Alysun and Darien’s autumn wedding in eastern Oregon was stunning! Complete with the smiliest dog of honor, a red velvet couch, and the most epic sunset session, this day was packed full of wedding day magic. Colleen Amelia Photography captured the love and laughter in photos we’re sure these two will cherish for a lifetime!
Bride Alysun started the day with mimosas, hair and makeup. She wore a white lacy robe and her besties each had one to match. Her bombshell Badgley Mischka gown, customized by Stephanie Mai, looked incredible on the hanger but even more breathtaking on her. The dress had intricate lace around the bodice and train, a plunging neckline and the sweetest off the shoulder sleeves. She paired it with a cathedral length veil and a bouquet with the perfect mix of lush florals and mis-matched greenery by Bend Bouquets. Her bridesmaids wore blush and we love how each one incorporated shimmer into their dress! Their bouquets were also perfection, with pops of burgundy and long white ribbon.
Darien wore a stylish dark grey tuxedo and a fun bowtie with stripes and polka dots. His handsome groomsmen joined him and this crew also took advantage of one of our favorite things about Tetherow Golf Resort, it’s tall mirrored doors that flawlessly reflect the venue’s scenic backdrop.
With their ceremony arch peaking over the hedges, Alysun walked gracefully towards her groom, tapping him on the shoulder and smiling as he turned around. One of our favorite photos from this wedding day is the image of these two taking it all in. The first look is such an overwhelming and special moment.
And just when you thought this wall of windows couldn’t get more magical, the wedding party joins forces and energetically cheers Alysun and Darien on as they share their second (with many more to come) wedding day kiss.
The ceremony space was intimate and timeless. Chic flower arrangements lined the aisle and wooden chairs were the perfect contrast against the green grass. A simple arch stood at the alter, draped in white linen, greenery and flowers. Actually Ashley Events truly made the couple’s magical vision a reality.
Alysun walked down the aisle with her proud father. The couple shared vows, exchanged rings, and celebrated by taking a group photo with all of their guests after they were announced. How cool is that?!!
Now that Alysun and Darien are married, it’s time to party! But first, why not throw the most gorgeous couch and iconic Tethrow bridge into the mix? The bride ditched her sleeves, grabbed a glass of white wine, and did not stop smiling while snapping photos with family and friends.
When their squad left to enjoy cocktail hour, Darien and Alysun finally got the opportunity to take it all in. In nearly every photo they’re facing each other, looking into each other’s eyes and holding on tight. These pictures are full of joy and emotion. As the sun set the temperature dropped and Darien gently placed his suit jacket over his wife’s shoulders. They walked hand in hand towards the reception not ever wanting this day to end.
The brilliant bouquets were joined at dinner by eucalyptus runners, votives with candlelight, golden chargers and buckets of Veuve. The couple changed into dancing shoes and partied the night away surrounded by all their favorite people. We are so beyond happy for Darien and Alysun. This wedding day was full of happiness, vibrant fall colors, and lasting love. We wish the newlyweds a lifetime of eastern Oregon sunsets, fresh flowers, and nights they’ll never forget. Welcome to Married Life!!