I was so fortunate to be able to capture this sweet and simple fall wedding at Oaks Pioneer Church last year. Read below for more!
He worked around the farm while she worked in the office. While at first Isidra seems shy and reserved, she took the first step in asking Jacob out on their first date! Although Jacob did end up being the one to pop the question at the Portland Japanese Garden.
When planning their big day, they knew they needed two things. First, a location that was intimate and special like the bond they share. And second, to be surrounded by their closest family and friends. And so they chose the beautiful and timeless Oaks Pioneer Church in Portland, Oregon. With it’s warm wood paneling and stunning stained glass window, their hearts were set on it from the first moment they saw it! (and so did I!)
If you don’t know, Oaks Pioneer is a small little vintage chapel in the southeastern Sellwood neighborhood of Portland. Dating back to the 1850s, the church building itself has undergone plenty of restoration (and location changes!). It is truly loved and well taken care of by the local residents who have constantly donated time and funds to keep this beautiful chapel in working condition.
Because of this love and dedication to the upkeep of the church, it now is an affordable option for weddings and elopements (among other services). Plus, it is such a timeless piece of architecture that you can’t help but find beauty in every detail of it. Aka, the perfect location for gorgeous and timeless wedding photos.
This simple and sweet wedding day on a beautiful fall afternoon was filled with several handmade and DIY’d touches. Check out the rest of the post to see the DIY’d floral bridesmaid wreaths, beautiful custom wedding gown from Etsy, and a sweet remembrance to the bride’s mother who had passed.
Scroll through to check out some highlights from this fall wedding at Oaks Pioneer Church. And if you’re considering this special venue for your own big day- I’d love to be there for you!
Lastly, check out these vendors that helped make this day extra special!
Florals: DIY’d by Bride + Bridesmaids
Engagement ring: Alya Personalized
Bride wedding ring: Onyx Designer
Groom wedding band: R Cornejo Jewelry
Groom + groomsmen accessories: Melody of Cuteness