The recent return of rain here in western Oregon seems an appropriate time to share this wonderful Columbia Gorge wedding at Gorge Crest Vineyards. Historically, the weather towards the end of September can go either way. If the sun is out, it is one of the most beautiful times of the year here, but the chance that it will be stormy is just as strong as the chance for sunny skies–and sometimes we have both in the same day.
Although there wasn’t much rain on Matt & Katie’s wedding day, the majority of it fell during the ceremony, starting with impeccable timing right as the bride walked down the isle. In true Oregonian spirit, they embraced the crazy weather and the harder it rained, the larger their smiles became. Everyone reveled in their joy & the visceral experience of sitting in the rain watching storm clouds roll over the Columbia river and the mountain range beyond.
That pretty much set the tone for the rest of the day, and it was an awesome celebration! I particularly loved the dramatic skies we were able to capture for our “sunset” photos. A big thanks to Roger Porter for photographing with me & putting up with a bit of drizzle.