Awarded "Top 10 Barn Weddings of 2015" by Rustic Wedding Chic

Today started off like any other day. I woke up, got some tea, and checked my email. Little did I know, there was a huge surprise waiting for me in my email!

One of my favorite weddings from this past year was featured by Rustic Wedding Chic blog back in October. Now this blog features only the best weddings, so it was a huge honor just to be featured on their website! Dane & Kirsten's wedding was a dream to photograph, with rustic beauty and handmade details all around. (Not to mention they are one of the sweetest couples you'll ever meet!). However, when I woke up this morning, I was notified that of all the weddings they've seen this year... Dane & Kirsten's wedding has been awarded "Top 10 Barn Weddings of 2015!" 

A big thanks to the Rustic Wedding Chic blog for selecting this wedding as one of their favorites from 2015. I feel so blessed and thankful to have been given such an honor. 

Click here to see more photos from Dane & Kirsten's beautiful barn wedding, and here to see RWC's other favorite weddings from 2015.


McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse Wedding - Dane & Kirsten

Dane and Kirsten are two of the most caring, down-to-earth, genuinely sweet people you'll ever meet, and their wedding reflected their hearts perfectly. They shared their vows with each other in a small clearing underneath a tree, and celebrated their marriage in a barn surrounded by friends and family. Little personal touches could be seen all throughout their wedding--from the Catholic hymns sung at their ceremony to Kirsten's grandmother's hand-crochetted doilies decorating each table. Even the flowers they picked were from a running joke in the family that Kirsten's favorite flowers were "wildflowers" (a.k.a. weeds). Friends and family pitched in from all around to help the couple create all their DIY decorations: wooden table rounds, calligraphed chalkboard signs, and handmade banners. Yard games provided endless family fun, and their violin & accordion duo playing through out the ceremony and reception made it a whimsical afternoon. Sentimental toasts commenced and as guests reached out their hands in prayer, the love of each guest towards Dane & Kirsten felt tangible in the air. Finally, as the sun set behind the barn, the lights dimmed and the music turned up as the guests retreated to the dance floor to continue the celebration. 

Congratulations Dane and Kirsten! We are so happy to share this day and all its memories with you.


Venue: McMenamin's Cornelius Pass Roadhouse
Florist: Blum Design in Flowers

Caterer: McMenamins Catering
Cake: La Jaconde Cake Studio & Bakery

Music: Josh Melander & Ethan Maier
Makeup & Hair: Kristin Ariniello
Wedding Rings: Kirsten's ring was her great-grandmothers, but was refurbished at Maloy's
Invitations: Claire Fieberg
Bride's Dress: Bella Brides Bend Oregon
Bride's Shoes: Cole Haan
Groom's Outfit: Jos. A. Bank
Groom's Shoes: Cole Haan