Before I get started on how lovely this Caswell Sculpture Garden wedding was, let me clarify that this was actually a vow renewal. Whaaaat?! I know, right?! In fact, the couple have been together for 20 years. Whaaaat?! I know, right?! Are they even old enough for that to be true?! Haha. They eloped in Vegas many moons and two kids ago, but always dreamed of one day having a proper wedding celebration, complete with a pouffy princess dress. And, that they finally did!
Caswell Sculpture Garden Wedding
This was the first time I’ve worked at Caswell Sculpture Garden. Well, unless you count the week before when I did an engagement style photo shoot for the couple there! And, it is such a romantic and beautiful venue. Truly a hidden gem in Troutdale, which is just a short drive from the Portland area.
The property is owned by a bronze sculptor, and his detailed work (mostly depicting wildlife and free spirited children) is scattered throughout the garden. There is a large pond with a rowboat, that is framed by a beautiful circular stone archway, and is the perfect choice for a ceremony backdrop. In fact, the pond is home to plenty of living wildlife as well! I saw ducks and heron, and even an otter was swimming around.
A Garden Wedding Venue With It All
Seriously, this venue has it all. Not only do they have beautiful grounds and a great ceremony backdrop, but they’ve thought out all the other essential details as well. There is a very nice getting ready suite for both the guys and the gals. The bridal suite even has a row of individual hair and makeup vanities to accommodate several bridesmaids at once! In addition, there is a large tent on the premises for the reception, or as a rain plan, and there is even a separate covered bar area. It’s just perfect!