Mt. Hood Organic Farms Wedding
Mt Hood Organic Farms has to be one of Oregon’s prettiest wedding venues outside of Portland. Sarah and Erik are an absolutely amazing couple. They just happen to both be Coast Guard helicopter pilots and share the desire of an adventurous life.
In a beautiful AirBnB near Hood River, Sarah and her bridesmaids got ready for the big day. Dreamy blue and violet dresses hung from the upstairs balcony as Sarah got her makeup done by Kirstie Wright. After a few glasses of wine, the girls slipped into their dresses. Sarah’s sister helped her into her beautiful lace dress and her dad helped her into her shoes. Once everyone was wedding day ready, the wedding party and the guests hopped on the buses headed to St. Mary’s Church for the ceremony.
St. Mary’s Church in Hood River
The wood ceiling and white beams of the church created a beautiful archway. Erik’s Coast Guard attire matched the white walls–his medals of honor adding a pop of color. As Erik saw his beautiful bride-to-be walk down the aisle, a huge grin spread across his face. The couple shared their vows in front of their loved ones and became husband and wife.
The couple cheered as they walked down the aisle. Once they were outside the church, a few Coast Guard officers who are friends of Erik and Sarah saluted the newlyweds.
Now that the ceremony was over, it was time to party. The wedding guests and the bridal party boarded back onto the buses to head to Mt Hood Organic Farms for the reception. Sarah and Erik, however, snuck away for their surprise entrance and a little getaway. With sunglasses on and drinks in hand, the couple and I scrambled into a helicopter for a post-wedding ride. We got to fly around Mt Hood and see some beautiful scenery before landing at Mt Hood Organic Farms. Sarah and Erik definitely know how to make an entrance! The couple got out with the biggest smiles on their faces to greet their guests.
Mt. Hood Organic Farms
Mt Hood Organic Farms is a family-run farm that, fun fact, supplies about 30% of all winter pears grown in America. That’s pretty impressive! Aside from their orchards, the venue offers luscious gardens, in-house catering from chef extraordinaire Ginger Power of Cultivate Catering, and a beautiful ceremony spot with an unbeatable view of Mt Hood.
With the weather cooperating on this May afternoon, the wedding guests spent time mingling outdoors in the beautiful lawn. Some played cornhole, others congratulated the bride and groom, while some enjoyed the beautiful scenery of Mt Hood Organic Farms.
The reception room had huge windows and intricate wood accents. The floor was a vintage checkered black and white and soft white lanterns hung from exposed beams. A four-tiered half-dressed cake by Foxtail Bakeshop had a custom helicopter pilot cake topper of Sarah and Erik on top. Cultivate Catering served his & hers drinks: his was an Old Man Anderson and hers was a Blattberry Bramble. Both were made with local Oregon alcohol.
After a delicious meal, the couple took the dance floor for their first dance. All of their guests were teary-eyed as they watched these two. And then, they brought out the glow sticks. The DJ rocked the venue with some beats, and the wedding guests got down on the dance floor. The glow sticks were such a hit, that the couple had their guests hold them up as they exited after a long day filled with love, laughter, tears, and moments they will never forget.
Preview Video from Glitch Films (full video at the bottom of the page)
Full Highlight video from Glitch Films
Planner: Cassandra Cass and Kristen Bibbo
Ceremony Venue: St. Mary’s Catholic Church
Florist: Informal Flowers
Rental Company: River Hood Rentals
Ceremony Musicians: Columbia Musicians
Hairstylist: Kirstie Wright
Transportation (buses): First Student
Helicopter: Jerry Trimble Helicopters