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Taylor is a wedding and elopement photographer traveling worldwide. Documenting one-of-a-kind love stories through a tailored experience.



CedarVale Events Wedding in Oregon

The couple kissing in front of their wedding attendees.

After shooting their engagement session a year ago, I was so excited to join Alyssa and Jade again to capture their CedarVale Events wedding! It was such a dream to witness them tie the knot in front of their closest family and friends. Keep scrolling to see more from this gorgeous wedding and a few of the details that made their day so memorable. 

The Importance of an Engagement Session

Before shooting Alyssa and Jade’s special day, last year I photographed their engagement session along the Oregon Coast. Not only was our session time together so much fun, but it also helped make their wedding day photos go as smoothly as possible. We got to know each other a bit more beforehand and they got to experience what it was like being in front of the camera. I’m a big proponent of engagement sessions and I truly believe that it helped me best capture all the special moments of their big day! 

Speaking of their wedding day, I was so happy when they chose CedarVale Events as the wedding venue for their ceremony and reception. Located about 30 miles south of Portland, it’s the perfect place if you’re looking for a gorgeous outdoor backdrop for your wedding. It’s 21 acres of absolutely cozy woodlands and sprawling grassy fields that are seriously so dreamy! 

All the Details of Alyssa and Jade’s CedarVale Events Wedding

Alyssa and Jade started their CedarVale Events wedding by getting ready with the people closest to them. After, we took some fun wedding photos the couple headed to their ceremony. They decided to save their first look for when Alyssa walked down the aisle and it was such a beautiful moment! Both Jade, who was already standing at the altar, and Alyssa were overcome with emotion. You could FEEL all the love! They then shared intimate and personal handwritten vows before their first kiss as a married couple. 

After the ceremony, we took some time to get Alyssa and Jade’s family and wedding party photos, followed by the couple’s grand entrance into the reception. After their first dance and speeches, we stepped away from the reception for some GORGEOUS golden-hour sunset photos which I am still not over. Then it was back inside for a quick bite to eat and, of course, cake!

One of my favorite moments from the reception was when the brides’ mothers surprised everyone by donning costumes and putting on a fun dance performance for the couple, kicking off an evening of dancing! Everyone partied hard well into the night. To cap off their special day, Alyssa and Jade shared one last private dance before their glowstick-filled grand exit to their limo. 

Alyssa and Jade’s CedarVale Events wedding was seriously one to remember. These two are an amazing couple and I wish them all the best! For another look at a CedarVale Events wedding, check out my blog featuring Allison and Chase’s special day! And for more information on why I’m a big fan of engagement sessions, read my blog on Why Your Engagement Session is Important

Paper vows, rings, and flowers on a white table.
One of the brides smiling with her bridesmaids.
One of the brides holding flowers in a white wedding dress.
One of the brides holding flowers in a white wedding dress.
One of the brides with her wedding party.
One of the brides with her wedding party.
One of the brides in a suit posing and smiling for the camera.
The wedding ceremony location at CedarVale Events.
Fun table details, including the couple's initials and flowers at CedarVale events.
One of the brides walking down the isle with her parents at CedarVale Events.
One of the brides trying to hold back tears.
A CedarVale Events Wedding.
The brides holding hands as the officiant makes a speech, with wedding guests onlooking.
One of the brides reading her vows.
One of the brides reading her vows.
One of the brides putting a ring on her new wife.
The brides kissing.
The brides close under a wedding dress vail.
The wedding cake with the newlywed's initials on top.
The couple's first dance during their CedarVale Events Wedding.
The couple's first dance during their CedarVale Events Wedding.
The newlyweds holding drinks and smiling while sitting down at their table.
The couple kissing under twinkly lights.
The newlyweds holding hands in a field of grass.
The couple holding each other in a golden field.
The couple kissing in a golden field at sunset.
The couple hugging in a pine forest as the sun sets.
The couple holding each other under an A-frame house.
The couple cutting their cake at their CedarVale Events Wedding.
The newlyweds feeding each other cake.
The newlyweds kissing by the wedding cake.
The moms of the newlyweds dancing in fun costumes.
The wedding attendants and newlyweds dancing on the dance floor.
The newlyweds sharing an intimate dance by themselves under twinkly lights.
The couple making a grand exit as guests wave glow sticks.

CedarVale Events Wedding Vendors

Photographer: Taylor Denton Photography

Venue:  CedarVale Events

Wedding Planner: Rocking K Weddings

Florist: Here Comes the Bloom

Catering: Sanchos Tacos & Grill

Cake + Desserts: Sweet T Bakery & Cafe

DJ + Music: DJ Bazooka

Bartending: With a Twist

Charcuterie: Grazing Fields Charcuterie

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