This Oregon Waterfall Elopement was one for the books! We started off Matthew and Sadye’s day at a cabin where they got ready and shared a first look. Once that was done we hopped in the car and headed off for their waterfall elopement adventure!
Once we got to the trailhead we explored a bit as we waited for Holly Pruett, their officiant, to arrive. Once we were ready to get started they performed the first part of their ceremony at the beginning of the trail. When they were done with that we headed off for the rest of the hike to the bottom of the waterfall. This Oregon waterfall elopement was truly amazing!! This particular waterfall is one of the prettiest I’ve ever seen.
When they wrapped up their ceremony we hung out at the waterfall, they drank some wine and when we were done exploring the area we started the hike back up! Once we reached the top we hopped back in the car and casually enjoyed the drive back stopping along the way to enjoy the views and fall colors!
Afterward, we headed to their new cabin which was an epic Treehouse! You can learn more about How to Plan an Airbnb Elopement here. They changed into lounge clothes and made some hot chocolate to end the night cuddling on the couch and relaxing on the porch!
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All about their waterfall elopement
How did the proposal go down?
When we first met, one of the dates we went on was to downtown Fort Worth. We went to the water gardens which have multiple different fixtures and water flowing all around. Sadye said that “this would be a beautiful place to get engaged”.
Years later, Matthew remembered this. He decided to arrange a charming dinner downtown. The reservation was at a restaurant where Sadye could get her favorite meal which is fish and chips. Matthew swore that this restaurant had the best fish and chips he knew of. We went to eat, and Sadye was going through some health issues, so she got nauseous and couldn’t finish her meal, but Matthew had taken that into account. We took the food back to the car and then walked and explored downtown. We made our way over to the water gardens. When we got down to the area where thousands of gallons of water were flowing all around us, Matthew knelt, and because it was so loud, he had to speak his proposal into Sadye’s ear. Sadye started crying and said yes. Matthew was so nervous that he forgot to show her the ring.
What unique elements or DIY details did you include in your elopement?
We incorporated a lot of unique elements into our wedding. We gave an offering to the waterfall, picked out items that meant something to each one of us, and laid them around us as we had our ceremony. We exchanged special stones with each other along with rings.
We also feel like Courtney helped us realize our dream elopement and any wacky idea we had she was totally down for! She really wanted this day to be special for us and helped us incorporate our own uniqueness into the ceremony.
What was your favorite moment from your Oregon waterfall elopement?
Our favorite moment was getting to do the exploring after the ceremony with Courtney! We got to go on an adventure and instead of being more like a traditional photo shoot, she was able to capture us in our natural habitat. I think that seeing the pictures really shows how happy we both were while exploring.
What is one piece of advice that you could give brides-to-be?
Do what makes you happy! Stop trying to worry about what everyone else wants and focus on your relationship for this day. I was so concerned about what my family thought and that is one of the reasons we chose an elopement because we did not want to deal with the drama. I am so grateful that this is how we decided to celebrate our love! Instead of having a large gathering and feeling like everything had to be perfect, I just to got to spend the day in a beautiful place with my partner that we will both never forget.
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