Both cowboy hats and bagpipes were present at Caileen and Peter’s gorgeous wedding on March 5th at the Best Western Hood River Inn, right on the edge of the majestic Columbia river. They had a beautiful black, white and green themed event, complete with a candy “bar” (I pretty much fell in love with them when they told me this) and a sweet short ceremony directly followed by taking shots at the bar downstairs. I could instantly tell what a fun couple they were, simply from the details of the day itself. Caileen is seriously one of the most gorgeous people I have ever seen. She’s tall, thin, beautiful and has great laugh. How could I complain? She was an incredible bride.
Her best friend’s dog hung out in the Bridal Suite while we were getting ready.
Her Aunt made all the jewelry herself! So beautiful.
The mothers, swapping stories and relaxing.
Caileen’s Pendleton roots came out when she showed me her awesome black cowboy boots that she decided to wear for the day
Meanwhile.. the men were busy watching Motorcross, or Supercross, or something along those lines (forgive me Peter, I’m not familiar with these sports!) Of course, it took them less than 5 minutes to get ready.
The guy’s shoes were like slippers inside! They looked soooo comfy!
Once everyone was ready, we headed out onto the dock for some portraits and their first look!
I loved this little spot I found up on the deck in the back of the hotel! Did you notice how beautiful both of their eyes are? They are so blue!
Caileen! Why are you so pretty?
A photo with their dog!
Caileen and Peter asked me if they could get a shot of their matching scars on their forearms. Crazy huh?
They each have adorable nieces!
It got dark quickly, but we got some fun family and wedding party pictures anyways. I love this shot!
And then it was inside for the ceremony and reception. Guest were greeted with a huge green “candy bar.” So many delicious choices!
This cake topper suits them perfectly �
The ceremony lasted less than 5 minutes!
Right afterward, they headed downstairs to take a celebratory shot �
Then it was back upstairs for dinner and toasts!
And cutting the cake- they were very well-behaved!
And of course, their first dance. And what did Peter do?
He took off his shoes!
They both mingled with all their guests, even the young ones �
Of course, I had to take a shot of their beautiful rings.
They tossed the bouquet and the garter.
And as the night came to an end, we took just a couple more romantic portraits…
And the lights on the water were just amazing!