So you have decided to opt-in for an Oregon coast elopement and are in need of inspiration? Our ethereal and editorial-style shoot has you covered! We could go on for hours about our love for the Oregon coast. Not only are there many breathtaking locations to choose from but even with cloudy weather can you get a memorable experience. Photographers tend to thrive in overcast weather which is something you can be guaranteed when eloping in Oregon. We also don’t fall short with the sunfilled gorgeous frames. Basically whatever your mood, we are here to help you plan the perfect Oregon coast elopement.

A wedding vendor can make your vision come to life

Choosing an elopement doesn’t mean having to rely on “do it yourself”. One of the pros of eloping is splurging in areas you may not have been able to if you went the traditional route! At this point, you have selected the Oregon coast as your location, and most likely have landed on a date. Next on the list? I highly recommend inquiring the two wedding vendors that can assist you with the planning process.

  • Oregon elopement photographer
  • Coordinator/Planner that is familiar with Oregon wedding vendors

One of my favorite parts of being a wedding photographer is getting to help my clients curate their dream experiences of committing to each other. It is the best feeling when I know exactly what vendors they should call! I adore learning about my client’s love stories and pulling pieces to incorporate into their day. Wedding planners also have a curated list of their own they share with their couples. This is extremely helpful when coordinating any setup and takedown.

Remember that a few helping hands mean you can rest easy and simply enjoy your wedding day. 

Oregon coast elopement lounge vignette and appetizers

Opt-in for a picnic moment at the coast

What is an Oregon coast elopement without a picnic overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean? Whether you choose a gorgeous setup with vendors or opt for a cozy blanket while sipping champagne and gazing at the water, you won’t regret it. Incorporating moments where you can just take it all in is totally worth the experience

For this styled shoot, we made sure to elevate this concept. Some oysters in the shell with champagne?? It can’t get more Oregon than that! We combined white flowers with grey linens and gold accents that perfectly matched the moody skies. The entire scene made me fall in love with the Oregon coast all over again. 

bride and groom cutting their cake at their oregon coast elopement

Embracing Oregon weather, rain or shine

It’s no secret that with an Oregon wedding you should prepare to plan around the weather. At times it can be a tad unpredictable, even in the hot summer months. That’s why I suggest picking a date fitted to the mood and aesthetic you want to bring to your wedding. This gives you the best chance of getting the experience you are hoping for. Looking for blue skies with a minimal chance of rain? July and August are the months for you. Maybe you would prefer a breezy day with overcast lighting? The May and June springtime it is! Also, remember that your coordinator will have a plan B if there is any foreseen probability of rain.

What matters most is that you embrace whatever the outcome. Of course, we can’t control the weather, but we can choose how to accept and enjoy it. Doing this will allow you to stay in the moment and soak up all the feels. Leave worrying about how the pictures will turn out to your photographer. Here’s why, if you hire an Oregon elopement photographer, they will make dang sure your photos are everything you dream of and more. 

Our couple showed just this in our Oregon Coast elopement styled shoot. The flash photography of them dancing in the rain might just be one of my favorite scenes. I got to capture their authentic happiness while embracing mother nature. 

An Oregon coast elopement beach reception set up

Include a favorite activity in your Oregon coast elopement

Now we know most of you reading this are adventure seekers, lovers of travel, and the ones who prioritize experiences over material gains. This is why including a fun activity can be the cherry on top of your wedding trip. Even more reason is if this is a destination elopement and you are not local to Oregon. Talk about what activity speaks to both of you. Some fun ideas include:

  • A waterfall hike
  • Horseback riding during sunset
  • Getting messy with some paints and canvas 
  • A bonfire with marshmallows and chocolate

Whether this activity is a part of your elopement timeline or a separate experience on a different day is up to you! Just consider it as a memory you will talk about for years to come. Take this as a sign to create something beautiful for the two of you while on your Oregon coast elopement.

Oregon Elopement Packages 

STARTING AT $3,500 FOR 4 HRS

If you’re looking for something more intimate and “You”, this may be the perfect fit! Wedding elopements can either be alongside some of your closest friends and family or even just the two of you together. Whether it be on a cliff top, on the shores of the beach, or in another country even to kick off the biggest day of your life, I AM READY TO CAPTURE YOU SAYING “I DO”!

A bride holding an orchid bouquet and groom at their Oregon coast elopement.
white roses and green florals on a white cake for an Oregon coast elopement
Black and white detail shots of orchids and appetizers at an Oregon coast elopement
bride in white gown with her groom at the alter of their Oregon coast elopement
an Oregon coast elopement reception table
bride in her white gown and groom in his grey tux at their Oregon coast elopement
Oregon coast elopement ceremony and reception design details
Bride and groom doing a cheers at their Oregon coast elopement
Bride and groom sitting at their reception table for their Oregon coast elopement
bride and groom walking in the rain at their Oregon coast elopement

Vendors

Design: Arche Creative 

Planning & Coordination & Paper Goods: Sideways & Co 

Florals: Mimosa Floral Co 

Hair & Makeup: Underwood Makeup 

Cake: Zupans Markets 

Bridal Gown: Opal and June 

Suit: Generation Tux 

Rentals: Party Place Pdx 

Linens: Nuage Designs Inc

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