Planning a wedding during one of the most popular months of the year for 2020 was already proving challenging for Megan and Kayla. If venues were not already booked, the novel Coronavirus was putting extreme conditions on what venues were left. Understandably exasperated, this couple moved their wedding date and decided to elope instead.
Cedar Dell Forest Farm is tucked back in the town of Gresham, Oregon, a massive suburb of Portland. Though it is basically smack dab in the middle of a city, this little venue feels as though you are in the middle of a forrest, far away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Kayla expressed her desire to go against the stereotypical norms of wearing white on her wedding day, and opted for the most cheerful yellow dress. I do not think it can get any more fall vibes than the color palette Megan and Kayla choose. The wedding dress, a gorgeous gold/ saffron was accented by the most cheerful bouquet created by local Small Yard Flowers. The flower crown, created by Moon Magic Creations was the perfect bit of detail to pull the entire look together. Plus, who can say no to a flower crown!
In addition to the story book wedding at the sweet cottage in the woods, a special guest came to congratulate the newly weds. Flint, the resident sheep, was not so keen on getting his photograph taken, but was extremely interested in eating the brides bouquet. (And who can blame him, that bouquet is amazing.)
The cake, crafted by Mamas's Artisan & Sweets, was the most delectable and moist chai I have probably ever had in a cake. (I absolutely adore Chai, so I was in heaven, as was Megan and Kaylas son Theodore, who was not happy with having only gotten one slice.) This modern salted caramel buttercream and chai cake was gluten free and a huge hit!
As with everything in 2020, this was not the way in which Megan and Kayla had intended to have their wedding day go. However, these two are incredibly positive, and confessed that although this was not how they expected their wedding to go, it ended up happening exactly how it was meant to, and they were so thrilled to be able to share their vows to each other with their closest loved ones. Taking one from their book, I think it so pertinent to find the beauty and love in our day to day lives during these interesting times.
Congratulations Megan and Kayla!