Intimate Oregon Coast Wedding Anniversary
This day was quite the adventure! Jinous reached out to me in the spring of 2021 to see about having us help plan and set up an intimate anniversary on the Oregon Coast for her and her husband, Hani to celebrate three years of marriage along with her sister and brother-in-law.
As with all things in Oregon — the weather on the coast can be so unpredictable! Even though they timed it well to have the celebration in August, the weather did not cooperate how we hoped and we ended up with lots of rain and wind. But these four were such troopers and handled it like champs!!
The couples got ready at the Arch Cape Inn & Retreat which is an epic castle right on the coast. If you ever have the chance to stay there — you need to. It was so stunning and I can’t wait to go back sometime.
Anderson Florists crafted Jinous’ dream bouquet of all-white orchids. So lovely and elegant!
The biggest challenge was getting a 6′ table, crossback chairs, a cake table, rug, and decor down to this little hidden gem called “secret beach” in Arch Cape. It was probably a quarter mile or so across the beach to this spot from the parking area, plus we had to cross a stream to get there! We tried to time it right with the tides; the stream was barely there when we arrived but when we left it was practically a full-on river that we had to trudge through haha. Thankfully I had my trusty wagon with me and my assistant Sarah to help make it all possible!
It may have been pouring rain and windy as heck, but Sarah with Hazelwood Photo still captured gorgeous photos of all of the details. It was so windy at first that we had the napkins tucked under the plates just so they wouldn’t blow away — I’m impressed we didn’t lose anything!
The sweet pearl-adorned cake was from Rising Tide Baking Co in Wheeler, Oregon.
These two are such a stunning couple — I swear they are models!!
Thank you Jinous and Hani for allowing us to be a part of such a special celebration.
Photography: Hazelwood Photography
Planning & Rentals: Event Crush
Floral: Anderson Florists
Cake: Rising Tide Baking Co
Getting ready location: Arch Cape Inn & Retreat
Shoot location: Arch Cape beach