Sami’s and Isaiah’s wedding at the Willows in Dallas, Oregon was simple, classic, and absolutely stunning despite the downpour rain. Thank goodness for the barn and the numerous tents to keep us dry. We had some absolute beautiful pictures throughout the day.

How they met

We met in cooking class in High school, I was a sophomore and Isaiah was a junior.

Couple of things they like to do together

We like to cook/ bake together, go on trips and explore new places, eat food together, go hiking, watch movies, go to concerts.

The Spark

There was a “spark” from the beginning when we were in the same cooking class. We were seated near each other and connected very quickly. We both felt comfortable and happy around each other, it was like we had already been friends for years. That summer, he ended up asking me to be his girlfriend on a Ferris wheel, it was so sweet. It felt so easy and natural to be with each other, as it still does today.

The Proposal

It was our six year anniversary together, we had decided to both take off work and go to our favorite beach for the day. We had a great morning eating breakfast together and giving gifts, then we were off to the beach. We got to the beach and the weather was gorgeous so we walked around, breathed in the sea air and admired the ocean waves. Then we went to one side of the beach and Isaiah suggested we take a couple pictures together. So we set up my sandals as a stand for our phones and started with mine and took a few pictures. Then he set up his phone and what I thought, took a few pictures as well. After posing for a picture, he takes my hands and begins to tell me how happy he is that we have been together for 6 years, and how much he loves me. Then before I know it he is down on one knee, and with the most beaming smile he asks me if I will marry him. I replied with a resounding YES! and we were both fell into each others arms in shock and so happy. As it turned out, when Isaiah set up his phone to “take a few pictures”, he had set it to video so he could capture the special moment on camera. It was such an amazing day that we will remember forever.

Their Wedding Planning Experience

Having to reschedule our wedding and deal with the stress of COVID was not easy. We tried to focus on the positives, and take it one day at a time.

Advice to Brides who are currently planning their Weddings:

Plan for anything and everything that can happen. It will make you more prepared and ready to have options if need be when the time comes. Remember the bigger picture- you are marrying the love of your life.

Vendors that helped create their special day:

Venue: The Willows Venue

Wedding Dress: purchased from Shabby Chic Bridal in Salem

Groom’s attire: Men’s Wearhouse

Invitations: Zazzle

Hair Stylist: Avery Oppenlander

Makeup Artist: Blushed by Kate

Caterer: Elegant Catering

Desserts / Cake: The Lovin’ Oven

DJ: Only the Best Sound

If you are still deciding on other wedding venues just like Sami and Isaiah wedding at the Willows in Dallas, Oregon area, please check out my other wedding blog posts to get some ideas and inspirations for you special day. Questions about my services photographing your wedding?! Contact me today! Let’s chit chat and get to know each other.

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