Fairytale wedding in garden setting | Navarra Gardens | Salem Oregon wedding photographer

November 02, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Wedding couple in canoeWedding couple in canoeWedding couple sits in canoe for their wedding portraits. Their ceremony was on the banks of the Yamhill River near Salem Oregon.
Deralyn + Nick

Venue: Navarra Gardens in Willamina, Oregon
Catering: Sassy Onion based in Salem, Oregon
Hair & Makeup: Glow Boutique & Salon
Bride's Dress: David's Bridal
Groom's Tuxedo: Men's Warehouse
Officiant: Groom's brother
Event Décor: Bride Do-it-yourself

Wedding couple in canoeWedding couple in canoeWedding couple sits in canoe for their wedding portraits. Their ceremony was on the banks of the Yamhill River near Salem Oregon.
Deralyn and Nick are such a laid back couple and I enjoyed them and their wedding so much. They decided to get married overlooking the Yamhill River in Willamina, Oregon on the grounds of Navarra Gardens. Deralyn said they chose Navarra Gardens because it was so beautiful. The gardens were so lush and green, the ceremony site overlooking the river, the gorgeous florals, etc. Not having to decorate with florals or décor because the venue was already so beautiful was a huge plus. 
Their wedding day was a gorgeous September day with some slightly overcast skies but overall phenomenal weather for Oregon in September. 
Nick & Deralyn chose to have a very small and intimate ceremony with only their closest family members in attendance. In fact, there was 17 guests total who came and celebrated the marriage of these two. 

Deralyn & Nick credit the lack of "good tv" for their meeting. They met on a dating website after Nick nudged or winked at Deralyn. Deralyn states there was nothing on tv and the lack of good content spurred her to reply to Nick. After chatting back and forth Nick told Deralyn, "you're so short!" 
However, being Deralyn is about the same height as I am, I like to think we're just "fun sized." :)
Enjoy the photos of their wedding day. 
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Deralyn got ready in the bridal suite near the front of the gardens. It's a quaint little building with a bathroom, kitchen, and small living room area. It's perfect for a bride to get ready in. After getting ready, Deralyn opened her gift from Nick. The card made her a little teary eyed and she loved her gifts especially the water/hiking shoes. Nick and Deralyn love to do a lot of things outdoors and that mutual love has them going a lot of different places where those shoes will definitely come in handy. Great gift idea kudos to Nick!
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Nick got ready in the men's building on the side of the property. His mom assisted him in getting his tie on and making sure everything looked just right before the ceremony started. 
Wedding couple in canoeWedding couple in canoeWedding couple sits in canoe for their wedding portraits. Their ceremony was on the banks of the Yamhill River near Salem Oregon. Wedding couple in canoeWedding couple in canoeWedding couple sits in canoe for their wedding portraits. Their ceremony was on the banks of the Yamhill River near Salem Oregon. Nick & Deralyn didn't have a first look but Deralyn did have one with her father. Her father's expression when he saw her was the best. 
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And they did it~ the vows were beautiful, the scenery stunning, and the company they surrounded themselves with amazing.
Wedding couple in canoeWedding couple in canoeWedding couple sits in canoe for their wedding portraits. Their ceremony was on the banks of the Yamhill River near Salem Oregon. Wedding couple in canoeWedding couple in canoeWedding couple sits in canoe for their wedding portraits. Their ceremony was on the banks of the Yamhill River near Salem Oregon. Wedding couple in canoeWedding couple in canoeWedding couple sits in canoe for their wedding portraits. Their ceremony was on the banks of the Yamhill River near Salem Oregon.
The Sassy Onion provided food and beverages and the guests commented several times how wonderful everything was.
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The end of their 3 hrs consisted of couple's portraits. I love how they wanted to get out in the canoe and tread the water. It made for some beautiful photos and they'll have such gorgeous scenery/portraits to look back on for years to come. 

If you are getting married in the Salem Oregon area and need a wedding photographer contact me. I'd love to give you a complimentary consultation. 
I also service the McMinnville, Corvallis, Newberg, Sherwood, Oregon City, Lake Oswego, Newport, Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Albany, Portland areas. If you are within a 1.5 hr radius of Salem Oregon I travel to your wedding without a travel fee.


 


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