Oregon. This gorgeous vineyard sits on top of this breathtaking hillside and overlooks so much of the valley. Though the sun was shining for us, the temperature dropped this week with record lows for fall. It was in the 30s and felt like ice when the wind cut through. But the cold didn’t steal the joy of the day by any means. Anne Marie and Chris were such troopers and just lived in the moment.
I was so obsessed with Anne Marie’s stunning fall colored bouquet and her incredible shoes!! These were unlike anything I’ve seen and how sweet that she told me Chris bought them for her as a wedding gift! You can tell by just being around them for a few minutes that all Chris wants to do is make her smile. I just love these two and I am so excited to shoot their big reception next year at Skamania Lodge!
If you love these beautiful intimate wedding days, you’ll love Lauren and Jacob’s intimate wedding day in Seabeck, Washington right on the water!