Lauren and Anthony’s summer wedding at Saffron Fields Vineyard in Oregon was a stunning and romantic affair, infused with touches of the bride’s Japanese heritage that made the day unforgettable. The vineyard’s lush greenery and sprawling vineyards provided a perfect romantic atmosphere for their ceremony, which was held in front of a beautifully decorated floral altar with pillars topped with gorgeous florals. Their wedding decor was a fusion of traditional and modern styles, with floral arrangements showcasing the beauty of Ikebana. The winery’s outdoor reception area provided a magical setting for the evening under the stars, with delicious food, wine, and lighting creating a truly unforgettable celebration. Saffron Fields Vineyard is an intimate and picturesque venue worth considering for those seeking a dreamy and unforgettable wedding.
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
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