I first met Kady and Dan sitting on the tailgate of their camper at the Oregon Coast on a cold winter afternoon, and immediately knew that they were people I couldn’t wait to photograph. They are the kind of people who attract others, and both had so many folks at their wedding who cared about them deeply. I could tell that many of the guests had been looking forward to the day for a very long time.
The beautiful Crag Rat Hut in Hood River is a place with incredible history, and is a lovely place to gather with friends and family to make new memories with a gorgeous view of Mount Hood. There are so many sweet details already infused in the space, and Kady and Dan brought some thoughtful additions, including a hand-made vintage crescent-moon photobooth and a darling two-seater bike. Kady’s family made a lovely traditional ornate Ukranian wedding bread (called a korovai) to bring a bit of family history into the evening as well.
As the sun went down and illuminated the mountain, their guests were immersed in a totally dreamy sunset, and we watched one of the most beautiful first dances I’ve ever seen. And although everyone was well fed and watered at the wedding, I am told everyone was in such a great mood that there was also an incredible after party (which is a feat!)