This Saffron Fields Vineyard wedding is one of my faves from this past year! Saffron Fields Vineyard is an intimate vineyard in Willamette Valley’s Oregon Wine Country that is half tasting room half art gallery, with stunning views and a beautifully curated Japanese garden.
From the couple:
What did you love about your wedding location/venue?
The Willamette Valley is one of the most beautiful views of the Pacific Northwest in our opinion. We have always loved the rolling hills of lush greenery the Willamette Valley has to offer, especially during summertime, so naturally when planning our wedding we opted for a winery venue. Saffron Fields Vineyard is a hidden gem. It is a beautiful vineyard with modern art and architecture. Its smaller venue and secluded location made our wedding feel incredibly intimate! We loved the modernness of the venue, the panoramic views of the Willamette Valley, the Japanese inspired garden, and the intimate feel of this venue.
What was your wedding inspiration?
Elegant, organic, Japanese inspired
How many guests did you have?
Tell me about your outfits!
I went to almost every single wedding dress store in the PNW. 12 different stores in two different states to find the dress I envisioned for my wedding day. My wedding dress was the Pronovias Bohol wedding dress. It is a mermaid wedding dress with embroidered tulle, the neckline is square, and the dress has an overskirt. I wore the dress with the overskirt for the ceremony and took off the overskirt for the rest of the wedding. I loved the two different looks! For shoes I wore classic white pointed toe pumps. My getting ready outfit was a Flora Nikrooz slip dress with a long silk white robe overtop. My rehearsal dress was a Katy May cape minidress with a deep V neck line. I wore my hair in a slick wavy ponytail and loved this look!
What ended up being your favorite part of the day?
After our ceremony, we went to a private location in the venue, signed our marriage certificate, and celebrated with our bridal party and immediate family with a champagne tower and toast. The feelings we both had were unreal! This was the perfect way to kick off the start to our married life with the most important people in our lives. It also made for the best photo op!
We had a private last dance to “You’re Still The One,” which was performed live. It was the perfect way to end our night and gave us all the feels.
After all of our first dances, we did an “anniversary dance,” it was such a special moment to see all of the couples slow dancing to “Remember When” By Alan Jackson. The love was radiating.
What advice would you give to future couples for their wedding?
Make a conscious effort to take the whole day in. We took multiple times out of our night to pause, look around, and soak it all in together. It goes by quick! We decided to stick together during the entire wedding, we wanted to experience it all together and knew it would be easy to get lost from one another. Divide and conquer wedding planning with your partner! Wedding planning can feel like a second job at times, but it is all worth it. The little details make a difference.
Wedding Venue – Saffron Fields Vineyards, Coordinator – Danielle Demarco Smith, Rentals – The Party Place, Florals – Caroline Reusen, Videographer – NW Film Co, Catering – Willabys, Lighting – Green Light Creative, Officiant – Zachary Michaud, Photographer – Lauren Miles, DJ – John Ross Music, Cake – The Cakery, Wedding Dance Choreo – Lindsay Miller Stokes, Dress – Natashas Elegant Bridal, Signage – all DIY