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Gray Gables Photography by Ambient Sky. Enjoy Amanda & Max’s Wedding Day Couture Photomontage™ from their joyous celebration at Gray Gables Estate.
Gray Gables Photography by Ambient Sky, Portland Wedding Photography. Ceremony & Reception at Gray Gables Estate. Beautiful flowers by Forte Floral Artistry. Cake artistry by LaJaconde. Music by Kevin with John Ross Music and Production. Photography and Cinematography by Ambient Sky. Bride’s dress from The White Dress and makeup by Colie Marie Artistry.
Click to watch their Couture Photomontage™ above. Below is a fun wedding party photo along with some info from the bride on their story!
“Just as I was about to delete my eHarmony account, a message popped up from someone named Max. After browsing through his pictures he seemed fun, although I was a slightly worried about a possible redneck angle. We made it past the preliminary Q and A and started chatting. It wasn’t long before Max asked me out on a date. It was perfect timing, as I was short on groceries anyway. We met up at Thirsty Lion a restaurant close to both our houses. It was packed so we ended up walking across the street to Gustav’s. The date was amazing and was the longest first date we both had ever had. We talked about our favorite things to do and told stories from our past. We were both surprised when three hours went by! The food was great going in, however not so great once it got passed the stomach. We have since avoided Gustav’s, although it will always mark the start of our story.
Max proposed six months later in the woods up towards Mount Hood near a waterfall, on a beautiful sunny day. The location and having our dog Bear with us made it fit with our story perfectly. We can’t wait to continue to adventure together and see where life takes us.”
Enjoy a selection of favorites from Ruth & Michael’s Aerie Wedding Photo Collection. Ceremony and Reception at The Aerie at Eagle Landing. Ruth’s beautiful dress is Allure Couture from Bridal Exclusives. Hair and Makeup from Spoiled Spa & Salon. Amazing floral from Forte Floral Artistry and cake from Papa Haydn’s.
Click above to view their Aerie wedding photo slideshow and enjoy one of my favorite images from the day below!
To learn more about Ruth & Michael’s story read below from the groom:
“Ruth and Michael met in February 2013. A modern love story, it began slowly as we got to know each other through a dating website, emails, texts and a few amazing phone calls. Our first date was at Papa Haydn’s in Portland where we met initially for delicious dessert and lattes. It was magical. I remember being extremely nervous and had arrived 15 minutes early, which is very unlike me. I was on the phone with my brother Jason when I watched Ruth walk past my car; I was immediately excited witnessing such a beautiful woman planning to meet me. The evening went by filled with great conversation as we closed down the place. I left her with a light touch on the face, I wanted to kiss her, but it was too soon. This woman was special.
Over the coming weeks we started going out to more restaurants together as we got to know more about each other. I remember our first kiss, and I will never forget it. I remember getting to meet her enormous family and awesome friends and family in Olympia. Ruth graduated from WSU that Spring and had a few months off before she started her career in Web Development. We had a great summer which included our first vacation to Mexico, and getting a boxer puppy named Sarge, camping trips with friends. Ruth helped to raise Sarge as a little puppy, and he is perfect for us. We both found that we loved supporting each other with emotional empathy and care, we both had important roles in our families and we felt that we were similar in that capacity.
For Thanksgiving Ruth came back to the East coast to meet my family. It was great to show her a piece of the East Coast where I grew up. And for the first time in my life, my Mom actually approved of my girlfriend choice! This does not happen, so I knew she was special.
We love traveling, eating, and just hanging out with our closest friends and family – playing games, watching movies, or just talking. We traveled to Italy and Paris in 2014, lots of local spots from Hood River to the Coast, and on October 23rd, 2015 we got Engaged!
On the day of the engagement we were scheduled to go Hot Air Ballooning, but Oregon rain was not cooperating and the trip was cancelled on the morning of. Instead we spent the day going to one of our favorite brunch places, we got pumpkins for carving, and had a relaxing rainy day at home together. Michael made dinner and got some fancy desserts from the store. Inside one of the desserts he hid the engagement ring. Ruth was not expecting to see the proposal at home but we both enjoyed the moment and getting to talk and cry and experience all the love together.
We are looking forward to building a strong home together, full of luxury, travel, great food, and a stable financial future.”
Enjoy a selection of favorites from Dianna & Juan’s Abernethy Center Wedding Photography Collection.
Click above to watch their photomontage.
Congratulations Dianna & Juan. It has be such a pleasure getting to know you and capture your wedding day! A little bit about Dianna & Juan’s story as told from the bride…
” On October 31st, 2008 we met at Park Lanes bowling alley through mutual friends. It was like love at first sight, I fell in love with Juan’s beautiful smile the day we met. On August 15th, 2010 Juan and I officialy became a couple. Our relationship has always been full of adventure, fun, family and lots and lots of food. On our 65th monthversary Juan finally proposed. And now after 6 years of dating we will be celebratung our marriage with all our closest friends and family!”
And, one of my favorite images from the day, below!
Enjoy a few sneak peek images from Gabby & Tucker’s Gray Gables Portland Wedding Photography collection.
Enjoy Amanda & Max’s Wedding Trailer from their Gray Gables Wedding Videography collection. Beautiful flowers by Forte Floral Artistry. Music by Kevin with John Ross Music and Production. Ceremony & Reception at Gray Gables Estate. Cake artistry by LaJaconde. Bride’s dress from The White Dress and makeup by Colie Marie Artistry.
Click above to view their wedding trailer. And enjoy a favorite photo from their day below.
Enjoy a sneak peek from Demi & Travis’ Mt. Hood BnB Wedding Videography.
Enjoy a selection of favorites from Dita and Christian’s Portland Wedding Photos. Dita and Christian got married at the Sara Hite Memorial Rose Garden with just their closest family and then had a big celebration at Gray Gables Estate. We also started the day downtown and got to take lots of fun photos around the Sentinel Hotel and the surrounding areas!
Press play above to view their photomontage and enjoy a couple signature images below!