Andrew and Ashley’s Mt. Hood wedding was nothing short of extraordinary. Ashley wore a gorgeous champagne-colored wedding dress that was paired with soft makeup and a hint of glitter. Topped with a gold crown, Ashley gave off celestial vibes for their foggy wedding ceremony. After these two exchanged moving, emotional vows in the rain and in front of their family and friends, Ashley changed into a rainbow tulle reception dress that was truly what dreams are made of (just wait until you see the images below).
The details of this day were absolutely incredible, but not the only thing that made it special. From the very start of the day, there was so much love and emotion radiating from everyone that continued long into the night. Ashley and Andrew have such an incredible love for each other, and it was a true honor and privilege to be invited to photograph their wedding day. But before I post my many favorite images from the day, I wanted to share what Ashley had to say about her marrying the love of her life.
“Looking back this all felt nothing short of cosmic. We married a day before the equinox & you could feel the earth shifting between summer and autumn. We were greeted with a heavenly sunrise view of mt. hood; then a fog that seeped into the forest & truly felt mystic. When we arrived at the base of the mountain a Native American tribe was having a ceremony asking for blessings from the earth: calling for rain and safe passage for salmon during the winter months. We exchange our vows in front of the people we love the most surrounded by sacred mountainous land overlooking a volcano. I remember there was a moment during our first dance when Andrew said: “oh wow I forgot everyone was here.” And that’s how it felt. There was no separation of persons but only love circulating between souls who were open to receive the magic happening around them. The love was tangible, physically present. It all felt easy & familiar as if we had done this before, loved so deeply in our past lives that we are connected now in the present. The rain didn’t leave us throughout the day but we didn’t mind – I hear rain on your wedding day is good luck so guess we’re lucky” – Ashley
“It doesn’t feel like fireworks or a big bang…it feels like someone lighting a candle in a dark room and then letting the soft light fill all the corners. That’s what loving you is like, the light feels endless.
Mr & Mrs til death, and beyond.”
How much did you adore this Mt. Hood wedding? Comment your favorite moment from the day below!
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Photography – Naba Zabih // Venue – Mt Hood Ski Bowl, Oregon // Bride’s Dress – Casablanca Bridal // Bride’s Shoes – Dr. Martens // Bride’s Headpiece – Amarouq Design // Bride’s Bouquet – Sammy’s Flowers // Bride’s Reception Dress – Lirika Matoshi // Bridesmaid Dresses – Lulu’s // Hair – Grayce Brunner // Groom’s Suit – Men’s Wearhouse // Doughnuts – Voodoo Doughnuts