The Oregon coast is chock-full of wonder and amazement. There is no shortage of adventure along the state’s coastlines, all of which bring their own sense of uniqueness to the table. The North Coast, the region closest to Portland, is comprised of historic towns, old folk tales, and thriving, eclectic communities full of coastal charm. If you’re any sort of a foodie, you’ll absolutely love it out here. Everything from small family farms, to ranches, fishing operations, restaurants, and other food businesses create a rich legacy of delicious foods along Oregon’s North Coast. The best way to experience what the north coast has to offer in food and drink is to check out the North Coast Food Trail.
The Oregon coast is a great area to consider for your elopement because of the endless sources of recreation and exploration. Sandstone headlands with hundred-foot-tall cliffs meet the marine gardens of the northern Pacific where the waves crash with such a force that can only be admired with the utmost respect for nature and what it can do. Looks can be deceiving when it comes to sand dunes at Cape Kiwanda, near Pacific City; what appears at first to be a relatively easy climb to the top can get tiring fairly quickly due to the incline of the slope and your feet digging into the sand with each step. Nonetheless, it makes for one hell of an adventure, and the views from the top are nearly incomparable to any other viewpoint on the Oregon coast. The high dune at Cape Kiwanda alone is almost enough to make Pacific City one of the best beaches in Oregon.
If you’re looking to incorporate some fun ideas and activities on your elopement day, the Oregon coast offers everything from epic coastal hikes, to surfing on a remote beach, or even sand boarding down a coastal dune.
Spending time with Grace + Dylan that day in August was such an honor. Being in the presence of their joyous spirits made the day so fun and relaxing. Their laughter and love brightens even the cloudiest of days.
We were hopeful for a nice sunset that evening to experience but, alas, the Pacific Northwest did was the Pacific Northwest does best, and that’s provide us with a lovelyyyy overcast afternoon *insert sarcasm here*. We may not have gotten blue skies and dramatic sun flares that evening, but the cloudy skies effectively acted as a big softbox, creating nice and soft, even lighting to work with. Gotta always embrace the weather craziness when it comes to adventuring! Fog and clouds simply add to the magic of the day.
The wedding bouquet and boutonniere that was crafted by Old Town Florist in Portland couldn’t have been more perfect! It’s so great when you get to work with other creatives that not only see and love your vision but you have total trust in letting them and their talent completely shine through as well. If you are looking for a florist to help make your Oregon elopement over-the-top beautiful, I cannot recommend them enough!