Brush Prairie Backyard Wedding

I adored this Brush Prairie backyard wedding! I mean, if you have access to a beautiful piece of private property, why NOT have a backyard wedding?! Plus, this wedding included purple as a main color, and we should all know that purple is my favorite color!

Brush Prairie Backyard Wedding

I met this fun couple back in March when I photographed the groom’s best man’s wedding at Portland Yacht Club! They all have a great laid-back sense of humor, so I was excited to spend another day working with familiar faces! I knew it would be a fun day 🙂

Brush Prairie is a gorgeous little place in the country, just a bit outside of Vancouver and Camas in Washington state. Although it was just a short drive from Portland, but felt a million miles away in terms of seclusion and nature!

The bride wore an amazing dress, and her hair and makeup was perfect. They had their ceremony in front of the cutest arbor that looked like a doorway. It sat perched on the upper level of the lawn overlooking the forest and mountains along the distant horizon. Their adorable black lab participated in the ceremony, and did such a great job!

Navy Blue and Purple Details

Their colors were navy and purple which was a unique combo that I loved! Half of the bridesmaids wore purple dresses, and the other half wore navy. Likewise, half the groomsmen wore purple vests, and half wore navy. Standing all together created an ombre effect of sorts!

There were purple balloons galore, navy linens, and the cutest ivory paper flowers for the centerpieces. The cake was a combo of 3 separated tiers in various sizes and had beautiful purple florals! The bride’s bouquet incorporated blue hydrangeas. I was especially impressed with the mother of the bride’s outfit. It had a perfect blend of the 2 colors in one print, and even her hair had some purple in it! Such great attention to details!

The Vendors :

Hair/Makeup: Andrea Warren & Rosaunda Jackson

Cake: Blondie Cakes

DJ: Take it to the House

Catering: Southern Girl Delights

Videographer: Eddie Jones

Dress: Sincerely, The Bride

Alterations & Couture Cathedral Veil: Tutus en Tournant

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groom gets ready in front of an ocean portrait hanging on the wall
groomsmen get ready with ties and cufflinks
tall best man helps groom with tie underneath a large portrait of michael jordan
ivory rose and blue hydrangea bouquet
groomsmen laugh as they help groom with boutonniere
two young girls hold hands and look at phone as they walk underneath large trees
groomsmen in navy and purple stand underneath large trees
groomsmen in navy and purple walk and laugh underneath large trees
purple balloon and a white balloon that says just married float against very tall trees
large white paper flowers are used as centerpieces for a wedding reception
helping bride into her wedding dress
bride looks over her shoulder into a mirror at her wedding dress
everyone helps the bride get ready on her wedding day
mother of bride pins the veil into the bride's hair
an adoring bridesmaid looks at the bride
parents and friends try not to cry as they see the bride in her wedding dress
a bride with a very long dress train and veil walks into a brightly lit room
a bride walks up behind the groom for their first look
the groom sees his bride for the first time on the wedding day for the first look
a cute black lab dog lays in the grass at the front of the ceremony, near the bride and groom with a sign around his neck that says "here comes the bride"
a backyard wedding in brush prairie underneath very tall trees
a bride and groom stand in front of a cute arbor make out of wooden doors with "what god has joined together, let no one separate" written above
a black lab dog stands up with the groomsmen during the ceremony with a sign hanging around his neck that says "here comes the bride"
a brush prairie backyard wedding ceremony
the groom looks adoringly at the bride during their wedding vows
the bride and groom have their first kiss during their brush prairie backyard wedding
a bride and groom happily walk down the aisle as husband and wife
parents of the bride and groom meet or say hello for the first time on the wedding day during formal portraits
bridesmaids in purple and navy dresses hug around the bride
bridesmaids in purple and navy dresses hug around the bride
bridesmaids and groomsmen in purple and navy dresses and vests stand around the bride
the bride sits on top of the grooms back and kisses their black lab dog
a groom lays in the grass underneath the bride's dress while she leans down around his face
a bride in a large wedding dress walks over the groom as he lays on his stomach in the grass
a beautiful bride pets her black lab dog
3 tiers of cakes in purple and blue by Blondie Cakes PDX
a young girl joyously chases a balloon that is flying away
bride and groom pose together during their brush prairie backyard wedding
bride and groom pose together during their brush prairie backyard wedding
bride and groom pose together during their brush prairie backyard wedding
bride and groom kiss in front of tall trees after their brush prairie backyard wedding and the bride's very long veil flies in the wind
bride and groom kiss in front of tall trees after their brush prairie backyard wedding and the bride's very long veil flies in the wind
bride and groom laugh in front of tall trees after their brush prairie backyard wedding and the bride's very long veil flies in the wind
bride and groom walk in front of tall trees after their brush prairie backyard wedding and the bride's very long veil flies in the wind
the bride and groom have their first dance in a barn in brush prairie and the bride's large dress twirls
the bride and groom have their first dance in a barn in brush prairie and the bride's large dress twirls
the bride and groom have their first dance in a barn in brush prairie and the bride's large dress twirls
the bride and father have their first dance in a barn in brush prairie and the bride's large dress twirls
the bride and father have their first dance in a barn in brush prairie
the bride and groom and wedding guests gather around to watch a surprise as the sun shines brightly through the trees
a candid photo of two pregnant women at a wedding standing almost back to back looking opposite directions wearing long dresses
a man dances with a young girl during a wedding reception in a barn in washington state
a bride in a large white wedding dress spins around as lots of dollar bills rain down around her
a bride and groom are bathed in sunlight as they pose for portraits after their brush prairie backyard wedding
a bride and groom are bathed in sunlight as they pose for portraits after their brush prairie backyard wedding
a bride and groom are bathed in sunlight as they pose for portraits after their brush prairie backyard wedding
a bride and groom are bathed in sunlight as they pose for portraits after their brush prairie backyard wedding
a groom's 3 adult sons climb onto his shoulders after a wedding next to an arbor made of doors
a groom's 3 adult sons climb onto his shoulders and then they all start to fall over
a groom's 3 adult sons climb onto his shoulders and then they have all fallen onto the grass

