June in Gearhart with the Greens
Late June on the Oregon Coast can be, well iffy. However, when this lovely couple, joined by friends and family, gathered in the bride's hometown of Gearhart, the sun shone and the day was damn near perfect. A little extra wind was the only wildcard, and even that made for some stunning photos. The wedding was photographed by Paige Jones and each image is truly beautiful.
In keeping with the coastal setting, the "flowers" were all greens. This was perfect for the place, but also because the groom's last name, is Green! It was such fun to gather and select a palette of greens rich in texture and color. "Foliage forward" has always been a favorite mantra of mine, so this was a joy.
I met the bride through her friend Amy, shown here all smiles and newly pregnant! These two are themselves wedding photographers (Love Lit Wedding Photography) and I was thrilled and not just a little flattered when Kaitlin asked me to do her wedding flowers. Her vision of simplicity and a celebration of the setting's spectacular natural beauty were exactly right.
I added simple greens to the beautiful macrame backdrop made by Portland fiber artist Rachel Grimes of Be With Heart, and the Oregon Coast and Tillamook Head did the rest.
Garlands ran the length of wooden farm tables and places were marked with seed packets and herb sprigs. The bride's mom made the napkins to complete this charming and simple table setting.
Cheers to the Greens! What a perfect celebration of two wonderful people in a place they love surrounded by their nearest and dearest. It is indeed, Good to be the Greens!
All photographs by Paige Jones Photography