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Leave a Comment for the Couple

If you were at this wedding, or like these photos, leave the couple a comment below to help them win some free prints!

  1. Taeryn Gelowicz

    August 8th, 2019 at 5:31 pm

    I’m getting all the feels from these photos. These are SO beautiful!!! She captured some amazing shots. Congratulations again you two ❤️❤️

  2. Crystal Genes

    August 8th, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    Aw yay 🙂 Thank you!

  3. Anna

    August 8th, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    These pictures are beautiful! I am so amazed by how great the lighting in the pictures are, considering it was cloudy part of the day! Crystal did an amazing job! I know who to call for family pictures now!

  4. Crystal Genes

    August 8th, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    Thanks Anna! I would love to do some family portraits for you! 🙂

  5. Amanda Le

    August 8th, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    I absolutely adore these photos!!!! They are so precious!! GREAT JOB!

  6. Crystal Genes

    August 8th, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    Thanks so much!

  7. Kathy Palmer

    August 8th, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    Congratulations again to the beautiful bride and Handsome Groom ❤️
    The wedding was amazing and the pictures are gorgeous! Thank you for capturing all of their special moments.
    Love ❤️ Love ❤️ Love

  8. Crystal Genes

    August 8th, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    Of course! You’re very welcome! And thank you!

  9. Nakia West

    August 8th, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    Beautiful pictures. All of them!

  10. Crystal Genes

    August 8th, 2019 at 11:22 pm

    Thanks!!!

  11. Brenda Smith

    August 9th, 2019 at 1:49 am

    These photos are all so beautiful!! A life-time of wonderful memories for them!

    I had the privilege to have worked with Amy on her alterations of her wedding gown. I also made the veil. 🙂

  12. Crystal Genes

    August 9th, 2019 at 4:13 am

    That’s awesome, I loved her veil!! Thank you!

  13. Kathryn Blue

    August 9th, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    Wow you are amazing Crystal. Thank you for making my daughters wedding so much more special with these BEAUTIFUL photos!!!

  14. Crystal Genes

    August 9th, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    Thank you, I’m so happy I was able to be a part of the day!

  15. Dwight Blue

    August 9th, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    Crystal thank you for capturing my smile. They say that it’s hard to catch but you did and made my Daighters wedding so beautifully captured!

  16. Crystal Genes

    August 9th, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    You’re welcome! I think you have a fantastic smile, glad I was able to capture it 🙂

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Hello! I'm a wedding and portrait photographer based in Portland, Oregon.  I create colorful and timeless images for couples and families.  Enjoy looking around, and please send me a message, I'd love to hear from you!

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